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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Monday, January 03, 2011

And this is love . . .

I have a belated Christmas story - but what the heck?

I have two grandsons now - one is nine years old and the other is 2 months. They are so cute!

Anyway - this little nine year old monkey - do you know what he did?

Under our tree this year we had lots of wrapped gifts for him and one each for the rest of us. He must have felt bad because little by little there were more and more wrapped gifts under the tree for others.

We figured he was wrapping some of his things for us to unwrap Christmas day. We didn't say anything - we just joked between ourselves that we'll just open them on Christmas day and then we'll put them back later.

Christmas morning we came down stairs. We started to open our gifts - GS wanted us to open ours before he did his. So I went first. My first gift from him - was not one of his toys - it was one of my own MISSING ITEMS!

I had a stapler that had been missing for a couple of weeks. Then the second gift was my scissors! I had looked for these things for such a long time!!!!!!!!! It was so cute.

The gifts were perfect and just what I wanted! In fact - I had them - lost them - wanted to find them - then received them back for Christmas.

My daughter received her hand lotion back so thought I had moved. And hubby got a WI game he hadn't played for a long time.

It was so cute - it'll never work again, but he did work this time.

And I didn't have to question my sanity any more - just for the moment anyway!


Now look at my new little one - just starting out to learn the world!



HAPPY NEW YEAR!

SANDIE

Cheers to a new year and another chance to get things right - Oprah Winfrey.

34 comments:

Susan said...

Hi Sandie....Oh Lord, that baby is ADORABLE....He looks so serious. Like, world? Are you ready for me? ha! And Andy. What a little doll. Sooooo thoughtful. He wanted everyone to have lots of gifts. What a kid. Take care. How was today? Better? Susan

Angela said...

That's hilarious Sandie! Don't you just love how kids think! lol Your new grand baby sure is a handsome little guy!

Hope you are feeling good today!
Angela

Life is good! said...

what a darling baby! i love what that sneaky grandson did. how cleaver and thoughtful(i think)!

Joyce said...

I think the new baby looks mighty good with the stuffed animal sitting next to him:-) Now your older GS gifts made me laugh:-) Hope you are doing better today.
Joyce

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Now he was very clever wasn't he???
Your new grandson is adorable. So glad that you've been blessed with two boys. Hope you'll get to see Will often enough to suit ya. It's murder when they live out of state.
Hope you're doing well, and getting stronger.

Home In The Hollow said...

No wonder you're on cloud nine. Between both of those boys, you've got in made in the shade!...:)JP

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I am rolling with laughter at your GS wrapping your own stuff for you!! He is just too cute and yes a little monkey! The new baby is so cute!!! Love that big stuffed animal! hugs, Linda

Linda O'Connell said...

Funny story and cute grandsons. Oh that sweet baby!

Melanie said...

What a funny grandson you have there...how sweet of him.
Your new grandson is so adorable! That's such a cute picture of him with that big stuffed animal. :)
Hope you have a good week.

Mevely317 said...

Oh, this story has been laughing out loud! I love the way Andy's mind works -- I'm thinking he may become sitcom writer some day? :)

Ginny said...

What a funny story!!! But you all got what you wanted for Christmas!! Well, what's a financially strapped kid to do? The pictures are adorable!!

Sharon Kirby said...

Oh my word - is that the sweetest thing ever or what??? What I just love is his spirit of giving - what a wonderful expression of generosity. Even if it might have been a little "misplaced" (Did you like that pun???) GROAN...

And your newest grandson is simply a "hug-package" -

Hope you're doing OK...

Donna B said...

What a little pranster! That is funny! Your wee one is so precious...I love him looking toward the light...

FishHawk said...

That was indeed a delightful story. Just wait until he learns what horse biscuits are!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

How precious is that?!! I know you had a wonderful Christmas with that kind of love and consideration! Have a great day, Sandie.

ClassyChassy said...

Love your story - and what a sweet baby!

LADY JANE'S EMPORIUM said...

Sandy....Your lil precious has surely put a new meaning to re-gifting! The memories and suprises he created for you all on Christmas morning were ...PRICELESS!

Life is sooooooo fukk of surprises!

LADY JANE'S EMPORIUM said...

OMG..and the new GS......adorable!

Sandra said...

what a wonderful story, love the jail cell and a sweetie pie of adorable baby. hilarious story

Nezzy said...

Oh my goodness glory girl, both of your grandsons are just dolls. I adore that little "Monkey" trick. Think it'll work for me next year...sure would save some $$$$$.

What a gift that new little bundle of love is. I bet your just bustin' at the seame girl!

God bless ya and have a marvelous New Year!!! :o)

Knitty said...

What a wonderful Christmas! You will all remember this one and it will be hard for your dear grandson to ever top this!

Love the picture of him behind bars. :)

Continued best wishes for your PT and recuperation.

Terry said...

Howdy Sandy
I just love your grandsons thingking straight from the heart :)
The little one is soooooooo sweet !!!!!
I guess you already knew that :)
Thank you for so much this just made my day from the lower regions all better !
Love and hugs
Until next time
Happy Trails

Buttercup said...

Bless Andy! He picked things he knew you'd like. The picture of the baby is sooo cute. Hope you're getting better every day. Hugs and healing wishes to you.

Doris Sturm said...

I think that's funny - and how sweet of him to want you guys to have something to unwrap as well...besides, a lot of time, most of the fun is in the anticipation and unwrapping, only in your case you guys really needed that stuff LOL

When my daughter became a teenager and more difficult to shop for, I used to take her clothes shopping for Christmas and she picked what she wanted, but I didn't give it to her. I kept it and wrapped it and with every package, she would smile and say: "Mom, how did you know? It's exactly what I always wanted" and it was a lot of fun and no trips to exchange anything...those were the good ole days!

Pat MacKenzie said...

What a thoughtful grandson Sandie - he's learned that it's good to give as well as receive. Sweet little baby too.

Whosyergurl said...

now why didn't I think of that?
So cute!
XO, Cheryl

Velvet Over Steel said...

What a sweet grandson you have, Sandie!! Both are very handsome too!!! Loved the story!!

Hugs,
Coreen

DaCraftyLady said...

Hi there, hope you are feeling a wee bit better. what a cleaver g-son you have.. :) They are both as cute as a buttons...take care and rest up...God Bless

Debb

Katie said...

That's real funny! And cute! At least you got what you wanted for Christmas! :)

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Sandie you have a very special GS, one who is considerate and loving, it is so nice to see a child who is so full of love and concern for others, very rare in this "Me" age.
Hope you are ok, haven't heard from you in a couple of days, how is the knee coming?
Molly

Just Be Real said...

(((((Sandie)))))

sarah said...

too funny Sandie...Andy is a little monkey with a big heart. And the babe...adorable.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

oh the cutest grandbaby ever!

and your grandson,,,, how precious for him to think of others!
loved this story!

love
tweedles

Together We Save said...

Oh my.... so very sweet!! I am such a baby person!!