Grandma always made you feel she had been waiting to see just you all day and now the day was complete.
(Vintage Images from Karen's Whimsy)
We had a grand weekend, meaning that the grands came over and spent the weekend. It was both exhilarating and exhausting! They are 5 and 2 with the speed and energy of ball lightning. I love these ages, they say and do the funniest things. I always have some sort of little treat for them when they come over. I found these little key chain cameras at the dollar store that made a flash and a camera noise when you pushed the button. They loved them...a little too much, more about that in a minute.
For a treat we blew up an air mattress and got out the fitted tent where we camped out in the living room with Ellie, Bunny, Blankie, and Jack...
Girlie Grand would put Jack nite-nite then frown and ask, "Where Jack go?" We would Pop-Goes-The-Weasel him out much to her ear splitting squealing delight...
They never put those little key chain cameras down. They commanded "Say Cheese!" and clicked those things all evening long. Little Man Grand chose to camp overnight in the tent. I thought I confiscated the clicking blinking say cheesing cameras before bedtime. Little Man Grand saw where I put them and under the cover of darkness he stealthily sneaked his into the tent unbeknown to me. Not only had he sneaked the camera into the tent but also my small bedside clock that happens to make a clicking sound when you push a button on top to light the display to see the time.
Fast forward to the wee smalls of not quite 5:30 am. Little Man Grand would rather do anything rather than spend his time sleeping. He decided to see what time the clock said and clicked it and then clicked it again, and again, and again. The loud clicking in the silence of the house startled the dog who shot out of her bed rampaging into the living room growling. Little Man Grand stuck his head out of the tent to see what was going on, the movement caught the dog off guard and she went into a full on barking snarl which sent Little Man Grand off into a series of howls.
I am careening through the dark hot on the heels of the dog trying to shush her and get her out the door until I can restore order hoping Girlie Grand won't be disturbed. I shut the door on the doggie ruckus with Little Man Grand clinging to my leg wondering why Sophie was barking at him, howling is echoing down the hallway from Girlie Grand. I drag him down the hall trying to explain that the clicking clock woke Sophie up and scared her. I asked him why he was clicking the clock so many times and he said he was checking the time to see if it was morning yet.
After letting the dog back in I piled everyone into our bed hoping they might settle down and doze a bit longer. No luck, while I was letting the dog in Little Man Grand got both key chain cameras. All of the sudden the inky wee smalls were lit up with flashes of blinding light, squeals of "Say Cheese!" and "Hey watch this!" where they held down the button for a series of light bursts that left Handy Hubby and I seeing spots. So much for settling back down, we got up!
There was a request for puppy dog pancakes for breakfast. A Poodle for Girlie Grand...
And a Pound Puppy for Little Man Grand...
What? You don't feed your grands candy for breakfast? All in all it was a grand weekend full of fun and memory making. I can't wait til we can do it again!
Did you do anything fun?
Did you do anything fun?
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