Hello all– Do you have any grand-girls of our own? Then you know how much exhilarating, exhausting fun they can be. Just being with them makes me feel younger — when they’re around, I find myself singing silly songs and dancing and racing around the house in a way I would never do on my own. There’s knock knock jokes that don’t quite make sense and Maryann’s “Food Experiment Club,” that impels us to try odd combinations of what’s on our plates at dinnertime. It’s definitely energizing to have them around the house!
Here’s 10 Things we thought were good old summer fun together:
#1. Start the day with a “wake up song”– our personal favorite is “Good morning to you!”
(we are still waiting for the wake up on this photo). #2. Drag out the paper, glue and scissors for a little kitchen cupboard art display.
#4. Eat a Chinese Breakfast together– dumplings and bowls of rice soup with egg and sesame stuffed rice balls (thanks Jodi!!). #5. Dig up their auntie’s of doll houses and furniture for an afternoon of mini- interior-decorating.
#6. Round up a couple of little farmers here to plant two tomato plants, a watermelon plant and rows of flower seeds back behind the garage. (Last year we did sunflowers and zinnias and I would email them pics of the flowers as they grew.)
#7. An after dinner stop at Yogurtland. It’s all about the colorful toppings. #8. Gather around the coffee table to a not too formal tea party (by tea, I mean peach juice) on Great-great Grandma Grace’s fancy China.
Here’s hugs to my girls for all the riotous fun together the last week. You’re the best!