Monday, October 8, 2007

A week at Grandma's




This week Annie , Jared and Katie stayed with me while their Mom and Dad went to California to get baby Jason. We had a great week. I truly had forgotten what joy little kids bring on a daily basis. Everything is exciting and new. This butterfly was just sitting on our porch. It allowed Annie to hold it and she discovered that if she rubbed it's leg it would open it wings.
Along with everything else that happens and has to be done everyday...Sarah provided me with a calendar of all there games, practices, and parties. So we went and went as much as we could. We had fun and tired days.
Also it happened to be spirit week at school so this is a picture of pamaja day! It was so funny when they realized that they didn't have to get ready for bed...as they were already ready.
There were the medical opportunities also. Katie was sick most of the week and required extra loving. I had forgotten how nice it is to hold a sick child. Annie pulled her tooth. She opted to save it for the tooth fairy that comes to her house, since the tooth fairy that comes to grandma's house is a little crazy and brings really wierd stuff. And Jared has discovered that a new tooth is coming in. We also had a wonderful time having family night. It was so much easier for me to do that kind of stuff when my children were home. We had a lesson by Katie, music by Annie and Jared made chocolate pudding with sprinkles, whipped cream, and cherries on top for dessert. We threw children in the air when we sang "Behold a Royal Army" and all held hands and walked in a circle when we sang "Children holding Hands Around the World." Those were the days.
Parents, love these times in your life as they are over way toooo fast and you will miss them.
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5 comments:

Jan said...

Oh, Jenny! What a fun time you had and I know the kids will always remember this time too. I loved hearing the stories of the fun things you did - -and I am with you 100% -- parents, don't miss out on these times. They will be gone so quickly!! I'm glad to read about someone else who loves the grandkids like we do!

Alex~Hillary~Allyson~Olivia~Alayna~Phoebe said...

That's great for you now Grandma! :) I know you had those days too! :) i love that you guys had such a fun time! Ally lost a tooth last week too and she only waited to put her tooth out for the tooth fairy because she lost it briefly :) And I love the butterfly picture!

Lindsey said...

defenetly! times with sisters are the best we totally looked like dorks! thank for comenting! i love you. bye

Phogles said...

how wonderful to have a whole week of Grandma Time. I read somewhere about a family that stages a "Cousins Camp" each summer so that the grandparents can play with their grandkids for a few days, and the parents can take a break. I'm really liking that idea, let me just say. ;)

Lindsey said...

hopefully i will beat lauren some day , but i dont know when i might beat you mabey when i am like 80! Just kidding mabey a bit younger. if i ever can acually beat you in height