Grandpa and Grandma’s Night

Grandpa and Grandma have enjoyed an evening each month for the grandchildren from a particular family to join us for dinner, playtime, and Bible time. Last Tuesday evening was Grandpa and Grandma’s special time with Nathan and Melanie’s children. It is always a wonderful sound when our front door is thrown open, and a bunch of little voices and giggles can be heard as the grandchildren come piling in.

After dinner, Grandpa and Grandma’s planned activity was sidewalk chalk. We had quite the city, including streams, lakes, and miniature people decorating our driveway very soon. We ended the evening with a nice Bible time. Melanie has done an excellent job teaching Abby and Bethany to read, and they are able to read their own verses even though Abby is only finishing first grade and Bethany is still technically a preschooler.



Bethany is working very hard at coloring her stream.



The Uncles found this jeep out for the trash and were able to get it up and running with a few minor tweaks.


“Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, ye righteous:
and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.”
Psalm 32:11

16 thoughts on “Grandpa and Grandma’s Night”

  1. My goodness! So incredibly sweet. I am sure all of your children appreciate having parents who believe their grandchildren are a blessing and not a burden.
    Great job on the reading skills!!
    Thank you for sharing.

  2. So precious! It’s impressive that Abby and Beth are already able to read! I come from Europe and we start teaching kids to read around the age of 3, but I didn’t think that was the case here in the US.
    By the way, I really love your kitchen table! Blessings!


  3. How fun! I’ve been seeing a lot of great sidewalk chalk art around my town lately.

    It’s so nice to see kids spending time with their extended family. This is something we emphasize in my family as well. Lots of precious moments!

  4. Cute photos! You have mentioned before that the girls are good readers, do you know what curriculum Melanie uses to teach her girls?
    We think ABEKA.

  5. So refreshing to see things like this. Although I desparately wish our children could experience things like this, since our parents are not Christians we are the first generation. So Lord willing WE will be able to do these types of things with our grandchildren and allow our children to have some one on one couple time. Thanks for sharing these precious moments!

  6. This post made me smile. 🙂
    What special memories you all are making by doing this!
    I enjoyed the cute photos too – – precious children!!

  7. So sweet! Its nice to see loving grandparents building beautiful memories with the children. Y’all are a great example!

  8. What a blessing you are for your children and grandchildren! I would have loved to have had my parents take my children for me so that I could spend 1-on-1 time with my husband when my kids were young, but they didn’t live anywhere near us (in another state, even). I’ll bet all of you look forward to G&G’s Night — what fun!
    We love it!

  9. You are such wonderful grandparents! The grandchildren are very blessed! Thank you for sharing these family-strengthening ideas.

  10. We love sidewalk chalk too!! The kids look so excited all the time. So cute. Thanks for sharing!!


  11. What fun!! Love the girls’ cute, bright dresses!

    I loved how the colors went with the green grass and blue sky!

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