Thursday, October 6, 2011

Like Mother, Like Daughter

Madison, Brandy, and Me (on Brandy's recent b'day)

The weather here in southeastern Georgia has been near perfect this week, so "us girls" (my daughter, granddaughter,Madison, and me) have been trying to spend some time outside each day.  Madison walks over to my house to get me after lunch each day, then we all spend an hour or two sitting under the shade trees.

Today whenever Madison and I reached the chairs under the trees, Brandy handed us each a piece of Dove chocolate.  She said her father-in-law had given a bag of the chocolate to her, and she wanted to share some of it with us.  She and I then began discussing how much we loved Dove chocolates.

As the three of us sat savoring the smooth, tasty chocolate, Madison spoke up and said, "Oooh, this is so good!  That's why I have to sneak some!"  Brandy and I looked at each other... Then we asked Madison what she did with her candy wrappers from the "sneaked" chocolates, and she said she put them in the trash.  We both laughed, because we both remembered something from years ago...

You see, there was once another little girl, about 30 years ago, who loved Hershey's kisses...She  loved them so much that she " just had to sneak some" . But this little girl didn't put her candy wrappers in the trash, instead she hid the papers behind the couch (a pile of them), and she eventually got caught when her mother moved the couch!  Whenever she got caught, she was punished for stealing the candy.  It was one of the few times that Brandy ever got into trouble, so we still remember it vividly.

I looked at Brandy and said,"Like mother, like daughter!" , then I quickly added, "but at least she was smart enough to put her papers in the trash."  To which Brandy replied, "Yeah, but she wasn't smart enough not to tell on herself!"  To that, I had no reply!


Monday, October 3, 2011


I'm still alive and kicking, although somewhat missing in action over here.  I guess my age is beginning to catch up with me, as I don't seem to be able to juggle quite as many things these days!  Sometimes, some things just have to go undone, and sometimes it's this blog.

I never did remember to write that Madison successfully gave up sucking her fingers, and she managed to do it in just a few days!  I was so proud of her--and impressed!  She enjoyed her reward this past Saturday, when she and her family attended Disney On Ice.  Madison's mom reported that the show was fantastic, and that the entire family enjoyed it very much.  They took some pictures, but I haven't seen them yet.  

Cade continues to grow, has learned to play by himself.  I love watching his imagination at work.  He sits in the floor by himself, and talks with his toys  He scoops, and mows the rug--and borrows the decorative rocks out of MiMi's fountain.  He continues to love trains, tractors, and trucks, but seems to have the most fun exploring the great outdoors!  Nothing seems to be more fun than tossing rocks into my barrel fountain!

Unborn baby Chase is growing like a weed.  He's been making his mom uncomfortable, and keeping her awake at night.  They sure start doing this early, don't they?  Christina says she does her best sleeping on the couch lately. I've been there, and done that myself.

On Saturday, Brett and Christina officially cleaned out their third bedroom, which was formerly used for storage and as Brett's "man cave".  The couple purchased a storage house for their "extras", and as for Brett's man cave...well, soon there won't be much time for such a thing anyway!  Lots of changes going on in Cade's household, for sure, but they are all changes of the very best kind!