Happy Fourth of July to Everyone!
The days here are flying by. You know what they say about how times flies when you are having fun. . .well they certainly do. It seems like only yesterday I was bringing my grandsons home with me from Florida to New Jersey so they could spend part of their summer vacation with us.
We have been very busy. We had our trip to NYC to see the Lion King, days of playing baseball in the back yard or blowing bubbles. We even made a BIG tent and my grandson aptly named it Camp Imagine, this is where they and I can be whomever we want, cowboys, knights, safari hunters or just us! I know many people think that if you have grandsons it is all tough and tumble play, not true, they have a vast interest in everything around them, from watching me sew a shirt of a favorite stuffed tiger toy (with a skull and crossbones on the back!) to having tea parties. Our guest lists is long, with toy turtles, tigers, penguins, Raggedy Ann Dolls and a stuffed wart hog! Even my husband and our pug join in. We share a meal of fish crackers with water "tea" and a large helping of laughter, stories and good times, the memories I hope will last them a life time; I know they will for me. I tell them about when their daddy and their uncles were little boys. They get to hold toys that once belonged to their daddy when he was a baby along with a quizzical look upon their faces. . .trying to imagine their daddy playing with a clown doll!
In the evening we have story time where I read to them and sometimes I make up stories for them. They keep me busy and yes, there are days where I am tired, but I would not give this up for anything! Soon these little guys will be men, just like their daddy and uncles and the days of coming to spend summers with grandmama will be over.
Today were are celebrating the Fourth of July by having a picnic at the park and if they can stay awake we will go to another park for the fireworks. I want to wish everyone a safe and happy July 4th. I also want to thank all of our military for allowing us to have the freedoms we have.
Enjoy the holiday, your family and friends, until next time,