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Sunday, April 12, 2015

"... grandma's baby"

My little grand daughter is 2 years old... and at such an interesting age. Her little mind is processing so much so quickly that it's hard not to be fascinated by the things she says and does (and of course being her grandmother gives me *braggin rights*). This Friday when she was at the house, she was running around playing with everything... and pulling me around to play with her... either with a ball or some other toy. Have to say that my own kids were not as active as this child... she never stops (except for ice-cream)!

 Anyway, at some time during her visit, she momentarily climbed into my lap and curled up. I immediately began rocking her and singing a little tune. When the moment was up, she looked up at me, climbed down, and ran over to her mama (my daughter-in-law) and said in a quiet secret voice, "Mama... I'm grandma's baby..." To which her mother acted surprised and said, "oh no... you're my baby."  And you could see the delight on her 2 year old face as she looked at her mama and repeated, "I'm grandma's baby!"  We all laughed. But it was one of those moments where your heart does a little flip.


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Update:  A Sam sighting! Remember Sam, the semi-feral Siamese with the beautiful blue eyes who has been around the neighborhood for years.  His story is here. Anyway, we hadn't seen him since he was taken off, neutered, vaccinated, and treated for his various cuts and scrapes. The neighbor who took him had brought him back, kept him for 24 hours, and then released him. We were worried as there had been no sightings and it's been about 2 weeks. Perhaps he had crawled off somewhere to die? But no! We saw him yesterday! We now think he is keeping a low profile and recuperating (smart cat). So happy that he is OK!


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Another update (not as exciting as the Sam sighting): we had to have another lawn put in. Our front lawn as well as many in the neighborhood was not adjusting well to the drought and winters - it was mostly weeds (and pretty little yellow dandelions!). Anyway, we finally bit the bullet and had St. Augustine put in. It looks much better... (it should - it wasn't cheap).


And lastly, I know that I planned to take some pictures of our latest projects in pottery and post them, but alas, I forgot. We're pretty busy trying to finish up everything as the last day of class is May 9th. Then the summer session starts again in June. But I will definitely (?) try to remember to do this next week (?). 

Wishing everyone lots of sunshine and wonderful spring weather!


14 comments:

  1. kids say the darnedest things; hope your St. Augustine does well, it prefers dappled shade though, we had bahia in florida and it did well.

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    1. Kids do... don't they? Love it. As for the St. Augustine, it should do well as that is what most of our neighbors have. We do all have fairly big trees on the lawn. We had a sort of bermuda (the kind they have on golf courses) for 30 years. Guess it was time for it to go.

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  2. Yes! You captured a great grandma's day.

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    1. It did my heart good... that's for sure.

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  3. That was such a wonderful experience!
    It still amazes me how fast they grow.
    Enjoy your beautiful granddaughter.

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    1. Thanks, John. They do grow up so fast.

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  4. Your granddaughter is adorable and obviously a sweetie too!

    Glad to see Sam showed up, hopefully he lives a long and happy life.

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    1. Sam is keeping a low profile... which is probably smart.

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  5. So glad to hear that Sam is back in the neighborhood, probably trying to figure out why he doesn't care so much about the ladies any more. :-)

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    1. I'm sure the whole incident was confusing and scary for him, but he's strong... had to be to survive these many years on his own.

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  6. Such a precious moment for grandma!
    Sam was probable off pouting about his involuntary operation. Glad to hear he is back.

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    1. Oh... I'll bet he was more than pouting... probably hoppin' mad. I did worry that he was a bit *old* to be neutered, but at least he has some more time and freedom this way.

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  7. Your granddaughter is an absolute darling, Rian. I do love them at that age. It seems no time since our grandsons were little and now the eldest has just turned 16! Glad sam, has turned up again.

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  8. It is a cute age... actually my favorite time with kids is between 2 and 5 - when they are no longer babies, but *becoming* little people with their own ideas and concepts (some quite funny - like kids say the darnest things!)

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