Saturday, March 17, 2018

st. patrick's day, 2018

The Leprechauns came, same as every year. They threw around a mess, threw candy, left a mean note.  p.j. read the note, which seriously was not one of their best insults, and then laughed right out loud.  At Dan's house the note mentioned something about glitter and buttholes.  Yeesh!

 This child has a tablet game she loves where she cooks a lot of eggplant, whizzes things in a blender, cooks pizzas.  There was a game today where she was grocery shopping.


I do that all the time, and do not find it especially entertaining, but then again, I am not two going on three.

She also won't smile for pictures very often, unlike her little sister who smiles any time a camera is pointed in her direction:

 The haul:
 Then they had the bright idea to style Grandpa's hair.  He needs a haircut, but they had spray mousse, untangle spray, even a hair dryer which the little one pointed painfully overly long at individual spots on his head.

 This is my baby, on her phone.

 And Heidi's baby, tossed back on the pillows, foot propped up on the side for a great nap.

 She sleeps great in this busy corner of the house.  I like it because I can see her the whole time, don't have to leave the sister or the room to go check on her.  Nah, she's right there.

 This was later tonight.  Julia has on dress up shoes that have been around this house for years.  They were my mother's shoes, New Year's Eve, 1962, the year I was born.  And p.j. is dancing to music Julia has playing, and she's wearing a Halloween costume I sewed for John and Dan back in like 1983, bear costumes.

Something about this moment gave me a lump in my throat, but no idea why.

Time, history, sweet little girls growing up?  Take your pick.

So much love on a Saturday night in March.

Val, aka Grandma, aka MOM

Thursday, March 15, 2018

band concert and lunch with my parents

 That's Lydia in the front and Tim in the back looking down.   It was the Pops Concert, fun music, well performed, very nice.

 Today we had lunch and played all afternoon.

 Making malts with whipped cream on top.
Thanks for having us.  It was a wonderful day.

Love, Val

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

party at heidi's

 It was a great day. I took a few pictures, but don't want to be intrusive with a camera in everyone's face, so not that many.

 All the cousins were there. It was so much fun.

It was the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

Happy Birthday again, Child.

So much love, Grandma

Saturday, March 10, 2018

james 21

 Eyes may be closed, but still smiling cooperatively.

 Post cake pillow fight:

And that brings us to you, sweet James.

It's been an interesting and challenging time this winter, but know this:  Everyone in this family loves you so incredibly much.

This whole family is better with you in it, and that's the truth.

Happy Birthday, Buddy.

Love forever, Mom and Dad and Everybody