Saturday, May 19, 2012

Grandparents Day

The top picture is a watercolor I did of my grand kids at the end of the day after visiting them in their school. They were both drawing as I drew them thus their eyes are looking downward at their own art work.

Earlier I went to the school at noontime where I gathered in the gym as I have for the past three years (K-1 and now 2nd grade) to celebrate with all the other grandparents and special friends of this wonderful school.

After a delicious lunch we split off to our respective grand children's classrooms. Since mine are twins and are in separate rooms I went first to my grandson's class where they were studying Hebrew. He showed me the book they are working in. While the teacher asked questions in Hebrew I was impressed with my grandson's ability to quickly write the answers in his workbook in written Hebrew!
 In the next hour I went across the out side corridor to my grand daughter's room where she too was studying with a different teacher and she too could listen, and respond and write in Hebrew in her book.
 The kids showed me the dolls they had each sewn themselves in their after-school program. Fully costumed and sewn by hand by themselves! Beautifully done too I might add. GS explained the name of the stitches he used!
 Meanwhile back in the classroom he writes his answers to questions asked.
 Here he is helping his class mate. She too is  twin.
 Her sister is in my grand daughter's room and here they are together.
 There is wonderful art throughout the school, in the classrooms and in the corridors.
 Afterwards we went to the house where my daughter and Son-in law prepared a lovely Shabbat Meal for us all. There were two other grandmothers and one grandfather there too. DH had to work so could not join us. But my first husband and his wife were down from Portland; and my Son-in-law's mom was there from Boston! It was a lovely evening with lovely folks.
 My grand daughter did this wonderful painting that hung in her classroom. I loved the monkey there, as her favorite stuffed animal she still dearly loves is a monkey I gave her as a baby. It's name is Mono, which is monkey in Spanish! Their nanny was from Peru so they first learned English and Spanish.
 My grandson drew this picture yesterday of his sister...
 And she drew this one of herself!
 And my grandson drew this one of me!
 After dinner we had this gorgeous dessert of berries on a custard tart. And then I went home.
It was indeed  a very very very berry sweet day~!


  1. oh my gosh that looks yummy!!!
    what a great day!
    I have had to start a new blog, I have called it when the bough broke, I hope you will find me,

  2. lovely painting of your grandkids, lovely grandkids!

  3. Your grand kids are clearly artistic.....wonder why?!!, lol.

  4. Wonderful photos, I especially like the watercolor and the strawberry shortcake, a true work of art.

  5. Great drawings.. by ALL of you. I am trying to see what you are wearing on your head your GS drew on you tho.. LOL they are such fun. Looks like a great day was had by all.

  6. What a wonderful day! Your grandchildren must be very proud of you. :)

  7. What a fantastic day, Lynn! Family ... grand-kids!! It's what it's all about. I confess I struggle with languages, my parents often spoke to each other in Welsh, but as I was growing up in an English environment, I steered away from the native tongue.

    Thanks for sharing.

    PS We have a house full this weekend!

  8. J'adore la photo du dessert. La présentation est superbe. J'essayerai bien de le faire!

  9. What a great day you had! Lots of creative juice going on here. Wonderful pictures too.

  10. You have such a lovely and artistic family! Grandma is certainly loved a lot! Sounds like a wonderful day. :-)

  11. Such a sweet post with sweet family time! Love all the sketches everyone did of each other, those are priceless!

  12. Sounds like a big exciting week! I'm sure the kids were happy to havve you as part of their day. Great sketches!


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