* We spent almost two hours Friday evening at a local park where we were treated to an exhibition and discussion on moths, scorpions, giant beetles, ants, and butterflies. For a break from all the learning we walked around a beautiful lake at sunset and he did some arts and crafts projects.
*The next morning was spent at a local Lowes building center, putting together a wooden action figure motorcycle. He barely looked at the directions for the dozen or so pieces; he just instinctively knew what went where.
* We took our dog, Bailey, to the park twice for walks and romping around the area, all in the 105 degree heat.
* Betty and he handmade dozens of miniature capes and coats for Lego action figures out of various colors of duct tape.
* We played a Disney board game.
*He invented a game involving a white board and colored pens. We played several times, with him usually winning.
* We had a 60 minute quiet time each day for book reading
* He helped clean up after meals
* We took him to dinner at a buffet restaurant, where he was allowed to choose whatever he wanted and in whatever quantity he desired. He said this was the highlight of the weekend for him! At home, I am pretty sure chocolate covered marshmallows, cotton candy, a cupcake, and jelly beans are not on the menu. Add to that pizza, french fries, and watermelon, and he was a happy young man.
Betty and I are tired, but happy. Having grandkids who want to spend time with their grandparents is a special blessing. When they are as energetic and full of life as he is, that positive approach to life has to rub off.
…just another part of the satisfying journey.