Category: kids

Aidan turns 1…..

Well actually he turned one on November 29th!
This kid has the most beautiful eyes and smile you could ever want. He’s just a ray of sunshine and a burst of wind!  His energy is endless!

This is me and my daughter, Aidan’s mom.  I am thankful every day that they are both here and healthy. 
I love to kiss this little ham when he lets me!  He’s so dam cute!
His mom loves hats and is always buying him a new one!
I am so lucky to have the cutest grandkids around!
He is one of my favorite subjects to have a photo shoot with!
Kisses anyone?  Only 25 cents!
Our dog Sophie just loves these kids so much…..
She just can’t get enough!

It sure is exhausting being one!
Oh…wait maybe I meant for me, because this one takes a nap and is up and running again!  Happy Birthday Aidan, Ma loves you sooo much!!!!

Nathan’s Concert 2013

Nathan’s pre-school concert was so cute!

He did awesome!

Santa was very late for his visit but he did finally show up and the kids were all so excited!

Santa and the Mrs. were very nice and took lots of time with each child.

Nathan got a belly laugh out of Mrs. Claus when he said he wanted an iPad mini!

I love watching my grand kids grow up. Time sure flies!



SCHOOL Already??

Was summer ever really here????
Kindergarten was fun…..
Then first grade and cousin in kindergarten was
fun on the bus together….

The came 2nd grade for one and 1st grade for the cousin….

WOW….3rd grade is today!!!
Everyone is soooo excited about starting school today!!
Mackenzie is in 3rd grade and Olivia in 2nd….
and little Ms Jillian is 2 and will have some Mommy alone time….

Sophie missed the bus…..

My Gramma and Me

I started thinking about one of my grandmothers yesterday and how it was when I was a kid and got to sleep over her house. I always loved hanging out with her, even thou there were a few times I remember getting brought home in the middle of the night because I wanted my mother! Boy, those were some scary rides home! My grandmother would always do things with me and we would have fun. She would perm my hair and stink up the house and my grandfather didn’t like it too much, but she didn’t care. What I remember most is that anytime we went for a drive we would almost aways have to pull over on the side of the road and walk into the wooded area and start digging! She loved looking and digging for old bottles. No matter where we went, you could almost bet we would be digging at any second. She collected thousands of bottles. They were of all shapes, colors and sizes. They were all very old and she somehow knew just where to stop and dig, because we never came home empty handed. She was an amazing woman and I think of her often and smile. She died when I was 9 months pregnant with my 4th child and I think it was one of the worse days of my life. She suffered for a while with cancer and her last months were just a horrible memory, and I really hope I never have to see anyone I love go thru that again. She is missed so much.
Anyway, why I was bringing this up was because I am now a grandmother of 3 little girls whom I can’t get enough of! I just look at how different it is for me as a Grandmother than it was with my grandmother and I feel sad for some of the way it is different. I remember having fun almost every time I went with my Gramma, but it seems that when I see my granddaughters there isn’t much time to do fun stuff. I watch 2 of the girls while my daughter attends nursing school and works part time and I have adopted my oldest granddaughter. I think even thou it was hard back when I was a kid it was also easier to sit back and enjoy life alot more than it is today. I think it takes so much effort to just STOP and sit, and enjoy life with these girls. I feel like I am cheating them out of “Gramma” sometimes. I work from home and things are a struggle lately with the economy, but when things were good, then you are working more, so time is hard to take off. I decided yesterday that no matter what is going on around me or in my work or life, I MUST just STOP and paint some fingernails and do some ponytails and play with these girls! They are growing so much everyday, that before I know it they are going to be grown with a family of their own and I will regret not really being the Gramma I once had……

Mother’s Day

I had an awesome Mother’s Day yesterday. My handsome man made my
kids and I brunch! The night before he came home with champagne and roses!
The roses as you can see are a variety of all my favorite colors!
I am so lucky and feel so loved with him!

My daughters and 3 granddaughters made me a gift card flower bouquet,
which is really special!

I also got another bouquet of flowers with my 2nd favorite flower,
Sunflowers,from my oldest son and his wife

My oldest daughter had also taken my 3 grandgirls to Sears for pictures
for me & my other daughter and they are gorgeous!

After brunch we had a softball game with my 2 granddaughters “The Pink Panthers”!

After the game we were off to Michael’s mom’s for some steak tips on the grill!
Guess What I Got?

More flowers!
It looks like a flower shop in my house today!
I Love It!!
I hope everyone had as good a Mother’s Day as I did!

Little Ones Grow So Fast

These two cuties are my oldest granddaughters, Olivia and Mackenzie, and it seems like yesterday when they were just babies. I cant believe how time flies. I can still remember my own kids being this small and now they are having children of their own.I can’t imagine a day without these girls in my life. They add so much joy to my life. I love the way they just say whatever comes to mind without thinking about it, I can’t remember the last time I was able to do that!They always have something interesting to report from their day. And they always want to know what the favorite part of my day was. And when you think it just can’t get better, here comes another little girly girl….
Miss Jillian
Jillian has added so much to all our lives! She is definitely her own little woman!
It’s so funny how each child has their own personality and can be so different.
I can tell the years ahead are sure to be interesting!!!
Love you girls!!!!Jillian, Olivia and Mackenzie