Well, we're home. Our cats were almost as happy to see us come in as the grandkids were sad to see us go. As wonderful as it's been, there really is no place like home. And I'm glad to be here.
Before I share some other pics and tales with you, let me thank you all for your wonderful comments on my last post. You guys and gals made me feel soooooo good. I really appreciate it. So, thank you.
Okay, our first trip was to Florida. Here's some pics from there:
Granddaughter Chloe was showing me some snazzy cheerleading moves, but little did she know, Jacob was right behind her, making fun of her. Shades of America's Funniest Home Videos.
How about that? Jacob doesn't think he's too big for Grandma's lap.
The lovely misses Jordan and Chloe.
From left to right, Persephone, Olivia, and Ella. (Believe it or not, Persephone has no trouble saying, spelling, and writing her name.) This was taken at Epcot Center.
This was at Epcot, too, in the China area. In front of Ella and Persephone are rows and rows of scale models of the terracotta warriors. I reeeeeally wanted to put the girls right in the midst of the warriors, and get them to strike a stiff pose and take their picture from the front, but figured that might be strongly frowned upon. So, I settled for this shot. (sigh)
Daughter-in-law April and Joshua.
Beautiful blue-eyed Jackson.
The day after we returned from Florida, we got a call from our son in Alabama. They were heading for the hospital. The baby was coming! Time for us to pack up and head out the door again. (Our cats were NOT amused.)
Meet Devyn Michelle. I still can't believe our daughter-in-law Tina asked me to share the experience with her in the delivery room. A first for me. Awesome.
Tina and Devyn. (7 lbs. 14 oz.)
|A closer look at the little cutie.|
My better half with Jaiden and Aaron. Grandpas are always good for a horsey ride or two. You've heard of Hop on Pop? This was hop on Grandpop. Jaiden is 3 1/2 and Aaron is 1 1/2, but would you believe they weigh exactly the same? (We figure Aaron will be the whole front line for the Falcons someday.)
Kymber, age 2 1/2. With four children under the age of four, I'd say our son and his wife are gonna have their hands full.
Aaron. (the hoss)
Kymber. (the angel)
That's where I've been. Wiping snotty noses, sharing sloppy kisses, singing the alphabet song and other kiddie songs over and over and over again, and basking in the sheer joy of grandkids scrambling to sit on my lap. (as many as three at a time!) If you were counting, Devyn makes number twelve. Must be something in the water our kids are drinking ...
Now, there are only two scrambling to sit on my lap. And they're purring so loudly, our next door neighbors can probably hear them.
It's great to be home.
Until next time, take care of yourselves. And each other.