Thursday, August 5, 2010

Making Up For Lost Time...

I just haven't been up to the task of spending much quality time with the grand kids lately. The trip to Helen wore me out, then my mother-in-law's health has become a prime concern the past few days, and has caused some family drama.

Children are smart, and Madison has "picked up" on this. On Sunday evening, after an emotionally draining weekend for my husband and me, Madison begged and begged to spend the night with us.

It was already 9:30 pm, Madison hadn't had a bath, and honestly, I was exhausted. I promised her if she would go home to sleep, she could come over the following day. She wasn't sold on the idea, but after two hugs, she finally agreed to go home.

The following morning, I had to go to the bank in town. When I arrived home from town, Madison and her mama were waiting for me in my living room. Madison was ready to "collect" on her promise!

Madison and I began our day with a little water color painting. Madison is definitely improving with her paining skills. For some reason, she always wants to begin painting with the color black! I always have to explain to her that it's better to use black last so it doesn't mess up the other colors...

We soon got out the play dough which is always fun for Madison. She loves to play with these crazy dolls that grow play dough hair. Don't you just love those scissor skills in the picture above?

Soon we moved on to the play dough molds. Madison is getting pretty good at working with play dough. I suspect that she's been practicing at home without MiMi!

She seemed quite pleased with how her play dough fish turned out! After cleaning up the play dough, MiMi was tired and ready for a nap, so I cheated and put in a movie--Beauty and the Beast. I didn't think I really ever went to sleep, but apparently I did. When I sleep, I usually snore. Madison quickly let me know that I was disturbing her movie! Gotta' love her!
We ended our day by playing "Grocery Store". We got out the cash register, the shopping cart, and all of the groceries. When my husband arrived home from work, I was teaching Madison how to put away our groceries in the pretend kitchen! Now that's what I call smart--playing and cleaning up at the same time!


NanaDiana said...

LOL-You were making play dough projects and we were baking cookies! fun-fun-fun! lol BTW-yeah...Beauty and the Beast.. We wore ours out and my daughter is on the lookout for a new one. You can't buy them anymore! Diana

Rose said...

Just a beautiful little girl. looks like you have a routine going when Madison visits. take care. Rose

Jingle said...

she seems having much!

Happy Tuesday!