Here are some pictures from a couple of weeks ago. Our granddaughter Ella brought over some of her birthday presents for us to play with. Luckily we had a beautiful day:)
Ella got this cool game with a play rocket. It is launched into the air when we jump on the air pump.
And Nicole going for the gold, lol:
Of course Papa had to give it a try:
AJ shoots one in the air:
And the coolest toy I think Ella got was her bow and arrow set. Here she is:
Nicole showing AJ what to do:
And me...the pro...not, lol, but having fun:
Nicole and Ella:
AJ giving it a try on his own:
Ella and AJ playing with her racquets and tennis ball:
I'm really glad we are getting to spend this time with the kids. Hopefully we are making good memories for them. I know I really enjoy our Sundays together.
Speaking of making memories, Ella and I did something completely new this Friday. I heard that Mr. Bond the Science Guy would be preforming a show at my local library. Mr. Bond the Science Guy I invited both AJ and Ella to go with me but it was really geared for younger kids. I will have to plan something fun with AJ but here is a glimpse of the day with Ella at the show. I started the day by picking up Ella and we stopped at a couple of yard sales on our way to the library. Ella and I both lke those:) We scored a couple of good deals and then got Ella a library card at my library and got some books. She now has a tote bag just like mine for her library books:) Then it was to the back room for the show. Since we were early, Ella and I helped set up the chairs for the show.
Mr. Bond...The Science Guy letting two children pull apart the magnet:
Here is the "Earth":
We learned about magnets, the rotation, and the core.
A cool experiment:
Ella didn't get to be a part of the show, maybe next time, but I was asked to help. Ella took some really goofy pictures of me:
Her I am dumping a bucket of warm water into a chemical to make things freeze:
Mr. Bond letting the kids feel the steam which is actually cold:
Me waving to Ella:
After we left there I treated Ella to ice cream and we stopped at an antique store for her to look around. She is really into miniature tea sets. She got lucky and found a few and scored a deal:)
Then we went back to my house and watched Charlotte's Web together. After that Nicole and AJ came over for meatball parmesan subs. We had a great day. Next time Ella wants to have a girls day and do our nails, lol. I also have to think of something that AJ would like to do:)
Like I said...life is about enjoying the small things. Make your own memories by spending time with your family. Check out what your local area has to offer for a variety of fun. We are very lucky to live in an area that is surrounded by natural outdoor beauty and fun. Mike, Nicole the kids and I have many things planned for future fun in Tennessee:):)
Enjoy your family and make your own memories. Life really is about enjoying the simple things and the good times!!!