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.