My Fun - Day Four - Photo A Day May
This Is Fun!
To me this picture shows Fun! My two grandsons are sitting on Papa's "vroom vroom!" Jaxon, the younger one, even had a "Harley vroom vroom" birthday party. Actually, anything I do with my grandsons is fun.
Jaxon lives close by - in the same condo complex as us, as a matter of fact. I get to see him every day. Every day there is something that we do that is fun. I take him to daycare every morning. Since we have to go clear across town to his day care, we try to make it fun. We sing silly songs that we make up as we go. He teases me by pretending to go to sleep so that he can hear me say "Wake up!" He goes into a fit of giggles when we do this.
Jaxon is a very bright little boy, with a great sense of humor. When he was just a few months old he was playing with a balloon. His mom was holding him and he would bump his head on it, making us all laugh. Once he figured out that we would laugh at this, he continued doing it for several more months and giggled right along with us.
One of his favorite new things to do is to call his Papa "Old Man." We have to tell Papa bye bye every morning. As we come into the house, he yells "Hey Old Man!" and giggles as Papa runs to get him. There are many more instances of his humor. When Papa gets out of his recliner, Jaxon runs as fast as he can to get into it. And then he steals the remote, yelling to Papa, "I'm got your chair! I got your 'mote!" Again, he giggles as he does it.
Miles lives several hundred miles away. I don't get to see him as often. In this picture, he had come to our town to surprise us. He came in to play with the toys and to cuddle with Grammy for awhile. Him and Jaxon are best buddies. They even call each other, sometimes without their parents knowledge. (The phones have picture ID's for the phone numbers. They find the right picture and call.) Miles is six months older than Jaxon, but they love to play together. They share toys nicely. When one boy has a toy the other one has, he simply holds out his hand and the other boy dutifully hands over the toy.
A couple of months ago, I went to Kansas City to visit my daughter, her hubby and Miles. I took them to a cool museum, Wonderscope Children's Museum. It was so much fun watching him as he interacted with all of the exhibits. He had a wonderful time playing in the water, building with blocks, and seeing how golf balls worked in different contraptions.
After the museum, we went to the toy store. I was on a mission to buy him something, but didn't know what to get him. We wandered the aisles for several minutes until he found the little battery operated ride in cars. One was a pink Barbie car. He decided he had to climb into it and play. It was fun to watch him pretending to drive that car. Every time we tried to distract him from the car to go off in search of dinosaurs or super heroes, he would run back to the car. After about half an hour later we finally left the area with the cars. He eventually left the store with a remote control car and a Little People's Manger scene. And I left with a smile on my face because I got to spend quality time with Miles.
In June, I will get to greet another grandchild. My first granddaughter will be born. I can't wait! I love my grandson's more than anything else in the world. But with a granddaughter I have a chance to have more fun! Shopping for a little girl and with a little girl! Can't wait for you to get here, Little Skittles. Little Olivia Claire!
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