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Sunday, September 29, 2013

brief glimpse into my weekend...



Babysat grand daughter this Friday morning.  10 months is such a cute age.  She can get around by crawling and stands on her own, but doesn't walk yet.  She picks up the TV remote and looks up at the TV, clicks it, and when it doesn't do anything (it's an old one), she throws it down in frustration... or hands it to me with the look like 'maybe you can make it work?'  She crawls around and plays 'peek a boo' around the corners. And the funniest thing of all was when her daddy came home and she heard his voice in the kitchen, she immediately took off at her speedy crawl for the kitchen. Once he had picked her up, she nestled her face in his chest and looked at me and DH and waved bye-bye! We all laughed... like that was 'subtle'.


Peek a boo!

Then this morning we went to 6 year old grandson's soccer game.  These are usually quite funny as the kids are so young and full of energy that it hardly matters which ball goes into which goal.  But this was a fairly good game.  The kids were well matched and the final score was 5 to 4.  Our grandson was goalie and did a really great job.  Once the ball hit him in the face, bounced off the pole, and before it went back into play, he  fell on it and saved the day!  I don't have any pictures as I forgot my camera and even if I hadn't, it was drizzling most of the game.

Older grandson was playing his baritone sax at some sort of band competition Saturday afternoon.  The marching band has a lot of activities (there was also a football game Friday night). Anyway, we didn't go to this as not only was it supposed to be raining at that time, but also the LSU/Georgia game was on TV. As it turned out, the competition went on but from what we were told, not to about 4:45.  Here is a pic of grandson and sax that my son took.



At the moment as I'm writing this, DH is watching the LSU/Georgia game and it is a close one.  At one point DH was holding his chest and I asked him if he was having a heart attack.  Too busy to even take his eyes off the game, he just shook his head no. I don't sit and watch football games.  I will check in every once and a while to see how it's going and what the score is, but can't just sit and watch all the plays. Now being at the game is exciting... but watching on TV... not so much.  

I started this on Saturday afternoon and am finishing up now - Sunday morning.  Unfortunately LSU didn't win... but it was close game and obviously a good one.  DH has been on the phone discussing it ever since.

So, while my weekend has been busy with family, it doesn't make my blogging too terribly interesting... but that's life here at our house... and I'm happy to share it.

I'll close with a picture of our cats checking out a piece of furniture that we're saving for older grand daughter. She needed a desk and our neighbors who were moving didn't want to keep their now grown daughter's bedroom set.  So we saved it.  We are storing it in a corner of our bedroom and almost all the cats have checked it out.







dresser, mirror, headboard and desk and chair







cats perusing new stuff...




Sorry the color is bad in the second pic, but I moved it from my iPhone and had to lighten it a bit to see Ghost (the gray cat on the chair).





16 comments:

  1. Sounds like you're having a lovely family weekend. Your great-granddaughter is a doll, and I don't write that lightly, as everyone knows I much prefer the four-legged "kids" to the two-legged. :-)

    Nice to get that set from the neighbours. Have the new ones moved in? I might have missed something, as I've not been good at keeping up. I have my fingers crossed that you have delightful new neighbours, though. Would you like mine? No, no one wants mine. :-p

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  2. Sounds like a nice weekend with your family. My granddaughters live six hours away and we only see them a couple times a year. Would be nice to have more time.

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    1. Linda, my oldest grand daughter is 5 hours away and like you, we see her only a few times a year... but we are lucky that the other 3 grandkids are close by.

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  3. Kim, thanks. First, she is my grand daughter, not great-grand daughter... not that she couldn't be... but my kids didn't marry young. Second, the funny thing about your comment is that both my son and DIL also prefer the four-legged "kids" to the two-legged kind.... until this one came along!

    As for the neighbors, we're not sure if they're actually in yet or not. We haven't seen them. But their cars are there and the moving van was there last week? But we haven't seen or heard a peep...

    As for your offer to have yours,...hmm, I don't think so.... ; )

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  4. Cats and kids. Who could ask for anything more. Except grandkids, of course.

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    1. Cats, kids, grandkids (not necessarily in that order)... they DO keep you busy.

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  5. Your grand kids are such cuties. You are lucky to have at least some of them nearby. Cats have a way of thinking every thing is done for their benefit, don't they just.

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    1. Olga, our cats think that exactly...

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  6. I think your weekend sounds very interesting! And the cat picture is great; if you had not told me to look for Ghost, I would have missed him. :-)

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    1. Ghost has always been difficult to see... perhaps because her gray blends in with the shades of gray slate on our floors. Our sofa is also a dark greyblue and we have sat on her at times for this same reason. ; )

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  7. Your granddaughter is adorable. You must have so much fun with her. My grandchildren are older now, and I miss that baby/toddler stage. Like your handsome grandson, my granddaughter, now 13, plays an instrument. I'm so proud of her, as I'm sure you are proud of your grandson. Band is such a great outlet for creativity. Cheers!

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    1. Thanks, Nancy. We do enjoy our grandchildren. Each stage of life has it's pro's and con's - so even though we may miss one stage, the next one has proven to be equally fascinating.

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  8. Love the cats hanging out on the desk LOL And your grand baby is so cute and smart ! The heck with interesting I love you sharing the baby's and cats.

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    1. Thanks, Dee. Our cats seem to take over anything new... like we got it especially for them.

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  9. A lovely post, Rian, full of the little joys of family life, which are so endearing to read about. Your grandchildren are growing up fast, as are mine. I envy you having yours close at hand, as I see mine quite rarely.

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    1. Yes, it's amazing how fast they grow up... (and we grow older). Makes it even more important than we enjoy 'today'!

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