Saturday, January 21, 2012
With three of our four sets of grandkids (from our four daughters) living close by, we sometimes double-up on times when we have them over. Carrie asked if we could take care of Cruz on Friday while she and Tyler had a belated anniversary getaway. Then Amy also asked if we could take care of Levi & Ali while she and Joe had a date night (post-poned for several weeks because of sickness either at their house or at ours). So last night we had two sets of our grandkids here for an overnighter!
The three kiddos had a lot of fun. And we, as Grama and Grampa, had fun, too. A pizza picnic on a blanket by the wood stove in the family room Friday evening ... lots of games together (Trouble, Candy Land, Chutes and Ladders, Twister) ... puzzles ... cartoons and a movie ... Lincoln Logs ... Legos ... little felt animals ... and lots of toys down in the playroom and on the main floor.
Two of our daughters and their husbands could have an evening and morning of quiet, without kids around - and we had a house full of laughter and grandkids. Now their homes are filled with the sounds of little ones, and ours is quiet. And we are blessed - a time of life when we get to enjoy both - the quiet days of "empty nest", and the house filled with laughter and kids.