Saturday, February 13, 2010

Six Word Saturday

My six words for this Saturday are : Wow! It snowed here last night!
The last time that we got snow like this was in 1989! We live in southeastern Georgia, and it never snows here--well, almost never! The snow didn't begin to fall until after dark, so we had to enjoy it under the cover of darkness.
Madison's first snow! She's only three years old, and probably won't remember it--but her daddy sure will! He played outside in the snow for a couple of hours--in the dark!
Madison's daddy, and her two uncles were like children. There were snowball fights, they made a snowman, and my youngest son even made a snow angel. It was a sight to watch! It was the first snow that my sons were old enough to remember. One son is 27, the other 24.
It's a good thing that the guys enjoyed themselves last night, because by this morning a lot of the snow is gone. It's just a wet, slushy mess. I wonder how long it will be before we get to experience another winter wonderland here in the deep south...
Hop on over to Cate's place and join in Six Word Saturday...just describe your life--or anything, in six words. It's fun! Have a great weekend everyone!
***I'm having a contest this weekend. It's a photo caption contest. Check out Friday's post for details...

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Give This Picture A Caption Contest!

This is an older picture of my granddaughter, Madison, but it's one of my favorites. We see this facial expression a lot! Can you suggest a good caption for this photograph? Leave your suggestion in the form of a comment. On Monday morning, the winning caption will be announced...and the winner will receive the prize shown below! Good luck, and thanks so much for participating!

This week's prize is a pencil by number poster/pencils, and a set of three scratch a sketch pictures. These activities would be suitable for older children...or art loving adults!

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Special Times...

Madison's mama needed a little break yesterday, so we sent her to town for a while...

Madison and I decided that we would color some pictures together. She actually chose to color over painting with watercolors. I was shocked!

We colored these Valentine's Day pictures, and we are mailing them to Abby Riggs, the daughter of a blogging buddy. Abby has leukemia, and has been feeling pretty "yucky" lately. I hope she likes our pictures.

I enjoyed the time spent with Madison. We sang songs as we colored. I hope she will think of me one day long after I am gone, and remember our special times together...

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

My Two Favorite Girls...

Madison and her mother, Brandy, enjoy finger foods

I feel very blessed to have daughter who grew up to become my best friend.

We have a special relationship, and have always been able to talk about any and everything.

Now that Madison has arrived, I have to share my daughter and best friend...

Madison is very attached to her mother, and doesn't always like to share!

I hope that Madison and her mother will grow up to be best friends, too.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Boys Will Be Boys...

...MiMi holding Cade while his daddy takes a picture

Cade came to church yesterday morning sporting a brand-new "boo boo". Apparently, he loves to play with his mama's bracelets. While his mama wasn't looking, he decided to help himself to her very large free-standing jewelry box. The next thing his mama knew, Cade had pulled the whole thing over on top of himself! Like I said, "boys will be boys!" Cade, bracelets are for little girls anyway...

Monday, February 8, 2010

A Good Grandfather Is A Blessing...

When I watch Ed with the grandchildren, I can't help but remember his daddy--my father-in-law. "Grandpa" was a wonderful grandfather to our children. He was my emergency babysitter since he retired shortly after our first baby was born. He was never too busy to help out if I needed him. The only problem he had was changing poopy diapers. He had a weak stomach, and would gag! (ha)

"Grandpa" would always sit and talk with our children, and got such pleasure out of being around them. I can still hear him laughing as he talked with them. He didn't actually play with them(his wife said he didn't know how to play because he'd worked all of his life), but they didn't seem to mind. They just enjoyed being around him because was always jolly.

"Grandpa" was always giving the children something. Chewing gum, candy, breath mints (ha), whatever he had with him at the time. On Sundays, "Grandpa" packed his suit pockets with chewing gum and breath savers. He not only took enough treats for his grown children and grandchildren, but for several other children as well. "Grandpa" got great pleasure from sharing his treats.

My husband is a great deal like his own father was. He's happy, easy-going, and never to busy to help. He would keep either grandchild in a minute if he needed to. He can change diapers as well as any mother.

He's never too tired or busy to stop and honor the request of a grandchild. Whether it's playing "Ring Around the Roses" or having a tea party, he's always willing. He keeps his pockets filled with gumballs whenever his is outside(he got in trouble with MiMi for giving out gum inside), and he's always the first to sneak a grandchild a piece of cake or a cookie. He's already taught Cade where the candy dish is!

Our entire family still attends the same church, and sits on the same pew. There are Sundays when my husband has his pockets full of candy, and will pass it out to our grown children. For a brief moment I remember those Sundays, so many years ago, when his daddy did the same thing--and I smile.

Yes, a good grandfather is a blessing...just as mine and Ed's children were blessed, so are their children...and so the tradition goes on.

The Winner Is...

"Trying Out The View From Down Under"

Congratulations to Linda @ Retirement Daze for suggesting the winning caption. Your prize will be in the mail shortly. Many thanks to all who participated. I'll be having another giveaway on Friday...