Saturday, 16 February 2013

It Doesn't Take Much..... certainly doesn't take much for kids to amuse themselves at times.  Our oldest son, wife and the 3 grandkids came over for a visit and supper last night. And before you ask, we had spaghetti LOL!  It's the only food that all 3 kids can agree on....well, actually, it's the only food that I can get Hailee to eat without getting into an argument....hehehe....Hannah and Cade will eat just about anything, so they're easy to feed :)

Anyway, after supper and one of their favorite desserts...jello made with ice cream that gets firm enough to eat with your fingers...they got into play mode.  Downstairs to play library with grandpa, then upstairs to see what they could get into in their bedroom, making cards for mom and dad etc.

While playing we could hear the kids calling out to grandpa...."oh Mr. Bob" and "hey, Bob the builder" LOL!  At one point Cade brought a card out to the living room where Mom, dad and grandma were sitting. He had grandpa help him print out "mom and dad" on the card and was shocked that there was an "o" in mom's name.  He told mom that she didn't have an "o" in her name but she explained that there was indeed an "o" on the word mom, but not in her real name, Angele LOL!

Shortly after that he was playing around with his scissors and came pretty close to hitting dad with them, so dad took the scissors away until Cade apologized. Well, needless to say a good 20 minutes later dad was still waiting for his apology, Cade crying and fussing the whole time....hmmm....stubborn little guy, isn't he LOL!  Cade then announced that he was taking dad's name off the card he made....hehehe!  We had a great laugh at that one!! Thankfully by the time they left, Cade had decided that dad was in his good graces once again and his name could remain on the card LOL!

Once an apology was finally given the kids went on with their play.  In the living room we could hear this giggling coming down the hallway from the kid's bedroom.  First thing you know there came the girls....laughing and almost falling over. Each was stuffed into a leg on a pair of old lounger pants of mine that Hailee found in the closet LOL! 

I have no idea why I even bought the lounger set many years was big on me back then....but I liked the feel and color. I'm sure I imagined myself being able to relax some evening after soaking in a nice bubble bath...putting my feet up, reading a good book and letting the world pass me by.  Wrong....never did happen LOL!

Now it dawned on me why I had never given the set away, or thrown them out.  In the back of my mind I must have thought "ah day our grandkids will be able to have fun playing with these pants" LOL!  And fun they had.  Each had to take a turn with the other, being stuffed into the pants....more giggling, laughing and falling over!

What a great picture to have in my mind while I fell asleep last night!  You kids keep surprising grandpa and I with your creativity and love of having a good time. Never stop and never grow up....hehehe! Thanks for coming over!

Grandma love you

Monday, 11 February 2013

What goes up.....

Well I think you know the rest of that sentence :)  Yes, the girls and Cade have taken up skiing and be precise, the girls are snowboarding and Cade is skiing.

They've been at it for about 3 or 4 weekends now and with the weather being so darn cold I wasn't about to go stand in the subzero temperatures to watch them come down the bunny hill LOL! However, yesterday was the day to venture out. 

They called around 1:15 to let us know they were having lunch then heading to town to the ski hill. It really is surprising how many layers of clothing a person can get on when faced with standing in the cold for a couple hours LOL...but you already know that we grandparents will do just about anything to see a smile on our grandkids little faces :)
  Here's the gang, ready for their afternoon of fun!
Don't you just love those little skis that Cade is
learning on? LOL!
So off grandpa and I went...not sure if I'd ever be able to sit in the car without popping some piece of clothing LOL!  We arrived and waited until the gang got there a few minutes after us.  The hills were quite busy, especially the bunny hill, but it didn't stop their enthusiasm to get their boards/skis on and hit that hill!

Grandpa had gone once before to watch them and help with Cade, so Cade was in full grandpa mode, wanting Papa to walk up the hill with him, help him get his skis on and then follow him back down the hill to help him back up again LOL!
Grandpa and Cade halfway up the hill
getting Cade's skis on :)

I must say I was quite impressed and amazed at how quickly they all picked up their new sports of choice!  Very little falling, bruising or long as grandpa was there to help Hailee and Cade up the hill....hehehe! 

It was a great afternoon watching the grandkids experience this new activity, and to see their huge smiles as they came swooshing towards grandma, and often, swooshing right on by.

We're really looking forward to the next long as the weather cooperates LOL!

Grandma loves you