The rains they rained for forty days e-days, the rains they rained for forty days e-days or so it seemed yesterday...The Lord said to Noah get ye an ark e-ark...(from a song I learned in Jewish summer camp years ago...) That's how hard it rained yesterday.
But were were safe and dry inside having a wonderful time with our two grand children. Here they are at "craft time" (former nursery school owner/operator grandma still has the skills) The kids loved it.
And they were very productive in the art department!
We had a wonderful day babysitting yesterday, there were torrential rains all day long non stop so we did not get outside.
The kids loved "craft time"...they strung necklaces with the colored pasta I made the night before, and then glued pictures some for special people;
(Judy, I found the needed alcohol and it worked great just like you said it would, they dried quickly. And Patty, does this remind you of when we did craft time with A. (DD) in our nursery school?);
...and we were trains running through the house, lots of stories, lots of talking, guitar playing, snack time, naps on my nursery quilts: "Did you make these for me?" Yes. "On what?" On my sewing machine! They know.
DGD can identify all the letters in her name and can WRITE THEM too. Granted not necessarily in the right order but she writes each letter. The A is upside down but perfect otherwise, the E sometimes has more than three prongs! Very cute, very smart kids. DGS can spell his name out loud and writes the A's too. His are right side up! They both count far...and we did some easy subtraction problems in a new Thomas the Train magazine I brought. They could do it!
Lots and lots of questions about steam engines...we have to take them to the near by train museum in the Spring...and get them on those trains (steam engines there) so he can ask his many questions to the people there that grandma can't always answer. I assured them there would be people there who would know the answers to his questions.
He had the sweetest smile and thank you when he heard he could keep the little book/box of small cars I'd filled and had in my grandma's bag. DGD asked me to take her dress with the rip home to sew on my sewing machine to fix it for her.
They both snuggled up to grandpa a lot as he drew pictures for them, worked on creating triangles out of squares which DGD later added to and cut out with scissors. She cuts right on the lines. DGS asked grandpa to get out his guitar to play and played with him for a while.
Beautiful Shabbat dinner when the parents came home, candle lighting, blessings over wine and bread...just lovely...the kids have their own little silver kiddush cups to drink their grape juice from. In Hebrew her cup says Yelda tova/Good Girl and his Yelid Tov/good boy...Sweet.
It was a blessed day. No squabbles...no tears...lots of laughter...lots of hugs...we are blessed beyond belief! WOW.