Wednesday, January 27, 2010


They are growing up so fast, and our times together seem to go so quickly. When they run to me with their little arms widespread, it is pure joy for me. When they walk in the door and act like they haven't seen me for a long time...that is happiness. We are always looking for fun things to do, at home. Paints, crayons, and stickers on big sheets of freezer paper from the roll in the pantry works best. We tape large sheets together, covering the wood top of the table. Naturally, our oldest granddaughter finds the most enjoyment with the craft category. The youngest little girl finds it a bit boring...




...she is much happier riding "Banjo", the horse that we picked up at the consignment shop a few years ago. With batteries installed, it actually sounds like a horse running on the pavement, and has the music of an amusement park merry-go-round. Funny thing is, not one of them bothered with Banjo the first year we had her. Toy popularity does run in cycles around here. In case you might be wondering...her sleeves are folded up to prevent the painting that she was involved in, from getting on her cute top. Grandmas are concerned about things like that.




When you have new cowboy boots from Texas, a new straw hat from the farmshow visit and a plaid shirt from Walmart...riding the horse is a must. Not to mention you want to copy grandpa.




For some reason, and I think it is because they have observed me in this routine, that tooth brushing is always a request. Both little girls walk around the house, at times carrying the brushes and at times using them.
For me happiness comes from simple things like the little card she brought me last week . The one where her daddy helped her write my name and her name . Proudly she came into the kitchen carrying it for me. It sits at a prominent place on my kitchen desk. It is very busy when they are here, but it is fun. They are growing up so fast that I just want to cherish the moments together. Thank you for stopping by today.


13 comments:

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Oh...I can so identify with this post...and the feeling that it is all going by too quickly! Such cute pic's of your grands...and their special times with Grandma.

Rach said...

So precious!

We are hoping to have kids some day. Currently we are struggling with infertility.

Connie said...

I agree....it's a bit hectic at times but I wouldn't trade it for the world. Your grandchildren seem to love the same things mine do. We had a horse like that for our children called "Clip Clop"...great memories...

Enjoy those grandbabies....Connie

Just a little something from Judy said...

Rach, My heart deeply aches for you. The journey of infertility is so difficult. I've walked it with others. Thank you sharing with me.

Love Being a Nonny said...

Would love to stumble upon one of those horses for my grandgirls! My sister use to have a horse at her house that you put a quarter in to ride for 5 minutes. It was a hit!

The pictures of the children are precious! I KNOW how wonderful it is for them to love you!

lindsey said...

Lovely post and photo's,your Grandchildren are wonderful. Yes time flies...I have my daughter, SIL and the twins coming up next week for a few days...cant wait!!

Country Dreaming said...

Very cute pics. Love the horse ones. Kids do grow very fast and it's nice to have these times to look back on.

Enjoy.

Melinda

Happy@Home said...

Judy,
I have just decided that when I grow up I want to be a grandma just like you :-) I am always so impressed by the time you spend with your grandchildren and the love you show to them. There is a lot to be learned from your example and I am making a mental note of it all.
Your pictures are so cute. I love the little cowboy hat and boots.

Consume me... said...

These little guys are so blessed to be nearby! Looks like loads of fun at Grandma's house...no wonder they come running!!!

Christine said...

From one Grandma to another,you definatly get the "Best Grandma" award!
Look out, I'm taking notes!

Tracy said...

Precious, precious photos, Judy! As I've told you before, your posts always make me eager for the days of my own grandchildren! Your love for them is certainly evident. What incredible memories are being made for both you AND them! = )

Brenda Leyland said...

Enjoyed the visit through your picture gallery...... lots of fine memories caught therein.

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

What precious, priceless memories you are making with these precious, beautiful grandchildren of yours.

And, as always...you set an amazing example....of a Godly Mamma..and Grandma!

Love ya friend.

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