We had the Grandsons here this weekend. We did a lot of things together, but the favorite thing was a visit to a railroad garden. A small neighboring town had a summer festival this weekend and a couple opened their garden up to the public. They have three acres. Their hobby is railroading. I think that they add to this each year. We were given a slip of paper with all kinds of things for the kids to find in the garden....like an eagle's nest, a man panning for gold, an indian village etc. Some were very hard to find.
One train was a circus train. As it went around the track, bubbles blew out of the last car. We had refreshments by the koi pond. The kids were fascinated by the fish. The fish all wiggled their tails and begged for food.
The kids really enjoyed this part of our day...the pond especially.
We went to a carnival next and they drove the bumper cars. Then on to a mini -golf match to see if Grandma could win this time. Don't even ask! We rented a movie..."Leatherheads" ...about the beginning of pro football. Picked up a huge pizza then headed for home. After we ate I taught them how to do the watercoloring that I have been learning. They did a picture and we framed them. Collin wanted to make his new recipe...chococlate covered pretzels with sprinkles. and Tyler helped make and eat them. We watched the movie and then went right to bed.
In the morning....we were at 8 AM Mass. We came home and finished up the pictures and left for a brunch with the rest of their family.
I was pooped when they left. I always plan to do too much, but we have such a good time together and they are getting to an age, where they will be more self sufficient and won't need someone to take care of them. Kids grow up so fast...soon they will be out on their own and hopefully will have good memories of their times with me.