Sunday, May 17, 2009

Grandma's Magic Touch

My mom arrived on the night of Mother's Day so we celebrated all week long by going out to lunch almost everyday, running lots of fun shopping errands, I kept her up until the wee hours of the night hoping to weaken her ability of keeping any family secrets or juicy stories so we had lots of quiet time to talk & predict the future, for instance...will I have to get these varicose veins removed or will my legs recover from this pregnancy (like I said...real juicy gossip) I had to fight for the attention of my own mom b/c of course these girls couldn't get enough of her. She told them the stories of when they were born & how she remembered holding each of them when they were tiny & she made them laugh a lot. So they wanted her to tell those stories every day while she was here (really, they couldn't get enough)
This is how Grandma makes an ordinary weekday breakfast magical...she sets it all out the night before & gets every girl to make a pinky promise that they will stay in bed & wake up happy (it was even easier for me to get out of bed...unbelievable, I know!)
Below is a picture of her magic hands at work again making snack time a delectable & adorable mini buffet (toothpicks will make kids eat almost anything)

After bath time all the girls lined up for Grandma's pomegranate lotion rub

A little dancing before bed to get them good & tired is also magical

She just couldn't resist drawing her self portrait so the girls wouldn't miss her while we went out for a few hours.

Then our last night came rather fast so she made an invitation for the girls to look forward to our Friday night...

  • backyard picnic at 5pm
  • bath time so Grandma could paint every one's nails
  • movie (Hotel for Dogs)
  • intermission for root beer floats
  • by 9pm they were in their sleeping bags ready for bed so we could escape for our own movie:)

We cheated for our picnic food & got these most delicious california rolls...I can't get enough of the pickled ginger that comes with it, mmm.

We made it before the rain began to pour...storms are very cozy when your indoors.

We captured most of the pictures with the kids b/c Summer takes after her Aunt Debbie by always telling us "take a picture of this Mom"

Here's to the Good night hugs that will be so missed! Every morning while Grandma was putting on her make up, Tessa would walk in and say..."Grandma, I have to tell you something that will make you very only have four days left" she did this every morning until Saturday morning when we were all very sad to know she had to leave.
Thanks for leaving your magic touch on our home & family!!!


carrie said...

You guys all looked like you had so much fun. I'm glad my mom lives close I know it might not always be that way. The distance does make those visits more fun though.

Belle said...

I've always thought you mom was awesome! Fun times with Grandma!

tammyswilliams said...

I think im going to cry with Tessa..that looked like a lot of fun sister! i loved the outdoor picture of your house! it was talking to you monday love you

tammyswilliams said...

again the missing word is 'FUN"

devinandamie said...

so now we know where you get your awesomeness. Your mom. So... do your girls eat sushi? i love california rolls, and Devin makes some pretty good ones.. we'll have to share. We usually make them fall time. I don't know why.. nothing about sushi is fall.. but maybe that's when we are stuck in the house long enough to make something like that. ANYWAY. that's all i got.
i loved your pink sun glasses today.

something good said...

What do I do now? I just dropped mom off at the airport-boohoo! It's scary how time flies! I keep on saying in my head over and over the quote from Dr Seuss,"Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happpened." I'm gonna try to be a big girl now, and get back to reality...forget that! I'm going to call you!

P.S. LOVE this post!

J.J. said...

that is so nice your mom could be there, what a great mothers day gift. What a fun time to have with their grandma.