I have mentioned before that 2 of our grand children live far away. In fact they live on the other side of the country. Phone calls are hard because of the time difference. By time we think of calling them, they are not home yet from running around after school/work or it's too early in the morning and they are not up yet. As a result, I find that we go weeks not knowing what is happening over there. I have a great daughter-in-law (DIL) who will let us know when things happen in emails and Face Book (FB) is wonderful for keeping up on some things but I can’t hug them on FB and I can’t play with them on FB. I find that the more time I have with "the girls", the more I realize how much I am missing with "the boys". :-(
Recently, the teacher of our oldest grandson who is in school now, was conducting a project where each child made a “Paper them” and sent them out to family members who life far away. We got our “Paper B” in the mail with a nice letter asking us to send information about our home town/city/state back to the school, to sign the back of “Paper B” and then send “Him” on to another home to continue the journey. Well this was so nice and got me so excited that we also took “Paper B” around town and took pictures of where he had been. Then we sent the photos and a cute letter back to his school –and teacher- and sent the “Paper B” off to a cousin in Maryland to continue the journey. Here are some photos of us with our “Paper Grandson – Paper B”.
|We of course had to feed "Paper B" because "He was hungry"|
|"He" came to us on a very cold day so we warmed "him" up by the fire|
|We took "Him" to the town Library|
|We also took "Him" to the Fire Station|
|And of Course to the Town Hall|
|We then took "Him" to the Police Station|
It was very cold when"He" got to us and I hope "He" enjoys his trip to Maryland.
How do you grandparents of children far away keep in contact with your grand kids? Do you Skype with them? How about those books where you can record your own voice and read the story to them? Share with me some things you do so that you and your grand kids can be a little closer. I'm looking for ideas here!!