Friday, 28 November 2008

Just before this weekend, a bit about the last one...

On Saturday morning I took the kids and The Little Miss' BFF Emma to my mom's for a visit. She had her 3 friends from her teaching days there - all now retired for more than 10 years but still meeting often. We call them the Golden Girls - if you remember the TV show? One of them brought her grandson Charles along and the bigger kids had great fun playing with plastic dinosaurs. At the end they buried them and had an archaeological dig - I can remember us playing in mud and water as kids but we certainly did not know at age 4 that dinosaurs were dug up by archaeologists. Maybe this all had to do with our local museums great dinosaur programme for the pre-schools that all 3 did with their respective schools.

The archaeological dig'

Rushing to get water to make a bit bigger mess, no doubt.

The team of intrepid archaeologists - nice an clean! Wow! Took me two days to get the mud out of the two girl's clothes.

And washing their finds. Look at granny's fountain - in general all clean and sparkly. Took her and the gardener a whole day to clean out but being a gran just laughs about it and says they can do it again any day they want.

And the two little men, suppose to take a nap, but had none of that. Enjoyed all the attention from the 4 grans and slept for hours the afternoon.

So, what did we do the rest of the weekend?

The kids gave us the gap (and we planned around it) to do some major tasks in the house. We just don't seem to find the time to do very much needed work. And with some clever planning and very good kids we did it! It is just a start (but a very good one).

Today I am thankful for a great staff team at work - without them I would be lost.


  1. Yes, you are right.....sounds like grandma's are the same around the world.

    I haven't been reading your blog long enough to know that your mom was teacher. My mom is still teaching the 4th grade here.

    I love the pictures of the "dig" and the muddy kids. They are darling!

  2. Ooooooh, those kids look like they had lots of fun!

  3. Wow! That looks like a fun,fine mess!
    Darling children....

  4. FANTASTIC! Those pictures just say it all! Those kids were having such a great time :)

    I can't believe how big your little guys have become! Where did the time go?????

    ps Don't think I have said yet, but love the new look of the blog!

  5. Thanks for the visit from SiTS!! I think you are my "furthest" commenter.

    Very cool!!!

  6. It looks like the kids had an awesome time!

  7. Great shots! The children are so inquisitive, that's cool. Cute little guys.

    Found you on Candid Carrie.


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