Thursday, July 5, 2012
grandkid visits - week 3
Once again Tuesday week found me in town making the switch, dropping Robin off and picking up Autumn.
Autumn, also 14, is more reserved than her twin, but is very funny when she clowns around. She wants to learn to draw and by that she means not just draw pictures, but really draw things so they look accurate. I have a drawing program on my iPad which all three girls used extensively during their visits, each having their own album, but Autumn chronicled her visit in hers.
Here's a few of the 42 pictures she drew.
She had only a couple of projects for her week. We listened to music and sat up late every night. We had a slumber party one night since I fell asleep next to her on the futon while we were talking in the dark.
We made baby monsters.
She had me turn her school uniform sweatshirts into zippered jackets. It remains to be seen what the school uniform police will think of that.
She made cookies.
I made her two pairs of shorts.
Unlike her younger sister, she isn't really interested in learning to sew, just in the product. So while I sewed, she did this...
We went to the Freedom Fest here in Wharton and she walked on water
and bungee jumped.
We babysat my sister's two little dogs over the weekend while she ran around the yard refusing to let me take her picture.
She wanted s'mores sans the graham crackers (I blame the commercials for the kids wanting to eat these terrible things) but since it was too hot to have a fire in the little pit outside, she tried melting the marshmallows with a match.
When that didn't work, she melted the chocolate and marshmallows in the microwave.
OK, that wasn't such a good idea.
It seemed like the week had just begun when it was time to take her home.
I'm bushed and glad the grandboy still has a week or two of summer school before his visit.