Friday, July 16, 2021

How to stitch when you have grandsons?

 As the title predicts.  It is hard to do any stitching of any sort while having the boys with us for two full weeks. So, you don't. I just enjoyed having them with us and planning all kinds of activities for us to do.

We visited lots and lots of playgrounds.  They have not been able to do so at their home.  In fact, at school they didn't even use the playgrounds for recess until April. Poor boys.

We spent time swimming.  And the last week we were at the beach three days. They loved digging and making ponds and castles. And they totally become comfortable in the water. They became 2 brown boys who made their mother jealous upon return.

We visited the zoo and loved really seeing all the animals this year.

We went to the library and read tons. The older one is into the Bad Guys series by Aaron Blabey. This is a 13 book graphic novel series predicated on the premise that the Wolf, Shark, Snake, and other characters become good guys who fight to save the world.  Great sarcastic book my grandson loved as well as more books about  volcanoes, bones, ocean animals and more. 

We built with blocks, and marble games, and train sets, and wood. We found their dad's old Legos and built some more. We created with playdough and tried some paper activities.  But they were not into it much. 

My day started with them and ended when we all went to bed. Happy!  Tired!  And so many hugs and lap times.  

I miss them already.

As for stitching.  This is what I have done since they have been gone:

I finished this cross stitch.  Now just need to frame it.

And although purple is not for this month on the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, I needed to finish this block.

1 comment:

  1. Those are the true treasures, spending time with them and creating beautiful memories that will last a lifetime. The stitching will wait for us. You all looked like you had a wonderful time.