See Grandma, my eyes are really dark blue....not big brown ones like daddy
Ryan and friend
Mommy, Daddy, I'm saying Hi to Grandma?
This one is for you, Grandma!
soccer with determination and no airplane distractions
Saturday, December 8, 2012
We have had the pleasure of seeing our grandsons this week, at various times due to the fact that their mom was on a business trip in San Diego, CA. Since their dad had to make-up time Wednesday, having swapped days on Saturday, in order that he could attend our nephews football game in Foxboro, I filled in for him. The oldest of the grandsons is in school and having taken the bus, dad dropped the two-year old off at grandma's house. We did all the fun things like going to, as he calls it, Donalds, where he loves to dip and eat French fries. It was a fun week of playing all type of games, mostly football and kick the ball. The oldest rigged up a way to stop the basketball hoop in the kitchen of their home from falling down each and everytime the ball is thrown into the hoop, utilizing his dads big shoes. You would think that with the purchase of these toys, which are not given away, someone would be bright enough to try it out and fix the problem. It is good that the kids live on two levels, which enabled me to seperate them from time to time, as needed. The first night I was invited to dinner, where poor dad had his hands full trying to entertain the two, who both wanted his full and undivided attention, loudly. The kids are all excited about Christmas and it was look at this, grandma, constantly. The oldest is fairly good at entertaining himself, but the youngest was like a little puppy constantly at your feet. I'm glad he took naps in order that I could get things done. Of course, I was told by Nathan, that cookies were wanted as "they ate them all." Ryan likes his scrambled eggs and bunnies. A short time ago, I mentioned that bunnies were to him, white chocolate chips. I hand him a few every now and then when he does something nice, or for a reward. Mom came back today, and because Nathan spent the night with his dad attending a movie night with the cub scouts, Ryan was happy to spend the night at our house. Finally, as promised we took him to see the airplanes, following lunch. The plan was that he would take a much needed nap once he got home. Tonight, there are plans to put up a second tree, this one, with a train that apparently produces steam. The ride home takes us by the Big Bunny Market, in which he shouts each and everytime, "bunny." This time, however, it was a special bunny, decked out in a Santa Suit. I was so thrilled I yelled out to him, "look! Bunny's in a Santa Suit. Unfortunately, Ryan will have to wait until next time--he was fast asleep. Holidays are joyful and especially, when you have friends and loved ones to share them with. These two are looking forward to Christmas the way our family has been celebrating it for many generations, with family, friends, tree and all the trimming. Toys are the reward for being good, and Jingles the elf is watching to make sure. They said he flies from room to room and then tells Santa. On a table I noticed the Nativity scene, that is, after Ryan brought over to me the camel to see. Christmas, daddy will bring down baby Jesus to place in the small manger, just as he enjoyed doing when he was small. I asked Angie how the trip was and she mentioned all the "homeless" in San Diego and I thought also of those in New York, New Jersey and others on the East Coast who lost everything during the recent flood. It is hard to believe that in America so many are suffering. Then I thought of it, Jesus was homeless too, born in a cave--having no room in the inn. It is the duty of people everywhere this Christmas to remember those who have been shut out of the Christmas scene for whatever the reason. Let's all try to share the joy, for Christ is born in Bethlehem, and like the three kings who brought gifts to honor him, we should do the same for others. Lets not leave anyone out in the cold this Christmas.
Nathan holding his green monster while being held by the Green Monster of the Red Sox
Wally the Green Monster at St. Michael's Festival, July 19
My son Bill with his son Nathan
Playing in the dirt
One of Nathan's favorite activities
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National Geographic Photos
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