Sunday, September 13, 2009

They always make me laugh...

Okay, so I have Alissa and Nathan this evening and they're not really playing together. Then Nathan found a toy mustard and took it to the playroom to play and Alissa wanted the mustard and followed him crying. He tossed it aside and started play with the toy ice cream, which, of course, then Alissa wanted that. I gave her the mustard that she originally wanted and she shunned it, still crying...

In all my brilliance, I suggested that she make some "chicken and rice" for Nathan. She paused her crying and said, "chicken and rice is all gone."

I just left the room cracking up and came here to share with you all. Now Nathan has returned to his DS and Alissa is off putting more crayons in my big stew pot...everyone's happy.

Funny kids.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Unlock the door, Nathan

I'm on my way to bed, but I have to share my Nathan story.

I kept Julee's kids today so her and Tony could go have a special anniversary day. We had a good day, everyone played and it was pretty easy.

At one point Nathan got frustrated with Maury so I said I would turn on Mickey Mouse Clubhouse as a distraction. He said that was boring, then something happened and I got distracted. Next thing I knew Nathan was in my room with the door closed. I went to check on him...but the door was locked. My request for him to unlock the door was continually met with a loud and firm no. I asked him what he was doing he said he was laying on my bed. I asked him over and over to unlock the door, again he continued to say no. I just kept laughing and trying different keys to unlock the door...with no luck.

Then of course, Julee calls. She asked how things were going. I said, "What, these little angels" and kept laughing and laughing as I tell her how Nathan is locked in my bedroom and won't come out. She wasn't surprised. I told her he'd be fine and maybe would just go to sleep on my bed since he hadn't had a nap. After we hung up, I decided to try to bribe him. I offered to turn on Handy Manny, he responded with no. Then I asked if he wanted a juice box and he said yes, jumped up, and promptly came and unlocked the door. He came out like nothing ever happened, as happy as could be, got his juice box then went to the living room. I started to turn on Handy Manny but he wanted to watch...you guessed it...Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. Go figure.

He cracked me up. I told him it was okay if he went and laid on my bed when he was mad or frustrated, but he can't lock the door. He said, Okay, Grandma.

We had a fun day.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Chicken Pox = Segregation


This was Easter Sunday and the last time I had all my grandchildren together in one place. Dumb-ol' chicken pox. Today is Mother's Day and I have lunch with Julee's family, dinner with Jessica's family, then dessert with Josh's family. At least I get to see everyone, but I can't wait to get everyone under the same roof again. Of course with the incubation period and contagious period of icky, icky chicken pox, I guess that could still be a month away.

Happy Mother's Day!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Welcome my April Fool's Grandson....

Anthony Eric Jacobs
6 lbs 15 oz; 20" long
Born 3:09 a.m. April 1, 2009

video

Sunday, March 22, 2009

What a little gentleman!

Well, maybe this is an excuse to get out of cleaning for a few minutes. But as I was vacuuming getting ready for Julee's and Jojo's birthday party, I remembered another sweet thing Jojo said when he spent the night the other night.

I asked him what he wanted to do tonight and he said maybe play a boardgame or make something or scrapbook or something.

I said, "Really, that's what you want to do?"

He said, "I'm trying to think of things a lady would want to do."

How cute...what a sweetie. So I played Super Mario Party with him on the Wii. We had a good time and were well matched, not like playing with Bubba or Josh. : )

Saturday, March 21, 2009

As I'm frying the 3rd egg for my overnight house guest (JoJo), he comes in and says:

"I don't get why girls cook food and boys just barbeque and make pancakes and stuff. I don't get that."

That's pretty good. That's better than what Josh told me when he was young. "Go cook dinner, woman." I wonder where he got such things. hmmm....

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Call me Grandma Pancake

Leaving the nature center, crossing the street...

Jojo: This is a good day to die

Mom: No, this is not a good day to die, get out of the street

Jojo: 149 is a good time to die, on your 149th birthday, just go in the street and freeze...

So I guess you'll know where to find me on June 21, 2105, bring syrup!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

I love my sister

I talked to my sister today. I just love her. We've been through a lot together. I wasn't always the nicest person to her and for that I am truly sorry. Kids can be so insensitive and selfish. That was me.

Love ya, sis!

Beverly

Sunday, March 15, 2009

I am NOT a senior!

The other day I went to Denny's with Jessica and Alissa. Jessica ordered her meal and ordered for Alissa from the kid's menu. When it was my time to order, being the difficult person that I am, what I wanted to order was only on the senior menu and that's what the guy gave me. The nerve of him. I am NOT a senior! I have a good 2 years, 3 months and 6 days left in my youth before I cross that line. I am not a senior, I am not a senior...

Saturday, February 28, 2009

1 hour?

Grandma to Jojo: They'll be home in about 4 hours.

Jojo: This movie is about 4 hours?

Grandma: No, this movie is about 1 hour.

A little later...

Jojo: Grandma, is 1 hour 4 times 4 hours?

Grandma: Yes, babe, it's 4 hours. They'll be home soon.

I Mist Yoo

Fum Jojo
Too Mome and Dade

Dyer Mome and Dade

I Mist Yoo

Just a little

Grandma setting up air mattress, getting ready to put sheets on.

Grandma: No jumping on the bed.

Everyone: Okay

Nathan: Okay...

Nathan, holding up two fingers: Grandma, we can jump a little bit?

Grandma: Haha, yeah, you can jump a little bit.

What...no corn?

Nathan enters kitchen, looks at Grandma...

Grandma: Are you hungry? I'm making tostadas for lunch, doesn't that sound good?

Nathan: Yes

Nathan leaves, returning momentarily. Nathan looks at Grandma.

Nathan: What about the corn?

Grandma: Corn, you want corn? Okay, I'll make corn.