Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Trip to Uncle Bobs

We went to Uncle Bobs for dinner one day. While there EJ charmed them very well, even getting Uncle Bob on the floor to play with the legos

Uncle Bob would take some to build with, then EJ would take them from him and give them to me. Quite a game.

love grandpa

Thursday, April 5, 2018


EJ in his new outfit


after Dinner

The girls reading to EJ

 A picture of Jr, III, and IV

We like to hold meals on holidays at our house for our immediate family. We love the get together s, games, and visiting.

love grandpa

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

I am perplexed

The time is Easter Sunday.

I am in a truck following my brother who is in a black van. We are leaving and heading back.

At the stop sign, he proceeds across the road and heads out, the wrong way. Maybe he is going somewhere else so I do not give it much thought.

I turn right and accelerate down the road. It is a sunny morning and all is good. As I approach the bridge I notice they have changed it to be a see though deck. It looks quite nice and I distinctly remember feeling good about driving across it, accelerating the truck.

 It was not glass.  It wasn't there.

The truck quietly gliding partway across the river below and hit in a deep pool, water cascading across the front of the truck.

I remember exclaiming Jesus Christ as I hit - then I woke up in a sweat.

I could not get back to sleep for quite a while. It seemed so real.

Why this dream on Easter?

Is my life header for disaster so I asked for guidance? Was my yell not a yell of fear but one of asking for help?

What would have happened had I not wakened?

Was it a sign that I need to clean up my act some more?

Maybe I was in trouble for not talking to Him often enough and working on continuous improvement so he sent me a reminder.

I am perplexed.

love grandpa

Monday, March 26, 2018

Anna Jo

It wasn't all that long ago that I did not get hugs from my youngest granddaughter.

I never wanted to force the kids so I bit my tongue and went with the flow.  At one point she gave me a reluctant hug and I whispered in her ear that she gave the best hugs (and she did, a full body warm hug). She asked me, "really", and I said yes.

After that things have improved, I get hugs now.

Yesterday I stopped in for a short visit, getting a cup of coffee.  The girls were playing and I said hi, She immediately started towards me with her arms wide open and gave me a hug.

The wheel turns.

love grandpa

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Baby Sitting Night

We had our first late night with EJ the other night. We met at the mall after Halmonie got off work to pick him up and had dinner, then back home to play and nap till mom and dad came back later that evening,

All went well.

We watched a couple of shows, Elmo, Thomas, etc....

At bed time we tried to get him to sleep, he wanted to hold Halmonie hand.  Didn't last long though.

We played. He really likes to try and fit the pieces in.

About 0830 he started getting cranky, he had seen his parents picture and wanted them. He would go the front door or the garage door so we could go home. He cried when I picked him up and brought him back to the front room. The crying was the sort of crying that said, " You're ok but I want my parents"  

I tried giving him to Halmonie, but that did not work. He came over to me and wanted to sit with me. He cried off and on as I sang some songs. At times I would pat his back and sign "Calm". I remember his father doing that and it seemed to help some. Finally he snuggled up as you see in the picture and he went to sleep.

Nothing unexpected - kids need to learn its ok to stay with Family, mom and dad will come back. 

Over all a good time and we look forward to the next one.

love grandpa

Our early grand daughters sleep overs were  similar but they were older so a lot less crying and more talking.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Baby Sitting

I went to go sit with Chloe yesterday, she had been feeling ill and her parents had appointments. She was watching a show and I was checking my eyelids for leaks.

It reminded me of a very warm memory. I was visiting, she was small and I would get up early with her. we would watch a show about colors and such, she watching and me trying to stay awake.

love grandpa

Trip to Uncle Bobs

We went to Uncle Bobs for dinner one day. While there EJ charmed them very well, even getting Uncle Bob on the floor to play with the lego...