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Jim (longtime hubby) and Lisa (me)

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Preston (son-in-law) and Megan (middle daughter)

Matt (Andrea's fiancé) and Andrea (youngest daughter)

three grandsons
Bubby, Jak, and Mac — Bloggy nicknames of Gramma's stars (Megan and Preston's boys)


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    A gummy vitamin for grownups: New Centrum MultiGummies

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    My husband is the chocoholic in our family, whereas I go for chewy, fruity goodies. If they're gummy and sweet, I could eat them all day.

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    Then and now: Cowboy cutie

    2011 —
    Cowboy Bubby, for my review of a Woody from Toy Story costume:

    Woody costume cowboy toddler 

    2015 —
    Cowboy Bubby, for "Wild" dress-up day during...

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    PawDad and his posse

    My husband, aka PawDad to our grandsons, was able to spend a few days in the desert with the boys and me during my current babysitting stint.

    grandpa and grandsons

    As you can see, it was hard to say who...

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    Grandma's magnifying glass lesson

    My two oldest grandsons, Bubby and Mac, love Scooby Doo and the idea of solving mysteries. So when I visited them in January, I brought along an old magnifying glass we had lying around.

    The boys got a kick out of taking a closer look at bugs and rocks—as they previously had with a toy magnifying glass I once brought—and pretending they were on the path to discovering clues that might solve a case of an imaginary Scooby Doo and the gang sort.

    magnifying glass and boys 

    When I packed my grandma bag for this current visit, I figured I'd...

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    An award for Mac, plus GRAND Social No. 156 link party for grandparents

    An award for Mac

    As long-distance grandparents, Jim and I rarely get to see our grandsons' games, school performances, or award ceremonies. Which is why we were especially pleased to be a guest of Mac's at his end-of-season pizza party for his T-ball team on Saturday where Mac (like all the mini players) received an award for his season-long efforts.

    t-ball award 

    We never had the chance to see Mac play a game, but...

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    Saturday movie PREview: Flicks coming this summer

    As I've spent a fair share of the past week packing and picking projects and fun for sharing with my grandsons during my current visit (hooray! I'm in the desert!) I've had no time to watch films. Not on DVD, Netflix, or in the theater.

    So instead of giving you a Saturday movie review today, I'm giving you a Saturday movie PREview. Of lots of films.

    Here's a quick sampling of the bigger films...

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    Here and now: May 14, 2015

    Yessiree, this is my life, right here and now...

    here and now 

    On my mind...

    My incredible daughters. I don't say often enough how truly and...

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    Toddler games: Keep-Away with my insurance company

    I like playing games with toddlers as much as the next grandma. Not so much, though, when it's my insurance company playing the part of opponent.

    toddler Rx ball

    To wit: I recently visited my doctor to figure out what to do about my...

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