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A grilled grandma is a grandma on whom I've shone the spotlight, grilling her with some grandma-related questions — and she's graciously responded with answers and photos!

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    Grilled Grandma: Nezzy

    How many children do you have? I've raised two responsible adult children: Geek Son who is 35 and Social Butterfly daughter who is 32.

    How many grandchildren? What are their ages?
    I have eight beautiful grandkiddos. Are ya'll ready??? Zacharie will be sixteen in December, beautiful Alexis is thirteen and baby Ian just turned one. Ethan the deep thinker, is thirteen and the prankster Joel is ten. Adorable Sarah will be five in October and Princess Honor turned seven the seventeenth of September. Handsome Jacob is the big one-O.

    Any great grandchildren?
    No, but that's OK. I'll have fun while I wait. :o)
    What do your grandchildren call you? They call me Grandma "Muzzy". Hubby always calls me Nezzy and the first Grand called me Grandma Muzzy . The first grandkiddo called my Grandma Muzzy and it stuck like a splattered bug on a windshield!
    How often do you get to see your grandchildren?
    Four of the 'crew' live in town and my sweet DIL encourages drop-ins so believe me I take advantage of that copping every chance I can! The other half live ninety miles away and I'm lucky to get there once a month. {{{SIGH}}}

    What is the best thing about being a grandma?
    Simply cuttin' loose and joinin ' in all the fun! As a grandmother ya find yourself lettin' 'em do all the things you wouldn't allow only this time you'll find this rockin' Grandma smack in the middle of it all.
    What is the most challenging part of being a grandma? Probably bitein' my tongue. I have made a rule for myself that I do not offer advise to my kids unless I'm asked. The only time I'll break that rule is if someone is really in danger of some sorts.
    Describe a recent time that one (or more) of your grandchildren made you laugh out loud. Oh baby, every time the barn door swings one of 'em have me crackin' up about something! Tryin' to convince one that Chucky Cheeses really wasn't "Chucky Jesus". Or the time Ethan gave Honor a handful of rocks tellin' her they were 'kitty-eggs'. She presented her treasure to her mother who tossed them in the backyard. Low and behold if a stray pregnant cat didn't camp out in their garage blessin' the fam with a litter of kitties. Yep, Miss Honor will not be convinced there is not such thing as kitty eggs! The time I was reminded that , "mama doesn't allow us to use that word," when I called a cow STUPID. There is sure not a shortage of laughter on the Ponderosa.
    What is your favorite thing to do with grandchildren who visit your house?
    Golly gee, the activities are many. I hold what I call camp Grandma where you can find us hikin' these hills and hollers, shootin' leftover fireworks ( we are smack in the middle of nowhere), makin' butter, runnin' and sliding in our socks on my slick utility room floor, playin' games, readin' books.....most anything goes!  After all it's Grandma's house.

    What is your favorite thing to do when visiting grandchildren at their house? We read books, play, talk and tell stories. The time is filled with snuggly hugs and my very special 'noisy Grandma kisses.

    How do you maintain the bond between yourself and your grandchildren between visits? Telephone baby. I talk, tell jokes and sing to 'em. If you read my blog at all ya'll know I love to belt out a good tune.

    What do you most want to pass along to your grandchildren? Maya Angelou once said that all a child really wants is to see your eyes light up when you walk into a room. I want my grandkiddos to remember the spark of love in my eyes in the joy I get just bein' in their presence.

    What is one word you hope your grandkids think of when they think of you? Joy, I want them to remember me as a happy person who brought love and laughter into their hearts. I want them to carry that with them forever.

    Do you have a website or blog? Yep, sure shootin' I do. Ya'll can find me over at Cow Patty Surprise.

    Reader Comments (11)

    Nezzy, you're a funny and pretty grandma; welcome to our club of Grilled Ones!

    October 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnn

    Hi Nezzy!
    Welcome to Grilled Grandmas. Your grandkids are beautiful. You sound like a "hoot" to hang out with. If you're ever in Vegas, let me know, and we can swap stories of the grands over a monster margarita! Looking forward to checking out your blog..........

    Take care,

    October 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTerri

    Pretty sure I know where the grandkids get their sense of humor! LOVE this!

    October 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPam

    Hey girl, thanks for the great shout out and lettin' me show of my very brilliant and perfect grandchildren. ( that's grandma talk for those of you who aren't blessed with 'em yet)

    Ya'll have just a beautifully blessed day!!! :o)

    October 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNezzy

    Now this is weird, it wouldn't recognize my ULR which is

    October 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNezzy

    Cute grandma and cute grandkids! I enjoyed reading this, "Muzzy."

    October 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBLissed-Out Grandma

    Awww! Nezzy!! Another precious moment of you shared ... you are so dear to my heart. The children are all just gorgeous.

    I so can relate to STUPID not being allowed ... our DIL didn't want our kid-lings using that word so I got 'reprimanded' when I used it & not thinking I said 'well, that is dumb' ... well, they both about sucked their tonsils down ... can't use dumb either. We got a good laugh out of it. Don't you just love these treasured moments that melt your heart!

    Beautiful write, Nezzy ... Love you!
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

    October 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarydon

    Nezzy is an awesome gal and I can only imagine a very fun grandma.


    October 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTeresa

    What a lovely Grandma Brief Nezzy..I think you probably are the perfect grandma! :)

    October 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFar Side of Fifty

    oh Nezzy.. biting the tongue is indeed the most difficult thing of all. sigh.

    October 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPamela

    Nezzy - you are amazing... and you gave me goosebumps about what you want your grandchildren to remember. I hope my nieces remember that about me too - I feel lit on fire - head to toe - when I see their beautiful faces.

    October 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStacey Dawn

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