Thursday, 16 March 2017

Grandsitting March Madness Day 2

Day 2, Tuesday of March Break!
Isabelle wanted breakfast, so we turned off Knapkin Man (Yannick Bisson, stud muffin), and had a kitchen breakfast. She explained that in a few years, when the new carpet is old, we will be able to have TV breakfasts again! Maybe when Josee is in high school, she thought! She is 6, Jos is 9!

What a day! Tuesday was a howling, windy, snowy blowy day.

We tried to watch Night at the Museum 3, but couldn't find it. Then we tried Night of the Museum 2, and it was too scratchy. It was from a video store rental sale. Boo hoo. Next choice: Lord of the Rings: The Twin Towers, was our next choice. Two girls got dressed, had a pit stop, did their teeth, and we began. We'll do pit stops every hour , sort of 7th inning stretches (it is 179 minutes long)!  Happily, they've seen it before at home, and they could warn me about the scary bits. In fact, they natter during most of it, which is really funny! That way I don't get scared!

I asked if Shadowfax is a relative of Nebuchadnezzar. Jos immediately says, Nnnooo! (As if to say am I nuts?) Isabelle said, "Well, he could be! " She's not too old for that fantasy!

Daisy is fussing about, but Issy managed a pet. Daisy's not happy with the snow.

The storm roils outside, it is -11, the wind is howling, and the snow plows are on the road. Poor Grampa is out dispatching, then delivering Meals on Wheels! The wind blows the snow off of the roof.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch, the cardinal has been highly entertaining. The junco were chasing him. We paused for bird watching! The Mourning Doves were hunkered down on the feeder. I explained that they should be afternoon doves, and the difference between morning and mourning! You see, spelling counts!

We managed some crafts. With supervision! Jos made a Mouse House,'Isabelle, an airport and airplanes.
Grampa arrived home from delivering Meals on Wheels, having phones from the rental movie shop and asked for video suggestions. We gave two, and he brought them home.

Dinner: roast turkey, roast potatoes, sweet potatoes, peas and broccoli.
Then: dessert!

Bedtime stories: fittingly: Sir Cumference, son Radius, is the Great Knight of Angleland! (It's Pi day: 3:14!) Sir Cumference, and his wife, is Lady Di of 'Ameter,  explains how they figured out right angles, straight and obtuse and a cute angle (smaller than a Knightly right), in Angleland.

Papa having just visited London, England, it was fun!

Radius' neighbour, King Lell, has disappeared. Radius is trained by Sir D'Grees.
They have a pair of dragons, a Pair of Lell, who fall down together to make a drawbridge across the moat.

Jos watched Jeopardy with us, again. Then, The Voice.  Bedtime for all of us!!!

Grandsitting March Madness Day 1


Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
...pair of lell... bwahahahaha - what a fun book!!! Indoor activity in general looks to have been successful. Right now outside my window it is looking somewhat similar - but more sleet than snow and nothing lying. Come on spring!!! YAM xx

Anvilcloud said...

Looks like you had a good visit, but I am surprised that kids that young would have an interest in LOTR.

William Kendall said...

Daisy must be impatient for spring!

By my count up here, the storm kept dumping snow for thirty four hours.

Red said...

For a six year old , high school looks like forever in the future. I bet the kids wish spring break was all year,

Powell River Books said...

So much fun for everyone. - Margy

Kay said...

Lucky you! I wish we could be doing some grandkidsitting too.