Thursday, 15 March 2018

March Break with the Grandies!

March Break Preparation

Grampa planned ahead: Trip to CP and Stittsville Feb. 28th! It was, obviously, a Star Wars theme for March Break, when we were blessed with having the grand kids. They are 7 and 10 years old. 

Day 1: Tuesday 

The kids drove in from Quebec City, where they'd been for an extended weekend.
We tracked them on Glympse, which let me know when to put the lasagna into the oven! Caitlin sets it up on her smartphone.

Lasagna and veggies and dip upon their arrival here! Mommy and Papa went home, after dinner, and we watched Jeopardy and The Voice.

Day 2 Wednesday – 8 cm of snow!

Izzy was up first. We watched some cartoons, had brekkie, got dressed...

We made a fire, and played school in the basement. 

Grampa did the driveway with the snowblower. I did the sidewalk.

Josee arose, had brekkie, then it was Swedish Irish Magic Meatball time. This is where the Lego came in!

Grampa took orders, and went off shopping. Gramma shoveled the front sidewalk, then came in from doing the back deck. I addressed the girls:
"It's snowball snow! Do you want to make a snowbabe? "
I eyeballed Izzy's progress.
"Maybe after lunch. You have important business here!"
"Important business. Gramma, you're so hilarious!" says Izzy.
Jos finished her construction. Izzy carried on.

Prior to lunch, Jos and I made a snow Storm Trooper.
Once Izzy was done her construction, she created a plot line for the storey we will write. Here is the gist.

Lunch was sandwiches. Ham for Izzy and turkey for me an' Jos. Grampa was on his own.

 Jos took a few photos!

Oops, first, a quickie Swedish Irish Meatball surprise, prior to the movie. (Yes, they do the chant each time!) New t-shirts!

Then, the moment we waited for: STAR WARS! After all that work, relaxation.

Snuggles were involved! The four of us watched, with appropriate pit stops!

Whoops. Tripped and fell on a lego piece. :-(
We didn't have to get out the health cards. A bandaid fixed it.

Do you know how important bedtime routines are? Sleep hygiene is an important part of my parenting. sigh.
The girls made themselves tents in the basement. They had fulfilled teeth and jammies. Jos hunkered down in her tent. Hooper had already spent time snuggling in there in the afternoon. Apparently, he thought it would be fun to jump on top of the tent. There was much laughter and cries of "HOOPER!!!!!"

it was a very full day!


Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Perfect snow weather activity - and how grown up the girls are starting look... YAM xx

Olga said...

Those girls seem to be growing up awfully fast. Sigh. I uess they all do that.

Karen said...

Hooper is sure enjoying having the girls there isn't he? My girls LOVED spending holidays with Grandma and Grandpa. They never went crazy planning outings and special events with the kids. Just being together was so precious to all of them. They are in their 40s now but still talk fondly of those special times spent in Peterborough.

Powell River Books said...

What great fun you are making for your grandkids. - Margy

Nancy J said...

This was such a special time, and what fun together. And still you have snow. Down here, red skies night and morning (sometimes) darkness lingers longer, the grass is still growing, and all is well.

Christine said...

great grandparents, they must love it there.

William Kendall said...

It sounds like you're having fun!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Nobody in the world has more fun than you when your granddaughters are visiting!!