Monday, May 07, 2018

Sleepover, Arcade Games, and Comic Books

With Danica having to get up very early for a scholastic event on the other side of Ottawa on Saturday morning, we offered to have Jonathan for another sleepover.

Somehow, along the way, he had become 3 sleepovers behind Danica, so it was still makeup time anyway. We had made up 2 nights just 2 weekends ago, and now the kids could be even steven as they say.

On both Friday evening and Saturday morning, he spent a lot of time on my chair and I snapped various of his positions.



More often than not, he was using my phone, but he also purchased a little Atari game which was set up as a mini arcade. It's in one of the images above, but here it is repeated; he is playing on the game while also watching a video of some sort on my phone.



Saturday morning dawned fair after a horrendously windy night in which we miraculously didn't lose power although 200,000 homes in Ottawa did, so the weather was perfect for a stroll downtown on Free Comic Book Day.

We made various stops, including one at the library where they lined him up for a picture which they later posted on FB, and I snapped one too.



But then he met up with friends and soon left grandma and grampa behind. He was across the street already in the next picture, and Sue and I decided to go the other way and sit and wait in a coffee shop.



Sue, however, just had to have her picture taken with this magnificent Transformer character.



Eventually, we got together again, and after a light lunch out, JJ spread out his trophies on the coffee table at home.



He is playing one of his two new arcade games while the other sits on the table with all of the comics that he collected.

A n d . . . two that originally got lost in the shuffle. The explanation for my pose in the second shot is that we are beside a superman display.




12 comments:

Shammickite said...

I see you are standing by a yellow StopGap ramp that will allow wheelchair access to the shop. StopGap is the brainchild of Luke Anderson, a young man who was injured in a mountain biking accident a few years ago. He's from here and I know his mother and father.

Marie Smith said...

Fun times. Interesting how the activities evolve as they mature! Keeps us young!

Tabor said...

Catching up on the hairstyles of the young ones. Wondering if crew cuts will every return.

Joanne Noragon said...

Wow, comic books. My brothers would have been there in a heartbeat. For arcade games, too, except fifty plus years ago they were limited to pinball at the mall. Disposing of disposable income!

Hena Tayeb said...

Looks like the kiddos have a wonderful time at your place.. great bonding time with the grandparents.

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Kay said...

You two are the best grandparents. I can see why the grandkids want to make sure they have equal sleep-overs.

Mara said...

I looked at JJ and remembered those beautiful curls he had when he was first born.

He reminds me a bit of me: my sister is forever commenting on how often I change position on the couch!

Donna said...

My goodness...he's almost as tall as Sue!
Such a cutie...
hughugs

Mage said...

Oh, this sleep over was a huge success. Bravo grandparents.

Terri said...

Oh gosh, I have three grandsons who would have loved your outing! They all love transformers and comic book heroes. What fun!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Echoing some of the previous commenters in saying that your grands seem to have the grandest adventures with the grandparents!

Jenn Jilks said...

This is really fun. Aren't grandies great?!
Even steven, indeed!