This is my second blog written to capture memories made with our grandchildren. The link to my first blog, "Meet Our Grandchildren," is listed below in the right hand column. Hope you have time to read some of it. Our journey to becoming grandparents has been full of adventure and much love.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Another Brunswick Bulldog Season

It is apparent Kara has decided she loves cheerleading. She has made such strides since last year. Her moves are sharp, as they should be, and she just about has the cartwheel perfected.

Emily has grown in so many ways since she started school. She has broken through her protective shell. Em loves being part of the cheering squad. Taking gymnastic classes has totally been to her benefit. She can do the split and her cartwheels are really almost down pat.

I am not a fan of football being played by little men or big men. But cheerleading, well that's a girly-girl thing; so that's OK. I have to admit, girls, Nana is very happy the season has ended:~)
Hugs and kisses,

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Time for School Pictures Again

It's hard to believe it is time for a new school year to begin; the very first for Emily. Both girls are very happy with their teachers and their social lives. Emily really did not have a period of adjustment. She just got on the school bus the first day and has been happy ever since. Kara loves learning and always has a book in her hand. Next to sleepovers, reading is her favorite thing to do. I hope the girls have a great year, learning, laughing and being happy.
PS - Zack's picture is forthcoming. Needs a take over for the first time ever!
Hugs and kisses,

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Another Halloween and More Chili

Halloween was celebrated as it is every year. Michelle makes a big pot of chili for our supper. She makes the best chili I have ever had. Then the kids go trick or treating with their parents.

Zack was Angus Young, a guitar player for AC/DC, who has been Zack's idol for about a year. Kara was one of those up and coming Monster High dolls. She always keeps up on what's most popular. Our Emily was the sweetest looking devil I have ever seen. Alex made a great Scooby Doo. I think it was perfect choice for him

The kids got lots of candy and had lots of fun. Next is Thanksgiving.
Hugs and kisses,

PS - I want you to know I had posted that Alex was Goofy for Halloween. See Michelle's comment. Boy, it really is tough to get old.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Look How Kara Has Grown

Ken and I visited Kristen and Corey to see their new kitchen table, which is beautiful. While there, the girls brought us up to see their newly decorated rooms. Both are so girly and sweet. Kara gave me a picture of her with her American girl doll; I believe it is Molly. The picture was taken at our house a few years back. If you look at this picture and then look up at Kara's picture on my blog banner, you will see how grown up she is now. On January 3rd, Kara will hit double digits!

I also have to include this in our blog. The Film family were out for the day, probably shopping. When they came home, Kara and Emily went to put all their bags and such on the kitchen table. Kristen immediately said, "Girls, not on the table. Put them on the counter." My "sweet, sharp" Kara immediately retorted, "Mom why did you buy a table we can't use?" You gotta love it. Kristen is turning into her mother and Kara is turning into Kristen. Who woulda thunk????
Hugs and kisses,

Saturday, November 6, 2010

I Almost Forgot . . .

A few weeks ago Zack gave me the best compliment a grandchild can give a grandmother. He said,"No offense, Mom (Shelley was sitting across from him), Nana's house is the coziest house I have ever been in." I chimed in and told him grandparents houses are supposed to feel that way. Grandchildren some how know there is not much we won't allow our grandchildren to do. Nevertheless, that's a moment I will always remember.
Hugs and kisses,

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Out of the Mouths of Babes

Today is Tuesday. Like every other Tuesday, Alex arrives around 7:20AM. He is in a great mood, as always. Of course, he wants to watch his "wake up" show. After the show, Papa tells Alex that he has to go to the store and that he should eat a good breakfast for Nana and be a good boy. Papa commences to give me instructions on how to microwave two pancakes and 4 slices of bacon (which I have been doing for ten years). I admit I don't cook, but really.

Next, to add insult to injury, Alex tells Papa, "Tell Nana to go to the store and you stay home." Papa leaves. Alex lays on the couch and crosses his legs waving one of them like kids do. I asked him what he was doing just laying there. He says, "I'm waiting for Papa." About an hour later he runs to the door and opens it. I asked him where he was going. His answer was, "Looking to see if Papa was home yet." Now I know what it feels like to be chopped liver. Another day with a grandchild. Another memory.
Hugs and kisses,