I spend a lot of time with these two. They were on Spring Break a different week than their mother. When my daughter and Quinn came to pick me up at the airport, "Quinn said, Mama you focus on driving. I will find Grammy. She has white hair, that is puffy and curly, and those are adjectives." Yep he is a kindy and said that.
Elli had dance practice and also dance pictures. We spent several hours at the rec center. This is the view from there. I have rec center envy. They have centers everywhere. Lots of pools, classes and activities. That is why the state of Colorado is so healthy.
I had the car two days. Besides getting lost and making all kinds of u turns, we got to do a few things. For instance we painted pottery. Quinn and I made little dog dishes and Elli made a beautiful detailed plate.
We made quite a mess. It was busy and noisy there. From there we went to Red Robin for lunch. As soonas we go in there Quinn wanted a balloon. I said I think it would be better if we waited. Being a grandma he went ahead and took the balloon and I didn't say anything. While we were sitting down he puts the stick of the balloon in a menu that was propped up. It fell over and the salt container fell and broke under out feet. I told the waitress and told her not to worry about it now. The whole time I kept thinking one of us would get cute. Thank Heavens we didn't. So we drove home and pulled in the driveway and Elli said she doesn't have her Ipod. So back we went. We got terrible lost on the way home. Then to find it isn't allowed to leave the house. My SIL programmed their built in GPS system so all I had to do is push a button that says HOME. He is smart like that.
On the other day we had the car, we went to the Butterfly Pavallion . I have been there several times before. Never have I held Rosy and I never will. The kids do it all the time.
This picture isn't blurry it is steamy. They have a mist in the actual butterfly room . Quinn went upto this exhibit on his own.
Just for proof that we saw real butterflies.
The gift shop is always fun except for the prices. Quinn choose this net, hard to believe I know. Elli choose some necklaces. I saw some fairy gardens things and thought I should take some butterlies on a wire stick home to remind me of this trip. Guess what, it was made by ME. That made me excited (yes, something so little) because I bought some of her fairy gardens things a couple of months ago. When we arrived at the pavilion Quinn had brought a tiny insect container a real hot dog and some string. He had plans for when we went outside. The lady that sold us our tickets held those items for us. She had to think that we were a strange little group.
Here is what was outside. I would quess that this was a man made stream but Quinn was in Heaven. He used that net to catch five teeny tiny crawl fish. No one was outside other than a worker.
This stream ran a long ways. There were bleachers set up outside so I am guessing they do special events there.
Can you see how wet this boy is? He had his tiny crawl fish in that little container. He didn't have to use the hot dog or string that we brought along. But the hot dog disappeared in the car. I bet that will get smelly soon.
I was in big trouble for letting him bring those tiny things home. But it was okay that they had two snakes they brought home that were in the house. Hubby asked how big they were. I said I walked by them all week but refused to look at the tank. I am scared to death of snakes and spiders.
Stay tuned for Part Two.....................