Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Magic and Memorable Moments


Proverbs 17:6
Children's children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children.

This past weekend, we enjoy having our oldest granddaughter, Virginia Rose, stay with us.  She is so excited when I tell her we will attend a special event, Museum Magic, at the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History, which is located right here in Kennesaw.  We are truly blessed to have this marvelous asset, home to the famous General, right in our backyard!




So what is Museum Magic?  Children of all ages are invited to travel to different stations throughout the venue, and create all kinds of Halloween-themed crafts.  Our first stop is goody bag making.




Little Miss I'm-in-a-Hurry draws her jack o' lantern eyes on the bottom of her bag.  We share a laugh over that!

After Virginia tries her hand at writing with a quill pen,


it's on to wand making!




It's amazing what a few ribbons and glitter can do!

We wander through the museum until we arrive at the classroom area.  Here, volunteers are helping children to make magic potions -



and Virginia's favorite - slime!



She couldn't wait to play with it when we got home!



We drop into the theater briefly to watch a bit of Monsters, Inc., then it's off to candle making.  Virginia is fascinated.




And here's her final product -


Don't think we can burn this twisty thing!

And of course, our tour wouldn't be complete without a trip to the gift shop.  There are so many unique items to attract the eyes of both children and adults.  Virginia zones in on a colorful display of "gems."




When I see that a full bag of these is only $5.99, I tell Virginia go for it.  She is absolutely thrilled!  Here are the treasures she chooses:


I still can't believe she crammed this many "gems" into this tiny bag!

Yes, our trip to the museum is both memorable and magical.  An experience, I'm sure, our Princess "Elsa" will remember for a long, long time.



Amen!

27 comments:

  1. Isn't grandparenting just the absolute, most exhausting, exhilarating best, Martha?

    And slime, huh? I'm going to have to remember that. It would be a HUGE hit with my clan.

    What a fun post!

    ;-}

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    1. Absolutely, Linda, there's nothing better than being a grandparent, even when they wear you out. :) Yes, the slime was Virginia's favorite - I'm sure there is a recipe on line for how to make it.
      Glad you enjoyed the post!
      Love and blessings!

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  2. I love that you are able to enjoy your beautiful grandchildren in such creative and fun ways! This looked like an absolutely marvelous day, one that Virginia will remember for a long time...and she'll have that beautiful bag of stones to treasure! Love this in every way. Thank you for sharing it with us. Makes me wish I had a little granddaughter to do things with. I may have to adopt one! :)

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    1. I am so blessed to have such amazing grandchildren, though the other two are too young for these activities as yet. One day!
      And it was such a special day for the both of us.
      Love and blessings!

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  3. Glad you had the chance to aggrandize the lights in your granddaughter's eyes.

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    1. Thanks, Roy! The museum photos were taken on my phone, but the costume ones were with my real camera. Such a difference!
      Love and blessings!

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  4. What a precious grand and what a great time together---MAKING MEMORIES!
    Blessings!

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    1. Yes, the best memories, Lulu!
      Love and blessings!

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  5. Best wishes to you and your family.

    God bless.

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  6. What a lovely time! I've noticed in some of your grandmother posts that you are very creative. And fun. No wonder she loves spending time with you!

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    1. I don't know about creative, Galen, but I sure know how to have fun. :) Virginia and I always have the best of times together.
      Love and blessings!

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    2. You ARE creative. You often think of something fun to make or do at home, and you think of fun places to go to.

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  7. What a wonderful trip! I enjoy seeing all the "magic" of being a Grandparent. Virginia Rose is very blessed :)

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    1. Being a grandparent IS magical, indeed, Beckie. As you can certainly see, I'm enjoying every moment.
      Love and blessings!

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  8. What an amazing post, Martha! Making memories like this is important for everyone. By the way, I remember making candles in sixth grade (for pioneer days, I think).

    Love and blessings!

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    1. That's so cool you recall making candles, Kim. It's something I never did, so I was just as fascinated as Virginia in watching the process. Yes, great memories!
      Love and blessings!

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  9. What fun for kids! And for grandparents, too! :) One of our granddaughters brought some slime here on Sunday to show us. She said she made it out of contact lenses' liquid and glue. It's kind of relaxing to stretch it, catch, and roll. :) Love and hugs to you, Martha!

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    1. Oh, so that's the recipe? I'd love to help Virginia make more of it the next time she's over here as she loved it so much. And yes, Trudy, it was a blast! Our museum often hosts great activities for children/parents/grandparents. Lots of fun and always educational.
      Love and blessings!

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  10. WE share a house with our son and family so we get to first hand on a daily bases interact with our three grandchildren from our son. The very thing about our day is them coming in to show us what they did at school and always coming in for a nightly hug before bedtime. We have living together for three years now and have settled into a routine that helps the parents and bring us great joy.

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    1. Oh, Betty, your living arrangement sounds heavenly! If we had a larger house, and I do mean larger, I'd love to be able to do the same. But as they live only 16 miles away, it's no hardship to travel and spend time with all three grands.
      Love and blessings!

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  11. I think this young lady is very blessed with two terrific grandparents!

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    1. Thanks so much, Jean! Virginia has our heart, that's for sure.
      Love and blessings!

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  12. She's a doll!!! That is the best! What a gift from God to be able to spend time with our family, especially the little ones that came from our once little ones.

    This puts a smile on my face and in my heart. I know it does you too!

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    1. Thank you, Floyd! Yes, I think Virginia is a doll, too, but then again, I'm the Gammie and I'm certainly prejudiced in this matter.
      So glad her photos made you smile. We all need more of those, don't we?
      Love and blessings!

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  13. My kids loved to make slime when they were that age, there is just something quite intriguing about it, lol! Virginia is such a sweet girl, and what a special time to share with her! Precious memories for sure :)

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    1. I know, Marilyn - slime simply has a special appeal to young ones. Lol! And yes, it was a special time, for sure.
      Love and blessings!

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