Beach exercise

Beach exercise

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Relearning skills of the past..



We have completed half of our time looking after our grandchildren Victoria and Nico. It has been lots of fun, very tiring, and occasionally requiring the patience of a saint.  Perhaps the hardest part has been the need to be on a strict schedule.  This is not something that we are really use to anymore.  We certainly have been reminded of our childrearing years and, as I have noted before, it is a young person's job!

Much of the time has been pretty routine stuff.  Feeding and changing Nico and trying to keep  Victoria entertained. 






There were lots of things to keep everyone busy.  First it was the Halloween event at the local zoo.




   
Then is the visit every Thursday to the library for story time and the weekly selection of books.



There was, of course, the occasional directions to not completely clutter up their parents house. 


We did a tour of the Fort Pickens historic site. We even went to our favorite fish restaurant in Pensacola Beach with their mom for lunch.  It turns out that Victoria loves Grouper bites with fries.




One of the big hits was a visit to the Gulfarium on Okaloosa Island.









On one slow day, Victoria and I went to Hurlburt Air Force Base and gave the outdoor aircraft display a close examination.  For some reason, she was not interested in my explanations of the importance and use of each aircraft and gave each a different amount of scrutiny based on a system I failed to understand.





Finally, as we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, Victoria, with a little help, built her own ginger bread house.


So it has been for the last weeks!



15 comments:

Nan Talley said...

Ohhhh my! YOU have had your hands full. You are going to need a long road trip and some R and R.

Nancy said...

Such beautiful kids and great pictures. The exhaustion will wear off, but the memories will remain.

Sherry said...

Wow you are some grandparents! Did we really do all that with our own kids?? Great pictures. They are beautiful children. When do you get to retire? LOL

Wanderin' said...

It certainly is a job for the young. We had our kids when we were barely in our 20's. It worked then. Not sure I would want to start raising them again. However, like you, we also helped with the grandkids.

Karen and Al said...

What cute kids. It's so nice to have you babysitting them, instead of a daycare. I don't think I'd like the strict schedule either!

Gail Houle said...

Love my grandkids like crazy but they sure can wear me out! That's when it's nice to be able to give them back ;)

John Hedges said...

What a great memory maker.

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

Your grandkids are growing like weeds and more adorable with each picture!

But Victoria and Nico didn't totally mess up the house, it looks like there was plenty of room left..to mess up! ;c)

Tiring? Yes. Would you want to miss them growing up? I doubt that! :cD

Paul and Marsha Weaver OCT. 17, 2009 said...

WOW...I want to be your granddaughter. Victoria and I would have a blast. I love all those activities.

Nico has got the hip hair look going on. Hahahaha

Judith Bell said...

That Victoria sure is growing up. Seems like only last month she was the little baby.

Jim and Sandie said...

I'm now exhausted from reading about everything you've been doing. I figure by the time I have a grandchild I'll be too old to even be able to hold them. lol But your grandbabies are sooo cute.

Rick Doyle said...

Great blog and pictures of your absolutely beautiful grandchildren.

It's terrific that you are able and willing to spend so much time with them - nothing beats time spent!!

Carol K said...

Good for you for spending quality (and quantity) time with Victoria and Nico. I enjoyed seeing all the pictures!

Luci & Loree said...

Those little kids are beyond cute!!! Are you napping now? :)

Laura Skjenna said...

whew! I need a nap after reading about all your activities! They sure are cute - you are truely blessed.