Friday, September 01, 2017

On The First Day

There is little to calm the spirit more than a small child's enthusiasm and laughter for things that become somewhat routine to an elder. My grandson is six and has a mind interested in many things. On the first day of his week long visit, we had been charged with looking for a new bike as he had outgrown the one from last year. We are lucky to have a small bicycle shop in town and he found a lime green/red racing stripe bike that just suited his needs. It even had hand brakes! Something new for him to try.  The photo is filtered to hide faces a bit.



Then we had to plan dinner as it was late in the day.



First, we had to check the crab traps to see if that was what we were having!



What fun hearing him squeal when the traps had crabs.



We ended up with 9 medium sized crabs which made enough for the three of us!


Back up the hill to start cooking.


18 comments:

  1. Everything is an adventure with a six year old! Enjoy!

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  2. Looks like your grandson is having a fun time. And checking crab traps, I do remember doing that as a child in Louisiana. I love crab! Dad used to take us out to eat at Fitzgerald's in New Orleans to eat boiled crabs on the porch by the water every Friday evening. They would use newspapers as tablecloths and just throw all the crabs on the table.
    Enjoy your time with grandson! They grow up so fast...

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  3. What a beautifully illustrated day. Thanks for being there for him. And too, all the exercise is good for you too.

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    1. Yes. Forced exercise is the best as I would just sit in a fetal position most of the day.

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  4. Such fun, catching your own dinner!

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  5. What fun! Happy New Bike!

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  6. I share your good fortune in having a six year old grandson. There is no better company for good fun and lifting the spirits. I hope you feel rejuvenated after a week of having him around.

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  7. What fun to have a six year old in your life. I'm still waiting for a grandchild.

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  8. Clearly your grandson had the time of his life on this first day of his visit!

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  9. I think your grandson's visit must have been magical for all of you.

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  10. What fun to have the grandson with you for an extended visit. He will never forget the memories he makes during this time, I know. :-)

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  11. Reminds me of Ron taking the grandsons to check the crawdad traps. So happy you are enjoying your grandson.

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  12. What a lovely story with great illustrations. Love his new bike. I'm guessing you will be worn out after a week.

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  13. I, too, enjoy a young grandson -- recd first day of scholol in first grade photos today. So much pleasure when we've been together but can be so exhausting, too. Wonderful memories your grandson will have.

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  14. Love this. Last year my grandsons and I ate a clam that we dug. This year they went paddle board surfing at Yoga Jam. My grandmother equation is this: my grandkids take the most energy but they also give me the most energy. How does that work?

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  15. Looks like a great time ! Must be salt water? I generally am allergic to all the shellfish... Love the last painted one!

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  16. One of my fond memories is of picking up crab traps from Terry's Camano Island's cousin's boat. Wonderful dungeness crab, my favorite and the best ever. KIds had a great time, too.
    I'm feeling grandkid deprived right now, but they will all be with us at Christmas.

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  17. It sounds like a week at your house is kid heaven!!!

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