On Thursday, my eight year old granddaughter came over to spend the day and enjoy her very first “sleepover” at Grandmom’s apartment. We had such fun! First of all, she learned to bake a chocolate chess pie – with her doing most of it! (We enjoyed a couple of slices of it and took the remainder of it home the next day for her to share with everyone).
She came bearing all sorts of toys for us to enjoy – especially her little Polly dolls. We used my decorator boxes for their homes and let our imaginations create a story for them.
It was Valentine’s Day, so she wanted to surprise my neighbors (even a few I don’t know ) with special Valentines we created! She brings joy to her world that’s for sure and the Valentines were a hit.
We popped popcorn and watched the movie Sarah, Plain and Tall (which is actually based on a children’s book) starring Glenn Close. When it was her bedtime, she was so tired I think she was asleep a minute after her head hit the pillow in the big guestroom bed!
The next morning, we watched part of Anne of Green Gables and then we got ready to return her home for her morning school work!
On Saturday, my daughter, my thirteen-year-old granddaughter and my two grandsons came over. (My eight-year-old granddaughter and her dad had driven to Iowa City for the long day of a USA swim meet in her age group). While my oldest grandson stayed at my apartment to study, the rest of us headed out for a couple hours of “shopping”. First, it was to Michael’s for a few art supplies and soft, wonderful yarn for a new baby blanket.
Then my granddaughter and I headed to the pet store a few stores down the walkway. After enjoying a visit with the pets in the Animal Rescue League section of the store (my granddaughter wants to be a vet when she grows up), we joined my daughter and little grandson in the department store next to Michael’s.
After lunch, my daughter and two grandsons returned home while my granddaughter stayed to spend the day with me and enjoy her cooking lesson! With very little help from me, she made a cherry latticed pie. We snacked on a couple of slices that afternoon then took the rest home with her to share. It was delicious!
She is very artistic and we enjoyed drawing together. We used her new watercolor pencils and turned our drawings into a watercolor with just a few strokes of water…that was fun! All too soon, it was time to return her home and I stayed for a delicious dinner of lasagna, french bread and cherry pie!
I will look forward to more cooking lessons in the future. Maybe next time, we will try some Southern homemade fried apple and peach pies…