Non-Stop Movies and More

I’ve had to rev up my game plan but I’m still keeping up with the Grandchildren.   I have to admit that when I was reading the other evening, I actually fell asleep while reading.  Yes, it’s possible to fall asleep while talking.  I don’t think Ahnika noticed (or she was thinking “poor Grandma”) and didn’t say anything.

Between Legos and blocks, a lotta building was going on.


Yesterday we unanimously decided we had to get outside no matter how cold it was.

They were definitely bundled up

We hiked to the school playground.  First they had to copy me – skipping, walking backwards, hopping, waving our hands over our heads.  It kept us warm but I think the neighbors are still talking about the ‘odd’ Grandma.


It doesn’t matter what time of year, swinging is always fun.


Then I sent Alistair out onto a semi-frozen pond

Well at least we pretended the soccer field was a pond.  Because stomping on the ice is always fun.


Apparently I was the only one  f-r-e-e-z-i-n-g, so I had to use the excuse it was almost supper time.


I always have helpers


Then it was movie night.  So we sat in the dark, watched movies and snacked.  🙂

I told you it was dark!

So far I have watched Woody Woodpecker Movie, Beauty and the Beast, Moana, The Trolls Movie, Super Girl, and Angry Birds.  I am reading a good Murder/mystery to even my brain out.


Today we headed into Watertown to go to the movie theater – Peter Rabbit – of course.  This was on the way TO the movies!


Apparently since it’s Winter Break and President’s day, every other family was there too.  Sold out!  I must have said close your eyes and smile!


Where else do you go when you have two hours to spare?

I learned a couple of family secrets.  1.  They always go through the drive-thru and couldn’t believe Nana was taking them INside  and 2.   Mommy always falls asleep during the movies.  (I so understand).

The movie was super cute and we all loved it.   If you go up 4 pictures, you will see how the kids looked on the way home.

I hope your week has started out well.

One Step at a Time,



Heading East to Hang Out With the Grandkids

Hello from New York!   No, not the city – The New York that is just across the river from Ontario!

My flight left Billings, Montana at a nice hour – like 6 a.m.  This meant an alarm set at 2 and leaving the house at 3.   As I flew east towards Minneapolis, I could see the sun coming up over the plane’s wing.  Hey Delta, someone really needs to wash the windows.

A little something different from the usual peanuts this time – a granola bar!

Heading from Minneapolis to Detroit, the earth was cracking!


My favorite part of Detroit airport.


Thanks Detroit for making walking/running through the airport a lot more fun.


All the flights went smoothly and soon enough I landed in Syracuse and my son was there to pick me up.

The day after I arrived we had an early 4th birthday party for Ahnika before Mom and Dad left on vacation.   Dad found the perfect pink, princess cake.


On Friday while her brother was in school, Ahnika challenged me to keep up with her!   A day with a 4-year-old  consisted of playing house with mermaids (Yes, it’s as difficult as it sounds), playing board games, and moving Princess birthday decorations into bedroom decorations.

And let’s not forget those tv shows.

And now they are bathed and asleep.  Time for some Olympics watching and book reading on the couch.  I’m still awake and moving.

Nana – 1        Grandchildren – 0


One step at a time,