Sunday, November 28, 2010

Thankful to Be a Grandmother

by Leann

This past week, my granddaughter, age 3, came to visit with her daddy--aka my son. There were many special moments, ones that made me grateful for aging into this new role. I saw her in September, but that was amid the hoopla of the new granddaughter. I didn't get as much time then with my Maddie as I did this week. The memories:

1. Drinking imaginary tea
2. Playing the piano while she danced. Can't recall the last time I played (and I am not good at all, but Maddie didn't care.)
3. A visit to the library, where she saw Grandma's picture on the door (I'm speaking there next week)
4. Watching her sit on her grandpa's lap at the Disney movie and huddle close to him during the scary parts.
5. Asking us to make our dog Rosie do her "magic tricks," which include sitting up, rolling over--regular dog stuff, but amazing to her.
6. Maddie asking if she could "borrow" my cats and take them to her house for a while. So cute.
7. Naming the people in the photos on the wall--all relatives--and hear her say under her breath, "That's my family." My heart melted.



Can you guess I had a wonderful Thanksgiving? What about you? Any new things for the memory bank?

17 comments:

Aurian said...

What a lovely girl, enjoy her.

Dru said...

Maddie is truly precious and adorable.

Heather Webber said...

So, so sweet. So happy you were able to have some Maddie-time.

Annette said...

She's beautiful! Happy Thanksgiving, Leann!

Sandy said...

Happy Thanksgiving! She is so cute! I love visiting my two granddaughters. This year we are too far away to visit, but never far from my thoughts.

Leann Sweeney said...

Thanks everyone. I wrote down many of the great things my kids said, so I thought I'd start with Maddie memories by writing them here. :-)

Ritaestelle said...

What a lovely time you and Maddie had! She is precious and you are truly blessed!
Ritaestelle (who also has a son with a red-headed daughter - only Gianna is 4!)

Ladybear said...

Oh my gosh, such a precious little girl. It's so good you'll have those special memories.
MaryC

NoraA said...

Leann, she's a real heart stopper. Remember, I have 7 of them now.... The oldest is in 6th grade the the bloom is definitely off his rose. Once he's a teen he will no longer be cute or cuddly. I'm making the most of the younger ones and the girls untill they tell me they are grown up now and don't hug or kiss on demand anymore. LOL

Leann Sweeney said...

Thanks all. I don't think we'll get close to 7. Two may be it. But I am grateful for those two precious girls.

jbstanley said...

She is precious! Our Thanksgiving involved day after day of cooking and eating and it was lovely.

Your grandchildren are lucky to have you to cal Grandma!

Shawn said...

Maddie got a call on her "play" phone. It was grandma and after a good 15 sec convo (an eternity in imaginary time) Maddie asked "grandma says it's time to go to her house!" Obviously an impression made. Thanks for a wonderful thanksgiving, Mom.

Jeannie said...

A beautiful memory and Thank You for sharing with us.

Yes, a lovely Thanksgiving was had.

Leann Sweeney said...

Thank you, Shawn. We had a great time. Love all of you so much.

Mom

Linda Leszczuk said...

Enjoy every moment. Mine are 9 - 12 and I love gathering up those memories.

signlady217 said...

No grandkids (or kids), but nieces, nephews, cousins, and lots of friends with kids of all ages!! Love 'em to pieces!

Linda McDonald said...

Maddie is very adorable. What great memories to have.