How's your weather doing? I just re-watched the movie, 2012, and I have to say, my weather is doing WAY better than what I saw in that movie but it has been pretty bad lately. Storm alerts, watches and warnings continue but we do have breaks in the midst. When I'm babysitting grandchildren, I grab at those moments…
…even if they are full of mud!
It's fun to play outside in between rain storms as long as the weather is also warm. We run, we hop, we have a blast!
Yes, we do get muddy…
…but it's well worth it. It gets all the wiggles out while we practice good sportsmanship. And talk about fun and physical activities for senior citizens AND young grandkids? Tag definitely fits that bill.
And, as my favorite scrapbook quotes & phrases resource puts it, "Don't knock the weather. If it didn't change once in a while 9 out of 10 people couldn't start a conversation."
When we are out of breath, we call a short time out, which gives me a chance to grab an easy to use digital camera, or use the one in my AT&T iPhone, and take some photos – like of this lovely old tree.
Then it's back to running, red pants and all!
Every spring we enjoy adding a couple of new rubber or plastic play balls to our collection. My favorite are like these Edushape 7" See Me Sensory Balls as they give this Sandwich Generation granny nanny something to grab onto. (They're also wonderful for activities for those kids with special needs like autistic children or those with sensory integration disorder.)
But we also love small rubber balls or plastic play balls for kids like these that you can get at the grocery store.
How about you? Do you have any favorite fun and physical senior citizen activities you like to share with your grandchildren? We'd love to hear about them.
P.S. For fun tips to help you when you use your own easy to use digital camera, be sure to visit Sweet Shot Tuesday, where you'll find a great contest to celebrate 52 weeks of Sweet Shots – a gift certificate to turn your favorite family photo memories into wall art! A delightful treat for the Sandwich Generation! And for fun reds to lift your spirits, be sure to check out REDnesday. Also, if you'd like some great ideas for activities for grandparents and their grandchildren, be sure to check out Toad Cottages and Shooting Stars: Grandma's Bag of Tricks.
P.S. Thank you so much for your comments. I enjoy them very much and read each one. I also love the grand ideas so many of you share that help and encourage other readers. Thank you.