Monday, December 31, 2012

What A Christmas!

Our family Chrostmas extends over a week or so....LOTS of family members, in-law families, and out-of-town family. We are SOOO lucky to be able to touch (HUG) each & every one of them at Christmas time ...except for one ( son #3 in US NAVY on deployment...home soon!) BUT...we have his wife & our granddaughter here for one week! I get to do ALL of the GRANDMA SPOILING I can! I let her sleep on me ( instead of her bed, I get to give her bubble baths WHENEVER!, & I totally threw her off of her wonderful daily schedule...OH, well! THAT'S WHAT GRANDMA'S ARE FOR! As a teacher , I am trying to instill in her the love of BOOKS! SO ...SANTA brought her A LOT! HAHA. So much fun watching her grow. Merry Christmas to ALL & A Happy New Year to one & ALL! See you next year! :)


Monday, December 24, 2012


Saturday, December 15, 2012


Sunday, December 16, 2012
    We are observing a day of Blogging silence, as a way to honor and remember those lost.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

It's Hard to Grow UP!

  Sometimes, it's just plain HARD to grow UP!
 Babies crawl before they walk, you have to walk before you run, and as you age...your body FIGHTS BACK!
As a Grandma, I am aging. I have had 4 kids, and now they are having their own families! (Wow...that i just sooo wierd to say...seems like yesterday I was changing their diapers........) ANYWAY...As I was taking care of my newest granddaughter this week, my body fought back! Aching shoulders (lifting 18 lbs. of baby, aching back ( you want me to crawl on the ....ground?) "OK!", and the funniest part, the little scratches on my chin from her nails ( didn't think to cut them until after scratches). But would I change a thing? NO WAY! I think once you are a are a mother for life. I think that's what makes good teachers. We know our job of nurturing children doesn't leave at the door. We care about kids. We care if they have food to eat, if they have friends to play with, and if they are having a good day or not. Sure we care about the "TEST SCORES!" ( not so much as OTHERS CARE ABOUT THE SCORES)...but we want to make kind-hearted, productive PEOPLE.  As my granddaughter returns home with her mommy ( who by the way was VERY happy to be home again)  I am happy and sad. I am happy that I have a granddaughter who CAN come stay with me. And I am sad...I will miss the little scratches on my chin where we cuddled when I gave her a bottle. That little MATERNAL instinct never goes onto the ice pack so the sore back will go away! So here's to those who care...all of us! Enjoy your week. Wendy


Sunday, December 2, 2012

Happy "Family Days"

I am taking a little time to be a Grandma this week! I hope to have some new items to add to my blog and my shops by the end of the week. We are babysitting my granddaughter this week, and I have forgotten HOW much time it takes to have a little one! I had forgotten how many things you can do ...with one hand! I was feeling so impressed with myself..I can hold a baby on one hip, make hot water in micro, unscrew AND take lid off bottle with one hand, AND pour milk into bottle...WITHOUT spilling! WOWZA! I don't think I will EVER  moan or groan about a parent with young children, being late for a meeting again! They should be commended for arriving AT ALL! So, having fun, taking a million pictures, and enjoying the week. IF she goes to sleep on time (she slept ALL night last night ) I may get some time to create some products. We will see.
 Happy "Family Days" to you and yours.