Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Spring Visit

My Grandma lives in Milwaukee and has all her live. Usually around Easter my mom heads down there to pick Grandma up and drive her back up here to stay for a week. Grandma stays at my parent's house and we all head over there a few times a week to visit, and of course spend Easter Sunday with everyone.

This year my cousin Courtney and her two girls picked Grandma up, at my mom's, and brought her up to our house for a sleepover. Courtney and her two dollies left after lunch on Monday and Grandma stayed at our house for the night. My mom came to get Grandma after lunch on Tuesday to spend the remainder of her visit back down in Hudson. Did you follow any of that? Basically my Grandma spent the night at our house Monday. This has NEVER happened before so I'm pretty excited we got Grandma all to ourselves.

I see how fortunate my two children are to have a set of grandparents (my folks) that live so close. I never had grandparents who were able to spend an occasional weekend together or attend school functions. I so appreciate my parent's, and sister's, attempts at creating such a relationship with Isaiah and Anna. Needless to say, I miss Grandma a lot and she's lots of fun to hang out with. We all had a blast with our sleepover.
We kept Grandma busy while she was here too. She fed the little bottle lamb Monday evening. Grandma played Old Maid with Matthew, Isaiah and Anna while I cleaned up after supper. Grandma taught Matthew how to play a dice game she plays with her friends for fun at her apartment building back home. Tuesday Grandma worked on play-dough with Anna and she taught me the pattern she uses for crocheting the little scrubbies she makes for doing dishes. It was a treat on Monday to just sit and chat uninterrupted while Anna snoozed in the afternoon. It was a great sleep-over and I just had to get it on the blog so it would be recorded. Enjoy the pictures.









10 comments:

<---That Girl said...

Awww! Making memories..my favorite! Looks like you guys had a full night and a great time. The picture of her feeding the lamb was super cute. Thanks for sharing you fun.

Jessica said...

My grandparents have always lived far away, too, and I regret that I've never been able to get to know them well. My Dad's mom is moving here from Montgomery, AL within the next few months sometime, so that will be a big change for all of us. It's going to be great having her so close. Glad you got to have a good visit with her - I know that meant a lot to you, and even more so since your kids get to get to know her some. Great pictures, too. Does that mean you found your charger?

Katie R. said...

:), I did not find the charger. My husband brought his camera home from the shop for the evening. I'm still without a camera of my own...

How exciting to have your Grandma near by. I would LOVE if my Grandma were close. I sort of daydream about picking her up to go grocery shopping and going out for lunch afterwards. Oh well. I'll take the little visits when I can. I hope you enjoy the new closeness with your Grandma. How fun.

kristi noser said...

I miss Grandmas.
Lucky you Katie R.

Cara said...

Ahhh. The memories with grandmas..... What a refreshing thought. So glad you got to spend time with yours!

LauraLynn said...

I am so glad you got to spend time with your Grandma~ Mine past away last summer and I miss her so much. I love to hear their stories and learn from their wisdom~

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That Girl said...

umm...Katie?? Where'd you go?

LauraLynn said...

You have been gone for 13 days?
R U okay?
Just checkin...........