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I’ll never forget how it felt visiting my grandma Nan’s place when I was little. It was a small place–An apartment from what I remember. And there was always something interesting going on.

I can recall using all my might to crack the walnuts that sat on her coffee table. I remember how successful I felt when I’d get one open and munch on the insides.

One time she let me help her pour different color liquid candy into flower-shaped molds (I think it was chocolate). We put it in the fridge, and waited for it to cool. It was a satisfyingly delicious treat.

As we grew up our families moved around and we weren’t always near my grandparents, but it was always fun when we visited. In fact, I STILL look forward to visits, and the memories we make together.

Some great ideas on things the kids and grandparents can do together! Create lasting memories.

I still feel like a kid when we get together and work on sewing projects, or talk about our interests and dreams for the future. I can’t believe I’ve come full circle and am starting a new cycle with my own kids and their grandparents. Specifically my mom who lives so close.

Given the fact that my mom was pregnant at my wedding, I wasn’t sure what type of grandma she would be. Turns out, having a grandma with young kids at home has it’s perks. There’s always someone to play with, extra hands to help, and it always makes the Granny’s house that much more fun.

Some great ideas on things the kids and grandparents can do together! Create lasting memories.Just a mile and a half down the road lies a one of my kids’ absolute favorite places in the entire world. A wonderland known as Granny’s House.

Here’s a little video I made showing a bit of the craziness it entails.

The only thing I left out was the disaster that is saying goodbye. There’s always crying, begging for 5 more minutes, and promise to return tomorrow.

Some great ideas on things the kids and grandparents can do together! Create lasting memories.

Lil’ J loves Granny but Big T ADORES her. Like, ADORES. He’s a mama’s boy to the extreme but when we go to Granny’s house he’s in heaven. She rolls out the red carpet for him, brings him his favorite cookies, sets up the toy trains, gives him some juice, and sits right by him. He has her wrapped around his little finger.

Some great ideas on things the kids and grandparents can do together! Create lasting memories.

I bought a medium-sized trampoline to keep at my mom’s house which essentially sealed the deal for turning her place into a party.

When I arrived to pick up my kids from a quick afternoon I looked around and realized the traditions they were starting on their own.

My mom was wearing her colorful Jozie’s apron with pockets stuffed with treats and Jozie’s Jems activity cards. These two are never short of things to do, but the charming durable deck of cards give them good ideas for places to start.

 great ideas on things the kids and grandparents can do together!Some great ideas on things the kids and grandparents can do together! Create lasting memories.Some great ideas on things the kids and grandparents can do together! Create lasting memories.

Shortly after arriving my son will ask for Zoomer, the robotic dog, to chase around and play with. After a little while they may decide to jump on the trampoline, throw around the ball, or have a dance party.

I don’t know how my kids will ever be able to forget how extremely technological their Granny is. She has robots and automation everywhere. From lights that turn on and change colors depending on the song that’s playing over the wireless radio, to a fridge that tells the news and a hands-free speaker that can tell jokes, play games and quiz you on spelling with the command of your voice, her house is on it’s way to being something from Star Trek.

Some great ideas on things the kids and grandparents can do together! Create lasting memories.

Sometimes it’s something as simple as a walnut cracker, a voice-controlled speaker, or a colorful apron full of fun that stays with you forever. It’ll be fun to see which little details about Granny will my kids forever look back at and smile about.

Some great ideas on things the kids and grandparents can do together! Create lasting memories.

What’s your Grandma’s secret to making memories last?

If you’re looking for a fun way to create lasting memories last with Grandma check out Jozie’s Pockets and Jozie’s Jems. My mom loves it for the convenience and for making their time together even more special. They’d make a great gift and Mother’s Day is coming up. Though we love ours on Granny, it could be just as cute on moms, aunts, and teachers. Check out all of their many colors and styles. My readers can get 10% off their purchase between now and Mother’s Day use code “JENNIFER” at checkout. Just remember to allow extra time for personalized embroidery.

Some great ideas on things the kids and grandparents can do together! Create lasting memories.I’m so thankful for two generations of awesome grandmothers in my family. A big thanks to Jozie’s for being today’s story sponsor. Thank you for supporting brands that support us!


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It is so important to have memories with your grandparents if you can. none of my kids grandparents live nearby so I call it quality or quantity when it comes to time spent.

Angela says:

Oh, I love this. You just made me think of some wonderful memories with my grandmother. We used to sit on her kitchen floor and play jacks together. She would sing to me the most beautiful songs as I helped her hang clothes out on the line. Such cherished memories.

Dawn Nieves says:

I remember spending so many days with my grandmother when I was younger. She always had a bowl of walnuts on the table and, like you, always remember trying to crack them open! These memories will last a lifetime!

Cynthia L says:

So wonderful that your little ones have their grandmother so close. I was raised far from my grandparents and wish I could have had the type of relationship you children have with their grandmother. It looks like a good time was had by all.

This was so wonderful to read! 🙂 I love how much you love your family – it shines through in your blog! My grandma (I only knew one) is long gone and I miss her! Seeing my mom as a grandma to my two boys is amazing. Grandma can do no wrong! 😉

A Geek Daddy says:

Unfortunately my kids aren’t able to see their grandparents as much as we’d like them to. It is such a blessing to be able to have a grandparent active in a child’s life. Thanks for sharing your experience with us.

Sylvia says:

Both sets of my grandparents are gone but boy oh boy do I have fond memories of my visits with them. As I’ve become older, I’ve realized just how major of a role they played in our lives. It seems as though once they passed, a lot of traditions stopped as well and they makes me sad when I think about it.

Loved watching the video. That truly made me smile.

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