Sunday, December 31, 2006

A visit to Grandmom's house

Yesterday Jim and Rebecca and I picked Marissa and Daniel up and it was off to Grandmom's we went. Weren't they all surprised to see all 3 lil one's at once. The kids had a blast and so did both grandmom's and grandpop. Jim's grandmother is 97 years old and was so thrilled to meet her 2 great great grandchildren for the first time. She hugged and kissed them and smiled and watched them play. Jim's Mom fixed lunch for everyone. And of course it was Marissa and Rebecca's favorite, grilled cheese.

Then the kids all talked with grandpop's parrot, Harry. He loved the attention from the kids. Grandpop took him out of the cage so the kids could pet him. Daniel wanted to hold Harry, he is not afraid of anything, lol. Afterwards grandpop took them outside to see the bunnies. They belong to Jim's brother Bruce. The bunnies are so friendly. The tan one is Bruce and the dark grey one is Brucer. I wanted to get pictures of the peacocks, but Jim's Dad said someone stole them. There was 3 adults and 3 babies. He says there is a big wanting of peacock feathers by fisherman who use the feathers to make fishing lures. Grandpop is kind of upset about that. But I was able to sneak a pic of Jim's Mom's cat Smokey. He is 10 years old and is not a people cat. He hides from strangers but I found him hiding and took a pic. If you look closely at his face you will see his bottom teeth that stick out over his top lip like fangs, I think it is so cute.

I got the 5 generations pic I wanted. It was Jims grandmom, his mom, Jim, Rebecca and Daniel and Marissa. Five generations, wow. I always wanted to get a pic like that of Jim's family. I can't do that with my family because my parents and all my grandparents are all deceased. But it was so awesome to be able to get one of Jim's family.

It was a wonderful day. We all enjoyed the visit. We will all go back again soon, and when we do Emma and Dan will go with us. Grandpop painted up the garage and shed. Looks like a real farm at grandmom's now. Grandpop's shed is insulated, has a heater in it and airconditioning, his computer, computer work shop and his hobby which is building remote control airplanes and helicopters. Jim's Dad worked for the FAA all his life so he is really great at computers and radio controled airplanes. FAA stands for Federal Aviation Administration.

Well, I guess that's about it on our trip yesterday.  It was an awesome day. I really had a great time. Guess I will go now. This is suppose to be my day of sleeping in, but instead I am up with Rebecca and Jim is sleeping in. I knew it would happen that way, always does. Oh well, part of being a mother, right? Hope you all have a great day.



  1. I love that barn !! What cute little bunnies. I cannot believe the peacocks were stolen. I'd be real upset too .

  2. What a wonderful day for you and the family. It made me feel good just reading it. Sounds like everyone had a great time. So happy for all of you. I love sitting around with grandparents and listening about the "good ole days". You always learn something.
    Happy New Year.
    God Bless,
    Liz in Va.

  3. What a wonderful family day - five generations!  Thank you for sharing your pictures with us.  I wish you and your entire family a very happy New Year. May 2007 bring everything that you would wish.

  4. sounds like a great day!  5 generations in one picture thats something to brag about and be proud of.  i love the doll house

  5. Sounds as if a good day was had by all. Your pictures turned out great. The generation picture is a good one. WOW! what I would have give to have owned that doll house when I was a youngster. Happy New Year to all of you. Helen

  6. HAPPY NEW YEARS! Hope it unfolds only good things for you! {{{ }}}

  7. wow! priceless pictures!  thanks for sharing xox Barbara

  8. what great pictures:) have a Happy New Years:)


  9. Hi Cindy,
    I'm glad to hear you had a great day.  Awesome about the generation picture.  You are so thoughtful.
    Funny about the cat's teeth...our dog Spike has teeth like that, he always looks like he's mad, but he's the most laid back dog.  lol
    Mom's don't ever get to sleep in, unless their children do, right?
    It is going to be so hard for son and I to get back to the 6:30 AM schedule beginning on the 2nd...augh.
    Have a good day.
    All the best in the New Year,

  10. Sounds like you had a great day with the family!  Loved the pictures, and the one of the cat was cute!  You could really see those bottom teeth sticking out like fangs! lol  The group picture of all the generations is priceless!

    Thanks for sharing, Cindy!


  11. loved the pictures looks like you guys had fun
    <3, em

  12. i'm so glad you had a good time i love the pics ty for sharing

  13. I'm glad you all had a great time :)
    Wishing you a blessed 2007!


  14. I'm glad you had a great time!  Happy New Year to you and your family.  Love and hugs, Shelly

  15. Love grandpa's shed...Rick would live out there too, lol. Love the pics......i am so glad you got to see more family and had a good time.
    XO lj

  16. Hi Cindy. It looks like you all had a wonderful time!  I love the pics!  Rebecca's dollhouse is great!  

  17. How wonderful family time is. Its sounds like such a blessing !!!!
    Love ya Christine

  18. Wow not many people get a 5 generation picture. That is so wonderful. Sounds like you all had a great visit.
    Take care, Chrissie