As I look upon the precious photos taken during the past two weeks of my grandchildren:
This is the day...I rejoice in the wonderful blessing of FAMILY.
The above photo is of my sweet 6 yr. old granddaughter and my lovable Schnauzer Gus. He was such a pushover for attention as you can see!
My daughter and her four children came to visit for my birthday. Little did they know since they were a few days late and their Mommy's birthday was the following week; that Nana had the dining area already decorated for a surprise birthday party for... their mom! As we entered the driveway, I used the excuse of putting the dog in another room first and then placed a decorated cake I made, on the table.
In the two and a half hour trip to our home, they didn't say a word about how they had a "party" hidden in a bag for Nana!
As we all entered the house...I said,
SURPRISE!and they were! The glee's of happiness and wishes for their mommy rang out!
WAIT! We have a something for YOU... and out came a huge Birthday gift bag and all the trimmings for a PARTY and a gift!
My daughter was so happy that I had already decorated because the entire week prior they couldn't wait to have this "party". It was fun to celebrate our birthdays together.
During their stay, my home was filled daily with laughter of funny stories or things the kids did....
You naturally expect your beautiful little granddaughters to play Mommy...and yes they did...
and they also like:
if you look closely you can see that the girls have decorated Nana's sewing/guest room with their lovelies! SPIDER WEBS!
Here is a close up of their "creatures".. Plastic of course..but nonetheless... SPIDERS!
My grandchildren love to go to the Dollar $tore...and on this trip, instead of the usual purses or princess crowns; the GIRLS flocked over to the bags of spiders, snakes and bats! Did I mention the BATS that lay around the room also! oh there were lizards too of all sorts and colors...okay, some were a nice bright purple, and girls do like purple!
I asked the girls...
"Don't you want a cute new purse? or look here is a nice pony?"
"No, Nana, we love spiders. We want to be Vets when we grow up!"
"Mmmm? what do these have to do with being a VET?"
"Well, at least you can rescue Nana if any of those creepy..uh, I mean "cute little" things show up."
My daughter was laughing quietly as we paid for the girls goodies.
"I guess our hikes in the woods have made the girls really interested in...God's creation!"
The boys were busy looking over the Army men packages...whew!
And so, my lovely "girly" room had taken on some new characteristics. I just hope I don't find any stray spiders...and think they are real!
They did play "Tea time" with these cute little tigers they also found at the fun store.
The Cheerios are suppose to be mini cookies!
There is nothing like seeing the world through a child's eyes. I enjoyed every moment of watching their sweet pleasure in simple things and play.
No t.v. was watched...just simple times of play... and family enjoyment.
I hope you enjoyed my story of family life...
Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. Psalm 127:3
I thank the LORD for his blessings upon me in this life with precious people both in my own family, my church and here.
Thank you to all that left me birthday greetings. It touched my heart.
The LORD hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad. Psalm 126:3