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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

"Directory" of the postings about "The Grandchildren" from the year 2011

Jan. 3, 2011 - Christmas 2010 with Analyse
             includes pictures

Jan. 27, 2011 - Phone conversations ... ;-p
               Analyse tried to get Gaa..ma's help in getting her way.

Feb. 17, 2011 - :-) !!!!!
                we were headed to visit the kids. includes a picture

Feb. 23, 2011 - A neat place to EAT!
                in Illinois, includes pictures of Analyse

March 3, 2011 - our recent weekend at the kids -
                lots of tales about things Analyse said and did

March 6, 2011 - Time spent with a friend :-]
                includes pictures of the clothes Kate and I picked up for Analyse

March 17, 2011 - Baby News :->
                  Ultrasound report

March 21, 2011 - Brandon and Analyse
                  they came to town for Brandon's birthday. "Ms. Analyse continues to keep all of us on our toes."  Examples given.
                  includes pictures of Brandon and Analyse

March 24, 2011 - Two Analyse Stories ;->
                  # 1 - "Cyn-di....you won't believe what your daughter just did!!!" And then "Little girl, you are too smart for your age!".
                  # 2 - Cyndi had said "no, you can't have popsicles with out a bib".  ...
                  includes a picture

April 12, 2011 - So, about that name...
               they changed their minds about the coming baby's name

April 21, 2011 - "Baby Shower / Come Visit Time"
               includes pictures

April 22, 2011 - just us, hanging together
               (after the shower / get together time)  includes pictures

May 4, 2011 - Complimentary phone call ;-)
             the compliment was the reason behind the call...

May 16, 2011 - For Analyse's upcoming 2nd Birthday
               includes pictures

June 10, 2011 - Analyse's 2nd birthday - Part 1 - the banner
                includes WONDERFUL pictures of the birthday girl

June 11, 2011 - Analyse's 2nd birthday - Part 2 - The Cookie Monster(R) cupcakes
                includes pictures of the birthday girl

June 13, 2011 - Analyse's 2nd birthday - Part 3 - the food we took
                includes pictures of the birthday girl

June 16, 2011 - Analyse's 2nd birthday - Part 4 - fun pictures from the party

July 7, 2011 - Yet again, He provided ;->
            a double stroller

July 12, 2011 - "Theyhadababyit'saboy"
               includes a picture

July 14, 2011 - They named him...
               includes pictures

July 22, 2011 - We met Elliot! :->
               includes some blurry pictures

July 29, 2011 - A "Grandma Tale" :->
              I had every single stuffed animal dug out of both bins lined up down that couch...

Aug. 12, 2011 - About my birthday
               Over the phone, Analyse sang to me and a picture of her

Aug. 24, 2011 - Progress Made:
               Who was coming

Aug. 30, 2011 - Wedding Weekend - Fri. Night
               a bat visited us while it was just Boo, the grand kids and I to home

Sept. 13, 2011 - Part 4 of Brent and Kayla's wedding
                 Analyse  helping get the church ready

Oct. 12, 2011 - My week this week
               Examples of how I was having a very busy week this week being grandma. :->
               Example #1 - those gorgeous blue eyes popped open and his expression asked, "What ya doin grandma?"
               Example #2 - A couple of minutes later, I could not discipher what she was saying, so I turned my head to look at her.  She had removed all of the burner knobs off of the stove, but could not ...
               Suddenly I realized that Elliott was moving, towards the edge of the counter. By standing on tip toe, she had been able to ...
              she discovered that she could fit her little hand in through the handle of a box, which was sitting on a bench in the kitchen ...
              Amy's van was home, a visiting we went!
              when we returned home, the kids and I then spent another two hours outside.
              Two things about that. First, Ms. Analyse likes to talk!!!     Secondly, Mr. Elliot seldom stops moving.

Oct. 17, 2011 - Grandma Tales :->
              Watching Elmo(R) - "Friend". 'silence is usually NOT a good sign coming from young children'. Aw yes, grandma remembers now... all to well.... ;-p

Oct. 27, 2011 - "Updates"
              Pictures of the new born Elliot (we found our camera), how we learned Analyse resembles Grandma "Honey", Elliot at 3 months old

Nov. 1, 2011 - We had taken Elliot along on our date...

Nov. 15, 2011 - Currently (now) living in our house

Nov. 27, 2011 - Ga_ _ ma's bunny and it's "bed"
Nov. 28, 2011 - 'Aunt' Billie's Banana Bread Recipe
               alternative title for this posting could be: "Cooking with Gaa_ _ ma" :-D !!!
               contains a tip about a special type of sandwich

Dec. 2, 2011 - A Different kind of Stuffed Manicotti
              several cute pictures inserted there in

Dec. 7, 2011 - "Nonunions?" = a grandma's tale ;-p!
             trying to decipher what song it really was she was requesting I sing

Dec. 16, 2011 - 3 Heat Warming Grandma Moments :-D
          #1 - "I cuddle you!"  #2 - his cry turned into laughter  #3 -  Analyse's response to me finding the missing 'baby'.

     Do you have any idea how much I've smiled while doing this listing?  I am SO-O-O-o BLESSED!!!  Thank-you Lord!

     And now for some pictures :->
        Nov. 11 #007
       "Papa 'Honey' " feeding Elliot the Sunday before Thanksgiving

         Nov. 11 # 008
         Analyse keeping "Papa" awake ;-p
          [her outfit is a combination of clothes she already had, and clothes brought to us by a friend and her daughters (something I have on my list to post about...) ]

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You might also enjoy these postings:

~ "Directory" of the postings about "The Grandchildren" from the year 2010
          includes a couple pictures

~ "Directory of the postings about "The Grandchildren" from the year 2009
          includes a picture

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