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Something To Smile About

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#1 ShawMJ


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Posted 21 January 2007 - 09:05 PM

Yeserday I went to my 6 year old grandaughters birthday party.It was like the holidays all over again for her.I didn't do much but helped my oldest son keep his 2 little boys from going to the other parties.It was at Gattis Pizza.It was also a chance for my oldest son and youngest son to see each other as they both work offshore here in the Gulf of Mexico.My youngest son has a baby girl that just turned a month old on the 18th,.They didn't bring her but he brought his little 21 month old.She didn't have to be told to eat pizza and cake she did quite well all by herself.Then she and her 21 month old cousin started hugging each other it was just too cute.Came home and had my second uc attack in 3 days but managed to get through it ok.Today my youngest son came by and this time they had the new baby he put her in my arms and I gave her a bottle that she promptly finished,I burped her and then started talking to her and she gives me the biggest prettiest little baby smile.I thought to myself that no matter how bad I might feel that is one thing that can surely make one feel as theres hope for all of us.It was just so perfect.After that she fell asleep in my arms! I gave her a big old kiss on her little bald head.she had on the clothes we gave her for the holidays.I know this has nothing to do with our usual topic but just wanted all you other grannies to read this and know just what I'm talking about.Theres just something about a baby's smile that says alls right with the world.I hope all of you are doing okay as we can be.And of course what I always say SMILE--- Mary-La.

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Posted 22 January 2007 - 02:33 AM

Hi Mary,
Thanks for sharing! I could feel your smile coming right through the computer!

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Posted 22 January 2007 - 03:06 AM

Hi Mary,

You are so right! No matter how badly I may be feeling, spending time with my precious grandbabies always brings a smile to my face and joy to my heart. I am so glad you got to have the time with all of yours this weekend. It sounds like a marvelous time with your sons and grandbabies.

Thanks for sharing!

Warm wishes,

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Posted 22 January 2007 - 05:55 AM

Thanks for sharing about your baby smiles.

I really miss those toothless grins.

There's nothing in the world that compares to feeding your baby, (or grandbaby) and him falling asleep in your arms.

My "baby" is 4 1/2 and I miss the baby and toddler days so much. I keep having recurring nightmares that I lose him in various ways. Lastnight in my dream, a car jacker took him in my car.

I guess I have baby separation issues. Hope I'm around for grand babies!

Wishing you lots of grand baby hugs and snuggles!


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Posted 22 January 2007 - 07:13 AM

Hey Mary,

Being a fellow grandparent, I can relate to that all too well!!! Enjoy it while you can, they grow way too fast!
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Posted 22 January 2007 - 10:40 AM

Oh yes, Mary... grandmahood is totally awesome... I concur! :D
Only this past weekend, we had the wonderful opportunity to hold our 2 month-old great-grandson... meeting him for the first time! His mama was so excited for us to get there, she was beside herself! How we enjoyed him!
(We travelled over there to spend time with our uncle (78), cousins lend them our emotional support and just be with them during this difficult time... Our auntie (74) became very ill and really isn't expected to pull through, now).
As a result,the new little one, our kids and theirs in the mix.... lifted our spirits immensely!
Isn't it fun though... sharing about the grands :rolleyes: ?!

My best to you, Mary and all of you grannies out there! Keep enjoying those little ones... AS Lisa mentioned... they grow up quickly!

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Posted 22 January 2007 - 06:34 PM

Being a "Grammie" first and foremost, being determined to be able to go back to Rocky Mountain Park with my husband, daughters and their families and hopefully becoming a regular volunteer in my former classroom are what keep me plugging away to get myself to a point with all these diseases (overlap limited slcero, lupus, sicca syndrome, raynauds, hashimoto's thyroiditis, hashimoto's encephalopathy--a very rare neurological complication of the thyroiditis, osteoarthritis blah blah blah)!!!!

I love the babies and the kids! They keep you honest, young, make you laugh, make you cry tears of joy and love, touch your heart in ways no one else can and are just plain fun.

Thanks for a great topic, Mary!

xoxo emmie

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Posted 22 January 2007 - 07:41 PM

Thanks all of you for your sweet replies.Yes its great being a grandparent.Its sort of like the joke we all probably heard,"If I had known grandkids would have been this much fun I would have had them first LOL.I hope to live toa ripe old age to enjoy watching them all grow up.I've already had the pleasure of watching our first grandchild grow up she's 19 and a super little lady.Is going to college on a full scholarship,works and still is maintaining her great grades.Yep I'm proud ! She was there also and it was good to see her as she doesn't live at home with her mom anymore but has her own place where she goes to college.It was her little sister that had the birthday.Well take care everyone here in Louisiana we're having cold weather that we're not used to,its usually hot one day cool the next but for the past week,its been wet and COLD! And we all know how cold makes us feel! I'm staying warm though.Smile all of you. Hugs Mary