Monday, 6 July 2009

Makes my Monday - the grandparents are here!

Playing along with Cheryl - what a great way to start the week.

Every child loves to spend time with attentive and spoiling grandparents and mine, off course, is no exception to the rule. Since they arrived on Friday evening it has been non -stop fun, fun, fun! Yesterday we tried to chase the grey day away by visiting one of our open malls - the Irene Village Mall which is located close to our area's most famous dairy - hence, the mall has a cow-theme and is family orientated. It has a lot of sculptures spotted through it that are all "play-sculptures" - kids are encouraged to climb on them.

The kids with the grandparents in front of the huge cow statue - it has plants growing all over it.

The Little Miss on the cow sculpture with the horse behind it. It has climbing footholds etc.

The central open are has a play fountain in it and in summertime the kids just love it. At the moment, they have a synthetic "ice-skating" rink in it. The Little Miss didn't want to try it - the mommy was grateful ;) If you enlarge the picture you can see the cow's paws and udder sticking out behind the rink - another play sculpture.

Closer up - the udder is a slide.

The kiddo's on the udder - as usual, Little man L loved it - Little man C was scared.

The Little Miss wanted to get up and slide and couldn't stop. Up, down all the time.

She also loved the fountain.

We let the Little Men out to run - for once we were a one on one adult/child ratio so we could do it. They loved it!

Checking out one of the other sculptures.

And the other half of it - it's twin.

Taking a break to have pancakes and Milo - the two L's in the family - they share a name.

And our two blonds in the family sharing a moment. (not a blond one I hope!)

For some more feel good Monday news - head over to Cheryl's and play along too.


  1. Wonderful pictures!

    I hope you have a great time!

  2. Looks like you had a great time!! Love all the cow sculptures! That is awesome! Stopping my MMM!

  3. Great pics!! Looks like everybody had a great time!!Stopping by from sits!

  4. Grandma is here doing tons of spoiling as well. Grandparents are great!

  5. That looks like fun! I think my two would have liked the cow statues, but not the people statues...they are still leary of that kind of thing!

  6. Cool! Your inlaws sound like the sweetest grandparents ever. I'm glad they had fun!

    Happy MMM!

  7. Photos with the grandies are so special! I love all the cow themed statues.

  8. Enjoy those wonderful grandparents! (I can tell they are having a wonderful time!)

    Love seeing the jackets you all are wearing..we're sweaty here!

    Thanks so much for playing along with Makes My Monday, Cat!

  9. Great pictures! Your parents look so happy and so do the kids! I love how there are cows everywhere!!!

  10. Grandparents are the best!! It looks like you are having a great visit:-)

  11. i love it when the grandparents visit! we just had the weekend with my folks


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