Saturday, January 8, 2011

Little Ones...

Grandson Bryden was at our house today...he goes a mile a minute!  Things that he thinks are toys are not always.  He loves the phone and remote control...when he leaves, we have to relocate everything!
Here the fav toy  of the moment is shoe!  
 and minutes's his thumb...sweet child!
 My father-in-law was in dire need of hearing aids.  Our son Mike is a doctor of audiology and located about 1 1/2 hours from Grandpa.  He knew of his problem though and took time to make trips to test and examine him, fit him with temporary aids and then his own.  Yesterday was the culmination of all that when he took a half day off to come and finish the project.  Grandpa was thrilled with while he and Larry went to do that, Lori and the girls came to visit me!
 Lori with Emma learning to "hold on"...
 Pretty good for 11 months!
 Bailey "talking" on the phone...she was hoping Cooper was on the other end!  Actually I think, she thinks our house is a little boring without him.  She kept asking when he was coming...ha!
 Emma getting ready to nod off....
 but we made her smile...see all her new teeth???
 Then we taught Bailey "hide n' seek"....she caught on quickly and it was fun to observe!!! 

Count to ten and hide your eyes...see Emma is already learning!

When the guys came back, we went out to eat.  (These are B/W because my flash quit working on my little camera...:-(  )  I had also taught Bailey a memory card game so we took it along for amusement while dinner was coming.  Paw-Paw played while we waited and showed her his "magic" games too...hysterical!  These were all good things for a cold, snowy January weekend!!  


yaya said...

Ok, I'm curious because of the conversation on Thurs...What restaurant did you go to? Cute pics of the grandkiddos and I like the Black and White! Emma is really getting big and I can't believe she'll be 1 soon!

Anonymous said...

I think it is a little boy thing, I used to be a nanny for a 1 1/2 year old boy and he just couldn't leave the remote for the tv or the phone alone. He was constantly taking and losing both items. lol!
Your grandson is such a cutie!

Aww, how nice of your son to do that for your father-in-law. I speak from experience, those things make a complete difference for the hard of hearing. My grandpa finally got a pair of hearing aids, much to the delight of the entire family. We were finally able to have a conversation and not have to go hoarse from speaking so loud.
All the pictures were very adorable!

In response to your comment:
The vegetarian sushi rolls looked very appetizing as well. I am thinking about trying those next time! I was thinking about being a dietician, but I have decided on being a M.D and specializing in naturopathic medicine. Awww thanks, I am glad that I was able to motivate you! Just remember keep the good fats in your diet, those are very important in losing fat. Its slightly ironic, lol!


Julia said...

Donna, your grand children as so cute. You must love having them around for a while.

It makes great memories for them and for you too. I just love having mine around. They are so well behaved and polite that it's a real pleasure having them come to my house and they love to come here too. Thanks for sharing your photos with us.

Do you suppose your grandson will be a podiatrist? JB

Ethan, Zach, and Emma's Mom said...

They are so cute! What fun.

Thanks for your comment!!! We've only lived in Clintonville for about 2 years. Do you know if your cousin goes to Christus, or St. Martin? St. Martin is where my husband is assistant pastor. It's a small world, right?

Catch the Kids said...

Lovely photos of a beautiful family. We are so blessed, aren't we with beautiful hhealthy little ones . I love your grandson's age, though it is a VERY busy time! They do get into everything.

Just to get back to you about your comment on Lori @ RRSAHM, I have put the links up. The news is not good unfortunately. I feel really upset for her.

Deb Shucka said...

Such gorgeous kids! It was great seeing these pics and experiencing your joy with your sweet family.

mollygolver said...

Donna your grandchildren are so precious. I love the photos of little Bryden. It's a lovely age.When our grand daughter was Bryden's age I cleaned out a base kitchen cupboard and filled it with wooden spoons, coloured cardboard boxes and that sort of thing. When she came to visit she would make a beeline for it and have a whale of a time discovering all the treasures in there!

Karen Whittal said...

You make me green with envy, I cannot wait to be a granny, i think i need to get to work on my daughter...........

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Donna what a great day you had with everyone. I so wish mine lived closer. Was luck today and skyped with them on the internet. Do love to do that but with my limited bytes not often. lol
Your babies are just too precious. Love that you have a Bailey too.
Have a wonderful week

BLC :o said...

Hi Donna! I just wanted to thank you so very much for your sweet comment on my blog The Company She Keeps. Loosing my stepfather has been so tough to endure and words of comfort (like yours) help immensely. I kept thinking how will we survive Christmas and upcoming holidays without him??? Then you commented that he must have been so special to be taken at Christmastime and that Christmas in heaven must be glorious!!! My perspective had been all wrong and you were sooo right: he was so special and Christmas in heaven must be spectacular. I shared your comment with my family and we all truly appreciate it. It means more than I can express that you care and shared your kindness. Thanks so much and happy 2011!!! Xoxo-BLC

Rebecca said...

I really like the names of your grandchildren (we have an Emma among ours, too). Maybe you could train Bryden to give foot massages! It's easy to see how much you enjoy spending time with them.