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Showing posts from August, 2015

The Bathroom Blues

Sundaymorning Finn and Sam came down and crawled in bed with me and we snuggled and talked for a few minutes. (I have decided that being woke up each morning with these sweethearts is one of my favorite things in life! They are just precious!) We had Dinosaur oatmeal for breakfast, then we brushed our teeth and I got them dressed for church. I turned on the cartoons for them to watch while I showered and got myself ready. When we all ready, I asked them to stop on the patio to take a picture. They both posed wonderfully and then Finn wanted to take a silly picture so I said okay. It was really cute. 

Once we got to church , I turned off the car, and we had the talk- you know, all about being polite, shaking hands, giving hugs, sitting quietly and not running in church. Sam and Finn agreed that they would remember the rules and off we went. We sat on the front row, and the boys were absolute angles! They stood for the music and prayers and turned to proper page in the song book each ti…

Going on a Pic-Nic

On Saturday morning the boys slept till 6:00 a.m.:I heard them coming to my room and pretended to be asleep. They both climbed right up in the bed with me and were whispering to each other, Finn got as close as he could to my face and I just reached up and gave him a big hug then Sam climbed over and we just snuggled in the bed for a few minutes until Finn said, "Gran, I'm starving". So we all headed to the kitchen. I fixed a big breakfast for them and then we went out to play and water the flowers. I had decided not plan anything for the morning because we had been on a pretty tight schedule and I felt like the boys needed a little down time.

First we watered the flowers, Finn "helped" a lot, Sam wasn't that interested. Then Finn, Sam and Batman started their work out. First Finn and Batman worked on some pull-ups, Then Batman demonstrated to Sam how to climb a tree. Sam decided that Buz Lightyear was better at climbing trees and suddenly turned into him,…

When You're in Love

On Friday, I was up before the boys (which means it was before daylight, I had told Finn that he had to wait until daylight to come out of his room, unless he had to go to the bathroom) , Finn knocked on the door as I was getting out of the shower. I quickly dressed and went to the kitchen to get breakfast for the boys. They had Lucky Charms and fresh fruit. Then I helped them get dressed, Finn wears a uniform this year so he could only choose socks and underwear, I had lots of fun dressing Sam and asking him which shirt and shorts he liked best. When it came time to choose underwear Batman always won over Superman and they wore Jurassic Park socks all week. The morning was going along great and it was time to hop in the car so as I got my coffee I told the boys "lets Rock and Roll", (we always say that when it's time to go) without missing a beat, Finn looked at me and said, "Gran, why are you still in your pajamas?" I tried to explain to Finn that I was just…


Thanks to a shooting over Exit 7 on Vietnam Veteran's Blvd, it took 2 and half hours to get the boys to school yesterday.  I noticed that something was a little off when traffic from the "Beech" side of Long Hollow Pike was backed up past the entrance to our neighborhood.  I chuckled to myself and thought, those poor chumps.  About one minute later I hit the same abhorred traffic going the other direction. I called the school and learned that the Vietnam Vets was closed!

The traffic looked like an "end of times" movie.  About an hour in the boys had had enough! They were picking at each other, whining and intermittently crying.  I felt the same way - but as the only adult in the car, I had to hold it together.  Then the screaming started.  It was so loud and awful that I started screaming at the boys to get them to stop screaming.  Consistent parenting - wouldn't you say.

I may have mentioned that Finn is what I call a "quitter."  If something get…

Gran and the Case of the Red Tomatoes

On Thursday morning I went over to Pick-up Erin and the boys. First we stopped at HCA to drop the boys off , then I took Erin to the airport. I spent the day with Aunt Sharon helping her pack for NC. And by helping I mean, playing with and holding little Henry, It's a tough job, but, I am his Gran so I struggled through it. LOL! Just look an this sweet boy!

I went straight to HCA from Sharons to get the boys, I was about 15 minutes early and the line for car riders was already started. Once the classes began to dismiss it moved very quickly and in no time I was picking up Finn. I asked him where we went to get Sam and he said we had to go in so I parked and we went inside to his classroom. I was so happy to see them and we jumped in car and turned on PawPatrol (that's the movie we had playing in the car).

Once we got home, I told the boys they could play outside while I prepared dinner. They were playing on the patio tree when Finn came to get me to show me something he had fo…