I’ve started working on having Thankful Thursday posts…it’s just a random post of things that happened during my week that I am thankful for. It started after I’ve been reading The Frugal Girl blog and she has a feature called Thankful Thursday. This week I am thankful that I got some one-on-one grandkids time.
It was the first season of deer hunting in Iowa this past weekend. My sons Buck and Karl both hunt and hunt together with friends so they were off and that put me on Grandma duty. I love it.
I thought I was going to Buck’s kids and our daughter Kalissa’s kids but Kalissa’s kids were sick again so it was only Lilly, Scotty, and Lucy.
Since they adopted their dog Spot, the kids have become much friendlier and more comfortable with dogs. Several times over the weekend they were playing with them. Izzy seems to be more of their favorite.
We decided to make cinnamon rolls.
Lucy was super excited to make them. Then the other two got excited about it too. Here is Lucy kneading the dough. She was good about not poking her fingers into it.
Scotty was a master at kneading and did a great job.
You’ll notice that there is no picture of Lilly kneading the dough. That’s because she poked her fingers right into it and we had a mess of the dough. It was all okay but I was trying to retrieve the dough and couldn’t take a picture too. HA!
Everyone had to have a chance to roll out the dough. Here’s Lucy.
Lucy and Lilly “painted” butter onto the dough and then sprinkled the brown sugar and cinnamon all over.
By then Scotty had his fill of baking and went outside to play.
Lucy was a busy little artist while the dough was rising and made a picture of her name and then made rainbow-colored cinnamon rolls all over the page.
Buck and Karl were gone all day but I did get some adult company. Fergie, Buck’s girlfriend drove up and hung out with us. She’s a real natural with the kids and happily, the kids love her. We made pizza and just as it was coming out of the oven, Buck and Karl showed up too.
They each got two deer and were happy with the hunt.
We all got the kids cleaned up and ready for bed. We were up early on Sunday and I took the kids to meet Lora, their mom. They had a big day planned. They were all going to Disney on Ice with Lora as a special birthday treat for Lucy.
I stopped and took a picture of us all just before we met up with Lora.
It was a quick but very nice visit. The kiddos were all excellent. Typically I get all the grandkids at once and I have to say, it was peaceful and fun to just have the three of them for a weekend. There is a difference in kids in a crowd vs on their own and I rarely see my grandkids just one family at a time. This was perfect. I had a great time! This week I’m very thankful for some one-on-one grandma time. It was the best.