Archive for the ‘grandkids’ Category

Grammie Day 4/7/11

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Hooray for the sun!

Grammie Day 3/31/11

Monday, April 4th, 2011

Grammie Day 3/24/11

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

It still amazes me how much a child can change in one weeks time from 0 to one year!

Ben is just over 2 months old and he has the bluest eyes and follows your face and returns your smiles.

What a beautiful baby boy!

Keeping an eye on Momma   🙂

Then a little snooze.

Mommy delivers an evening snack.

Lovely day.

March Birthdays in VT

Monday, March 28th, 2011

What a wonderful fun filled weekend!

Bill and I arrived in town on Friday night.  Todd led us to the boys’ day care facility and Jack gave us a guided tour of the place.

Pizza for supper!

Will had to attend one last rehearsal for his part in the Odyssey of the Mind competition to be held the next day.

Saturday morning, Will was out early with Todd to meet his team at the school that held the Annual State Tournament.

As there was not much for  a 2 or a 3 year old to do while waiting for our boy to preform, we headed for the Echo Aquarium in Burlington.

Then off to the Odyssey of the Mind!

Here is a “taste” of the production Will and his collaborators presented:

The ‘Shrink-o-lator Three Thousand’ created by our very own engineer, Will. (displayed by one of his classmates)

Will had a sleep over birthday party date for Saturday evening.

So, the rest of us had a nice dinner in St. Albans.

Back at “the ranch”  on Sunday morning, Tina prepared a luscious Birthday Celebration Brunch.

First course? Nice presentation!

Here’s Jack “sitting” at the table. 🙂

I don’t think Jack actually has a lap!

Cake is coming right up!

And gifts 🙂

Happy Birthday everyone.

And Happy Trails to you!

St. Patrick’s Day

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Grammie Day 3/10/11

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

Gale and Livy came for a visit.

They wanted to see Jack and to meet Benjamin.

Gale is a very accomplished quilter and she made wonderful quilt for Ben.

Livy took a turn at holding Benjamin

but found that she was better suited to serenading the young fellow.

Ben loved his new quilt and shared it with Jack’s baby, Gerald.

Then it was time to pack things up and for Jack and Ben to head for home.

Ben got cozy in his car seat and took a snooze.

2/24/11 — 2/27/11 In GA

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Kendyl is growing up so fast.  (Or so her Northern grand parents think.)

Bill and I packed up and headed to GA to help celebrate Kendyl’s 8th birthday.

Here are some of the highlights.


Karate class

followed by a scrumptious dinner at the Mexican restaurant.

Friday was the circus!  What a fun time.


Then “prep” for the main event, the Birthday Party.

Then off to the stables.

Kendyl selects “Stormy” as her steed.

Jase ready for a ride around the ring.

Great party!

Here comes the cake.


Bill and I had to depart . The kids came to the airport to see us off.

I had to head home.

Bill, on the other hand,  headed to Yellowstone for some snowmobiling!

Brother Like Brother

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Here’s a little quiz for you:

Both boys have been photographed with GG.

Jack on 10/18/07 and Benjamin on 1/30/11.

Can you guess which is which?

Here is baby “A”

and now baby “B”

And, no, we didn’t pose any of these!

Once again,  Baby “A”

And here’s Baby “B”

(looks like GG’a lap is a pretty comfy place to nap)

Now here is the answer!

If you haven’t already guessed.

For Ben

Friday, February 4th, 2011

Benjamin, Benjamin

Born in the winter snow.

Benjamin, Benjamin

Our own little Eskimo.

Welcomed with a winter wonderland

Come on baby

Come and take  my hand.

Benjamin,  Benjamin

You know we love you so!

With love from your Grammie.


Hey, Jack! Come Meet Ben.

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

Here’s your baby brother.

I like him!

Auntie Kate? Can I touch him?

See Benjamin?

Momma, here is the card we made for Benjamin.

Everyone say,”Cheese”.