Friday, December 16, 2011

Memories Made

Part of the purpose of this blog is to help me remember days past....our everyday life, so today's post is simply about marking a milestone of sorts in our family. 

We have been helping to care for our grandchildren two evenings a week for the last eighteen months. They would come to the house in the late afternoon and stay through the evening. We helped with homework, dinner and baths. These regularly scheduled evenings are now done, (their mom is excited) and although we will miss this routine, it's a good thing .... and don't feel bad for us, we will still see them pretty frequently.

The things I want to remember;

All hands on deck for dinner preparation. Stools pulled up to the counters so little hands could reach.

Table setting, it was a big deal, the kidlets took turns choosing the placements they wanted and the plates they wanted to use (I have a lot of thrift store mismatched)

Miss B and Big Guy's discussion on who's turn it was to sit next to Pop Pop at dinner, every time!

The white step stool Little Miss claimed as her own the first time she saw it, that was her dinner chair

Miss B and her books, each week there would be a new one

Helping them memorize their scripture verse for the week

The hats and tiaras Little Miss would insist that I would wear for the duration of the visit...she of course would wear one as well

Big Guy and Pop Pop playing Angry Birds

Little Miss sitting on Pop Pop's shoulder as he took her out to the car, he would gallop, she would giggle...giddy up horsey

Little ones grow up quickly and you have a tendency to forget the things that made you smile, this will help me to remember. Counting my blessings one by one.


Debbie said...

I'm so glad you shared these because they made me smile this morning. I loved the one about the tiaras.

I want to be a grandma some day. I hope I'm a good one like you.

Kathy ... better known as Nana said...

During the times when you'll be missing them (and how can you not miss them when you had so much time together), I pray that you will remember these wonderful memories that you shared. I know that your grands will always cherish these wonderful memories, too.

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

What wonderful milestone, memories...how precious. What a gift from the Lord to be able to have that time with them and also to instill His word in them. God has deposited into each of you...the grandchildren's hearts and your own.

I really enjoyed reading the list!

Sandy said...

This is so sweet and wonderful to read. I am so happy for you and your family and all these precious memories you will all keep in your hearts.

Debbie said...

Loved your list! Your right, the memories can't be compared. Hope you have a good Sunday!

LDH said...

So many fun and precious moments. :) Love reading each memory you shared!