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    Thursday
    Apr282016

    Introducing Grilled Grandma Mary

    Dear readers: 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. Today I'm delighted to introduce to you Grandma Mary!

    grandma mary

    How many children do you have?

    I have 3 wonderful children. One son and two daughters. :-)

    How many grandchildren? What are their ages?

    I am blessed with 4 grandchildren. Ages 9, 6, 3 & 1  Three boys and a little girl.

    What do your grandchildren...

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    Monday
    Apr252016

    Final countdown! Plus, GRAND Social No. 204 link party for grandparents

    Final Countdown

    With mere hours remaining in my desert visit, I'm soaking up as much fun in the sun with my grandkiddos as I can.

    Shooting as many photos as I can, too. Here are a few I especially love:

    toddler and book
    Jak enjoys a book break.

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    Thursday
    Apr212016

    Slow jams by my grandsons

    What could be more fun than watching my grandsons shoot baskets in their backyard?

    four year old playing basketball

    Why, shooting them shooting those baskets in their backyard, of course.

    In slow motion!

    First up, Bubby...

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    Wednesday
    Apr202016

    Introducing Grilled Grandma Peggy

    Dear readers: 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. Today I'm delighted to introduce to you Grandma Peggy!

    grilled grandma

    How many children do you have?
    Six children

    How many grandchildren do you have?
    10 grandchildren — 36, 34, 25, 23, 21, 20, 19, 19, 17

    Any great grandchildren?
    We also have 2 great grandsons, both age 2.

    What do your grandchildren call you?
    They call me Queen or...

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    Monday
    Apr182016

    Desert view, plus GRAND Social No. 203 link party for grandparents

    Desert view

    I'm in the desert with my grandsons! Woot! I've been here since late Friday night. My original departure was scheduled for Saturday afternoon but due to Winter Storm Vexo (yes, the true name), I had to change to an earlier flight and dash out of Denver before being snowed in and unable to get to the desert.

    My favorite view so far? This:

    brothers

    There will be more to come, so be sure to follow me on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, where I'll...

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    Friday
    Apr152016

    Weekend movie review: Disney's The Jungle Book

    I bristle a bit when I hear that a beloved film is being remade. So when I saw sometime back that THE JUNGLE BOOK, the fabulous Disney film that was one of the very first Disney films I shared with my oldest grandson (second only to MARY POPPINS), I worried. I worried Mowgli — whom my grandson adored — wouldn't be the same. That the adorable elephant walk scene my grandson and I reenacted again and again wouldn't be the same. That Baloo and his scratchin' while singing Bare Necessities wouldn't be the same.

     the jungle book 2016

    And I was right. It's all very different in this new version of THE JUNGLE BOOK. Because it's live action. No colorfully drawn chimps or...

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    Thursday
    Apr142016

    Here and now: April 14, 2016

    What's happening in my world, here and now:

    clock and book 

    On my mind...

    My taxes. Not because I need to do them, but because I just finished them. Filed them yesterday morning. My brain is still mulling over numbers, deductions, credits, and crap I really don't like to think about. Jim is the numbers person in our relationship; I'm more the words person. But because...

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    Wednesday
    Apr132016

    Introducing Grilled Grandma Barbara

    Dear readers: 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. Today I'm delighted to introduce to you Grandma Barbara!

    grilled grandma barbara

    How many children do you have? Four — two daughters and two sons.

    How many grandchildren? What are their ages? Six — 13 years old, two 4-year olds, three 2-year olds.

    What do your grandchildren call you? Nana.

    After the initial elation, what was your first concern upon hearing you would soon be a grandmother? What my mother would...

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