Monday, December 10, 2012

Something New With Something Old

We tried an old project with some new children this afternoon. Last night I built graham cracker houses and today my grandchildren came over to eat... uh, I mean decorate... the little structures. It was a wild, sugar filled adventure! Since all the kids are five years old and younger, much more candy went into their mouths than was stuck to the houses. Since no one had a nap, I'm afraid some very tired and wired up children will be going to bed early tonight.

Great Grandma got to hold the newest grandson. He sure is a cutie. I am blessed each and every time I see Jakie. He is doing so, so good. It's hard to believe the little guy was so very sick as a newborn. He is a happy, healthy, and perfectly normal baby.







I am also blessed by my darling granddaughter who hardly knew us just six months ago. She is a spunky little character who loves my cats and dogs and is no longer afraid of us. I missed such a huge chunk of her babyhood. It can never be recovered but leads me to cherish the moments we have even more.





I forgot to count toys as jewels scattered across my living room today. Shame on me. It was a noisy, busy afternoon. When everyone had gone home, Mom remarked on how quiet the house was. Perhaps a day like today will make her appreciate Rocky a little more. She does have a way of pushing Grandma's buttons... :)


12 comments:

  1. Aw...what a fun day! Cute, sweet grands! Love the blond hair! I married into a family of blonds and my dark hair and eyes, being dominant, took over for our family! haha.

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    1. We'll have to see what happens to these blondies as they grow older. They all have at least one parent with dark hair. I'm still waiting for a brown eyed grandchild.

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  2. so cool you know your blessings well.

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    1. I'm still practicing. Unfortunately, I still know how to grumble on the inside. :P

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  3. Funny how those dominant genes take over. Out of our 11 grandchildren...only two with light hair and eyes.

    Your living room looks like a happy spot, and your graham cracker house is really cute.

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    1. That is Josh's house. Didn't he do a great job?

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  4. I think blonde might be the dominant gene in our families. :)

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  5. My parents both had blue eyes and had 3 blue eyed children and out of 7 grandchildren only 1 had blue eyes. I was very blonde and blue eyed and both my girls have very dark eyes and hair - something I really wanted in my children for some reason..........married a man with very dark eyes and hair so that is usually dominant.

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    1. Yes, dark is typically dominant. I suppose it helps that some of these dear children have fair ancestors even on the dark haired parent's side.

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