On being a Gramma…


 

I have been absent from blogging and blog reading the last few days and with good reason! My precious grandchildren came to visit for a few days. My daughter and son-in-law needed some time to prepare their house for the upcoming birth of their twin boys, due in the next 6 weeks, and so I got to enjoy some Gamma time with the kids. Elizabeth or Izzy as I call her and Asher are 3 and 2 and busy.  They are very well behaved and well-mannered.

They are beautiful little creatures and I love them dearly but I am so glad I had my children when I was younger. I am only 43 but this taking care of little ones 24/7 is rough. The worst part was because Izzy got a virus and was sick most of the visit. She got diarrhea and it was so bad it caused a horrible rash. Each time she went, I had to plop her in the tub to clean her up. We did a few loads of laundry to keep up on the mess. She also threw up one night all over their bedding, barely missing her sleeping brother! That was interesting to say the least. We felt so bad for Izzy and the pain she endured but she was such a little trooper about it all. She never once cried for her parents or to go home, neither did Asher. That is amazing considering when a child is sick they usually want their parents but she allowed me to be the comforter she needed.

Now for the fun stuff. We did have fun and they enjoyed their visit. I went to the libary last week and picked up a few books and videos for them. We must have watched a Disney Princess story vol. 1 about 20 times over 3 days. We read about going to the library then visited the library in town. They enjoyed playing at the train table and even shared with each other and other children.

We had a fun Tinkerbelle Tea party, as Izzy calls it.

Even my hubby, Pop-pop joined us.

We made a fort using a blanket and card table and had fun sitting under that.

I truly forgot how much work it is taking care of two little toddlers. They need constant attention and watching. My  house is not toddler-proof so that meant quite a bit of moving items and such. I didn’t get to do much real cooking because of the time they demanded of me. My wonderful hubby got us some Chinese food take-out one night.  I did make Salisbury Steak and spaetzel with gravy the next night but poor Izzy could only handle oatmeal. 

 Izzy loves to wear her princess crown and pink shoes. 

And Asher loves his binky.

Notice the chocolate around his mouth? Yep, he ate a chocolate cupcake and the binky went right back in. Normally at home he is only allowed the binky at nap and bedtime but momma allowed him to use it whenever at my house.

I love these cuties and can’t wait to meet their twin brothers when they are born. I will be attending and helping at the birth of the twins. I got to be there for Izzy’s birth but just  missed Asher’s birth by a few hours. We live about 2.5 hours apart.  That makes it hard getting to the hospital in the middle of the night in the middle of winter. We won’t have to deal with snow this time around, hopefully. Well Easter is coming and I need to get my menu planned and prepared. I think I am making some chicken filled tortellini and other goodies. Don’t lose hope, I will be posting recipes and tutorials once again. It’s just been a busy week.

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6 thoughts on “On being a Gramma…

  1. I have a 17 month old grandson and another one on the way this summer. I am a little older than you but still consider myself “young” to be a grandmother. I love it!! It is the greatest joy of my life!

  2. They are SO cute! I have two grandsons, ‘Big Boy’ is almost 7 and ‘Little Bit’ is 2 and they have been true blessings in our lives. Isn’t it amazing how having grandchildren changes your life? It is so much fun but, like you said, after all these years, you do forget how much work it is AND how NOISY it can get while caring for them! But it is definitely worth it. :0)

    I’m stopping by from SITS! Hope you have a fabulous Easter weekend.

    Blessings,

    Teresa <

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