Thursday, 4 February 2016

A Nana Day

A couple weeks ago...sunrise and the early morning drive to daughter's shows country roads are long roads.

Wearing my Nana hat several times a week is one of my pleasures, as you know.

But do you know what it's like to dress a two year old for going outside in the snow?

  I'd honestly forgotten what a rigmarole that is what with the snow pants, parka, hat, mitts, boots.  I was tired by the time I got myself ready and he had almost forgotten what we were attempting to do.

Here he is patiently waiting for slow poke Nana to get her snow boots on.

  But the fresh air was worth it.

  A few slides down his little hill, a trot through their big back yard looking for tracks and a long walk to the super mail box with Nana doing the slide pulling and getting her exercise...all good fun.

Back inside and I thought we both deserved a treat.

His mommy had made oatmeal and blueberry muffins....Nana sized and  toddler sized...

This links to Martha Stewart's excellent recipe for Blueberry-Oatmeal Muffins.

Then without skipping a beat, back to play.  His Mommy and him had a wonderful time working on this project one weekend.  A homemade parking garage for his smaller cars.  Her work mates had helped in the paper roll collecting.  


He loves putting all the little cars in the compartments so it is a big success.   Pinterest has loads of sites featuring recycling ideas for paper rolls and this storage garage is but one of them.  Here is a link to the Diply site which offers many ideas on what to make if you want to recycle these things.  Always the ideas are amazing and so creative and I am so impressed.

The winter moon rising over their backyard.  It is just gone 5 pm so you can see the days already lengthening.  Just a few weeks ago and it would have been completely dark by then.

"Having a child is wondrous.  It is to forever have your heart go walking around outside your body."

                                                                                          Elizabeth Stone