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Saturday, July 11, 2009

Fun at Mimi and Papa's

Growing up, I was so fortunate to have both sets of grandparents living in San Antonio. I have such wonderful memories of going to their house to spend the night or just going to play. I still laugh at the time my mom's parents (MeeMaw and PeePaw) took us to a haunted house. Jaime and I couldn't get out of there fast enough! My dad's parents (MawMaw and PawPaw) had a travel camper and would take us places like the beach. We even went to an Indian Reservation much fun!

I think these memories are part of what made me hope and pray that I would marry a man from San Antonio. I really wanted my kids to have the same experience I had. I know that not everyone has family nearby, and I am sure that the excitement of traveling to see grandparents can be thrilling! Making memories with grandparents is the most important thing, whether they are near or far.

Last Wednesday night, my parents took Scarlett home from church to spend the night. My mom didn't have her camera charged so she only got a few pictures. She did tell me all about their time together: staying up until 10:30, having coffee for breakfast(!), swimming in the morning, and then going to Build a Bear and the Disney Store. Scarlett was so excited about getting Marie from the Aristocats that she couldn't even eat her Chick fil A.

When I was little my Paw Paw always told me I could have "whatever my little heart desired." Usually that meant I could have my choice of popsicle flavor. (I was easy to please) These days Brody calls my parents house "Fantasy Island" because the kids get pretty much whatever they want...I would say that's true. It's not the "stuff" that they want, but just the time spent together (and probably the coffee...Scarlett loved the coffee). I am so thankful for grandparents and for the love they have for my babies! Love you Mom and Dad. Thanks again!!
after getting "Marie"
buying a new outfit for her bear Brownie


Mary said...

i've never known anyone else to have a meemaw AND peepaw...but those are my grandparents too. how funny!

myra said...

Look at Scarlett with her legs crossed. Such a little lady. I do envy you in that your kids get to see their grandparents so much. That was a big reason for us to move to Montreal. And you're right it is all about the memories the kids make with their grandparents. I'm so glad I was able to spend time with my grandparents growing up. Even if my Grando made me vacuum when I was like 10 years or something. I told her I was her guest and guests don't do chores! Ha! :)

Chera said...

I was fortunate too to be able to see both sets of grandparents as often as I did growing up. We sure got spoiled rotten and now I enjoy watching Kalyn and Sheldon experience the same thing!

Vicki said...

Beautifully said, my friend!

Kayren said...

HaHa I remember the first time that I went home and found presweetened cereal in the pantry- My dad had bought Apple Jacks and Fruit Loops for the grandchildren- it was for them he said and not for us! What?!?! Glad she can share moments with her grandparents.

mimi47 said...

It was certainly my pleasure to have that special time with my sweet granddaughter. It's just as much fun for me to see the excitement on her face as it is for her. I look forward to making many more memories with her and my precious grandsons too! Love them to pieces!