Tuesday, April 26, 2011

He's THAT Kid!

My youngest grandson is so adorable.  He's very loving and his favorite thing to do is cuddle.  BUT he is also THAT kid.  You know, the one you hear on the plane screaming because he wants to stand up when it's time to buckle up, or run up and down the aisle.   Yes, he's that one!  He's also the kid who you'll hear in the grocery store asking for a toy or candy or something and upon hearing NO will cry - LOUDLY.  He's also the one who will scream because his brother took a toy, but it was the toy that HE took from his brother first!  He's also very loud - we have to keep reminding him that we're standing or sitting right next to him when he's talking.  Now, I know I'm making him sound like some sort of monster.  He really isn't - but some days, he leaves his parents exasperated!  And rightfully so!

However, he can be so sweet and innocent.  Just this past Easter holiday, his sweetness was confirmed.  He very quietly sat in church on Easter morning (this should have been a clue).  He was actually listening to the Pastor as she spoke about Jesus.  She was talking about the fact that Jesus died.  Well, upon hearing those words, my grandson, (as loud as possible, I might add) turned to my daughter and said, "Jesus is dead!, How did THAT happen?"

Needless to say, the snickers and giggles were obvious but his innocence and honesty got him a huge hug and a quick explanation that could be continued later.

He is so adorable and really not a monster at all.  He's just a little boy who is curious as he learns his way in this big world!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Shrinky Dinks

So being another rainy day, we decided give the Shrinky Dinks a try today.  Kids love Shrinky Dinks.!  What is it about them?  Is it the way they shrink in the oven and turn into miniature objects?  The true transformation of something they knew was just a piece of flimsy plastic they colored on?  Whatever it is, kids just go crazy for Shrinky Dinks; at our house anyway!

We purchased a pirate pack.  As all the little pieces were colored crazy ways, they were ready for the heat.  I loved watching those four little eyes peering into the toaster oven window.  The plastic was shrinking  before their very eyes!  Watching those expressions of surprise is a site to behold!  The boys were watching in total disbelief commenting and shouting the entire 60 seconds it took for the dinks to shrink!  Such a powerful moment when they were removed from the oven.  Mouths hung open in silence!  It really happened ~ they shrunk to what was now a puny size of colored plastic to me but to the boys, they were treasures!

Rainy day activity a success!