A Grand Day

I promised you more grandkid pics, and I am delivering.

As you know but may have forgot, we babysit the kids Monday through Thursday: Cuppa in the morning and AC in the afternoon. Thursday, however, was a perfect summer day: clear blue skies, warm but not blistering hot. Perfect. So we decided that we would combine our forces and do something semi special with the kids.

We began the day by going out for breakfast.

Breakfast Out

The boys sat on one side of the table.


Breakfast Out

The girls sat on the other side.


Breakfast Out

Then the little girl joined the boys. I don't know what his sour look is all about in this photo as we were having a fine time. I think he was playing a role.


Breakfast Out

Then they both ended up on the other side of the table. We all thought it was pretty funny.


Breakfast Out

Aw shucks!


After that we were off to the water park but not the super slide type — just fountains and such that the kids can play in. The park is situated beside the river, and a little area has been cordoned off for swimming supervised by lifeguards.

Water Park

We tried going in the water, but the boy didn't stay after he lost his footing and had a little too much river water to drink. Actually, he didn't seem to mind it so much at the time, but he soon got cold and needed to be distracted elsewhere. However, Nikki Dee played for quite awhile, which afforded Buppa the opportunity of working on his tan.


Water Park

ND also enjoyed aiming the water guns at various children,all the while chuckling maniacally to herself.


Water Park

Meanwhile, Z spent most of his time pushing the buttons that are used to re-start the water, which stops every 15 minutes or so — in case no one is around, I guess. Loving all things buttonish, he'd push and push whether he needed to or not.


All in all, I’d say that Amma and Buppa had a memorable day. The kids won’t remember as the calendar turns, but we will. At least we will until dementia sets in. But I’ll tell ya that the grand parents were kinda like y’know tired after one hectic breakfast followed by several hours of standing guard like a pair of Canada Goose in the summer sun.

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6 Responses to A Grand Day

  1. Lorna says:

    I can’t get past the image burned in my brain of you two as Canada Geese on patrol.

  2. Diana says:

    I can’t believe how much they are changing. I can really see it in their faces. Time flies as the geese do!! Glad you’ve got such sweet memories AC.
    Love Di ♥

  3. I see that Same scowl on Hubby’s face at times…I think it has something to do with just being a man and being extremely territorial….Hahahaa….
    Many times, I have felt…goose-like…
    Love the shots!

  4. Ruth says:

    They will remember, especially with these pictures. The children are an adorable pair! We have a new water park a block from our home but I have no little excuses to push the buttons.

  5. Hilary says:

    I suspect they’ll remember a lot of activities spent with their loving grandparents. Your day looks like it was a blast.

  6. Kila says:

    How wonderful. Even if they don’t remember the details years from now, they’ll carry with them being loved, feeling confident, knowing how to play and have fun, etc. You’re creating a wonderful foundation for their lives.

    I love your photos–the colors and clarity are wonderful.

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