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When Daddy's Away

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When Daddy's away, Gramaw comes to play.

The end of August, my friend Peggy and I (the two grandmas of our three Cincinnati grandbabies) tag-teamed it to stay and help out Mommy Kara while Daddy Kyler was in New York City all week on a work trip.  Peggy stayed a couple of days and then it was my turn.

Just a sampling of the week's fun....

 

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Lunch before Abram walks to the bus stop for his afternoon kindergarten bus...

 


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Little darlin' Daniel is growing up so fast!

I later rescued some of these puzzle pieces from the trash can...

 


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Papaw couldn't come to stay, but he sent some of the last garden corn and the children helped me husk it.

Lucy loved the idea of her dress being a basket.

 

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Daniel is walking everywhere these days.  And he won't be left out of the creative engineering that Abram and Lucy come up with...

 

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...in their craft room.  Gramaw spent lots of time in here with them drawing and creating.



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Cruisin' the neighborhood....


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Lucy is a maniac driver (just wait until she's 16!)...hang on Daniel!

 

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Taking advantage of the last days of summer to play outside...

 

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One afternoon while Abram was at kindergarten, we went to a nearby market.

 


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There is a fun little play area for kids, a miniature town.

 


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And a few animals...Daniel loved the goats!

 


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A true flower bed!

 

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Lucy helped Mommy pick out a mum...

 


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...to plant in her new planter.

Abram and Lucy were excited about it.  "We have a flower at our house!"

 


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Lucy with her neighbor friend....

 


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Drawing chalk outlines of each other...practicing for their careers in forensic science, perhaps?

 

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We discovered a very fun and cheap activity....sailing single-ply tissues off the deck.  

 


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Who knew tissues could be so entertaining?  We got a few hours of play from them.

 

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And, of course, we had to make some paper airplanes.  Followed, of course, by a competition.

I was the loser (no surprise there...) and created Abram a trophy for his airplane-flying success.  No comments from the peanut gallery on my rendition of the pterodactyl design....

 


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Doesn't everyone watch giant squid videos before breakfast???  I am actually quite astute on my giant squid knowledge these days, thank-you-very-much.

Gramaw comes to play...

...when Daddy's away.

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