It’s the Little Things ( KIDS ) in Life…

There’s a saying about it being the little things in life…well sometimes those little things are kids, as in grandkids :)

Not too long ago I had posted about my grandson having a day off of school.

He spent it with me ( HERE

That grandson is in a different school district than the other three, who had their in-service day later on. They too spent their day here.

We started out with a movie and then moved on to baking cookies. Javis wanted to play a video game so it was just the girls and I. They shared measuring, mixing, and chopping duties. ( We were making chocolate chips + butterscotch chips + nuts cookies. )

It doesn’t get much better than having a fruit salad and cookies warm from the oven for a mid-morning snack…

Well…there ARE the beaters to lick :)

After lunch and cleaning up we headed off to let their dog out and play with him for awhile and go on to the local library.  It is just up the block from their house.  There the back room was set up for a boredom-buster day due to school being out.

There was a craft table set up to make St. Patrick necklaces with yarn, paper shamrocks and fruit loops, several tables with games and puzzles, and a Lego area set up.  They have a Lego club that meets twice a month for an hour….Javis goes when he can and one of his creations is in the front foyer when you walk in.

He beat me at Trouble.


We ate cookies :)

Late afternoon when they left for home, snow was swirling around and I was happy to anticipate staying in for the cold weekend ahead and getting a little more quilting done, among other things.

Most of the cookies went into a container for their house ( ” because you love us” , Mya observed ) but I kept a dozen here to go into the freezer.  You know…for energy :)

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15 Responses to It’s the Little Things ( KIDS ) in Life…

  1. Karen says:

    Love cookies, I would keep some of them too :)

  2. Nana Diana says:

    Smart girl to keep those cookies for ‘energy’. lol The grandkids are just adorable. It looks like you used the time to make some memories with them. The libraries are just an amazing source of fun, aren’t they?
    Have a wonderful upcoming week- xo Diana

  3. Eileen says:

    Hello, sounds like a wonderful day with the grandkids. Making cookies is a great activity and then you get to eat them, yum! Happy 1st day of Spring. Have a great new week ahead!

  4. Dawn says:

    What a beautiful day!

  5. Deb says:

    Hope they provided some quilting energy for you.

  6. Joyce says:

    What a joy to have a library within walking distance of your house! The kids are all so cute – and they know that Oma loves them with all her heart. Lucky kids! I grew up with indulgent grandparents right behind us. They were always there for us, and I could never do wrong in the eyes of either one of them! Highly recommended way to grow up!

  7. Kyle says:

    Those are the kind of days that all of you will treasure and remember fondly.

  8. What a wonderful day you had. Lucky woman. :-)

  9. Jane says:

    I think these kids will remember the same when they think of you in the years to come. You and the little things you made matter.

    Jane x

  10. Doreen JOHNSON says:

    Wonderful memories in the making!
    So special to have the grandchildren close by to enjoy all those little special days.

  11. Sweet Marie says:

    what a perfect day for all! we’re all cookie monsters here. :) your grandkids are so lucky to have you close by. :)
    happy spring!

  12. MARY WENDLAND says:

    Aren’t grand kids sweet ? And they keep us young and always looking for fun ways to make memories. I had no idea you could purchase pre-made binding like the one you showed. Great idea. Thanks for sharing. mary in Az

  13. Deb, you are the coolest Grannie I hope to be one day! Great post.
    Wren x

  14. rue says:

    Sounds like a fun day to me! It’s neat that they have a fun place at the library for the kids. Oh and I would have saved a few cookies for myself too ;)


  15. Val Reynolds says:

    Oh how much I enjoy your posts sharing your days with the grands. Homemade cookies!!! YUM!! Thank goodness you tucked some away for “energy”. LOL!! My grand guy is on his way to our house as I type…yippeeee….a spring break together will be a treat! We;ll have to go to the library! (Love that kids still love books!)

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