Saturday, January 7, 2012

Stories....


Today was one of those rare winter days that give you a break and make you long for spring!  It was 50* outside and felt like 60.  We had plans to go to meet Tim, and Cooper in Columbus and as you can see, the Christmas decorations were still up.
We met at one of our favorite spots...the Cheesecake Factory!  While we were waiting for our food to come,  Cooper and his grandfather started talking about "stories". Tim had told Coop how as a child whenever Larry drove the kids anywhere, (including the whole way to my parent's home in Chicago...) he would make up super hero stories to tell them complete with sound effects.
Cooper wanted Larry to tell him one too....so of course he obliged.
C
Cooper doesn't stay still for long so for him to have this rapt attention on the tale was fun to watch....
T
After lunch, we shopped a bit while Pa and Coop stayed in the common area of the mall.  We came back to see them still full into the stories. It took me right back to when our children were small.
Cooper enthralled in the details....
and then HE had one to tell!!! lol!
One last pic before going home.  It was great way to spend a January day!!

27 comments:

Cro Magnon said...

The Cheescake Factory sounds like you'd need a health certificate to enter..... delicious.

No question about it; you have a lovely family.

Marsha @Spots and Wrinkles said...

What fun! the only thing that can top a perfect winter day is .... a perfect summer day. :)

glad you had such a great day.

Mrs Catch said...

Told stories are great for the imagination. The expression on Cooper's face as he listens is priceless. What a super grandad.

Rebecca said...

You captured the whole, engaging story on camera, Donna! What a great memory.

acorn hollow said...

sounds like a wonderful day. Your pictures tell it all.
Cathy

Debby said...

You have a beautiful family.
It was beautiful yesterday in our area. Love Easton and The Cheesecake Factory. It is still beautiful today. The sunshine is so wonderful.
I like the picture of your grandchildren.

yaya said...

There you go...Larry has a second occupation..story teller and if he would write them down, perhaps even author! You could do the illustrations and it would be perfect! You could use Cooper and all the other grandkiddos as characters. I could be your agent....wake me up, I think I was dreaming! It looks like you had a fun day and the weather was wonderful. See ya tomorrow!

Molly said...

Cooper is so loving that story. There is something so magical, watching children rapt in a story. What a lovely day out together.

rosaria said...

Precious!

Sush said...

How lovely...nice to see Grampa hasn't lost his touch, isn't it? Nothing lovelier than time spent with family, I'm so happy you all had such a great visit!
Loves~

Sush said...

How lovely...nice to see Grampa hasn't lost his touch, isn't it? Nothing lovelier than time spent with family, I'm so happy you all had such a great visit!
Loves~

tbbotts said...

Sounds like a great day Donna, your grandson will have pleasant memories of that day I'm sure.

A Tale of Two Cities said...

He must be a fascinating storyteller--that's a real gift!

becky said...

Oh, it's a happy new year, isn't it? Great for family times...any time.
Hugs, Becky

lesa said...

I love how you capture the important moments of life.

Julia said...

What a nice family day post. Cooper is telling a great story and it almost looks like it's one of those big fish that got away. He seems right into it.

Larry's stories must be very interesting to keep the men occupied while the girls go shopping.

Always a joy to read your post and look ate the gorgeous photos. Hugs, JB

Nezzy said...

What a perfectly fun day...makin' memories!!!

I love the enthusiasm in Cooper's face...priceless sweetie.

God bless ya and have an awesome weekend!!! :o)

Sue said...

My grandkids love Dave's stories.

And all of us love Cheesecake Factory!

=)

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Wonderful memories you guys made with the story telling. Donna I love these pic's.
I am sitting here thinking of how beautiful your family is and so glad you get to spend special times with them.
It has been a while since I have been to The Cheesecake factory in Austin.
They are fun to eat at and I had to laugh at Cro Magnon comment.
Hope you have a wonderful week
Love
Maggie

Jennifer said...

Time spent with family is the best! Love the batman vest! Wouldn't a "seafood party" be such fun to meet fellow blogggers! Let me know if you ever come to the Jersey Shore!
Jennifer aka Gigi

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Oh that is just priceless! What great memories from both then and now.
Cheesecake Factory is one of my favs too! Yum!
p.s. I so enjoy your playlist. Beautiful music.

Karen Whittal said...

Your grandson is so handsome, sounds like you had a great day, I am going to be a granny in April and I cannot wait, have enjoyed catching up on your life over the past few months

Hope said...

capturing great experiences with a wonderful family as usual Donna! savoring those precious moments the way you do is a gift. thank you for sharing :)

take care!

Stacy Crawford said...

Thanks Donna,

I would love to hear more opinions. I'm not sure that we are there yet with Kota.

Let me know what info you need.

Jeanne @ Collage of Life said...

That is so sweet Donna. What a lucky boy to have such a wonderful grandfather! We can never share enough stories.. I m sure there will be lots of questions as a result.. for some time to come. :)

Jeanne xx

Darlene said...

I love the look on Cooper's face as he listened to the stories his Grandpa told. Larry must be a very good story teller.

You can just see by your neat pictures that a good time was had by all. We quite like the Cheesecake Factory too!

Beth Dunn said...

Love your pictures! Donna, my blog was about the women in the article being TOO BUSY. You are, like most of us, busy and justified it being as such. Please don't feel guilty. I was just airing a pet peeve that when I ask people how they are the easy response is "busy," rather than telling me what's going on in their life. You are lovely!
xoxo
SC