It's been a fun day and we have even learned a few things from these older grandchildren of mine!
Granddad discovered that Faith loves to sing and that she plays the recorder and aspires to the violin.
Oh, she is speaking his language now!!
Levi is enjoying himself and I admit to trying to spoil them a little bit.
You want beans and rice for breakfast? Why NOT??
Faith and I did some gardening this morning before we lost our shade to the sun.
They went in to play games while I fixed my face.
I tease the grandchildren when I tell them it breaks every night and I have to fix it in the mornings!
Since it was too hot to be outside in the middle of the day......we decided to go somewhere!
First stop - KFC for their Famous Bowls!
That Levi is just about the cutest little boy ever!!
Faith taught me how to use musical.ly!
Although I seriously doubt I would be able to navigate this app without her!
Good Times! Good Memories in the making!
From KFC, we went just a block or so down to the Goodwill.
After all, it IS a Tuesday Tradition!
Levi scored with an old school Nikon camera and a watch.
We stopped at Walgreen's for a battery, bought the wrong size, had to did through a sack of garden debris to find the old one so we can go tomorrow and exchange it for a new one.
There was a roll of film in the camera but I was going to buy another roll and Walgreen's doesn't even SELL film any more.
Faith found this really pretty dress!
Looks so good on her!
She's such a movie star!
So THIS was her stash of treasures!
I found a few things.
The Tinker Toys are plastic instead of wooden like the old set I have that the quads enjoy.
Still, I bet they will like them.
A few Christmas things found their way into my buggy - all 50% off!
I think I will enjoy this comfy night gown.
I bought two HUGE tablecloths!!! Perfect for next spring.
My foot has been causing me so much trouble that finding shoes to wear when I go out is not easy. I may have worn house shoes a time or two. The Crocs work well outside. I have a white pair just like these. The Autumn Run closed toe shoes actually went on fairly well. Hopefully when the cooler seasons arrive, my toes will be well but I'm beginning to doubt it.
Lamp shade, coffee pot, cool coasters, a wine sippy cup - now I really NEED that! and a brand new chip dish with server and cool lamp rounded out my shopping.
Oh, yes! This handy basket with lining is like new.
After Goodwill, we shopped Aldi and filled a cooler bag so full it took Faith and me both to put it in the car and then carry it into the house! Little did I know then that Louis Dean (who had been in Quadville today helping Amber) had stopped by the store on his way home and bought just about every single thing I did! We now have THREE gallons of milk, lots and lots of sour cream and cottage cheese and yogurt among other things.
Big Red Floats were the afternoon treat!
They sipped and watched a movie they had never seen before!
I thought EVERYONE had seen that!!!
Dinner tonight was pretty special. A friend in Midland sent us some tasty seasoned taco meat by way of her daughter who happens to be my hair stylist and I cooked it in the crock pot today while we were out shopping. This place smelled like a great Mexican restaurant tonight!
After dinner entertainment? Faith trying to teach Granddad to play Chess!
That didn't last very long.
Levi went outside to start our craft projects.
We sanded and painted old pieces of cedar to stencil tomorrow.
Faith looks and acts a lot like her Aunt Amber!!
We are all set for tomorrow morning while the deck is still shady to finish our projects!
It's been a very good day and I have totally enjoyed Faith and Levi!! I just wish my toe had not become all upset and inflamed again! I tried to be a 'cool grandma' but I was crippling along very slowly.
My feet are up and I have declared myself officially off duty.
The kids have showered and are eating ice cream before retiring to the guest room where they will play board games together before going to bed. After I rest a bit, I will water the plants front and back and GO TO BED!
My toe is so swollen it looks like a hot dog that has been boiled too long!
When we got home this afternoon, I brought the mail in and dropped an envelope. The corner of it fell on my toe and made a puncture hole. I was amazed that the whole toe didn't deflate right then and there. I am crying 'Uncle' and calling the doctor first thing in the morning. Not that it will do any good whatsoever. Just saying.....
I also bought a new knee brace because my left 'bad' knee has been acting up the last week or so.
I think I need to find a really good body shop and go in for a reconditioning!!! Or overhaul!