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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Good Times January



                                                     January 2015

I have been wanting to get the Nana kids in swimming classes, but there was never any classes open when we were in Gulf Shores in past winters. Because we were going to be in Gulf Shores most of the winter, I was able to get them in a class in January. I got them in on a Saturday class, and because there were no other kids signed up for the Saturday class, it was like a private class for my three.
Noah always had the biggest smile and was the most fearless of the three.
Lennox had very little experience in the water prior, so he had a little more fear, but still loved every class.
Maddie also had little water experience, but always tries to keep up with the boys.
Kids doing the water wall bobs, and Noah smiling for the picture.
Noah had no fear jumping to the teacher on the first day of class. Maddie and Lennox took awhile but by the end of the 8 weeks of classes, they all were jumping to the teacher.
Mallery continued to have her ups and downs in January.
January was a little colder than December, but we always had a couple of days a week that was warm and or sunny and some beautiful sunsets.


I purchased an "In Step" bike trailer from craigslist, so Maddie could come along on bike rides. We tried a bike ride with her the first week we got in Gulf Shores, and she made it on her training wheel bicycle, one block before her legs got tired.
This was Noah's first year with out training wheels and does real well on the bike trails with us. We do have to go slower, but then again, I go slower pulling Maddie.
After our day on the bike trails, it was craft time for Maddie and Noah. (We have to have some kind of activity planned or they end up wanting us to play hid and go seek, which Joe and I get bored with fairly quickly).
Maddie and Noah painted pine cones and the Christmas ornaments we made on a previous weekend when we had all three of the grandkids.
Noah showing off his painted pine cone.

Maddie busy painting her pine cone.
Because we didn't have decent weather between the making, cutting out, and baking the Christmas ornaments, they didn't get finished before Christmas.
While Joe and I cleaned up the craft day table mess, the kids played in our side sand yard.
I just worried they would run into sand burs that are scattered here and there in the park. Mallery always seemed to find her share, on her daily walks. She has learned to stay on the roads to avoid them. After having all three of our grand kids over on our first grandkid day, Joe and I decided 3 were too many for us to handle in our small Nest. Now we stick to two at a time. One for each of us, until they get use to our rules. We are always exhausted by the time we take them home. All three have way too much energy from the sugary foods their parents let them have. (One of our biggest grand kid's pet peeves). The month of January was also a month of doctor appointments for me in Fairhope and the fun decade colonoscopy procedure.

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