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Tuesday, October 5, 2010


This week we have had the pleasure of having three of our four Grand kids for Fall break.  We decided before the kids arrived we would slow down and spend some quality time with them.  I always have a jigsaw puzzle on the small table in the kitchen.  My oldest Grandson thinks something is wrong if Nana does not have a puzzle to work on.  I leave it out until it gets finished.  We find ourselves drawn to
the table as we pass by.  It is a great way to have fellowship as a family together.  Even the young ones love to get involved.

Can you believe it...we actually finished the thing! It usually takes me weeks to complete one by myself. 

 My husband takes pride and much pleasure in the always requested breakfast...Poppy's World famous made from scratch shaped pancakes...(boy that is a mouth full).  The kids love pancakes and Poppy loves making them.  He is always challenged by the many requests made by the kids...Make a dolphin, a Princess, a car! Today it was, "make a baseball player Poppy with a ball"....and a baseball player he made with a ball!

They ate and enjoyed! 

 My husband and I were talked into a game of monopoly.  I am sorry to say.....we were beaten badly by our 10 year old Grandson....But.....it was worth it!

 Daniel..the monopoly champ!

The past few days have reminded me of the wonderful pleasure it is to be Grandparents.  It is such a blessings to have kids around the house again.  We are not as energetic as we were when our own children where at home but our Grand kids think we are the greatest!  It is wonderful how they think our puzzles and games are fun. One of the greatest blessing in getting older is the pleasure of having Grandchildren!  I believe this is one time in life that we can count our many aches, our graying hair and aging bodies as a blessing.  The book of Proverbs chapter 20:29 says, " The glory of young men is their strength, gray hair the splendor of the old". In Proverbs 17:6 it says, "Children's children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children". We may be loosing our strength and getting gray hair but we are gaining a whole new blessing and pleasure in life........Grandchildren.

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