The grandkids have been with me most all week because the sitter who is helping us this summer has been on vacation. I try to keep them entertained and help them have some fun when they are here, but it gets challenging at times. I stayed with my grandmother a lot when I was growing up since my mother worked out of town. Although I loved my grandmother I really didn't enjoy staying with her that much. She was a self-imposed shut-in and mostly laid in her daybed each and every day...not much fun for a young child. I had to find things to entertain myself and I was often quite unhappy. I want my grandkids to grow up and remember fun times with me and so I'm constantly trying to think of new things to do. In a small town it can be challenging! Today we spent the afternoon swimming in a friend's pool but yesterday we went on a picnic to a nearby park. It's a very small park with a very small playground and a very short nature trail, but the kids had fun so that's what counts. Here are some pics of our day...enjoy!