A weekend getaway at a cozy b & b? No! How about secluded in a resort with a pool and room service? No! Could it be time to drive over 100 miles and see our Grandbabes? Yeppers. Well that is what we would like to do. We have not seen them in a month and it will be several weeks before we see them again. So that was out plans. WAS!
Yeah, you saw that. Instead we are not going anywhere. Why? Well Dear Hubby has to start working Saturdays at his weekday job. I know, I know, he works two jobs already. So let's add a day to the schedule. Once he is done with job #1 and then pops over to job #2 to help out there it will be Saturday evening. So no trip to turn around and come back home the next day.
So I am thinking of what I can do with the Grandbabes next time I have them. I am pulling out my secret bag of tricks. It is in the form of Sharon Lovejoy's book Toad Cottages & Shooting Stars. This is the bomb for us grandfolks. I was hoping that now that it is cooler we can do more outside time. With my lovely TK, we can work on a recipe to help attract more butterflys to the yard. But I bet she is going to be more interested in the worm hotel. Heck, I can't blame here. A worm hotel sure would come in handy when I want to go fishing.
I know my lil Man will be right there with us. He is great with a sand shovel. So I was planning on making some pumpkin patch pots. It would be just in time for the fall weather. He can help shovel in the dirt and plant the pumpkin seeds too. There are so many ideas in the Toad Cottages & Shooting Stars that I bet we will have plans for every trip they get to come and visit. Here are a few more:
- Pizza Box Solar Oven reward children by cooking in a Sunshine Kitchen (p. 109)
- Backyard Explorer Kit explains what exciting things they'll find in their own backyard (p. 32)
- Firefly lanterns sharpen children's senses for nighttime explorations (p. 64)
Now, in the mean time.....my anniversary plans. No trips out of town. So any ideas? It seems it will be time at home but not just the two of us. I wonder about running all out of the living room and making up our own lil private dance club. Dress up, turn on our favorite tunes, light some candles and just drift away in each others arms. Oh that sounds so lovely....yeah, that is just right. I mean, we all know I always say....There is always time to DANCE!