Sunday, January 31, 2010

A cure for winter blues

A visit to the grandkids is always a cure for the winter blues! I am always amazed at their ability to imagine. I love to imagine with them. Below Alden is pretending he is Michael from Mary Poppins. He really does well at pretending. His sister is BERT and she is cleaning the chimney below (this is what she used for the chimney and the cleaning instrument).

Don't let the guy above scare you --he is a lot of fun.

Below: The kids love having a tea party. They simply turn the basket over to use as a table. Their stuffed animals are guests. Alden loves feeding everyone.

We went to the library and one of our favorite books was The Paper Princess. It was such a fun story that we had to create a paper princess like the one in the book. We also created a gingerbread paperdoll for Alden and we had so much fun doing all kinds of things with the paperdolls. I had forgotten how much fun paper could be!

We had some Russian visitors too (below)

These guys have many hats to fill.

Dancing is so much fun, but songs like B I N G O and the Good Ship Lolipop can really get stuck in my head!! I am still humming them!!

Well, a winter storm was coming on Friday night so I had to get home before it arrived. This happened last time I visited too!! I hate the fact that I miss the snow......but I surely don't want to drive in it--NC and SC do not have much equipment in the area of route 95 for bad weather.
But for grams, grandkids are a wonderful vacation for those of you that take care of your grands every week, it might be another story ;-)


  1. Awwww,your grandkids are so cute and so much fun!...Christine

  2. They look like they are having so much fun! We did the opposite of you. We drove to Kannapolis Friday night to see the snow and drove back home Sunday at lunchtime. We only got ice down here in SC.

  3. So fun
    love the way you have fun with the kids like i do
    play, play, play
    Glad to see a new post
    I was tired of seeing that
    chair every time I stopped by here (o:

  4. I love you Nanny Kim ;0) You're awesome.