10 July 2012

Snippets

My grandson, as you know, is visiting me and my Honey here in Italy for a month. He's far from his home in the rain forest of Trinidad for the first time and is gobbling up this slice of life in our little corner of the world. Here are some snippets of his time so far.

He's learned some new games, like Sequence, that all of us enjoy:



and old ones that he's become better at, like Rummy Kub:



and introduced some new games to us, like Bakugan, Battle Brawlers, that go from this:



to this, thanks to magnets in the cards and clever design:



He, outside with our neighbors, watched the European Football (soccer) semis and finals wherein Italy beat Germany in the semis but lost to Spain in the finals. His t-shirt says Italia, much to our neighbor's delight:



He's a gamer and has higher speed access here than at home, much to his delight:



But this gamer also likes tea parties, much to his grandmother's delight. Our summer variation serves ice tea, home brewed on our balcony, rather than hot:



The days have been hot and dry so the beach nearby offers a welcome respite, to relax:



or to discharge some sheer boy exuberance:



Up to now, encouraged by my grandson, activities have been mostly close to home. Good way to start.

13 comments:

  1. I enjoyed the pictures and stories, much to this reader's delight! He's a cutie, but don't tell him I said so...

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  2. Such a treasure! And think of the memories!

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    1. It's our making memories vacation!

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  3. He is such a cute boy! I am glad he is having such a great vacation.

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  4. How lucky you all are to have each other! Lovely photos -- The sunshine and the water -- idyllic.

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  5. You are all very, very lucky to have this time together. Is he picking up Italian?

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    1. I didn't think so until today when he went to the beach bar at our stablimento and wanted pizza as did my Honey. He offered to go to purchase them and said: "Due pizza e un crema caffé." right? Right, said I! He already had the greetings and thank you.

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  6. DJan, It wouldn't let me publish my comment under yours! But, it seems everyone's delighted. And, I won't tell, although I agree!

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  7. nice...looks like everyone is having some fun...i need to check out some of the games...we love games...and my youngest has played bakugan as well....the swimming def looks like fun....my boys are going to gramma camp here in a few weeks...

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    1. Sequence is for all ages since you only have to get 5 cards in a row, but strategies for doing it before others or blocking others while you build make it great fun. Rummy Kub is a blast- simple rules but thinking needed for how to arrange or re-arrange number tiles to get rid of all of yours first. It's like rummy only with tiles. Enjoy!

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  8. Hey KHALIL!!!! We're staying signed in to Skype this weekend, if you can spare a moment out of your busy schedule to expand your social network in our general direction :)

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