May 22nd Blog-Road Trips with the Grands
This blog included ideas for traveling with your grandchildren--specifically road trips. I gave some ideas for places to visit, and encouraged my readers to take a road trip with their young grandchildren even if it was to the next town. Some readers felt a need for tips on how to SURVIVE such a trip. I listed my tips below:
May 31st blog--Fun Questionnaire for Father's Day
A teacher friend shared the questionnaire, and I thought it would be great for Father's Day. I used it to interview my grands and then I used their answers and favorite family photos to make their dad a book. But you realize the questionnaire can be used for ANYONE--fathers, mothers, grandfathers, grandmothers, and other family members. A friend even suggested doing it like a Family Feud game. Read out the questions and everyone writes their response privately. Give them a few seconds to respond, and then everyone shows their answer--even Dad. Perhaps you could get two points if you matched Dad and one point for matching someone else in the group.
Here's that questionnaire again. And don't forget you can write me for a copy. Just use my contact page.
June 8th blog-Gardening with the Grandkids
My husband wrote this blog. He's an avid gardener. Some of my readers may not be so aggressive in that pursuit. A friend shared that she had started "straw bale" gardening. Much easier (I'm guessing) than regular, full-blown gardening.
Here's a website about it: www.gardeners.com/how-to/straw-bale-gardens/8882.html
June 12th blog-Balloon Surprise for Dad (or Granddad)
This was a good one from a young friend. She and her siblings had done if for her father. Yesterday was Father's Day, and my family did it for their Poppa.
Just a reminder that this balloon fun can be for anyone--mothers, grandmothers, dads and grandfathers, friends and family. And not just for Father's Day or Mother's Day, but birthdays and anniversaries as well. How fun for a young couple celebrating their 25th for one of them to have 25 balloons with a memory inside for their wife or husband. I think it's a very fun idea, and want to thank Lizzy once again for sharing.
So that's a recap of the past few weeks. I like to do that occasionally as my readers add their ideas, or else need clarification. And don't forget the Fourth of July holiday happening in a couple of weeks. Would love to hear your ideas on how you celebrate the day. Also share any crafts you do with your grands, and recipes that are family favorites.
Until next week. . .
Summer is the annual permission slip to be lazy. To do nothing and have it count for something. To lie in the grass and count the stars. To sit on a branch and study the clouds. Regina Brett
Retired school teacher and now full time grandmother sharing ideas and looking for new ones about grandparenting!