Kalissa wrote a nice blog post about our Easter celebrations. She shared lots of great pictures. I could rewrite it all but that seems silly. Instead, I’m going to put a couple of pictures here.
This is all of us…Gannon who was on my lap was not happy.
This is me with the grandkids. Can you believe 4 1/2 years and this happened?!?! Those of you wondering if your kids are ever going to have kids, just think this could be you in 4 1/2 years!! I know many people asked if our kids were going to have kids…they have, 7 (almost 9) fold.
Kayla’s husband Spencer asked if I was ready to have a grandma day with all of the kids so all of them could go out together. I didn’t comment on that. I have that many childcare kids from time to time…more even. That isn’t a problem as they all know my routine and things are pretty structured. It would be harder with this crew.
I sure do love them. Minus Kramer not being there with us…and Kelli’s husband Jason, it was likely our best time together ever. My kids did say that they missed visiting with each other as all of them were chasing kids so much that they couldn’t actually chat with each other. I remember those days with my siblings.
This is likely one of my other favorite pictures of the day…
…and I loved this. Push play and plug your ears for the Kramer grandkid rendition of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star lead by Lucy.
I am going to send you over to Kalissa’s blog to read her wrap-up of the day. HERE is the link. Make sure to head over there if you want a cuteness overload of pictures.
I ended up staying overnight and taking care of Buck’s girls the next day. Here are a few pictures from then…
Kayla and Jasper made the 35-minute drive over and visited in the morning.
I have to admit, once these two fell asleep, I was ready to sit for a bit.
Lilly was the birthday girl and just turned one…she is so precious. I’m so glad I’m getting to know her and she likes me.
She can be a busy little gal. She loved pulling out whatever I had in her hair. In the process of it all, I found my blue bowl. I had been missing it. Apparently, I left it at Buck’s.
I have been to Buck and Lora’s a few times but I don’t where things are or where they go. I was told Lucy loves art projects. If I was at my house that would be no problem. At their house…I don’t know where anything is. I ended up finding Do-a-Dot markers. HERE is a link for them.
I have these at my house and quickly made an impromptu activity I’ve regularly done with the childcare kids. Cut a paper plate in half. Take a marker or crayon and make lines like a rainbow. Have the kids stamp the markers on the corresponding colored lines.
Lucy is three and loved it. I later went on and wrote the letters of her name in different colored crayons and she stamped them. Then I drew a flower and a butterfly with different colored crayons and she stamped them.
That is the easiest, quickest activity for kids this age…and they love it. It’s good for color matching and following instructions too. I think Lucy will do well in school. She’s definitely a little learner.
My time with them was all too short.
I’m home. I miss them already. The computer is calling…work is calling. I so wish I could just retire and be the grandma. I’d love hopping from house to house and helping out my kids and playing with the grands. If only I’d win the lottery…People dream that if they won the lottery they’d buy all sorts of things and go on fancy vacations. No me. I’d give up worrying about money and hang with the kids and grands…and in the in-between times, I’d hang out here with all of you.