Monday, August 5, 2013

'Mini' MiMi Camp for Levi: Day 1

This morning my son, Jesse, dropped Levi off on his way to work. We are having a mini MiMi Camp - just for Levi! I wasn't sure Levi was going to come! Last Friday he and Faith had spent the day with me. On their way home Jesse asked Levi why he didn't want to come stay with me a couple of days this week while their mom was out of town and the two older kids were in camp. 
He announced from the back seat, "Y'all just haven't  figured it out yet, have you?"
His dad asked, "Figured WHAT out?"
"I'm just a HOME boy!!! I like staying HOME!"
I'm much the same way myself!

The very first thing he did was play in the sand - and mud - while I sat outside with my morning coffee and watched him.

What is it about little boys and mud?
It's a love affair!

Granddad uses this area where we USED to have a big hot tub for his sand pit.

Levi could not resist filling it with water and then getting IN!!

A good bath and shampoo was next! He had to stay in the tub while I rinsed out his swim suit and put it in the dryer for a few minutes.

All that playing made him hungry - for peach cobbler!!

At MiMi's we play the old fashioned way!

Lunch was at McDonald's - always a hit with kids!!

Triple digits made it TOO hot for anything OUTSIDE so it was Lego's for his afternoon entertainment.

Then he wrote a book with the first page saying,
'Written and Illustrated by Levi '

We closed out the time together with a robust game of WAR!

I think it was a GOOD day!
Tomorrow is arts and crafts day and I have lots of projects planned.


Deb said...

now Hotrod would love that mud pit....can't wait to see your Art projects...

Kathy said...

I understand Levi. I'm a "homegirl". Looks as if Mimi Camp is a hit.

Amber B. said...

Omg he looks so much like Ben and Jesse rolled into one. Glad he and you are getting some time together.

Anonymous said...

A mud pit??!! What a great idea!! He will never want to leave now!

Kristal C.

Linda said...

I hope not!!! He is a doll!!! And he LOVES the arts - which we will be doing all day tomorrow!

bj said...

What a fun time....for the both of you. :))
I miss our "little" grands...but I love them all grown up, too. :)
hugs, bj

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Taking reservations for MiMi camp?
You are a true joy, my friend!

Debbie said...

he is NEVER going to leave!! what an awesome mimi you are!!

Linda said...

Sweet photos, Linda, and the mud pit is an awesome idea.

Vee said...

He may become a MiMi's house biy after all! Levi is such a handsome boy! Looks as if you had a very good first day.

Vee said...

boy...boy...boy...I have no idea what a biy is.

Susie said...

Linda, Levi is sure a handsome kid. I like that he is playing with legos. That has always been a favorite toy for my kids and,Susie

Angie said...

My Axle is a Home Boy too! He rarely stays with my Mommy.
Boys and Mud go together like Peanut Butter & Jelly! I love his Hot Tub area. Axle would have been in pure bliss!
Looks like a GREAT day at Mimi Camp. I bet he will be ready to come back :)

Carla said...

I could use a mud pit.. lol. Out of the mouth of babes.