What with their busy lives, and the weather, it has been a while since we spent time with the grand kids.
Then last night we were invited to go with them to Math Night at their school. Tom and Isaac did third and fourth grade math. Irene and I did first and second grade math. Then we stopped at Dairy Queen for dessert. It was a fun evening.
Today I picked the kids up for early dismissal and we had craft time. Irene thought she had bad luck when she got a wooden car kit to assemble at the family Christmas party, but I convinced her that it would be a great craft project when she came to visit. And she could paint it! That convinced her. Today was the day.
Grandpa was her helper and he informed her that first she would have to read the directions. That met with a bit of resistance, and she flung the paper down, declaring that "I can't read Japanese!" Grandpa got her restarted and off they went.
(BTW, Jill always sits on the kitchen counter. Like mother, like daughter.)
A magazine had arrived for Isaac, so he read it and had a snack, and I had my chocolate and coffee time. Grandma always works better when she's had her chocolate. Isaac also helped me work the puzzles in the newspaper.
While Isaac and I were occupied, Irene and Grandpa went to the garage to pound some nails. Cool. A car!
Isaac and I were going to do a sewing project. Isaac picked out his fabric and we cut out two squares and filler to make a pot holder.
Then Isaac used the sewing machine to quilt it together.
He learned how to select some fancy stitches, and worked on his own with nearby supervision.
Irene had to wait for paint to dry so she appeared and I set her up with some hand stitching. All went well until she poked her thumb. There were tears, but I couldn't find any blood.
Irene liked my "tool box" and enjoyed trying things out.
Isaac finished stitching his pot holder, and I got the serger set up to finish the edges. He decided he wasn't quite ready to run that, so he ran the foot pedal while I guided the fabric. We agreed that serger is one cool machine!
Downstairs, it was time for more auto paint. It's not surprising that Irene had created a rainbow car.
Jill picked the kids up after work, and now the house is quiet again.
Josy has come back out from under the bed.