Sunday, March 24, 2013

Fun Day With My Grandson!!

Today is a new day! This is the only day that counts!

Today was a fun day!  I picked up my grandson this morning and we are doing a fun day for his birthday!  He just turned 10 yesterday.  My daughter asked me not to buy her boys very much for their birthdays this year.  Since they weren't long after Christmas and they get so many things, she just didn't think they needed more things.  So I agreed to give them each a special day, instead.  They both had their birthday parties a little early so there was nothing planned for the weekend, his dad had to go out of town.  Since I was taking Grandson #1 for the day, my daughter took Grandson #2 to see Elmo on stage.  That way both boys had some special time and no one felt left out.

Grandson #1 insisted that his special day include my 18 year old son.  Well, of course, the baseball coach had other plans.  He decided on a four hour practice for Saturday morning, starting at 10 am.

I picked my grandson up at about 9:30 in the morning, he couldn't spend the night because of a late baseball practice on Friday night.  We stopped at Barnes and Noble to hang out for a little while.  Then we went to my house to play with my dog.  He loves playing with my dog, since dad won't agree for them to have a dog.  We spent time talking about things.  We had a good morning, along about 12:30, I saw that he was getting a little bored.  I asked him if he wanted to go watch his uncle's baseball practice.  I knew they were going to be scrimmaging with the JV team.  He seemed really excited.  I stopped and picked him up a pizza and breadsticks to snack on while we watched practice.  We had a little picnic there.

He was really excited about watching them scrimmage.  It was still cold out, but the sun was shining so it was nice being outdoors.  I think it hit mid 40's.

Finally, my son got to come home and we got ready and went to Dave and Buster's.  Grandson #1 had selected that as part of his fun day.  My husband, son , and I went to Dave and Buster's with him.  Of course, he mainly just cared about spending the time with his uncle.  He looks up to him and thinks he is great.  My son really is a great uncle.  He plays with the boys and makes them feel special.  I have always told him that since he is so much younger than his siblings, he will probably spend more of his life with the younger boys during his life than with his brothers and sister.  I hope he is close to them them growing up.  In a few years the 8 years age difference won't really be much.  He is 18 years younger than his closest sibling.  His brothers and sister have always taken him to do things and treated him very special.  I guess he understands how important it is to treat the younger boys that way.

After Dave and Buster's we took Grandson #1 home.  He wanted to stay the night, but with the weather coming in (6-9 inches of snow predicted) we thought he probably should go home.  We live about an hour away from them, so it might have been difficult to get him home the next day.

We stayed and played with both boys for a couple of hours, then we left to do some shopping and eat dinner.  We had to get some shoes and things before we leave for spring break.  We didn't know if we would be able to go anywhere on Sunday.  We may be snowed in for a day or two.

We got back home around 9:30 p.m.  A long and tiring fun day.  I loved it and can't wait to do it again. Grandson #1 is ready for his day.  I told him after spring break maybe it will be warmer and it would be more fun.  I don't know what he is going to chose to do.  I am thinking this could be much more memorable to them than gifts.

My sweet little girl has been feeling a little neglected I think.  She decided she needed to help me write this post.  She has to be beside me most of the time.

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11 comments:

  1. Making memories is SO COOL! Glad you had such a great time!!

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  2. Aww! You are an awesome grandma!

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  3. You guys really had a lot of fun. And yeah, I agree with Amy. You are an awesome grandma.

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  4. Sounds like a fun day. :) My doggie "helps" me blog too!

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  5. I think you have a beautiful relationship with your entire family because everyone is made to feel special by having their needs met. What a beautiful birthday gift of time and attention instead of just the easy way out - purchased toys! I'm going to really enjoy coming back here to see what else you're up to!

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  6. What a lovely day for the whole family! You obviously are close to your grandchildren--and children. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Have a great week!

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  7. I love that you give your grandchildren a special day alone with you. My parents never focused their time on one of us at a time, but now I see how important that ritual is.

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  8. Our children have asked us the same thing, no gifts. So we plan special visits also. I love it. It gets harder as they get older so sometimes it entails going to a sports game and eating together afterwards. Our youngest daughter is the same age as a couple of her nieces and her siblings are more like parents. Loved your post.
    QMM

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  9. Your grandson will remember this waaayyy after a toy would have expired. Making wonderful memories- one of the many perks of being an abuela. Thanks for dancing w/me on my blog; BB2U.

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  10. It sounds like you had a wonderful day. What an awesome gift! I think it is so sweet that your grandson looks up to your son. I bet they will always have a special relationship and it is great that you encourage it. Thank you for stopping by AmaraLand today. I will be back and look around your world some more -- so different to have a granddaughter!

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  11. What a fabulous day with both boys. Thank you so much for sharing this in the GRAND Social. A wonderful loving example to follow.

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