Awwww Monday: Mom and me

When you become a parent, you finally appreciate and understand what your mother did. ~Julianne Moore Last Saturday was my birthday and we took a day trip to Kansas City. While we were there, we stopped by to see the woman who birthed me all those many decades ago. At 85, she is still kicking' [...]

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Awww Monday: Five year old spitfire

Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You. ~Dr. Seuss In a few weeks, this little spitfire of a grand girl will celebrate her fifth birthday. It's really hard to wrap my head around that fact. With a style all her own, she'll take [...]

Photo Challenge: Feliz Navidad!

I missed PJ's photo challenge last month so I wasn't about to miss this one. After all, the theme is Feliz Navidad! And, there's no shortage of photos for this time of year. Shortage of time. Yes. Shortage of photos. No. December is always a mixed bag of activities. This year, along with gift shopping, we [...]

Dear Granddaughter…..

In September, we celebrated Peanut's 9th birthday. NINE! It's hard to comprehend it was nine years ago I was promoted to being a Nana. A lot has been packed into those nine years...sometimes it seems like a lifetime ago she was placed in my arms, but at other times, nine years seems to have flown [...]

Pardon me while I brag a bit

Caution: this post contains shameless and excessive grandparent bragging. Last week we went to Peanut's school for the end-of-semester awards ceremony. Now, normally, non-eduction types don't voluntarily attend these ceremonies...unless given the heads up that their child is one of the recipients. A little background info: Peanut started a new school this year after moving [...]

Fiercely Independent Snuggle Bug

Yesterday, Twix turned THREE! Can you even believe it? To look at her now, you'd never know she was three weeks early. Today, she is a happy, healthy almost preschooler who teeters between fierce independence and being a big snuggle bug. Following in her sister's footsteps, Twix is a precocious child that never ceases to amaze me. [...]