This post is about the memories that I made during
my 12 day stay in Boise.
It's my journal of those memories.
Something to remind me of the fun I had while there.
I knew I was going to be taking care of plus entertaining
our three, little grandchildren.
So, I packed a huge bag of craft ideas, one for everyday.
I called these "disposable art projects"
(throw them away when we were through playing with them)
Some were fun and others were duds.
We didn't care because it's all about the memories!
Here is a list of the crafts:
2. Paper Plate Hangings - http://pinterest.com/handsonaswegrow/stuff-for-windows/
3. Paper Bag Puppets - http://pinterest.com/donnaquilt/paper-bag-puppets/
4. Story Books - http://pinterest.com/pin/326862885425648867/
5. Chalk Drawing - bought sidewalk chalk at the Dollar Store
6. Paddle Ball - http://puddlesandmud.blogspot.com/2011/06/balloon-paddle-ball.html
7. Kites - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQ4Nt_fmwuc
8. Chinese Fans - http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/chinese_fan_craft.htm
9. Water Guns - on a very hot day, I bought these at the Dollar Store.
10. Play Dough - http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Play-Dough
Every morning, we would go for a walk.
(this gave Kimmy and Mark time to shower,eat, feed Silas and get ready for their day)
We explored all sorts of things from bugs to water culverts.
Great time to take it slow, listen to the birds and enjoy the start of our day.
We never left the house without something on our heads!
(official Bug Squishier)
I packed enough craft projects for each day.
It was part of our morning routine, after the walks.
Mother's Day, we visited a Street Fair where Lulu
had her face painted.
Pretty Pink Lulu
(official Page Turner and Little Mother)
Playing with our homemade projects.
Well, some of us, found other ways of playing
(Ila May in the toy bin.)
Funny Ila May
Looking through the knot hole
(official Make You Laugh Maker)
We read, read, read and read.
After a long, hot walk, quiet time was a welcome activity.
Morning breakfast time included two new routines.
1. Pre-Breakfast: this was some sort of fruit, which would tide them over until, and while, I fixed them a hardy breakfast.
2. One Minute Stories: I am always telling them make-up stories, on the fly. I thought it would be fun to have them tell stories to each other and to me. Only their stories would be short, 'One Minute Stories'. So, while eating breakfast we would go around the table, telling a made-up story. Lulu would time each of us with the big clock on the wall. We would have to stop, right at the one minute mark! This was so much fun. They got more and more creative each day.
Below is our tearful, last Pre-Breakfast ...
before I left for home.
The ride home was beautiful but long.
I had time to think about the days in Boise and how much
I will miss our daily routines.
The top picture is ONE of the mountain ranges, that I crossed through.
The bottom left, is of a car driving down a dusty, dirt road.
The last picture is me crossing the 45th Parallel,
half way between the Equator and North Pole.
Well, this is the end of this post.
I will be going back soon.
Only, this time Tom will be with me!
He needs to meet his new grandson
and catch up with the other three!