airplanes, as we passed a few hours of time during the weekend.
they offered upon arrival, we passed some more time.
And yes, this grandma allowed two of them to order their favorite "Lucky Charms" cereal
as their breakfast choice. Eggs and French toast were choices of the other ones.
But, as their grandma, a favorite baked oatmeal, "mixed berry" with skim
milk, was my choice. I can't tell you how delicious it tasted!
Saturday afternoon snack was provided by their mother. I was told it is their favorite snack now.
She was exactly right! They were thrilled with the snack. You would be too,
if you tasted the combination.
within the children, we had them pick up as many sticks as they could find out
back, on Saturday morning. I must say, they accumulated quite a huge pile. Hence,
this "tree gift" for their parents.
We lined the kitchen table with newspaper. We took a packet of wooden clothes pins,
some white glue, fine colored glitter, and some Q tips. They (each one of the children),
painted the glue on the one side of the clothes pin, then sprinkled it with glitter, and
let it dry. It did make me grateful for my trusty vacuum cleaner:)
What fun it was for me to see how much they enjoyed this simple homemade craft.
When the glue dried, they were given choices of stickers to decorate the pins.
Strategically, they placed each clothes pin onto their retrieved sticks tree.
I copied favorite pictures from their weekend stay for them to place on the tree. Notice the
paper airplane creations they made on the above picture.
We took white tags, and asked each child what they most appreciated about their mom and
dad, and hung them on the tree. The honesty of these little ones, still has me smiling.
The game of Jenga, provided suspense for the young and old alike.
Chocolate milk for a snack, thanks to a visit from our dairy farming friend. They
voted it "the best" chocolate milk ever!
A memorable weekend for this set of grandparents, and definitely we were given a new
appreciation and admiration for the role of parenting.
Thanks for stopping by for the little something I had to share today.