Friday, October 2, 2015

Weekend Reminders - Saturday Snapshots

Recently, our four-year-old granddaughter stayed with us over the weekend. On Monday morning, I found these reminders of her visit around the house. We're so lucky that our grandchild lives close enough for her to be a part of our lives. 

We already had a lot of books, but a good friend gave me her children's Berenstain
 Bears book collection (and their Mickey Mouse Yahtzee game too!) Now there's
never a shortage of exciting stories to share. You'll notice we also have some classics:
The Little Engine That Could and Where the Wild Things Are, to name a couple.
There are more books downstairs in our library too!
Tea time! Somehow this china tea set survived my childhood (and my two younger brothers).
My granddaughter and I have tea parties regularly, substituting apple juice for tea and serving
graham crackers, apple slices, or dried cranberries as our main course.
These toys, lined up in a row, greeted me when I walked into the bathroom this morning.
They squirt water through their mouths, creating lots of giggles. Usually, grandma ends up getting a shower from these critters.
FYI: The table and chairs and the doll house came from the Goodwill store. After our granddaughter has outgrown them and moved on to other things, we'll donate them back to the organization for other children to enjoy. 


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11 comments:

Louise said...

I hope I get to experience the joy of being a grandparent one day (my son is still only 14 so it's quite some time away yet), it just looks fab. My son loved books and bath squirters too.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

You have given me lots of ideas for my future grandparenthood (five more weeks!)


Here's my Saturday Snapshot!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Wonderful reminders! I love when that happens, and it's been too long since I've had little ones in the house. My youngest grandchild is almost thirteen. But I used to have a bin with toys for him...now donated.

Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

gautami tripathy said...

I miss my grandparents!

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Jackie Mc Guinness said...

What fun!

Jacqueline Gum said...

So much fun! We played a lot of Yahtzee when I was a kid. I had no idea there was a Mickey Mouse version!

Yvonne@fiction-books said...

Hi Sandra,

There are so many great bargains to be found in the Goodwill store by the looks of things. Here in the UK, just about every charity has a shop on the high street, as a way of showing the public the 'face' of the charity. There is certainly no need for anyone to go without and like yourself, so many purchasers go on to become donators, when they have had their use out of an item. Children especially, grow out of things so quickly, that this is a great way to keep on top of their ever changing demands :)

Your grand-daughter is a very lucky little girl and it is great tha you get to spend so much quality time with her :)

Yvonne

Indrani said...

Sweet reminders!
Love those little chairs.

Sarah E. Albom said...

Aw, that little table is so cute! We had one of those when we were younger, but by the time we got rid of it it was completely covered in crayon drawings :)

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Sarah E. Albom said...

Aw, that little table is so cute! We had one of those when we were younger, but by the time we got rid of it it was completely covered in crayon drawings :)

- Linking over from Saturday Snapshots

Ginx Craft said...

I love the little tea time table. You are so lucky to have her close to you.