JOY --- Jesus On the JourneY

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Spring Favs

They make me laugh . . .

Where do they come up with insightful and funny things they say?  They keep us in stitches and on our toes. 

Summertime means we get to spend more time with all our Grands!

We are having them one at a time -  (Last Wednesday was Camp Jack -- Monday is Camp Sydney & Jack -- Campbell is asking when is Camp Campbell? -- and Clara's mommy and daddy already have her enrolled)  We love getting to devote total attention to them individually and then doing some time altogether as well.

Jack found things in cabinets we haven't touched in months (or maybe years) -- all with a grin and a giggle.  He can walk in a room -- size it up and find those obscure items -- TIME TO DECLUTTER

Sydney keeps us encouraged with sweet little comments like, "Nana you sure make good food" and "Papa you sure work hard."  The other day after watching him work at something she complimented, "Papa you sure are patient"  Every time we're with her she asks when the next sleepover is.  She loves "Baby" her doll and often makes up stories about what she and Baby are doing that day.  She told us Baby is Baby Rose now and her 5th birthday  is July 4th. That makes her older than Syd.   Guess we'll have to do something about that.

Sydney dressed herself for bed in pj's and went to the costume closet to complete her outfit

A couple of weeks ago when Terry was experiencing major vision problems in one eye - we found that covering that eye with a patch would help his ability to see clearly to drive -- We were loading up the car after Campbell's pre-school graduation and Sydney looked at him and said "Papa it takes two eyes to drive."  He could see perfectly out of ONE eye -- but that kept her and her MOTHER a little nervous.
Sydney is the Queen of Worm Rescue at their house

Campbell surveyed all of Papa's work on the yard and their "Sky
Palace" and said -- Papa sure does good work.  Earlier she had asked him, "Realistically, when do you think you'll have sky palace finished?"

Campbell wrapped up her preschool experience at Redeemer with Graduation and a Mother / Daughter Tea earlier in the month.  She is growing up so quickly and has enjoyed swim team, swimming lessons, tennis camp and is headed to Camp Kanakuk next week at Redeemer.

We are so thankful it doesn't take long for Clara to make up with us!
Clara is learning to wave and loves to greet EVERYBODY with a big one.  She laughs and giggles and loves to nuzzle when you hum.  She and Papa spent a lot of time rocking in her room the other night when we were babysitting with him singing "Skimmery, Dinky, Dinky Dink".  He said that was the only thing that would soothe her when she was upset and it gave him bragging rights on getting to help her feel better.  Being with her twice in 3 weeks helped to fill that huge gap between Christmas and late May.

I was reminded of a favorite grandparenting verse this morning as I was straightening my kitchen desk and saw it in a frame there.

Psalm 71:17-18New Living Translation (NLT)

17 O God, you have taught me from my earliest childhood,
    and I constantly tell others about the wonderful things you do.
18 Now that I am old and gray,
    do not abandon me, O God.
Let me proclaim your power to this new generation,
    your mighty miracles to all who come after me.

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