I love to party!
As a teen, I gathered neighborhood friends to come play games in our basement. As a college student, a group of us would play Murder in the Dark or the Dictionary Game. (I love those games!) I continued having friends over to party during my adult years.
And, now as a grandma, I especially love to party with the grands! So, I’m ALWAYS on the lookout of fun things to do with the grandkids.
While thinking about the upcoming birthday party to celebrate my mother’s 90th birthday, I came up with the Match My App game. (Match My App . . . Isn’t that a clever title that I came up with?)
I think this game will be a great party mixer! Continue reading
I woke up this morning at 3:30 a.m. I tossed. I turned. I grumped.
I was too wide awake to go back to sleep. I hate it when that happens!
I got up at 4:15 a.m.
I did some mending, tidying up, and organizing. I felt so productive! I didn’t want to stop at 6:00 a.m. when it was time to get ready for work. I was on a roll and wanted to keep chiseling down my to-do list.
If this party had been open at that time, I would have spent time browsing all of your wonderful ideas. As it is, I had to wait until now.
Sometimes I stumble across a piece of technology that makes me laugh.
One that tickles my funny bone.
One that appeals to my inner child.
One that is free and begs me to download it RIGHT NOW!
I came across one such technology yesterday and that app is called MouthOff. Continue reading
Summer will soon be here. Yay!
If you’re like me, you will have many opportunities to gather as a family — for picnics, Memorial Day, 4th of July, family reunions, birthdays, and even Labor Day. Which means you’ll need activities for your grandkids, right? Right!
The best kind of activities are those that do not require any preparation nor lots of ‘props.’ Tag fills the bill perfectly. Let me share with you 5 variations that you and your grandkids will enjoy! Continue reading
We had a family party Saturday to celebrate our granddaughter’s birthday, my husband’s birthday, my mother’s birthday, and Mother’s Day.
We had a great time!
I had been saving oatmeal containers for a LONG time so I took them to our party. The grandkids drew designs on them with markers and I gave them ‘drum sticks’ (round wooden beads glued on the end of a dowel stick) and we drummed rhythms.
Boy was it a LOUD activity! It was cute to see one of our grandsons haul his drum under his arm for the rest of the evening.
Ready to party? Great!
A new word recently crossed my path. I love it when that happens. It’s a good word. Useful, too.
At first, the word made me think of someone who hangs crepe paper streamers around the room. Maybe to celebrate a birthday. Maybe for a Halloween party. Or even for a New Year’s Eve celebration.
Alas, those thoughts were in error. The definition has absolutely nothing to do with paper. Continue reading
Boy howdy! We had a torrential downpour last night. Part of the time, it hailed.
Rain is good when you live in a semi-desert and where it seems you always live on the verge of drought conditions.
After the rain, the sun came out. Everything seemed so green. So crisp. So beautiful.
It is supposed to be in the low 80s this weekend which is good because I’m going to have a get together with the grandkids. It will be nice to do something outside with them!
Are you always on the lookout for games that you can play with your grandchildren?
I have a wonderful game for you called Tip the Fruit Basket. It takes ZERO prep time (wahoo!) and is easy to learn so that even grandkids as young as four years-old can learn how to play.