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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Nana Love

This week is our annual trip to Gulf Shores and on the way to the beach we stopped to have donuts with the Hoover Grimmlins.

Nana cannot see her grands without taking along something for her sweeties. I had thought of getting them each a gift of some sort but then Katy posted a picture of their family movie night on Facebook and it made me reconsider my choice.

I found this big bowl in the Halloween aisle at Target. I filled it with Little Debbie Fall snack cakes, Goldfish crackers, a bag of granola and some popcorn. The movies I added to the bowl were Stuart Little and Ella Enchanted.  

I am trying to focus more on experiences rather than "STUFF' when I get gifts for the grands these days.  And I think the parents like this type of gift as well.


11 comments:

Sandy said...

I would think buying stuff for grandchildren would be hard this day and time. They have so much so something like this is a good idea.

Mary Hutchins said...

I like that...a great gift idea!!

Sandy Marks said...

I thinks that’s a great idea!

Linda said...

What a perfect idea! For Christmas last year, I gave the quads a big package of Friday Night Movie - complete with a movie, popcorn, tiny cans of Coke, plus pajamas and even eye masks! It was a HUGE hit and I may do the same thing this year! Except I plan on sewing the pajamas myself. I need to get busy with that pretty soon!

RJ said...

Great idea for the grandkids. You are such a sweet Nana and they are very lucky. RJ@stitchingfriendsforever

Arlene Grimm said...

RJ, thanks for all the sweet comments. I am so glad you can now comment. I am wondering if yours were going to my junk mail as well. I need to remember to check it every now and then.

Robin in Virginia said...

What a fabulous idea with the big bowl of snacks and movies equals memories to treasure!

Terri D said...

That is an AWESOME gift!! Great idea to create an experience! Have a great time on your get-away!

Mari said...

I think you are brilliant! That is a great idea.

Mary said...

Enjoy your week on the Gulf, great idea for a movie night gift!

Anonymous said...

Arlene, LOVE your Nana bucket! What a wonderful idea. I am sure they loved it! ♥