Sunday, February 7, 2016

My heart overlflows with love

It has been a crazy week: family birthday, tummy ache, babysitting. But I am back! And I have some information for writers. This is a great resource. I hope you can find something of interest.

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Liam makes me laugh out loud, and I do the same to him. We are a pair, the old one and the young one.


We celebrated Nicholas' 14th birthday yesterday. What a kid. He is such a neat person, excellent student, caring individual, and still not too big for Nana's backrub. Things are a little different now with this 5 feet 8 inch tall young man. "Rub my arm?" led right into, "Hey, Nana, look at my muscles. I can press 200 plus pounds. I lift weights."

He watched me playing with Liam, who was watching me snuggling 8 year old Nicole. Liam toddled his jealous little self right over, climbed on my lap and grabbed me by the cheeks. I shook my head back and forth, lolling my tongue and blowing raspberries, and he cackled so hard every time.








I told Nicole she was my favorite girl and always would be. She still just wants to cuddle. And she was so good with Liam. He was shocked when he walked into her PINK room and saw all the dolls. He went right for a BALL, and a Barbie car.




Nicolas watched me play with Liam who flipped himself upside down (head to floor) off my lap, over and over again and laughed out loud every time.

Nick asked, "Nana, did you that stuff with me?"

"Of course, I did buddy." So I had to share his "baby" stories with him.





He was tearing around the gymnasium at school Friday and hit a metal volleyball pole, ending up with a gash that required 8 stitches. Boys are proud of their battle wounds.

He shared his light sabre with Liam, whose pawpa Dave was showing him how to operate it. This baby was the center of attention. You think?

Retirement is wonderful, and spending time with family is what rocks my world right now. It is such a blessing to see the different ages and stages of each of our grandchildren. These are only three of our wonderful 10.

How about you? Did you do anything this weekend?

 

12 comments:

Val said...

Tell Nicolas that's an impressive wound! Too bad the weather is turning colder tomorrow, and not suitable for wearing shorts to school to show it off.

carolann said...

Yes enjoy your Grandchildren. They are lovely.

And the years go so fast with Grandchildren.



Sioux said...

Linda-Look at the 2nd photo, and look at Liam's face. His facial expression makes him look like he's 4.

I took a nap on Saturday, went to a bookstore, and am now bored watching a football game. (The commercials and the half-time show better be good.)

Bookie said...

Looks like a lot of fun for kiddos and Granny too!!! Have a great second week in January!!!

Debra Mayhew said...

Grandchildren look like so much fun, I can hardly wait! I can't believe how big Liam is getting. I can image what a great cuddler he is. My weekend was pretty uneventful until it ended with a blizzard. I feel kind of lucky though because today is a snow day and we're forced to stay home and just hang out. I'll take it. :) Have a great week, Linda!

Susan Sundwall said...

Linda, We have six and I can relate on soooo many levels. Our Sam, 13, also has a battle scar or two. He ripped open his leg at his own birthday party two years ago and still has the long scar. But he's sharp as a tack and so sweet. The rest are girls and each one is a gem. I could go on and on, ya know? Love this post!

Merlesworld said...

Grandchildren look like lots of fun but no responsibility, still waiting for mine.
Merle..........

Connie said...

These pictures are so sweet, Linda. I can see how much joy spending time with those children brings to you.

Janet, said...

I'm still waiting for my grandchildren, too. Maybe someday. Enjoy yours! But, I don't think I have to tell you that.

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

This whole post makes me happy. I love the photos, and I love the joy that rolls off every word. Thank you so much for sharing this with us. I'm still grandchild-less, but one of these days...

K9friend said...

What fun! Yes, retirement is wonderful. Surprising how busy I am now, but how much less I accomplish than what I thought I would. Oh well, life is short. Might as well enjoy it!

Pat
Critter Alley

Lynn said...

Hope they know how lucky they are to have such a beautiful gramma/nana.