Monday, 13 February 2017

Weekend Grandkid Sitting!


What fun to have the kids sleepover. They picked the girls up after school, popped into the grocery store (rotisserie chicken, veggies, etc.) and drove on over.
That night, both girls wanted 'Gramma Stories', which was kinda fun. They involved Nebuchadnezzar whisking them off to Gramma and Grampa's house! I change it every time. They aren't too old, yet!


We woke to 8 cm of snow, hubby did the front walk, I did the end of the driveway, waving merrily as the snow plow motored on by.
The kids took off to pick up their friends, and drive on to Montreal for dinner and a sleepover.
Grampa took the girls on a trip to the video rental store, the special store, and they bought me chocolates. I used the snowblower on the driveway and fetched trailcam SD cards. Jos selected herself a ring. Izzy an octopus.

We made ourselves wreaths, Jos did the Valentine's Day one, Izzy and I the St. Patrick's Day one.

Next it was art, reading, and more play. Isabelle and I coloured the octopus together. What a lovely time, chatting, and just hanging out.
It was the theme of the day. There was a kid's show that told us all about octopi. Funny coincidence. It showed them in the ocean, hiding amongst the coral, and swimming along.

Back indoors, our snowblower had an issue. Hubby called in Bob, the guy. The girls watched Kubo and the Two Strings. I quite liked it. Had to pause mid-movie for lunch. (No more TV lunches, with my new carpet.) Sandwiches. We finished the movie.
Then Izzy and I played school. Jos read. Grampa had  a nap.

Dinner was a 'Jenn's Mess.' I had taken a no-bake, slow cooker vegetarian lasagna recipe, added ground beef, and then noodles. It was our dinner on Thursday, before the kids arrived. It was out in the outdoor refrigerator (the garage) and I just popped it back into the cooker for the afternoon. I had to add a jar of spaghetti sauce. That boosted it nicely. By now the flavours were well-acquainted. Isabelle wasn't in favour of the flavour, although she did try it. She toddled on over to the counter and made herself a ham sandwich. Easy peasy. They are growing so fast!
Later we watch BFG, the Big Friendly Giant. It was so fun!


Grampa went into town to return our videos. He picked up a pancake for Izzy, and a toasted egg sandwich for me. He had a wrap. It was pretty quiet in the restaurant, usually the diner is packed for breakfast. We are anticipating a major dump of snow.

At home, there was a spill, so we changed the tablecloth from yellow to red. I wanted blue, but Izzy pointed out that it was Valentine's Day! What was I thinking???

The pancake was shaped like a bear! Poor photo, but you get the gist.

Daisy is very, very tired! So am I, but a good tired. I'm doing laundry, again!

Izzy and her octopus played school, again. She let me create a video of her joke, puns are the big thing these days. I have to ask permission to photograph them.
Why is 6 afraid of 7?

Because 7 ate 9.

And dogs take Xrays? No, but cats can.

After that, we played some computer games. Lots of fun.
Jos taught me how to play MyBoo. Izzy played Spirits of Spring, an amazing game, developed by We Are Minority, about bullying.

We were worried about Momma and Papa, who were driving back from Montreal. This is how much ice is under 3" of snow on the driveway. I did the driveway yesterday and again today. More snow is to come. 

The roads are terrible. After I did the driveway, Izzy and I went down to the island.


Caitlin said...

What wonderful photos! It's so nice to have someone tell me what they did. It's hard to get details from the kidlets!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You two are the fun grandparents of every child's dream! Lucky girls (lucky you, too, of course.) Cold winter days aren't long and boring in your life that is for sure.

Anvilcloud said...

Well, that was comprehensive. We have the kids today on yet another snow day. We've had quite a few this winter.

William Kendall said...

It sounds like you had fun! What a blast, seeing all that snow.

Red said...

Money couldn't buy more fun than those kids give. I also think they have the world's greatest granny!

Nancy J said...

I missed this yesterday, What fun with you, those are such special days together.

Cat Lover said...

Wow, lots of activity at your house this weekend! Looks like everyone had lots of fun.

Lowcarb team member said...

What a lovely time you had, super photo's and video.

All the best Jan