Saturday, March 28, 2009

Not just surviving..........THRIVING!

I had forgotten how much I love being a mom until I arrived in Portland to watch two of my grandkiddies for about a week. I love taking care of them and figuring out what they need and how to make them happy! Here are some of the things we've been up to:

1. Going to Target for popcorn and toy isle looking. I love this because when I was a mom to a bunch of young ones, I could never really take the time to spend an hour just looking at toys. I LOVED it!

2. Playing with toys. I have eaten more meals of pretend food than you could imagine.

3. Playing super-heroes for hours on end. I made them superhero capes. Andi doesn't want to wear hers but Carter won't take his off. He actually wore it over his coat today and he got comments let me tell you! It was so funny. I made him a mask as well so the combination makes him invincible!

4. Going thru the bedtime rituals. Marching to the bathroom for teeth brushing.....singing the same four songs everynight while they fill in the words and run around me in circles. I get corrected if I get the order wrong! 'Grandma, what do you want to sing?' gets asked over and over. If I say the wrong song out of order I get, 'How about ___________'. We kneel for prayer.....this is just such a sweet time. then we sing I am a child of God. Then the lights get turned off, the fan gets turned on. I hear 'Make a silly face'. So I go out of the room and then I open up the door with a silly face. I hear laughter just spilling out of their beds. Priceless............

There are so many other things we've done but mostly it's just been about love. It doesn't really matter what we are doing or how we are doing it or where we are doing it. All that matters is that I am madly in love with my grandbabies - all of them!

Going to Target for popcorn and a lemonade: $3.00
going to McDonalds to play in the playland: $8.00
Buying new toys: $28.00
Being Grandma Z: Priceless