Monday, 27 February 2012

Fun, Fun, Fun....

Grandpa and I just had a wonderful weekend with our youngest grandkids Keelan and his new baby sister Aislin.....well, with mom and dad too....hehehe!

It was Keelan's 3rd birthday last Wednesday....can you believe he's already 3??  So us grandparents got together on Saturday to celebrate. And celebrate we did.
Yum! Give me a bite of that tummy LOL!
We were at the hotel on Thursday so mom, dad, Keelan and Aislin came over for a swim.  Keelan is absolutely fearless in the water and will jump when no one is looking. You have to keep your eyes on him at ALL times....hehehe! He loves the pool!
Swim to daddy Keelan!
Grandma "Shark" enjoyed swimming after him and taking 'bites' from his belly and legs.  The giggling, screaming and laughter than ensued was contagious and a great time was had by all of us :)

Mom and baby Aislin couldn't enjoy the pool just yet, but maybe on our next visit :)

On Friday morning daddy called and said they were going to the book store so mom could decorate Keelan's birthday cake without little eyes watching :)  The book store was right across the road from the hotel, so off grandpa and I went to play with the Thomas the Train set up they have, then we hit the toy store of course!  Keelan is obsessed with construction machines, and can see them a mile away. He was immediately drawn to yellow ones, green ones and red ones!!  I doubt there are any that he doesn't have yet LOL!  Or does he??  Hmmmmmmm.......
Wow! Look at those blue machines!
Good job mom :)
He asked mom for a blue excavator for his birthday and mom went online and found Japan LOL!  So yes, he did have some blue machines on his delicious chocolate birthday cake. Now he has all the colors they come in.....we think LOL!
Yummmy.....that icing is good.
Save some for us Keelan!
We just had to have this woven throw made for Keelan.
He does love his construction machines!!
All in all it was a very special few days and we look forward to our next visit. The weather even cooperated on the drive home yesterday. Sunny and dry roads most of the way.

Until then
Grandma loves you

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Twice As Special....

Yes, the 22nd has become twice as special to us this year :)  Not only is it our youngest grandson Keelan's 3rd birthday, but it's also his baby sister's 1st month birthday!! Two for the price of one LOL!

Not being able to see them until the weekend, this grandma did a little something to commemorate the day anyway.  Unfortunately, it will be up to grandpa and I to eat these little treats before we leave tomorrow morning LOL!

Somehow I doubt grandpa will have any problem devouring at least one of them....and perhaps the other will go into the freezer tonight for a future sweet-tooth fix later on :)

Whatever happens to them doesn't really matter. What does matter is we'll be spending a couple days with Keelan, Aislin, mom and dad....yipeeeee! Pics to follow I'm sure LOL!

Grandma loves you

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Pancakes, Pancakes, Pancakes...

Yes, today is Pancake Tuesday...or Fat Tuesday as many people refer to it as.  And like every other year our Granddaughter's school was serving pancakes to the students for breakfast!
Our DIL had asked me last week if I could volunteer with her to cook them as they didn't have enough people to help. My answer...."of course I will!"

Now knowing what I know about both granddaughters and their aversion to boxed pancake mixes, and knowing that the school uses boxed pancake mix, this grandma made her own pancakes on the weekend, froze three for each of the girls, and brought them to school this morning so they could enjoy pancakes with everyone else....hehehe!

Our DIL just zapped them in the microwave and brought the girls their breakfast.  Of course the youngest, who is in Senior Kindergarten, was only supposed to get one as that's all the little kids get....she would not be happy.  Her mom gave her two of the three I had made for her and the class all groaned at the unfairness of it all LOL!

Her older sister, in grade two, shared one of hers with her friend who thought they were better than the boxed pancakes all in all it was a great morning!

Mom brought Hailee into the "kitchen" to see me as I was cleaning up the mess I made and I got some hugs and kisses that were much needed as they were away for four days in Ottawa.

Don't worry....on our way out we stopped off at the senior Kindergarten class to see Hannah so I could get more hugs and kisses.  They're so easy to love...and that's why

Grandma loves you

Monday, 20 February 2012


What a wonderful surprise we received in our email this morning!  Will you just look at those beautiful youngest grandbabies of ours :)
I told you she's smart! She's already
smiling at her big brother :)
We're heading down this weekend to celebrate Keelan's third birthday...he'll actually be 3 on Wednesday. And believe it or not, little Aislin will already be a month old on Wednesday! 

Can hardly wait to get my hands on both of them LOL!

Grandma loves you

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Swish, swish, swish....

Well, maybe not quite swish, swish, swish....not yet. More of a grunt, groan, bang as our grandson Cade went skating for the first time this morning...hehehe! 
                                                Just woke up from a nap and ready to go.
Come on daddy!
Well long as grandpa carries me to the
rink I'll be ready LOL!
I don't think he was really impressed with the whole thing, but he did do well by the time he got off and was able to get about 10 feet on his own with his little support stand :)
LOL....don't let me fall daddy!
Daddy even tried bribing him with a LARGE hot chocolate if he went out one more time. We all had a good laugh when Cade said he wanted a small hot chocolate ROFL!!!

We all could have used some hot chocolate as it was on an outdoor rink and the winchill was around -20....brrrrrr!

I'm positive, with a wee bit more practice,  you'll be "swishing" around that rink in no time Cade :)

Grandma Loves you

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Must Love Grandkids...

LOL...yes, I had to use the name of my blog for this little post :)  Last night our oldest son and his wife came over for a sauna. As we were talking before they went down for their sauna, they were telling us about a couple things with the kids....actually, with the granddaughters...hehehe!
Miss Hailee, believe it or not, is known for the occassional hissy fit, and last night was no exception.  She was giving mom and dad a rough time, went into her room, slamming the door behind her and yelling "I'm going to go live with grandma!" LOL!  Mom and Dad couldn't remember the expression Hailee used before saying this, but they were laughing as they told us.  Hailee gives new meaning to the phrase "Drama Queen", and she's only 7 years old!  She already emailed me a picture of the cake she wants for her July LOL!
Our wonderful DIL said she bought a bunch of VDay decorations and put them up yesterday....with a few little things down in the rec room. I guess it wasn't enough for little sister Hannah and she complained to mom why there weren't more decorations downstairs.  Not liking mom's explanation, Hannah fired back with "Well grandma decorates everywhere, even downstairs!" LOL! 
Oh my, those girls are going to be really something when they become teenagers! 
Out of the mouths of babes....and grandchildren.
As I always say....Must love Grandkids :)

Grandma loves you.

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Let the Fun Begin...

Grandpa and I are going to have a fun day!  Hailee, Hannah and Cade are coming over for a sleepover...yipeeeee!  All three haven't been here for a sleepover since New Years Eve!

This morning after swimming lessons they stopped in for a quick visit with their cousin Isabella. She likes to come here to visit and was worried she would have to go home before she had a chance to come :) She had a sleepover last night with the Grandkids.
Hmmm...would you like a knife
for that pancake Hannah? LOL!
Isabella sure loves to visit here :)
Hey Hailee, what's so finger licking good?
Nutella of course LOL!

  Who could ever resist that smile on Cade's face? :)
They had all eaten breakfast before going to swimming, but I still made pancakes just in case they wanted a pancakes this time.  And yes, they devoured them like they hadn't seen pancakes before LOL!

The gang left, but not without complaining about why they couldn't stay for the day until mom and dad come back for supper LOL!  Grandpa has a lot of work to catch up with and this grandma needs a bit of rest before the fun begins tonight!

Supper was delicious...yummy salmon and lots of leftovers for lunch today :)  The kids weren't too happy that mom and dad were staying for supper though.  Before they got in the back door, they were telling them to go home....hehehe!

So to make them happy we had an early supper so mom and dad could leave...which they did a little after 5:00. Then we all bundled up and went outside to play.  Hannah and Cade wanted to come in around 6:15, but Hailee and Grandpa stayed outside until after 7:00. That girl sure loves being outside.  She and Grandpa were having a great time throwing a ball from one side of the truck to the other, and Hailee hiding in the garage so Grandpa had to find her....and find her he did.  She came in and said "Grandma, did you hear me scream?"  She thought hiding against the second garage door (two car garage) that Grandpa wouldn't find her. But Grandpa scare the pants off her when he lifted the door from the outside LOL!  She was still talking about it this morning! After baths, snacks and some hot chocolate it was quiet time. All in all a great evening :)
Right after supper though, before mom and dad left, we Skyped Uncle Warren as it's his 35th birthday today!  Mom made yummy chocolate cupcakes from scratch (can't stop eating them once you start LOL) and the girls/Cade each decorated one, stuck a candle in each and we sang Happy Birthday to Uncle Warren...then we ate the cupcakes in front of him....hehehe!  Sorry Uncle Warren, maybe you can have one next time you come here!
 Happy Birthday Uncle Warren!
1...2...3....blow out those candles!!
Hmmmm....sleeping arrangements, yet to be decided.  Grandpa, I really think we need to get a king size bed so the girls and I can sleep all together LOL!

More later.
Grandma Love You

Good Super Bowl Sunday morning everyone!  We had a great night.  Sleeping arrangements were confirmed before bedtime last night.  Hannah, as usual, would sleep with Grandma. She and I are a good team. We're both hot and kick our covers off during the night LOL!

Hailee and Grandpa slept in the queen bed in Uncle Warren's old room, and Cade slept on the foam mats on the floor.  So everyone was happy :)

Just as I was crawling into bed around 11:00, Hailee came waltzing into the bedroom and tried to get into bed, on top of Hannah LOL!  Luckily I was able to get around the bed in time to pick her up. Grandpa came to get her and they went downstairs to bed.  Funny thing is Hailee doesn't remember that she did that last night LOL!

When grandpa first brought Hailee and Cade to bed around 8:00, Hailee fell asleep quickly...counting snowballs....hehehe!  Grandpa thought Cade was sleeping, but as soon as Grandpa came into the kitchen and closed the door to the stairs, we could hear little knocking at the door. There was Cade, saying "I was knocking at the door" LOL!  Little bum.  He went back down with Grandpa and was asleep in a matter of minutes.

Now if only Hannah and I could teach Grandpa, Hailee and Cade to be Q U I E T when they get up in the morning, we'd be happy.  Boy, they sure make a lot of noise...bursting into the bedroom, talking loudly. Hannah and I were quite content to stay cuddled in the bed, but nooooo way was that going to happen LOL!

After breakfast they all wanted to go outside again before mom and dad came to pick them up.  So out we went. I had great help refilling bird feeders, and helping them make a "cabin" in the deep snow in the back yard.  They sure have great imaginations at this age, and surprisingly, it makes us "oldsters" start using our imagination in ways we hadn't done in many, many years :)

Grandpa keeps a path shoveled around the back yard and the kids love wandering, exploring and again, using those imaginations :)  Thanks grandpa. We love those pathways :)

Pathway going around the back corner
brush pile that the birds just love :)
Daddy came at 10:00 to pick the kids up, but he had to take a walk and play in the backyard for a while first :)  Hailee said she loves our backyard...lots of nooks and crannies to wander through....and that their yard is boring LOL!  What a girl!

Until next visit!

Grandma loves you

Wednesday, 1 February 2012


Oh my. It's been a rough couple of weeks for the grandkids.  Little Ms. Hannah was at the ER with mom and dad on Monday night. She had a bad cough/fever over the weekend and after bloodwork/xrays, she was diagnosed with Pneumonia :(  It's not the first time for her either.  It's a good thing she eats well. She'll be back to normal before long.

This morning our Mr. Tank....hehehe....came home from the doctor with the same diagnosis.  So now he'll be on nasty tasting meds too.  It's going to be a long week for mom who is home with them!

Hopefully both kiddos will be feeling better before long.,

Grandma loves you