Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Utah Fun and Tagged For a MeMeMe

We spent Easter in Utah with two of the cutest little boys in the world. My oldest grandson makes me laugh all of the time. Over the last 6 months his language skills have exploded. He reminds me of his mommy at that age....if he can't talk he just might blow up. He says the funniest things and his speech patterns are adorable. I could sit and listen to him talk all day long.

He was really cute on Easter. He knows that that is the day that "Jesus rose again." The way he says it just melts my heart. He was also cute with all of the 'bunny' stuff too. He insisted on opening each egg as he found it at the Easter Egg Hunt. Too funny. Good thing he was with little kids his own age or he would have only gotten one egg.

My youngest grandson is precious. We last saw the boys 4 weeks ago. In those 4 weeks #2 has exploded too. Not with verbal skills mind you, but from a skinny newborn to a CHUBBY infant. He has rolls and creases all over the place. Too cute.

While we were there we went to two different parks to play. One of them is a historical park with old buildings and farm equipment. There were plenty of ducks to feed and animals to see. There was also a tractor ride. My #1 grandson and Papa went on the tractor. I stayed with a sleeping #2 grandson and watched.

The second park was amazing. The play equipment made me want to be a kid again.

It was windy and brisk that day, but grandson #1 had a good time anyway.

And grandson #2 loved just hanging out:

My hubby and grandson #1 are still joined at the hip. He only wants to be with Papa when Papa is around. That's okay with me because it just couldn't be any more precious. One evening Hubby and I loaded the boys into their strollers to take them for a walk. Hubby was putting #2 in his stroller and I was holding the stroller still so that #1 could climb into it. He took my hands and pushed them off the handle of the stroller and said, "No, Papa's stroller." I asked him if he meant that Papa had to push that stroller and he said, "Yes, Papa push. You push other stroller." And there you have it. I can't even push him in the stroller if Papa is around.

When we returned from that walk Papa and #1 played tackle football while #2 and I watched. #1 was having so much fun tackling and being tackled that he when he would laugh he would start snorting.

It was a great visit. Too short, as always, but great just the same. We weren't home but just a few minutes when Hubby said how much he already missed the boys. One of the things I taught #1 to say while we were there was, "Papa retire." You know, if #1 wants it, Papa just might do it. We actually looked at a few houses and town homes while we were there. Once my son and his fiance figure out where they are going to spend the rest of their lives we'll have to see what the future holds. For now #1 can just keep working his magic on Papa's heart :o)

Please keep our family in your prayers this week. Especially on Thursday. There is a hearing in regards to the adoption. Nothing will be settled at this hearing, but pray that the attorneys get the judge they want for future hearings and that all of the counsel gets appointed the way everyone wants it to. Continue to pray for our grandson and his future.

Now that that is completed, my daughter tagged me for a MeMeMe, so here goes:

8 things I'm looking forward to:

1. My son's wedding in September.
2. Resolution of my grandson's contested adoption.
3. My husband retiring in the next couple of years.
4. Traveling more.
5. Going to Utah for my grandson's birthday in July.
6. Mother-Daughter Tea at church with Heather.
7. Women's Retreats this fall. (Hopefully, I am going to Utah for one)
8. Having more grandchildren to love and spoil.

8 things I did yesterday:

1. Got a bear hug from my grandson.
2. Flew home from Salt Lake.
3. Picked up my dog.
4. Ate Rubio's fish tacos.
5. Went to Costco.
6. Unpacked.
7. Did laundry.
8. Watched Biggest Loser.

8 things I wish I could do:

1. Pay off all of my daughter's adoption attorneys.
2. Pay off my kids student loans.
3. Cut myself in half and live near both of my kids.
4. Buy a mountain cabin.
5. Be a travel writer.
6. Go to Lake Tahoe.
7. Find an amazing dress for my son's wedding.
8. Eat anything I want and never gain weight.

8 shows I enjoy:

1. Survivor
2. Grey's Anatomy
3. Private Practice
4. Biggest Loser
5. Amazing Race
6. Criminal Minds
7. American Idol
8. Friends (reruns)

8 people I tag:

1. Dena at Happily Ever After
2. Zandra at Mrs. Brown
3. Heather at The Heaven I'm Headed To
4. Heidi at Nothingbutbluesky
5. Janet at MusicAllAroundMe
6. Amy at The Adams Family
7. Deb at Murphy was a Navy

8. Bethany at Falling Out of the Wardrobe

If you were already tagged by someone else, of course, you don't have to do it again.

Sorry this is such a long and rambling post, but I haven't posted in a while and I had a lot to say. Uh-oh, where do you suppose my daughter and #1 grandson get it?


heather said...

The pictures from your trip are so cute. The stroller thing was too funny!

Dena said...

oh i felt so sad reading about how close jon and #1 are. it is so sweet, and makes me miss my parents. sounds like such a fun and special trip. that little #2 is ADORABLE!!!! loved the close up picture.

hey thanks for the tag. :o)

my word verification was 'boationi', i'm thinking it's the new thing from chef boyardee.

Heather said...

I was so excited my parents were able to come home for Easter! Easton and Garett have something in common they both adore their grandpas. Easton was sad to see them go.

Glad you had a fun trip!