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Monday, March 5, 2012

Those Proud Moments and Those, well....maybe not so proud ;)

My Mom and I drove up to Stillwater on Friday to see Jen and spend the day with her. We went out to lunch and walked around downtown and shopped in some really cute stores. We found a cute little bakery with the most UH MA ZING
Cupcakes! We sat down on these little barstools in front of the BIG WINDOW that looked out onto the downtown streets. We just talked, laughed, and people watched, while we enjoyed our treats! It was a special moment shared by three generations. I treasure these days the Lord has given us more than words can say! We are all so proud of Jenna and what an amazing job she has done and continues to do each day!

Saturday we had our grand babies come to stay the night. Our little Diva, Rylee, was her usual self, full of spit & vinegar! Cracking us up and just leaving us asking "Where does she get this stuff?" Bentley is such a mess and a VERY VERY STRONG WILLED little boy! He also had us in stitches with his silly faces. I tried so hard to get a picture of just one of those looks he gives but every single time my camera was about to snap the picture the flash would blink and he would go from silly to absolute confusion on his face.... LOL So, if you want to see that ~ I've got plenty of confused looks! HAHA

One of my favorite things to watch is how much fun these two have together. How they make each other laugh and how so very sweet Rylee is towards her baby brother. I have always heard that having children 2 yrs. apart is the PERFECT age. Spending time with my grand babies definitely confirms that for me. It makes me so proud seeing our daughter do such an amazing job as a mother and how they love and care for one another in their family.

So, you may be wondering what might be the "Not so proud" moment.... Oh gosh, It really isn't fair to label it "not proud" but maybe something like "Totally embarrassing" or how about "Kids say the darndest things" because after you hear this, saying "Kids will just tell it like it is" isn't what any of us want to hear.

Ok, so first just imagine when your kids were little and potty trained. Little girls have those oh so cute and extremely TINY little panties with Disney characters, or Barney, maybe Blues clues - gosh, I am showing my age here ;)
Let me just point out once more how TINY those cute little panties are ok! Well so, Ry and I are getting dressed for the day and the past few times she's come, she has gotten to choose what I wear. So I handed her her TINY little undies and she asked what mine had on them (LOL and NO I don't wear Disney undies or anything close to it) I explained NoNi didn't have stuff "On mine" but she could certainly choose the color of undies I would wear. So as I begin showing her some of my options, her eyes get real big and she says "Wow NoNi ~ Those are BIG" hahahahahahaha Isn't she just PRECIOUS.... Yes, sweetheart when you compare them to your Princess Panties they are definitely much bigger! Oh ya, and Thanks - I just might need to add on a third workout to go with the two I do each day! Ha :) just kidding
I haven't let it bother me much (Only locked myself in the bathroom and cried for an hour) the words just keep going over and over in my mind (WOW those are BIG) (BIG) Really? Couldn't she have said WOW, those are PRETTY or Wow, those are soft...Did she have to say B-I-G???

Really, I took it all in stride and laughed it off like any good NoNi would do! Right? Right!
Lord knows, it won't be the last time a grandchild of mine says something like that! The great thing is.... You can just look them in the eye, pick them up and squeeze them with all the love you have in you, knowing what a blessed gift it is you've been given!!

6 comments:

Kim @ Homesteader's Heart

Kids do say the darndest things! And it sounds like you had a fun time with your Momma and daughter. I wish my Mom lived closer so we could have those kind of moments. I feel like I'm never going to see my parents again because they live so far away and they are getting older and we just can't afford the gas or take enough time off to drive all the way up there. *sigh*
Have a lovely day my sweet friend.
Kim

NanaNor's

Hi Loren, I've missed you girl! Love hearing this story because it sounds so much like one of my granddaughters. Two workouts, wish we were neighbors. I just joined a gym so work out there three times a week, probably adding more, and walk plus bike ride when I can. I hadn't gained any weight since I gave up gluten until this month-must be cause I'm turning 60, but seriously I now have 10 lbs to take off. Hope you have a wonderful day.
Love, Noreen

Betsy from Tennessee

Hello There, Since I've been away from blogging for a week, I have alot of catching up to do. We had a wonderful trip to Arkansas --but it's great to visit with my blog friends. Hope things are going well with you.

Great post, Loren, about visiting your daughter with your Mom--and taking care of the grandkids... Love the 'panty' story!!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

Darcie

So trying not to laugh over here! You are just a good NoNi!!! Not laughing...promise...okay...maybe a little! :-)

Girly Muse

So hilarious! And so cute. haha What would she say if they were the dental floss kind? hahahaha
I've thought a lot about how it must be for little ones to be so short. :) Everyone's hind ends must seem quite large from that vantage point. hahaha

Girly Muse

So hilarious! And so cute. haha What would she say if they were the dental floss kind? hahahaha
I've thought a lot about how it must be for little ones to be so short. :) Everyone's hind ends must seem quite large from that vantage point. hahaha

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