Monday, June 26, 2017

A month of grandbabies

Grandma's surprise

A few weeks ago, I planted myself on the couch to take my daily afternoon nap.  Hubby was at work so I knew I had plenty of time for an uninterrupted nap.  I had only been down for a few minutes when I heard the front door open (I thought I had locked it).  I yelled "are you home already?"  I heard the sweet voice of my TN daughter saying "We are! and we are here for two weeks!"  What a great surprise!  I had no idea and they arrived just before Mother's Day.... my April and my Annabelle.  I had not seen them since Christmas, so it was just the most perfect Mother's Day surprise.

It was so cute because Annabelle (now 2 years old) sensed all the excitement in the room, and she danced around and shouted excitement with us!

Then after this little guy graduated from preschool, he called me on the phone one day to let me know he was out of school for summer vacation.  (he is my facetime buddy) He wanted to know if he could spend a week with Grandma.  Of course!! His mom drove for 1.5 hours and I drove for 1.5 hours and we met in Raleigh, so I could bring this precious sweetie home with me for the week.  Papa took us out on the boat, which was really fun.

Before the week was over with Chandler, this big guy called me to tell me he would be out of school later that week.  He wanted to know if he could come home with me when we brought Chandler back to Raleigh the next week.  Of course!!  So I had another fun week with another sweet soul.  

Taken at Chan's  preschool graduation
The little girl in the pink dress (Brinley Kate) hasn't had her turn yet, as her family is heading to the beach this week.  But soon will be her turn to come stay with Grandma and Papa for a few days.

Grandma was actually thankful for the break, because as much fun as it was, Grandma was exhausted!!  God knew what he was doing when he made raising children a young woman's job.  ha ha
Fishing at granddaddy's pond

Supper the first night he was here!

Annabelle left her little pool here, they all enjoyed it!

Mother's Day
Its been a great summer so far!


Debby@Just Breathe said...

You are so blessed, I'm so happy for you!

Janet O. said...

I love this, Penny, but as I was reading I was getting tired. I will have a two-year-old granddaughter with me next week and I am gearing up to keep up with her. To do it nonstop as you have here is heroic! Love those grandbabies, but you are so right. We are not as young as we used to be. : )

Design Originals by KC said...

You are a VERY LUCKY grandma for sure... I love all the photos you shared too!
I esp like the last photo of you and Annabelle on Mother's day :D What a great surprise from you dd!

sunny said...

What a great Grandma!!! I don't think I've ever seen a picture of you before. Enjoy the rest of you summer. You have to enjoy those little ones while they're still little,

Rhonda said...

Oh, I like seeing other grandmas and their sweet grand kiddos ♥️
Only at Grandmas do you get to eat ice cream straight from a 1/2 gallon carton.
You are right about it all making you tired. When I see stories about women who have babies in their late 50s and 69s, I wonder about their sanity.

Deanna said...

A wonderful surprise! Sweet grands make the day.
Naps are great when you can get them. I had one today.
All the best,

Debbie said...

What a wonderful surprise and blessing to get to spend all that time with your grandkids! I do understand about being exhausted after their visits though. ;) Mine live close by and Grammie still has to pace herself.

Terra Hangen said...

I can see you and the kids have great fun during their visits. Boats, fishing, giggles all around.

Debbie J said...

Hi Penny,

That was so exciting to hear about the surprise from your daughter and granddaughter! Love that you facetime with your grandkids. I need to do that! There were lots of memories made during these visits. Priceless!