Digital cameras are amazing! I am really enjoying the grandkids experiencing the instantness of them. The video feature has given us the ability to have our future thespian see himself perform. "Gramma take a picture of my sad face." "Gramma take a picture of my funny face." "Gramma take a picture of my angry face." "Gramma take a picture of my scared face." (it turns out to be more a surprised look)
Everyone in these two pictures is a G-fam. I think we should put a caption to the picture of Alyssa with her hand on her belly. "I can't believe this kid is going to be in here another month!" Feel free to comment on what you think she's saying.
The group shot here is of from L-R Kathryn (Logan's Mum), Alyssa (with Rowan), Allan (Logan's Dad) and Steve G. (Logan's Uncle from New Zealand). Yup there is definitely Kiwi blood in that soon to arrive Grandson of ours. Can't wait to meet him. I'm sure his Goddy and Gremmy are just as anxious as we are. Rowan, as soon as you-know-who gets here, that is your cue to come out. Okay?
I want these grandkids and all the ones to come to remember Gramma and Grandpa's as a fun place to be. So I furnished costume pieces yesterday. Pirate Wyatt and Princess Genevieve seemed to have a grand time. The Little Princess Danika was content to sit and take in all the action. She is such a sweet baby. Perhaps she is just resting up and taking notes on how she is going to make her mark in this growing clan.
I'm starting out this birthday blog by saying you, Joylynn are a beautiful, talented, loving and loved young woman. You are a great mom to those little ones of yours.
You have been the instigator in many plots and schemes and fun activities too. You still have that fun loving side of you. I know where Wyatt and Genevieve get their creative mischief traits. I hope you learn to laugh when they are being themselves. It has helped us with being your parents lo these many years. :-O
There is a theme song from the '80's that reminds me of you:
"Who can turn the world on with her smile? Who can take a nothing day, and suddenly make it all seem worthwhile? Well it's you girl, and you should know it With each glance and every little movement you show it
Love is all around, no need to waste it You can have a town, why don't you take it You're gonna make it after all You're gonna make it after all "
You have so much ahead of you yet. Enjoy every moment. We love you, LPSM! Happy Birthday.
We kicked off our 3rd year with Connections Academy last Wednesday. So today is day 4 of our 07-08 school year. Oregon Connections Academy is growing and changing as the years go by. There are things that didn't work in the past that have been revamped. There are new regulations to be aware of and adhere to. I am a little behind the curve in my learning all the new things. I have gotten more emails in the past 4 days of classes than I recieved in 4 months last year. That is because ORCA has enough teachers this year to have a multiple teacher model for all junior high and high school students. So I have at least 11 teachers to be in communication with.
Don't get me wrong. I love ORCA. I enjoy having my kids schooling at home and I want them to be successful. So if I guard the school hours a little more this year than in years past, bear with me. We are getting this train moving slowly.
These pictures are pretty self explanitory but in case you didn't know I LOVE MY GRANDKIDS! Big ones, little ones, boys and girls. Each one is just amazing. Wyatt (3 1/2), Genevieve (almost 2), Simon (10 days old) and Danika (2 days old). What sweet babies. Lyssa, I have lots of room for one more :o) Keep growing little Rowan. Gramma can't wait to meet you too.