Monday, October 17, 2011

More Kidlet Time

Weekend flew by, three oldest grandkids spent the night with us Saturday, we love spending time with the kidlets and will make any excuse to have them over. They came over this weekend so mom and dad could have a date night. Baby too little to spend the night but she got to have some Nana time with her other grandma.

They came over Saturday afternoon and we spent some time gardening. We took the planters apart, they were looking very end of summer and replanted with pansies and mums. Kids love digging in the dirt.

After our gardening duties were done and the little one woke up from her nap we headed to the beach playground. Our thoughts were, kids could play and we could sit and watch from a nearby bench. Nice thought but that wasn't the way it happened. Playground was big, couldn't sit and keep everyone in sight, especially the two year old, so we decided to divide and conquer. Husband kept track of two I kept track of the other, then we would switch. When I told my husband later that evening that they were gonna sleep well tonight he looked at me and said, you mean we are going to sleep well tonight.

When I am tempted to get frustrated with life's events, which seems to be daily, I know I need to remember the many ways I am blessed instead.

He brought them out of darkness and the deepest gloom and broke away their chains. Let them give thanks to the Lord, for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men, for he breaks down the gates of bronze and cuts through the bars of iron   Psalm 107:14-16


Petra said...

Very good post, sharing some of the same thoughts and sentiments I've been having. I always enjoy your photos as well. Blessings!

Sandy said...

Wonderful words here, Maryann. How I
love the innocence of kids! I wait
very impatiently for my future
grandkids. Yours are darling and
it looks like they enjoyed their time
with you. I need to get my pansies
planted too.
Hoping you have a blessed day in
His presence.

Debbie said...

Loved sharing your grandma time with you, and I really loved that Psalm. I don't recall ever reading that one, at least in that version. It was exactly what I need to read right now.

Kathy ... better known as Nana said...

I hear you on not being able to sit and keep an eye on the littles while at the park. The parks here are the same way ... and the two girlies have NO. FEAR! If DH isn't available to help, I just don't even suggest going to the park any more. Maybe when the littlest ones get older/bigger?

Debbie said...

I enjoyed hearing about your time with the grands.....always a favorite time with me too. My youngest son has 3 as well and it is always a 2 man job for me and my hubby too. Have a wonderful rest of your day! HUGS

Nancy said...

Nothing like spending time with precious grandchildren.....Truly they are gifts from God....

Thank you for your encouraging words....I so appreciate them...