Bonding time, making memories with my grandchildren
Every day I spend with my grandchildren is such a joy to me, I am so blessed to have them.I love every moment I have with them and they love spending all their time with me.I love to do fun little projects with them.My grand-daughter Sylvia is 6 and my grandson Colin is 6 as well there is a 3 month age difference between them.
When I think about my relationship with my grandfather who is no longer with me. All the memories I have of him, it makes me want to build all the more memories with my own grandkids with me. These sweet little children, my precious gifts from God. I just adore them so much. We have so many wonderful bonding memories that we are building together. We have Nonnie cuddle times and reading stories, we love to snuggle and watch movies, pop popcorn and have hot cocoa. I love to get in the kitchen and cook and bake with them.
They love cooking and baking very much. Whether it be that we are making cupcakes, candy, cookies, cakes or having them hands on preparing an evening meal, they love getting their hands right in there and love learning all they can. Not only are we spending quality time together, but we are bonding, making memories and they are learning their heritage and life skills for future. We make crafts together, do everything from painting, coloring, cutting and gluing projects.
They love making home-made play dough and putting kool-aid in it to make it smell yummy, and using cookie cutter and kitchen tools to make things out of the play dough they made.It just amazes me how much they love to do things like we are on an adventure together, we build forts in the house and play together.
In the spring, they helped hands on building both veggie and flower gardens. They helped with the turning of soil, to picking out rocks, planting seeds and putting in plants, to watering them, and got excited to watch the fruits of their labor grow and bloom.
They loved collecting the veggies from the garden, picking beans from the stalks, they were so proud of their garden and they appreciated eating it because it was their work growing it. I couldn’t be prouder, for such small children they love doing chores and helping out.
They especially love caring for the animals we have, we have 2 cats, recently lost our pug 3 days before Christmas, they love to care for our chickens, roosters, ducks, and quails. Egg collecting is the highlight of the chicken chores for them and they are so proud to gather up the eggs, help wash them and put in cartons.They especially love their one rooster named Chuck, he was born from incubator with our 4 runner ducks. The funny part about the story is that we took the ch from chicken and duck from duck and got chuck because the rooster thinks he’s a duck and the ducks think they are chickens. Its the funniest thing to watch.chuck the rooster rides on their bicycle handlebars with them, he is so warm and friendly, he loves to be petted and held.
The other fun chore we love to do together is mowing the lawn it’s so much fun, as this crazy Nonnie gets on riding lawn mower with them taking turns , one waits like as if they were at a bus stop, we do so much of an area laughing as we mow and I let them help steer it, which is really me but they think it is them steering .We ride and giggle the whole time.
This Christmas was nice because I got Sylvia a small pink table tree, and Colin a small blue table tree and they were so tickled to decorate their very own trees and put angels on top, then we decorated the family tree together.These are the things I cherish and the memories they have with me, but also, as cousins, the relationship they have together is such a beautiful thing.I look forward to sharing all the wonderful adventures with my grandkids with you ,
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