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Two weeks ago, I showed off my senior mom's gardening greenery. This week it's the Sunflower House activities for grandparents and their grandchildren. Two of my grandsons spent the night last week. In the morning, they excitedly asked if they could go see the Sunflower House. After racing out to see that it was now almost at their shoulders, they ran back and asked for all their little people so they could go play.
I went out with them to make sure there weren't any ants or other bugs on it to wash off and then they took their little people, soldiers, and dinosaurs and had a delightful morning playing in the fanciful Sunflower House.
As much as I appreciate educational TV shows, like the LeapFrog DVDS, that teach them and give this granny nanny a few minutes of uninterrupted worktime, I am always happy when they are out playing and using their imaginations and this definitely was one of those magical moments!
The Sunflower House has definitely turned into one of those special summer garden activities for grandparents and their grandchildren that we will repeat next year and for as long as they keep enjoying it. 🙂
I really have to thank my sweet senior mom for all her help with this project. I may have planted it, and the kids are already playing in it, but she is the green thumb wonder that takes wonderful care of it. We love our Sunset gardening book (well, now our Kentucky gardening book), but she's my ultimate expert and wonderful water-er.
When you're a member of the no-time-for-aging Baby Boomers Generation caring for elderly parents and granny-nanny-ing or pappy-ing the grandkids, that's a BIG help!
For more fun photos and photo tips for the Sandwich Generation enjoying an easy to use digital camera, check out Sweet Spot Tuesday. And, if you'd like to get a fun book or two about The Sunflower House to read to your grandkids, click here. 🙂