Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Who am I?

My house was full on New Years Day. Just the way I like it!!

My son and dil and the 3 grand ones were there. Also my dil's sister and her boyfriend came along.

Its a tradition to have a pork roast and sauerkraut in my house on this day. I also make mashed potatoes and since I now live in Oklahoma, I also make black eyed peas. For luck I think?

Anyway the meal was getting under way and Dylan (who has always been a picky eater) asked if I would make him some bacon.

Sure!! So I did.

Then Emma (who is not a picky eater) wanted some vegetables and my seven layer Mexican dip and chips. (Which I had made the night before)

Sure!! So I got that ready..

Then Curt saw the left over fried chicken and asked for that.

Sure!! And I warmed that up.

Then I warmed up some leftover Ziti I had made.

Then Dylan asked for fried potatoes..

Sure!! Then I made them..

We had the best time. We ate and talked and laughed and ate some more.

Then we all went out and had a snowball "fight". It was a lot of fun with everyone laughing like crazy and rolling in the snow...

It felt good to get out into the sun.

Emma decided that making a little snowball wasn't quite getting it, so she decided to shovel snow and then try to dump it on her brothers head. That didn't work either! But I gave her an A for effort.

I think about that day and how I was just simply HAPPY to be cooking and making sure that everyone got just exactly what they wanted. I don't think I even sat down to eat actually, but just having them there and seeing everyone happy and laughing means everything to me.

I thought about all the different things I made for them and how it didn't bother me one bit. How actually, I was more than happy to be doing it. I don't think there is anything in the world a grandparent wont do for their grandchildren if asked. I really don't.

Mickey will load those kids up in the wagon and take them all over the property pretending they are touring a zoo or some magical kingdom. He will make pretend rivers and mud for them to play in. They run a pretend restaurant and make "crabby patty's" like Sponge Bob. After they go home we talk about all the funny things they say and do.

Of all the hats I have had to wear in my life, this is one that has made me happiest of all, just being Grandma.




  1. Isn't that the truth! The smiles on the kiddos faces say it all.

    All the different foods you made look delicious. Blackeyed peas are for luck but the only way I can manage to eat them is in Texas Caviar.

    Back on your last post - I gave that some more thought and while it's not a terribly hard job I do mow about 3 acres in the summertime. I never thought I'd enjoy mowing but I really do.

    Stay warm!

  2. Such a sweet post!
    I don't get to see my grand ones nearly enough. But over the holidays my son was here with his three and we had a great time!!!

  3. What a wonderful way to start the new year. Sounds like a terrific time with those you love.