Friday, March 18, 2016

March Break Grandsitting

It's still March Break hereabouts, but Sue and I will be taking life easy peasy after three days of grandsitting. While it is bright and sunny today, it was mostly cloudy and often rainy during the past three days, which kept us indoors.

During the mornings, our event was at Home Depot, where they had crafts for the kids. Free. What a great way to spend a few hours. Good on Home Depot.

Danica was about to do her second project of the day after helping a younger girl to do hers. She is such a sweet and helpful girl.
Here are Danica and her protege, earlier, painting up a storm.
This is JJ's finished version of the project. He and grandma worked on it together.
A photo of the scene with selective blurring to protect the innocent.
We would then go home for lunch before heading off for a session of public skating.

Danica is doing better.
JJ continues to do well. His father is taking him to a tournament today, where he will play three games.
I had the shutter speed set too low, but the blur gives a sense of motion.
I played with some in-camera double exposures and managed to get Dani and JJ superimposed on the same frame.
Another double exposure: Sue superimposed over the arena background.
Finally, for today: Sue and Dani in one of her respites. 
Maybe I will get back to you later with some video clips.


TexWisGirl said...

the home depot thing is a great idea. :) looks like skating was fun.

Marie Smith said...

Looks like such fun with the grandkids. Good for Home Depot to invest in the children. I like what you did with the photos. You're creative, trying new things.

Enjoy the rest of the time with your sweeties.

Kay said...

Wow! This is just the sort of day we have with our granddaughter when we're in Illinois. She goes to both the Home Depot and Lowes workshops and loves ice skating! I think it's great for Lowes and Home Depot to do this. It encourages DIYs.

Country Gal said...

Lots of stores were doing kids crafts over the march break I think it is a great idea . Looks like all had a great day . Lovely photos and post. Now Grandma & Grandpa can rest I expect after all that I know I would lol ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good weekend !

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I saw your post title over at Kay's blog!
We were grandsitting, too!
We had them dropped off Monday, and then we met their mom halfway at Starbucks!
I didn't know Home Depot did this! However, we were quite busy... sigh.
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

/retired teacher, too!

Vicki Lane said...

What a nice day for the grandkids! And probably for the grandparents too.

Hilary said...

Home Depot had a great idea. Good for them. I see you're having fun playing with your settings. Your photos are always so enjoyable. The one of Danica and Sue at the end is just lovely.

Mage said...

Just lovely stuff.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Agreed that kudos are due to Home Depot for these events. Looks like everyone had a full day from crafts to skating.