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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

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Grandchildren

Okay, this is MY new little grandson who lives far far away from grandma. I decided the first year that I’d have to come see him every two months so that he will know who I am! And I did it! I am pretty sure he knows that I am someone that is regular in his life.


Gosh I hate that he has to live 450 miles away. My son is good though – we do Skype every weekend – he thinks I’m grandma in the box. Teehee


It is feeding time – his mom is extremely health conscious – he got Greek yogurt and a banana. The kids said that when he learns about fast foods and sugar it will be from someone else - not them – were they hinting it would be me?


To tell you the truth – I shouldn’t ever give him candy – but I think not giving him treats ever will be hard – I am only a human grandma!


He crawls and then sits up – he always puts his leg out – so cute!


And here is old grandpa trying to teach him to stand up. He’s ten months old – it’s time – right – teehee. He wasn’t too sure about it.


Well he says as long as I’m up I want to go over there by everyone’s drinks!



Grandma – do you see that speck of lint – I want that ! It looks so interesting!


Now an interesting fact on this grandchild is he really likes his toes and they can do just about anything his fingers can do! He's getting his Webbles Can Wobble But They Can't Fall Down....


Here we are at the task of grandma filling up the bucket with blocks and when she is done the grandson spills them out on purpose and laughs at me!!!!!!!



He is trying to put the Webbles up on the couch. Did you notice his natural Mohawk?


The kids took us out to dinner to a real English or Irish pub – neither hubby or I can remember – teehee – but this guy was a cutie in his kilt! I had fish and chips and it was yummy!


My son and his son!

Thanks friends for taking the time and letting me share and brag a little bit. I appreciate it!.




"Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love. The real miracle is the love that inspires them. In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle."
~ Helen Schucman

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44 comments:

Wanda's Wings said...

What wonderful pics. I sure he knows Grandma!

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

What a gorgeous baby boy!

TexWisGirl said...

he is a beautiful boy. such eyes...

Cheri said...

What a wonderful trip and 450 miles is long trip but you have done it...I am sure that he knows grandma. We had the same thing when the kids lived on the West coast and Skype is great. I am just so glad that they have moved East.

Remington said...

Your grandson is so handsome! Beth is sad some days because she lives far away from Bailey and Trevor....but when we all get together she makes up for it! Mike tells her it's exciting like when the circus comes to town....ha ha!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sandie he is so cute!! Gosh ten months old already! He looks like his Dad to me! I laughed at the 'Grandma in a box' how cute is that. You are a big part of his life! I am glad you have been able to go see him so often this year. So important! hugs, Linda

Sandra said...

enjoyed your bragging and sharing and what grandma could not brag and share this adorable doll. great idea with the skype

Aarthi said...

wow...cute chubby one...hope you had a great time

Anonymous said...

Awwwww, Sandie. He's precious. He's one ADORABLE BABY BOY! Oh, Lord, those little eyes, boring into your soul. What a dumpling. Loved all the photos. Thanks for sharing this newest love of your life.

I'm so JEALOUS. ha ha I don't even have a grand cat or grand dog.

Have a great day. Raining cats and dogs here! Susan from writingstraightfromtheheart.blogspot.com

Jill said...

What an adorable grandson you have! I'm so glad you visit as often as you can. All kids need their grandparents.

Flora said...

OOOhhhhh so sweet... I know how you feel with him so far away!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

He's a cutie, enjoy every minute:@)

Sush said...

Sandie, how handsome are all the men in your life! I'm sure you are thrilled to be building memories, whether in person or through skype!

Hugs~

DaCraftyLady said...

Ahhh what a cutie...I loved the guy in his quilt...I have been so busy with travel that I have not had a chance to post. but I am back and will be updating this week....Debb

Thisisme. said...

Wonderful photos of that gorgeous little grandson of yours! So pleased that you got to visit with him. As you say, 450 miles is too far. Perhaps one day they might move a little closer to you. That would be good, but I think you are so right, we HAVE to make the effort to be a part of their lives, so that he will know that you are his grandma. You're very proud of him, and quite rightly so my friend. Gosh, my daughters used to have those Weebles (Weebles wobble, but they don't fall down) and they used to love them. We don't see them over here any more.

Eva Marie said...

Lovely photos - what a cutie :)
Fish and ships was nice wasn't it? I do enjoy it every once in a while.
Thank you for sharing all the beautiful pic's.
Hugs xx

Patti said...

Sandie, he's totally adorable. Such a beautiful baby! Thanks for sharing the photos.

Also, I want to commend you for making an effort to be a part of his life despite the miles between you. You will never regret that!!

Love,
Patti

KaLynn ("MiMi") said...

He's adorable!! They are so much fun at that age! They laugh at anything and everything! Glad you had a great time!

Shanda said...

Sandie, he is so precious. I have a few years (hopefully) but am looking forward to being a grandma!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Ooooohhhh.... Ahhhhh... Oh, MY!! Too sweet and precious for words! Oh, Sandie, I am so glad you are making the time to spend with him in spite of the distance. You are and awesome Grandma! blessings ~ tanna

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Do what I do. Buy the Yummy Earth organic no sugar added lollipops. Guilt free and with flavors like Mango Tango and Too Berry Blueberry they are so seriously tasty!

I'm a bad influence, aren't I? ;-)

SweetMarie said...

What a beautiful baby boy! I love his stare in the second pic and his big smile in the fifth pic. He's so lucky to have you visit every couple of months. I'd be doing the same thing!

Whosyergurl said...

Aw, Sandie. I've been to MD five times in the past 6 months! I'm not supposed to see her until the end of October this time but it is HARD! I miss her so much! She loves her toes, too!

Thanks for sharing the photos! cute! xo, Cheryl

Betsy from Tennessee said...

What a cutie pie... He's gorgeous, Sandie. Glad you can see him as often as possible. Maybe they can come to you more often also...

One thing about being Grammy... We can do anything we want to when they are with us... We can spoil them all we want to --and then send them HOME... ha ha

Hugs,
Betsy

Melanie said...

Your GS is just adorable, Sandie. So glad you could visit. I'm sure he knows who you are!
I remember having Weeble Wobbles.
Katie had a natural mohawk too. :) It's only the second day of school and we had to close early because of all the rain and flooded roads! Sure wish I could send it to Texas!
Hope you're having a great week.

Ginny said...

What adorable pictures! Your son and grandson are both beautiful!! Ella picks up things with her toes all the time, I'm doing a post on it!! I used to, but now I get a cramp in my foot if I do! I am so jealous now, seeing you on the FLOOR with your grandbaby!!! That is something I have always wished I could do. If I get down I can't get up. The kids always want to know why I can't get down to their level, and why I can't go up the steps.

Belle said...

What a beautiful, happy baby! You are blessed indeed.

Jeanie said...

He is well worth showing off and bragging on, Sandie. I'm glad you got to enjoy such a fun visit and that you got so many pictures....those baby days go by so fast.

Ann said...

What a little sweetheart he is. That is a long trip but I bet it was worth every mile to spend time with that little cutie

blueviolet said...

The bucket game sounds so fun! Like you, I'm absolutely going to sneak treats to the grandkids. It's part of the job requirement. :)

Michaele said...

Wow! The men in your life are all so handsome!

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

Love those big brown eyes. He's adorable. Wow...that's quite a drive to get there. It's an all day trip. Don't worry...there's sugarless candy! I remember my kids picking up pieces of lint and eating it.

Mevely317 said...

I'm in love with those BIG brown eyes!!! ... So sorry to learn you had a horrendous trip home. I guess this is what you call a labor of love? Worth every minute!

Angela said...

He's so cute Sandie! I like what Lisa said about the organic lollipops! hehehe I'm sure they will lighten up when he gets just a little older. I know I said that about my kids but they eat candy all the time! lol

Hugs,
Angela

Love Of Quilts said...

He's a cutie. It is hard when they live away from us. Trish

That corgi :) said...

He's so cute! Is he sleeping better these days? Can't believe he'll be a year old in November that is just around the corner! I like how you made the effort to see him every two months, Sandie! Too bad they live so far away! I think it is good that they are feeding him healthy foods; I was at the gym the other day and the report on the news said never to introduce soda to kids, I thought that was a wise thing (of course they will end up getting it over friends house, but you know what I mean, when you still have control over them in their young ages)

betty

Together We Save said...

Oh those pictures are so sweet!!

Granny Annie said...

And suddenly you'll be going with him to grandparent's day at his school. Gee they grown so fast and I truly miss the wee ones. You've got a humdinger in this one.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

So Cute!!!

Debbie said...

Thank goodness I happened to notice that I had missed this. I enjoyed every single picture. I remember when he was born! He looked just like his dad, as I recall.

He's still adorable, and you are very adorable as you talk about him.

SKYPE might possibly be the best grandparent invention ever.

Just Stuff From a Boomer said...

I know you want to get your hands on that baby. All of my family, grandsons too, live about 1000 miles from this Nana and Pa. We do as much as possible but it's not the same ans hugs and kisses.

Did ya get the Bangers and Mash? It's my husband's favorite. I like Shepard's Pie.

Buttercup said...

Brag as much as you like. He is adorable and I enjoyed seeing the pictures. I am sure you had a wonderful time!

Sharon said...

What precious memories! He is adorable! And I'm sure that he'll know you. I didn't see my mom's parents nearly as often as I did my dad's - but because of who they were, I was very much closer to them.

I think you were probably at an Irish pub - don't think the English wear kilts, just sayin'... :) hee, hee...

xo

Retired Knitter said...

*sigh*

I have only grand-dogs!!

Envy is a terrible thing.