Welcome to Prarie Pi. This blog exists to journal and document the memories that our family experiences. Pi is "an amount of type that has been jumbled or thrown together at random." We hope to assemble in words and pictures the daily thoughts and activities that happen in our household. We do this to help those that are distant from us get a glimpse into our days so that the miles that separate us won't keep us apart.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

"A House Needs A Grandma In It" - Louisa May Alcott

And a house needs a grandpa in it, too. That's why we were so excited to see Grandpa and Grandma S. when they came this week-end. I didn't tell Nacho all day that they were coming, so when the doorbell rang, I wanted to capture on camera his reaction of surprise when he first saw them.
But I was too slow. Nacho went running likety split to give his bear hug welcome.......
{"When grandparent's enter the door, discipline flies out the window."}
Ogden Nash

.....which I was able to capture, even if it was blurry.
{"They say genes skip generations. Maybe that's why grandparents find their grandchildren so likeable.}
Joan McIntosh

They came just in time to see Kyler play basketball.
{"Grandparents are similar to a piece of string--handy to have around and easily wrapped around the fingers of their grandchildren."}
Author Unknown

Thank-you for watching the kid's activities and showing your unwavering support.
{ "You've got to do your own growing, not matter how tall your grandfather was.""
Irish Saying

Thank you for bringing all the yummy food. And especially for bringing our favorite requests.
{"Grandma's never run out of hugs or cookies."}
Author Unknown

We are so happy you were able to celebrate Coco's birthday with us.
{"Grandmother is a little bit parent, a little bit teacher, and a little bit best friend."}
Author Unknown

Thank you for cooking a big pot of chicken dumpling soup.
{"If God had intended us to follow recipes, He wouldn't have given us grandmothers."}
Linda Henley
And thank you for all your hard work cleaning and decorating the house. We are enjoying the feeling of being more "moved in" now.
{"Just about the time a women thinks her work is done, she becomes a grandmother."}
Edward H. Dreschnack

Thank you for all your kitchenwork.....meals for a growing family are messier than for two.
{"Grandparent's are there to help the child get into mischief they haven't thought of yet."}
Gene Peret
P.S. Coco got into that mischief all on her own.
And thank you for knowing us well enough to order extra frosting when you bring home Sunday morning rolls.
{"Grandmas are moms with lots of frosting."}
Author Unknown
Thank you for all the love, fun........
{"An hour with your grandchildren can make you feel young again. Anything longer than that, and you start to age quickly."}.
Gene Perret

...and for being.....
{"Few things are more delightful than grandchildren fighting over you lap."}
Doug Larson

......so utterly devoted to your grandchildren.
"A grandfather is someone with silver in his hair and gold in his heart."
Author Unknown
Can't wait for the next vist.....I'll have my paint colors picked out by then!!
We love you!!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for all the wonderful comments about grandparents - we certainly enjoyed our visit - was even fun to clean!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Didn't know I had such a double chin

    Thank you also for the very nice Thanksgiving card - enjoy your day.