Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sweetie and Kim's Colorado Visit

Sweetie and Kim came to Colorado to visit us last week
and we had a great time.
The weather was gorgeous for us.
Can you tell we are mother and daughters?
They had fun with 2 of the grands as Sweetie calls her
great grandchildren.
Aaron loved Sweetie's balloons as much as his brother
did when he was that age.

Superheros were willing to snuggle.
When we visited the Broadmoor, the geese
were out and walking on water. (It was actually ice.)
The pond was partially frozen, but the sun was warm.
The Broadmoor Breakfast Buffet was a big hit!

You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.
~Desmond Tutu

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Where There's a Will, There's a Way

When I was visiting, my grandson, David last week,
I offered to babysit him while his parents
had a very well deserved breakfast out.
The only problem was that Nana needed to get a few
things accomplished.
Wa! La!
David loves being in the laundry basket.
So in he went.
He had fun!
Nana got things done.
Where there's a will, there's a way!
Of course, I soon couldn't resist this smiling face
and had to rescue the little guy and give
him some hugs and kisses!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Food, Wonderful Food

Our little guys are learning to eat and it is so much fun to watch.
You should see David going after English peas.
He loves them, and yes, there were a few
on his clothes and a few on the floor,
but lots of them made it into his little tummy.
Somehow Aaron managed to get a package
of bread onto the kitchen floor.
The little guy was in carbohydrate heaven.

Ahhh! Food, Glorious Food!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Fun Times in the Big D

I am in Dallas this week visiting my grandson, David,
along with his mom and dad.
He is such a fun little guy.
We have read, laughed endlessly, and played lots of
games. He is crawling all over the place
and Nana is working hard to keep up with him.
He's even being a good sport about
going places with Nana and his Mama.
And just check out that red hair.
Fun times!!!
Photos by Kelly

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Snack Anyone?

What do you have to eat, Nana?

Monday, January 10, 2011

Caldecott and Newbery Awards

Those of us who love children's books
wait with great anticipation for the American Library Association
awards each January.
At 7:45 this morning, the awards were announced.
If you weren't lucky enough to be in Florida for the announcements,
(I wasn't), you can get the complete list of awards at the link above.

The Caldecott Medal went to......

Honor Books were:
Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave illustrated by Bryan Collier
written by Laban Carrick Hill
Interrupting Chicken written and illustrated by David Ezra Stein.

The Newbery Medal went to......

Newbery Honor Books are:
Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm
Heart of a Samurai by Margi Preus
Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night by Joyce Sidman,
illustrated by Rick Allen
One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

I have not read any of these books, but that will be remedied very soon.
They have all been put on hold at my local library.
I'll let you know what I think.

book covers courtesy of

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Breakfast at the Broadmoor

Some "old" friends called and said they were in town for a wedding.
We met at the beautiful Broadmoor Hotel
for a delicious breakfast and an even better
time of fellowship.
Couldn't help but think of the old children's song--
"Make new friends, but keep the old
One is silver and the other gold."

Saturday, January 8, 2011

How to Survive Middle School (Book Suggestion)

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Very humorous middle school novel dealing with issues very real to that age child.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Philosophy from a 3 Year Old

When I picked up Caleb from school today,
he was excited to tell me that his memory verse
for the week was, "I will follow you always."
When I asked him who he would follow, he said "Jesus."
What a precious thing to learn at such an early age.
Later he surprised me by adding,
"Nana, it's hard to follow Jesus because we can't
see where he is going."
Out of the mouth of babes comes deep philosophical truths.
Yes, Caleb, it is often hard to follow Jesus
because we can't see where he's taking us.
That's called FAITH, my precious little one.
You will spend your whole life learning to trust
that Jesus will never lead you wrong, because he
loves you and wants the very best for your life.
It's a little hard to find a picture of Caleb
these days because he is at the age
that he's not overly fond of being photographed
and because he has a 9 month old brother
and cousin who are getting LOTS
of pictures taken.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Jeremy's Twin

Jeremy and Mandy's friends from Lubbock days,
Jared and Rachel, along with their little boy
Colton, visited recently.
No wonder Jared and Jeremy are such good friends.
They look like they could be brothers.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Smarter Than the Average Bear

Caleb and I went to see Yogi Bear together.
The movie was really good!
All afternoon after the movie, he got to be
Yogi and I got to be BooBoo.
I really wanted to be Yogi, but Caleb is a first born.
Oh, yeah, I'm a first-born too.
But first born grandchildren are even bossier than
first born Nanas.