Sunday, September 27, 2015

Old times are fun times!

My sweet daddy decided his grand-babies needed an afternoon of learning how they did things "back in the day". These stinkers are growing up with the ease of technology and to them everything is pretty much "instant". So it was a good dose of reality for them to see that sometimes things are better when you put a little sweat and hard work into it.

They were amazed to see the way they made corn, bread, butter, syrup and other goodies. For them, these things instantly appear in their pantry or fridge, so you can image the wonder in their eyes at seeing someone shake and churn butter or put a roll of yeast into an open fire. 

The girls went through this candle making process and each time they had to go around in a circle and dip their string in the wax. It took about 10 passes around to get just a tiny bit of wax build-up on their string. I had to laugh because when Aubrey and I were talking about her candle in the car, she told me "that was the hardest work I have ever done"!  Seems to me I need to be handing out some chores real soon so she can learn what work really is.

These two are best friends. They are so funny to watch because they are just giddy when they are together. Ciel insists that they are sisters...not cousins. Who am I to argue?  This is their fish face!

Weston had a blast too, he participated in every single activity and was determined to hang in there with his older cousins and sister. He is always a few steps behind, but refuses to be left out!  Weston said his favorite part of the day was riding the horsey. Aubrey said her favorite part was shucking the corn. My favorite part by far was the bee exhibit. I am fascinated by insects and reptiles so getting to see the bees up close and personal was amazing. Did you know that worker bees are all female?  Um...hello! Reality right there people! We were also able to see the queen bee. Apparently her only job in life is to lay eggs and be waited on hand and foot. The poor males are simply there to mate and then they die. HAHA!

Seeing my kiddos experience these wonders was so much fun for me...and such a bonus that my parents get to make these lasting memories with my loves!! I adore getting to learn and experience things through their little eyes. Making these memories is what life is all about. Thanks Papa D for the awesome field trip!


  1. What a fun activity!!! I am laughing about the worker bees. It makes since to me!

  2. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this adventure! What a great idea! Way to go Papa D!