Category Archives: Fun With Grands

Grandkids Say the Cutest Things

Have You Hugged Your Grandkid Today?

Grandparent, hug your grandchildren every chance you get. If you live close to them, spend as much time as you can with them.

Don’t live close? Call them. Do FaceTime with them if you both have access to an iPhone. But there are other ways to chat, so no worries if you don’t have an iPhone. Have conversations often with your grandkids. They do say the cutest things.

grandchildren and the things they say
My Oldest Little Grand with her Great-Papa

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Toddler Cookie Cutting Memories

Horse Head Cookies
Horse Head Cookies Pair

What age were you when you first made cookies? I don’t even remember how old I was. In fact, I don’t remember doing anything in the kitchen as a little girl except eating and opening the frig to get my cup of milk. There is a vague memory of liking sugar. No wonder I like sweets too much.

My lil grand, Ivy, is a toddler and will soon have her 3rd birthday. On my October visit, I brought her an early birthday present – a horse head cookie cutter because she loves horses.

Horse Head Cookie Cutter & Recipe
Horse Head Cookie Cutter Set

The cookie cutter set comes with a sugar cookie recipe.

Sugar Cookie Recipe
Melt 1 Cup Butter
Sugar Cookie Recipe
Cream butter & 2/3 cup sugar
Sugar Cookie Recipe
Mix all ingredients and blend well.

Ingredients:

Cream the first two. I melted the butter for Ivy’s cookies.

1 Cup Butter

2/3 Cup Sugar

Beat in 1 egg.

Add:

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 teaspoon salt

2-1/2 cups sifted flour

Mix all ingredients ’til well blended. Chill the dough for two or three hours.

Sugar Cookie Dough
Rolling the dough

Now it’s Ivy’s turn to roll out the chilled dough. She LOVED this…

Sugar Cookie Dough
Cutting out the cookies

and cutting the cookies with her new cookie cutter.

Horse Head Cookies
Horse Head Cookies Pair

She got to cut most of the cookies by herself, and I helped only with a few. This was SOOO much fun for both of us. I love to make memories with my lil grand.

Are you a grummy  grandma? What are the most fun memories you have made with your grandchildren? Share them on GrummysAdventures.com in the reply section on this page.

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Full Plate Thursday

Decorating with Kids’ Pumpkin Arts & Crafts

Toddler Pumpkin Arts & Crafts
Ivy’s Painted Pumpkins

I love fall decorating, and I love pumpkins. When my husband, daughter, and I used to live the RV lifestyle, we spent most months in the midwestern and northern states. They have the best pumpkin patches ever.

Since I get to do some October fun with my little grand-girls, the agenda includes going to a pumpkin patch with them. The girls have already been there with their mom, and Ivy got to paint some pumpkins. When I go with them, she’ll be able to pick out more pumpkins – one for pumpkin bars and some small ones for arts and crafts.

It’s amazing what all you can make from pumpkins. Try some of these fun art and crafty ideas:

Aren’t those the cutest little crafts? Share pumpkin crafts that you’ve made for your  toddler. Lil Grand Ivy and I can put it on our to-do-list.

Decorate your house for Halloween with pumpkins galore with crazy, fun designs, fruit, candy – and don’t forget the spiders. You can find cute pumpkin spider holders like this one I saw at HEB or even a spider wagon.

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Pumpkin Spider Holder
Spider Pumpkin Holder

Do a tablescape of candy corn, painted pumpkins, and apples. Is too much candy tempting your toddler? Hide it on top of the frig and offer apple slices.

Harvest Decor
Painted Pumpkin, Candy Corn & Peanut Medley, & Pink Lady Apple

and more Pink Ladies (from the kitchenhospitality.com tablescape blog post)…

Fall Apple Tablescape
Pink Lady Apples

Harvestime with nature’s colors of leaves, pumpkins, apples, burlap or hay bales is a “buddyful” (as my little grand two-year-old says) time of the year.