Sunday, November 18, 2007

Grandmas & Grandpas

On Friday we went with our Heritage Homeschool group to a local assisted living home. We have been wanting to do this for some time and one of our members, Lisa arranged this for us. We were able to make our own cookie dough, bring it in & help the residents bake cookies for their fundraiser for the local Hospice. This was indeed an honor. It was fun working with the residents.

While the older ones helped with the cookies I took Bugs into the other room to meet with some of the residents. In our family we call them the "Grandmas & Grandpas". I feel it gives my children a closer connection to the residents & a better respect for them. The ladies LOVED Bugs. He was so adorable and charmed them by shaking hands, saying, "How are you?" and even dancing for them when one of the ladies played the piano.

Sweet Pea interviewed two of the residents about their memories of World War II. She is going to write an article using the interviews for our paper, The Heritage Bugle. She is very excited & was touched by their stories. World War II has been a special interest of hers these past several months and to be able to talk to others who had lived through this war amazed her.

Dave was able to join us for the visit which made it even more enjoyable for us. We stayed for about an hour and a half and had a great time. Our whole family is looking forward to going back real soon.

I only got a couple of pics b/c my batteries went & dummy me forgot to bring any extras along.

Making cookies with some of our new friends.

Here are the little ones rolling cookie dough with some help from the bigger kids. E-boy is in the middle. He had a blast and was so proud to be a helper.

1 comment:

Patty Jo said...

This is great!! I really enjoyed this story... too funny!