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2/12/2008

Lemonade & Toothpicks

Last Thursday Launa went grocery shopping with me. She did the normal 3yr old thing. "I want this. I want that". She made her fellow age group proud. I told her "no" to the cookies. Reminded her that last time I bought her 2 packages and when we got home she didn't want any of them and instead ate popsicles. This caused Papa & I to eat all of the cookies from both bags. We certainly couldn't let them go stale now could we? Since we're both trying to eat healthier (translation: lose weight) we can't have sweets in the house. Yes, I admit, neither of us has any will power so it's best just not to have it around. But, I digress. In the produce aisle Launa knew we were in the last aisle and about to leave the store. She asked me to buy cookies for her mommy because mommy needed them and didn't have time to go to the store. Good try Launa.
Then she saw the lemons. "Grandma, can buy lemons and make lemonade and set up a table outside and put out glasses and sell it?" The weather lately has been in the 70's and 80's so she's ready for the summer thing. I explained that we didn't have time for a lemonade stand but could make it for ourselves. That made her happy. Homemade lemonade....good stuff!
On Friday, Anthony stayed home from school with a stuffy nose. By the afternoon he was feeling a bit better. He showed me a science experiment. The toothpick is holding the forks on the glass. How did he do that?
I taught Anthony years ago how to crochet. He's making an afghan. Friday I showed him a new pattern for preemie hats that we'll give to the hospital. He made it in record time. (Unfortunately we found out later that the pattern was wrong and they're too small. We had wondered about it. We found a different pattern and are trying it now)
Monday Anthony & Glenn were working on a school project for Anthony. He had to make something 3D. Anthony chose to make it out of toothpicks using my hot glue gun. I laughed as I sat in the other room listening to them. "Ow ouch ow" They finally made a store run to buy straws. Seems the ends of the toothpicks were too tiny. Ha!


3 comments:

Steve and Kelli Fam said...

It is so great that you get to spend so much time with your grandkids. I aspire to be as cool as you when I am as ...young as you are.

Chad, Caren & Christopher said...
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Chad, Caren & Christopher said...

You guys are the BEST grandparents! How lucky your grandchildren are to have you! They will one day (when they're grown!) cherish the memories they have from all the time that they spent with you.