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Hanging Out With Our Granddaughters

My husband and I have three-year-old twin granddaughters.  Bob’s daughter and the girls live near us, so we have the opportunity to see Harper and June on a regular basis.

 

On Monday, June 1, Harper and June hung out with me for a couple hours, while Stacey was taking care of some errands. The two hours went by fairly quickly.  The girls and I went for a short walk, as soon as they arrived. When we came back from our walk, we used sidewalk chalk to draw numbers and houses on the driveway.

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Harper’s artwork

We blew bubbles.

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It was a chilly day, so we spent more time on indoor activities than outdoor activities.  Inside the girls took turns playing games on the iPad (20 minutes each), read books, watched TV, looked at videos on my iPhone, and helped me move laundry from the washing machine to the dryer.  The girls talked with our great niece, Elise, on FaceTime too. Elise is about 6 months older than Harper and June.  The girls, all three of them, had such a good time seeing/talking with each other on FaceTime. June wanted to tell Elise that her baby got soaked in bubble water (June caused the bubble container to fall down…an accident…the baby was the only casualty). Harper wanted to show Elise her baby. Elise sang “Jesus Loves Me”. June sang the ABC song, while Harper sang “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” at the same time as June.

20150601_145050389_iOSHarper and June enjoyed hanging out with Grandma.

 
On Wednesday, June 10, Bob took half a day off work, and we took the girls to the zoo in Erie, PA.

We arrived at the zoo around 12:45 pm, paid our admission fee ($28 for the four of us), rented a safari wagon ($5) and walked the zoo.

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Grandpa pushed the Safari Wagon all through the zoo.

At each animal enclosure or attraction the girls would step out of the wagon, get an up close and personal look, step back into the wagon, and say “let’s go!”.

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Here are some of the animals that the girls saw.

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The girls enjoyed all the animals that they saw, as well as riding the Wildlife Carousel and playing in the Play Area.

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Harper wouldn’t ride any of the animals on the carousel. She sat on a bench. June LOVED riding the turkey that went up and down, as the carousel went round and round.

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June was more adventurous than Harper in the Play Area.
June climbed all the way to the top level in the two-story Play Area.

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Harper stayed on the bottom level of the Play Area.

 

I wish we lived closer to the zoo.  I would take the girls there more often, as they had such a good time.

 

3 Responses to “Hanging Out With Our Granddaughters”

  1. Lorraina

    Your grandtwins have totally separate identities and personalities already and that’s good. My twins were pretty much a carbon copy of each other in all ways until they started school and I arranged for them to be in separate classes. That’s when they each developed their own selves. Until then i kept them dressed in identical clothing but each a diff colour as that was the only way I could keep on track with them buying the same quality and price. I couldn’t figure out a way not to (i was only 16) It was a huge challenge and I applaud their mom for handling that twin issue so well!

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