Friday, December 12, 2008

A fun day

I have to say that I love family time.  We have had such a fun day. 

Early this morning we met up with our son and little grandson.  At 15 months he is still investigating everything and today was no exception.  Suitably dressed he had his introduction to art!

You can see the concentration on his face!  He had already tried printing and painting with a fine brush, but this was the moment he discovered that he could also do it with his hands!
He returned to the brush, and tried it with both hands.  As you can see he is very good at mixing colour!  The amazing thing was that he didn't put anything into his mouth, it was taken very seriously and he asked for each plate of colour as he made his marks.  It was really lovely to watch him being so totally engrossed. 
Leaving them at the end of the session we went to the other end of the age scale and collected my mother to take her Christmas Shopping.  We went to Salisbury, probably not the first place to come to mind when thinking of shopping with a ninety year old in a wheelchair, however, going here makes the whole experience a doddle!  It isn't your 'average' supermarket, but has a whole lot of extras.  There is a little more information here, but it doesn't do the store justice.  Aisles are wide and easy to move around.  The atmosphere is friendly and there is colour everywhere.  There is plenty of stimulation without having to visit many shops and take the wheelchair up and down kerbs and pavements.  The food is good too, sensible portions of good healthy food.  Mum really enjoyed it and we were able to buy all her presents.  Food shopping  took a back seat and we all had fun. 
Now I just have to do my Christmas shopping!

9 comments:

Beth said...

Your grandson is beautiful...what fun he had. Great story.

Judy Nolan said...

Your grandson is adorable! I'm amazed, too, that he didn't try to eat anything. :-)

Rose Works Jewelry said...

What a cute grandson!

yankeegirl said...

So sweet!! An artist is born!

Carapace said...

Aw, too cute!

I don't know enough about Salisbury to know how it would be in a wheelchair, but I know grocery stores are one of the few places I don't mind shopping, for that very reason. And places like Super Target and HEB Plus are like a fair for me on wheels! Glad you have so much fun!

ZudaGay said...

What a wonderful way to spend a day!! Your grandson is so precious and definitely had his gramma's talent for colors! Yay! for getting all your mom's shopping done in one place!

uniquecommodities said...

What a cutie pie! My grand daughter makes me smile EVERY DAY!

On a Whimsey said...

The artist genes are obviously already coming to the fore, those he inherited from his Grandmother?
Cute pictures and he is adorable!!!

kimbuktu said...

Such a sweet story! I have a granddaughter the same age. Your grand is absolutely adorable.