Unfortunately, the easiest part of writing is quitting. The hardest part is starting up again as the days pass by one by one by one. I apologize to my readers, a few days off to reguvinate turned into a couple of months as the days flew by.
This did not stop the fun days with grandchildren as we continued with our adventures every day. We continued to find new parks. Our most recent new park just two days ago. We spent several evenings at the pool with parents and so many days at Living History Farms that the volunteers could call granddaughter age 8 and 6 by name when we would visit.
We did take some time off for swimming lessons and they helped me find and buy a new home. Several trips with the realtor and then taking care of business took some of our days, but time spent reading in the car on the way made up for the adventure that was house hunting. The children were able to read aloud and spell out to me the words they were having trouble with. That dedicated time in the car was fun for everyone. Summer reading program rewards helped encourage them as well.
We worked on summer workbooks to continue skills in reading, writing and arithmetic. We worked on telling time. Coloring velvet pictures continues to be a favorite passtime. Granddaughter age 8 has made that second trip to the craft store to get a new supply. The first batch are hanging in her room. A ritual after each print is complete.
Stickers continue to be the favorite reward and I've obtained quite the supply. For worksbooks its a sticker for every two pages. For reading I would photocopy the front of the book. The 6 year old and 7 year old continue to get a sticker for each page read. The 8 year old and 10 year old continue to get a sticker for each chapter read. Showing off the stickers to Mom and Dad are fun at the end of the day.
Don't think now that school is back in session we have stopped our adventures. Our adventures continue on the weekend and the best part is Mom and Dad are involved. Grandma still gets invited.
What are you doing to make fall as much fun as summer for your grandchildren?