Monday, August 21, 2017

Things we like to do


Granddaughter-the-Elder and I had a trip to the Botanics on Thursday. She seems quite interested in plants, unlike her brother. (Me: This plant is called a penstemon. Grandson: Were there street lights when you were a little girl?)



Granddaugher-the-Elder is also very, very keen on books. She can't read yet, but sits for a long time telling herself the stories from books that she's had read to her.



Grandson prefers doing things.



I fished out some of our children's old toys, and the little ones enjoyed playing with Sticklebricks


- Auntie Daughter 2 is good at building things -





and the Shuffly Castle.



Son-in-Law 2, the actor, is in Edinburgh performing in the Fringe, and he read "Flat Stanley" to the children. I don't think they quite realised how good his reading was - lots of different voices and accents - compared to the usual standard of performance around here, but they certainly seemed to enjoy it.





This morning, when I took this photo of the garden, I realised that the light had a slightly autumnal quality. But it's very mild and there are still lots of flowers. It'll be August for ages yet. (Won't it?)

5 comments:

  1. Such 2 very different little beings. What a lovely garden you have.

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  2. Oooh, it's handy to have an actor SIL around for times like these LOL. I would love to hear him reading the children a story. How fun to see DD2 -- and the little bundle!

    And no, August won't be around for ages. Sadly, just one more week. You have a family birthday next week -- ours is today, but it doesn't seem like it. I just can't make out where the summer has gone.

    Btw, those grandbabies of yours are growing like weeds!!!

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  3. There's no denying the quality of light is changing. DIL is at the Fringe too. I wonder if they have met up.

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  4. Love those pictures. Sticklebrick building looks to be a very serious activity and how marvellous to have an actor reading you stories (I remember my girlie bursting into tears one time when I was telling her something and her saying, 'But that was your Stig of the Dump voice'). Your garden is lovely. I'm very envious.

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