Wednesday, September 30, 2009

100 Things About My Grandchildren That Made Me Smile

This is it! This is my 100th post about the two most special grandchildren in the world--mine! In honor of this day, I have been remembering and making a list of some of the things that I have enjoyed the most with far. Read and enjoy. Grandchildren are such a blessing!

Oh, and by the way! Today is the day that I draw the winner of the Target Gift Card. The winner is....Call Me Cate from I participate in Cate's meme "Six Word Saturday" and have a great time doing it. We have to describe our lives...or something... using only six words! Congratulations, Cate, and thanks for the comments each week! You prize will soon be in the mail.

Now, here are just a few of the things about my precious grandchildren that make me smile...

1. The fact that after nearly 9 months of nothing but problems with the pregnancy, Madison was born healthy.

2. The fact that Cade's mother had such an easy time with her pregnancy.

3. Seeing Madison so precious and cute wrapped up in her cap and blanket after just being born.

4. Looking at Caden laying out in the isolate, naked to the world, just minutes after being born.

5. Hearing the news "mother and baby are fine"--twice!

6. Just feeling in my heart that Brandy was having a little boy, only to find out it was a little

7.Hearing that Caden was a little boy, since we already had a grandaughter.

8. Shopping for little girl outfits for six months, even though I had to push Brandy around in a
wheelchair while we shopped!

9. Seeing the look of wonder and amazement on my son's face while he looked at Cade
after seeing him born.

10. Getting to hold Madison for the first time, and every time after that! She's about too heavy now.

11. Getting to hold Caden for the first time, and every time after that! He's too busy now!

12. Getting to babysit Madison for the first time.

13. Getting to babysit Caden for the first time...finally.

14. Seeing that first smile when I talked to Madison.
15. Seeing that first smile when I talked to Caden.

16. Watching Madison lay in the floor and coo at the ceiling fan...funny girl!

17. Seeing what kind of hat Christina has on Caden--she loves hats!

18. Watching Madison suck her fingers and get so much enjoyment out of it...future braces...
19. Seeing Caden's face when he sees his Monkey "lovie" he sleeps with it.

20. Watching Cade's face watch me while I sing and rock him to sleep.

21. Watching Madison's face watch me while I sing to her.

22. Watching Madison listen to me while I read books to her.

23. Blowing bubbles with Madison...simple pleasures.

24. Watching Cade look at his Veggie Tales Larry the Cucumber!

25. Watching Cade jump in his Jumperoo...all smiles!

26. Watching Cade float around in the swimming pool, kicking his feet.

27. Seeing Caden's face light up when he sees his toys at my house.

28. Watching Madison beat on the storm door of her house trying to get outside to me.

29. Watching Caden try to grab at a cat when one strolls by.

30. Watching Madison try to get away from a cat when they rub her.

31. Listening to Madison sing.

32. Watching Madison eat a doughnut...eats around the hole.

33. Talking with Madison on the telephone.

34. Having Madison spend the night with us...bed hog!

35. Looking at pictures with Madison...she loves it!

36. Combing and fixing Madison's hair in different ways.

37. Trimming Madison's hair as it grows.

38. Giving Madison a bath and watching her play in the tub.

39. Watching Madison cry when we used to all sing the Happy Birthday song...every time!

40. Listening to Madison say the blessing before a meal...she tends to speak lower...

41. Watching Madison climb up the steps of our front porch--by herself.

42. Hearing Madison say "I do it myself!"

43. Listening to Madison count to 12...and beyond with help.

44. Asking Madison what color something is and hearing her say the correct answer!

45. Looking into Caden's beautiful blue eyes...I'll be the first of many females to smile because of those...

46. The way Cade smells...he always smells wonderful!

47. Seeing all of Caden's monkey loves monkeys.

48. Hearing Madison's first word...

49. Hearing Cade's first word...

50. Seeing Madison learn to roll over.

5l. Seeing Cade learn to roll's exciting with every grandchild, not just the first!

52. Watchig Madison learn to hold her first toy...rattle, rattle!

53. Watching Cade learn to hold his first toy.

54. Seeing Madison's first tooth peeking through her gums.

55. Seeing Cade's first tooth peeking through his gums, followed by a second one.

56. Watching Madison eat her first cereal...messy.

57. Watching Cade learn to eat table food...he can pick it up like a pro.

58. Singing to Madison and having her tell me to "Hush MiMi."...I tell you she's musically talented!

59. Watching Madison swing in the swing at the park and love it!

60. Watching Madison slide down the slide by herself...after she's taken 30 minutes to climb it!

61. Being able to see Madison's face on Christmas morning...look of total disbelief!

62. Watching Cade play with the musical light up stage...priceless.

63. Watching Cade's face when his mama walks in the room...he lights up the room.

64. Watching Cade crawl after the ball.

65. Watching Cade get on his knees, pull up, and explore higher ground...never a dull moment.

66. Being able to see Cade pull up for the first time...lucky!

67. Watching Madison play ball...what a hoot!

68. Watching Madison's imagination at work when she is playing by herself...the things her dolls say!

69. Watching Cade open and close a cabinet door, over and over.

70. Hearing Cade say "whooze zat?" Too funny!

71. Looking at Cade's latest pictures that he's had made-he's a natural!

72. Watching Madison get her picture made, she gets all excited!

73. Watching Madison watch her first live play of Winnie the Pooh--awesome!

74. Watching as Madison is now able to open our door all by herself!

75. Watching Cade drive his pretend car...look out mom and dad.

76. Having the opportunity to change Cade's diaper--yes I enjoy that, too.

77. Seeing Madison finally go to the potty by herself....finally!

78. Watching Madison finally start to color inside the lines and hold the crayon correctly.

79. Hearing Madison call my husband "E" "Come on "E" sit down!" she says

80. Watching Madison and my husband play together--like two children!

81. Watching Cade's daddy carry him around and get more confident as a beautiful.

82. Watching Cade's daddy play with him in the!

83. Knowing that both of my grandchildren are loved and well taken care of by their parents...blessing!

84. Knowing that both of my grandchildren are living in christian homes...Thank you, God.

85. Hearing Madison sing new little church songs that she's learning...she improvises when she forgets the words...

86. Knowing that both of my grandchildren live close that!

87. Being able to share in regular activities with my grandchildren.

88. Having had the opportuntiy to share vacation trips with both grandchildren...never dull!

89. Watching Cade crawl around and explore everything...he's on the move now!

90. Hearing Caden giggle when someone tickles him.

91. The first time I realized that Cade recognized me...ahhhh.

92. Seeing Cade clap his hands. Pat-a-cake!

93. Watching Madison kiss "my boo boo"....after she gives me a pinch!

94. Hearing Madison say "MiMi, I pee peed, do the happy dance!"

95. Watching Madison walk across the yard moving just like her daddy...she should've been a boy!

96. Hearing how Madison didn't like being close to the characters at Disneyworld...just like her mama.

97. Watching Madison's face as she rides a kiddie ride...loves the carosel.

98. Getting to see Cade have his first coin-operated horse ride.

99. The sight of Madison and Cade wearing cute.

100. Hearing Madison say she wants to ride in "MiMi's car"..her middle name should be "go".

I could list at least 100 more, but I know you are tired of reading, so I will stop. Thanks for stopping by and sharing my blog....

1 comment:


Kathy, Congratulations on your 100th post. What a great list. Your grandchildren are blessed to have you. Blessings,