Monday, July 28, 2008

Leave A Memory (I am not dying or anything)

I got this from Christie's blog and she got it from Meredith's blog!

1. As a comment on my blog, leave a memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you know me a little or a lot, anything you remember! If we're only blogging friends, write about a post that is most memorable.

2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty funny to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I'll be sure to write one about you... either on your blog, in my comment box, or I will email you back!

3. If you can't say something nice, don't say nothin' at all ☺....thats not true---go ahead and say it---see if it changes anything!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Granny's Grandkids

Drumroll, please......and if you could see me right now, you would see

me smiling.... because the name on my paper is...... Gabriel Robert Coleman

Age 2 years and 9 1/2 months

I was in Charlotte when Gabe was born. I was so thankful to be there! I got to hold him the same day he was born! And what a cute baby! Now he is a adorable little boy!

Some things I like about Gabe:

He loves to play with balls, cars, and trains and all those things that boys like!

Gabe is an artist! He really is, not just my imagination, even if I am his Granny. Look at the photo above; he was making a house of Play-Doh. And you can see that it a house. He also loves to draw. He draws trains and train tracks , especially engines. The first time I saw his work was he was 18 months old. He has talent!

I love Gabe's smile! He smiles a lot, sometimes it is a big smile, laughing out loud. But my favorite smile is when he smiles while he is doing good things for others, or when someone praises him. I took that photo above, and I was telling how much I liked his Play-Doh house. It's a small smile, but I love it! He loves to be silly and his laugh is so natural.

He likes to play. And he plays by himself. I don't know why I like it, but I do. He would be happy to be home, playing with his toys all day, every day! I think that he is secure being him! And that's a really good thing to have.

My favorite memory of Gabe:

I was at the airport in Charlotte. I was at the top of the escalator and then I saw Katie, Colin and Gabe's shoes. That was the only things I saw, but I knew it was them. Then Gabe's little feet were running toward me! He was so little and he was so cute running. The last time I saw him he was crawling....they grow so fast! Then I realized that he remembered me! And he was happy to see me and he gave me a kiss (which was rare)!

I love you Gabe!!!! I miss you and I can't wait to see you again!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

One of my favorite scriptures is 3rd John, verse 4

"I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in the truth."
And I would add; "and my children are having children!!!"

Grandchildren are the best thing about getting older. The first time I held my first grandchild (Nolan Thomas Jeppson), it was love at first sight. I never thought that the feelings would be so strong. But it was! And I get that feeling every time I meet another grandchild, at day one or at 8 1/2 years old!

I didn't know that I would love my grandkids so much! Every day I think about them and I smile! So, I decided to write about my grandchildren. One at a time. Where to start? Hmmmm.... First one? Oldest? Favorite? No, there are no favorites! So I put all the grandkids names in a bag and I will pull and I will pull one out and write about that grandchild!

So, look for "Granny's Grandkids" soon at Granny's blog!