Friday, July 31, 2009


I'm 56 years old and today I learned how to play "Monkey Tag"

No, it's not a video game. Although, that IS what I found my oldest (Josh) and youngest (Nick) Grandsons doing when I went into town to spend some time with them this morning.

After running to the door to greet me with hugs and kisses,

they ran right back into Josh's bedroom to resume their game. Middle brother, Matt, was in the family room, watching T.V.

The boys were less than enthusiastic thrilled when I suggested we go outside for a walk. I suggested they could show me their favorite places in the neighborhood and they assured me that we were already IN their favorite place in the neighborhood!

Smart kids.
Take after their Grandma.

After a sprited board game, we finally ventured outside and Josh and Nick decided to ride their bikes, while Matt prepared to roller blade ~

We were going to the park!

Nick, was particularly thrilled at the prospect.
I borrowed my daughter's bike and we were off.

Of course, I made sure the boys were safely attired for the trip...

I even insisted that Josh wear his LIFE JACKET ~ one never knows when one might encounter a deep puddle on the way to the park! (Josh is SUCH a good sport!) Don't worry ~ Josh knows his Grandma is a kidder and he took it off before we actually left for the park...

We had a BLAST!!!

The boys taught me how to play "Monkey Tag".

The person who's "It" has to close their eyes tightly ~ and keep them closed the whole time. They count to 15 and then have to find the other players, somewhere on the playground equipment ~ without ever opening their eyes!

Let me tell you, it's scary keeping your eyes closed as you feel your way around on that equipment! Every once in a while, the "It" person (Monkey???) yells "LAND". If anyone is touching the ground (running from one piece of the equipment to another), they are caught ~ and therefor, "It". I got caught twice by being on the ground ~ running from the slide to the steps or the ladder to the tunnel.

I can't remember the last time that I had so much fun. (Probably Italy with La Mia Bella Bambina!)

I'm going back next Friday and we're going to play AGAIN!!!

Thank you Josh and Matt and Nick for a GREAT morning!


  1. Cuteness overload! Adorable grandchildren. I had to laugh about the life jacket. That' so sounds like something I would say.

  2. Looks like you had a good birthday, congrats.

  3. Anonymous6:32 PM

    Where are the SHEEP?! Just kidding, Nancy. Love your humor and now I know how to play 'Monkey Tag'. Your grandsons are cutie pies, but they probably wouldn't like that description, being boys and all....
    Diane L./Bloomington,IN.

  4. Such a wonderful day! I agree, those boys are great at getting you to laugh even when you didn't think it was in the cards that day; and the last times i can remember "playing" was with them too. Such good kids. You should have matt teach you to rollerblade next friday! ;)

  5. Good thing the sheep keep you in good shape! Looks like a good time was had by all - Hooray!!



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