Monday, May 26, 2014

A weekend with Landon

Because the Grands all have swim lessons on Wed. and Friday at 6pm now, we have shifted our weekends with the boys to Sat.-Sunday.  Sat. morning, Kristen brought all 3 kids over to swim in our pool and show Nana and Papa how much they learned in Seal School the past week.  They have all 3 come a long way.  After lunch, Kristen took Leighton and Colvin home and Landon spent the rest of Sat. and a lot of Sunday with us.

First we had nap time.  Landon put on his favorite pumpkin hat and his bat man slippers and drifted off to a couple of hours of snooze time.

And then it was ICE CREAM time.  He and I headed down to the Sponge Docks to try a new place that specialized in yogurt ice cream and gelatos.  We were not disappointed.  Landon got the strawberry cheese cake and shared nicely with Nana.

We had to make a Walmart run for our morning at the beach Sunday so we got a new hat for Landon, fishy shoes (like Crocs only in the shape of fish) for all 3 Grands, a new pail and shovel and toothbrushes for Landon and his brother...Thomas the Train, of course...oh, and a great pirate movie from Disney with cameos from Peter Pan , Tinkerbell, Captain Hook, Smee and even the Croc (tick tock).   Then it was home to watch the movie, have dinner and read a half dozen books before bed time.

We try to come up with something new for each grandson as they visit in turn.  Colvin's last visit included a brief splash in the Gulf.  We gave Landon the choice between a ride on the Jolly Trolley to Dunedin to see the boats and stores or a visit to the little Sunset Beach where Colvin took his dips.  Landon chose Sunset Beach.

One tradition has developed and that is making breakfast with Papa.

And, after breakfast, off we went to the beach.


We built two sandcastles, one with a moat for our boat and one without.  We labored hard and long hauling water, splashing in the little waves and seeking building advise from Papa.  When it got too hot, we showered off, headed home and went swimming at our house, had lunch and then took Landon home. 

Another sweet weekend with one of our Grands.  Colvin was already asking about his turn. 
Today would have been my mother's 88th. birthday.  I so wish she could be here to see all her great grandchildren, Keala (my niece, Jenn's daughter), the twins and our little Leighton.  Happy Birthday Mom.

1 comment:

LyndaKay said...

She's alive through you and your sweet ways with the grands.

Cute pics.