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Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Thirteen Reasons We LOVE Grandma's Visits

Thirteen Reasons We LOVE Grandma's Visits
1. She brings a carload of food, when my frig inventory consists of ketchup and expired cottage cheese.
2. She teaches the kids to make deviled eggs and potato salad and strawberry shortcake.
3. She gets them to peel potatoes and taste vinegar (hehehehe).
4. She brings an ICE CREAM MAKER and does the deed.
5. She completely entertains Curt and Deena while I run errands by myself!
6. My errands last for at least two hours.
7. She brings goodies galore, so we're always wondering what's in the next bag.
8. She hobbles all the way down to the lakeshore so we can all enjoy a boat ride.
9. She doesn't tell us to slow down when hubby guns the motor and starts whipping the kids in the tube.
10. She insists on a hello hug and a good-bye hug, even if they both happen on the good-bye.
11. She makes the kids happy and amiable for a WHOLE DAY.
12. She gives my dog desperately-needed attention.
13. And she comes back.

Links to other Thursday Thirteens! Please leave comments! I want to hear from you!


  • We have grandmas like that around here, too. Mine's up and linked, tips for reading to young children!

    By Blogger Jennifer, At 12:04 AM  

  • I wish I had a Grandma like that. :(

    By Anonymous Denise, At 12:23 AM  

  • We're pretty lucky...

    By Blogger Pass The Torch, At 12:31 AM  

  • Grandmas . . . gotta love them! Nothing beats homemade ice cream!

    By Blogger Happy0303, At 1:00 AM  

  • Grandma... there's nobody in the world like Grandma! How I miss my grandma! Great list!
    My 13 are up!

    By Blogger Kimmy, At 1:02 AM  

  • Grandma's are awesome...right now my two are pretty lucky and get to live with there's...

    By Blogger Jennifer Sprague, All Natural Mommies, At 1:03 AM  

  • My grandchildren look forward to my visits too! Spoil, spoil, spoil. I just love being a grandma!

    By Blogger MysteriousLady, At 1:08 AM  

  • Grandma are such a blessing!! you sound like you got a great one :)

    By Blogger Janice (5 Minutes for Mom), At 1:31 AM  

  • What is it with grandma's bringing all the goodies? They bring a smile! Mine made my list this week too.

    By Anonymous kontan, At 1:53 AM  

  • That was beautiful!
    What a wonderful tribute to grandma..
    loved the pic too!
    My TT is up

    By Blogger Raggedy, At 2:23 AM  

  • Awww what a great list, my kids don't have a grandma.(

    By Blogger WendyWings, At 4:23 AM  

  • I love grandma sooooo much!

    My grandma and my DD's grandma :D

    Happy TT!

    By Blogger Nadiah Alwi, At 5:42 AM  

  • Thanks for the reminder of the good things -- sometimes my mom drives me crazy!

    My Thursday Thirteen is up.

    By Blogger Something's Missing, At 5:45 AM  

  • sounds like a great gramma. i wish i lived closer to mine

    i've posted 13 too at

    By Blogger armywife, At 7:12 AM  

  • Sounds like a wondeful Grandma! She looks young too. Happy TT!

    By Blogger bobealia, At 7:51 AM  

  • That is so special. Grandmas are the best!
    Thanks for stopping by my T13 for a visit. Hope you will come back.
    Have a great day.

    By Blogger Jane, At 9:00 AM  

  • Good list, sounds like a really good time and visit. Hope I get to do that one day!
    I played.

    By Anonymous Gail, At 9:33 AM  

  • omg!! An Ice Cream maker! Woo hoo!

    By Blogger Carmen, At 9:46 AM  

  • This is such a great site. So glad I found you through TT!

    Mine are up too. Take a quick tour of my brooklyn neighborhood at

    By Blogger Minerva Jane, At 10:02 AM  

  • Sounds lovely!!

    By Blogger Mama Duck, At 10:04 AM  

  • Wow, what a cool grandma! I wish I had one like that too :)

    Have a great day!

    By Anonymous Stacy, At 12:55 PM  

  • WOW, and I thought they were just putting up with me.... I could tell you at least 13 reasons why I loved the visit! Not the least of which was the hello hugs that came with the bye bye ones (because their arms were quickly filled with sacks of "stuff" and the ice cream maker when I first arrived). I expect THEM to make the ice cream next time. Gotta luv 'em. (((((HUGS)))) Grandma Jean

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At 1:39 PM  

  • Aww.. that's a Great TT! :)
    I never had a Grandma like that.. you're very lucky. :)

    Happy TT!
    Mine are up.

    By Blogger Trish, At 2:02 PM  

  • thanks for stopping by :)

    By Anonymous megan, At 2:15 PM  

  • I loved the picture, so sweet. What a nice Grandma, and what a fortunate family you are. My 13 is up.

    By Blogger Wacky Mommy, At 2:22 PM  

  • Wow! Can I borrow your Grandma? Pretty please. She sounds totally awesome, your children are truly blessed.

    By Anonymous ~ Stacy ~, At 2:58 PM  

  • Thank you all for commenting! We feel very blessed.

    I have an idea...


    My mom could be the Bill Gates of geriatric entrepreneurship.

    I don't think so - we're keeping our monopoly;)

    By Blogger Pass The Torch, At 3:38 PM  

  • We always love it when Gram comes to visit.

    Gram's are the best.

    By Anonymous Nancy, At 4:44 PM  

  • Beautiful! She's the kind of grandma, I hope to be one day. My mom's too elderly but when she sees my girls, she radiates love. :) Still, can't help but smile as I read. I loved your post! I wish I had a grandma like that. (I never had grandparents)

    By Blogger September, At 12:53 AM  

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