Three of my eight precious grandchildren were born in the month of January. It has been a month of celebrating their sweet lives. I am beyond thankful for each of them…
Night before last, my now eleven year old granddaughter (today is her birthday!) called me on my iPad to tell me her package had arrived. We had a wonderful visit as she shared what she has been doing. For one thing, she won the Spelling Bee for her class and now competes school wide. She proceeded to quiz ME on some of the words she is expected to know how to spell in just a few short weeks. Even though I was an English major until my senior year of college when I switched to nursing, I had never heard of some of the words! She plays the piano beautifully and played three songs for me. I love Facetime! She opened her gifts before school this morning and emailed me a great big thank you and the pics below. She loved her gifts.
Featured photo above: A couple of the birthday gifts that I sent to her.
Below: She loved the adorable purse below.
Inside was a soft leather money pouch with a little money in it!
Yesterday, was my firstborn grandchild’s fifteenth birthday! We celebrated last night. He asked his Mom to prepare homemade chicken enchiladas and they were delicious! For his cake, he asked for homemade butter pecan. Soooo good! He is now taller than his Dad and TOWERS over me! He loves that. He got his learner’s permit a few weeks ago to drive and I wanted to be the first person to give him a soft leather Levi’s wallet (a little money inside) so he has a place to keep his learner’s permit and his future drivers license! I came up with a few other gifts as well. He liked everything! He is a freshman but has competed with the high school swim team this year and lettered! He was excited about that. He says he needs a “letter jacket” now. Well, yeah! Before the final high school swim meet, the players shaved their heads…all that beautiful very dark brown hair. He asked his mom how long it would take to grow back! I also love to hear him play the piano. He’s gifted at the piano as well as swimming!
On January 12th, we celebrated this sweet one’s 4th birthday! Lots of wonderful presents and a scrumptious all chocolate cake. He loves chocolate! He’s a joyful, cheerful sweetheart and thinks my role in life is to be a grandmom! He’s right. Just this afternoon, I stopped by for lunch and to pick up my camera which I’d left there last night. Of course, I was easily convinced to play a couple of rounds of “Where is Sock Monkey?” with him and his sister. I gave it to him a couple of years ago and we have just about worn the board out! He loves it. We also played hide and seek with his 8 year old sister. After that, it was back home to sew on his 13 year old sister’s new dress.