Aug 13, 2009

a fun day with the grandkids

Like I've said before, when I don't have anything to say, I can always talk about my grandchildren (big smile). I had the two Ohio ones for three days this week, which is the norm. I don't know if it's just because it's summer, or what, but I sure am having a whole lot of fun with them. So please indulge me and enjoy today's pictures!

Ethan will be 9 months old in a few days. Isn't he just adorable? Here is his (and Elylah's) ethnic mix: 1/2 Filipino; 1/8 Italian; 1/8 Icelandic; the other 1/4 made up of Welsh, Austrian, and probably some unknowns! We think it is a rather unusual blend of ethnic heritage, with stunning physical results (spoken from Grandma's perspective, of course!) Looks like it's about time for him to get his first real haircut, doesn't it?

I'm sure Ethan is thinking, "this is the life!". Check out that baby toe! Poor little guy suffers from infant eczema, which seems to flare up again as soon as it calms down. Last week it was good...this week he's a mess again.

Other than the constant itching, it doesn't slow him down a bit. He is so much happier now that he can get around on all fours!

I thought this was so cute cause it looks like he is blowing up the balloon.

I promised Elylah if she would be patient until I got Ethan down for a little morning nap, that we would make cupcakes. She was, we did! I'm so thrilled she loves to play in the kitchen with me. I never had any company with my hubby and two boys!

She loves putting on her apron that Aunt Ellie gave her, and pulling a chair up to the counter "so I can do it myself".

I really think this is remarkable concentration for a 3 year old!

The reward for a job well done is licking the bowl!

and getting the first taste!

They say hard work is its own reward...

but then you add the grandma factor, and there was plenty of time left on this hot day to spend several hours at a park with a swimming pool!

joy! joy! joy!

"Look grandma, I'm a mermaid!"

Even normally "high maintenance" Ethan just relaxed and had a great time watching all the goings on at the park...

But eventually we needed to call it a day...

and share those cupcakes with mommy and daddy!


smiles4u said...

Oh my goodness, they are so darn ADORABLE! How blessed you are to get to spend this time with them. Every one of these pictures made me, love these pictures. You really did capture your grandchildren quite well. It's awesome that you watch them and I know how much their parents must appreciate it.

Rose said...

I just love the photos! Great shots of each of them just being kids. If you think grandkids are great wait till you get "great grandkids" WOW! I had no idea it could be better, but boy all of them are wonderful! Proverbs 17:6 says that "Children's children are the crown of old men..." and to that I say AMEN! Thanks for sharing the wonderful photos, they really warmed my heart.

Anonymous said...

What a blessing for your grandchildren to have a Grandmother who cares so deeply that she would fill their days with "memory-making" activities!
The photos show two very happy, quite content, and well-adjusted little people who (like Timothy) will grow to be blessed by their Grandmother's love!
Thank you so much for sharing.

Jacquelyn said...

I had two awesome grandmas; both of them influenced me greatly in my growing up years, each in different ways. Both Godly women! I want to be the kind of grandma they were to me. Not much would make me happier! Thanks for the comments...I know I'm obnoxious over the grandkids, but I just never knew there could be so much MORE joy to life! They are a blessing, indeed!