Thursday, August 15, 2013

Grandma Week 2013: Day 1, The Aquatic Center

Excuse me. I'm looking for the swimming pool. –Unknown

Every summer my mom hosts a fun staycation for her grandkids. Grasshopper and LadyBug start asking when it is going to be before school ends in the spring. In early July, she did had a few unofficial Grandma Week activities with some of the grandkids. My sister and her husband went to meet his parents in England at the end of their LDS Mission there and left their kids with my mom. She invited whoever could make it to do a couple of activities while my sister was gone. I wasn't able to make it because of work, but Grasshopper and Ladybug and some of their cousins road the light rail system, went watersliding and made a trip to the dollar store.

Today kicked off the official Grandma Week for this year. Swimming is always on the schedule. This year, we went to an outdoor aquatic center and had a super fun, splashy time. I'll let the pictures do the talking.

{Top Left: Mantis, Cap'n Underpants & Lizard Boy
Top Right: Jill & Baby Cricket
Bottom: Grasshopper, Miss Butterfly, LadyBug, Mantis & Cap'n Underpants}

{Top Left: Toad (formerly Mouse)
Top Right: Grasshopper
Bottom: Miss Butterfly, LadyBug & Grasshopper}

{Grasshopper jumping off the low and high dives}

{Left: LadyBug jumping off the low dive
Top Right: Miss Butterfly jumping off the low dive
Bottom Right: Cap'n Underpants doing a flip off the high dive}

{Left: Frog (formerly Roly-Poly)
Top Right: Lizard Boy
Bottom Right: LadyBug}

4 comments:

Gene Black said...

I love the family pics of the kids having fun. Wow, Grasshopper will need a new name soon- he is growing up so fast. I am guessing he has started that growth spurt and that you can't keep him fed. LOL. I remember those years.

Shay said...

Looks like everyone is having a ball! I hope when Little P has school holidays we can do grandma week.

P. said...

Your kids are growing so fast. I can really see the difference since last summer's Grandma week. So glad you all get to enjoy this special time together. What wonderful memories your kids will have!

Jean C. said...

Looks like everyone had a great time, funny how although I live in the area you were visiting... we don't always remember that these activities are available. We forget sometimes fun is just around the corner.
Memories are made... and family is usually how we make them.