As warm weather arrived, we once again planned Grandma’s Spring Picnic. With 10 grandchildren who can walk and are eligible to participate in the outing, I am grateful that the aunties want to help.
This year our picnic was on a day public schools were out, which allowed us to have it at our local elementary school that has two wonderful playgrounds. We took Nathan’s van for his children, Christopher’s for his, and our Civic to pick up Calia and bring the food.
We easily filled over an hour on the playgrounds before moving into lunch time. Each child brought his own drink bottle, and we supplied the rest of the picnic. Because it was a windy day, we did it without paper plates.
Our menu was: apple slices, cheese sticks, PB&jelly sandwiches, Pringles, and vanilla sandwich cookies.
After lunch, some went to the playground while I took the older 6, three at a time to learn hopscotch. We tried that last year and several remembered and were looking forward to it again. For our crew, the four year olds seemed to be the youngest that were able to throw the marker and hop one-legged.
We are already looking forward to next year’s picnic.
“Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift” (2 Corinthians 9:15).