Firsts for Benjamin: A haircut and a happy birthday

Firsts for Benjamin: A haircut and a happy birthday

My youngest grandson, Benjamin, is bound and determined to mature and move on at lightning speed, seemingly so much sooner than the grandsons that came before him.

To wit: The kid marked two major milestones in the past week or so. Those being his first haircut and his first birthday. How can that be? Seems he was just born.

Alas, as I’m in no position to press pause on the growing boy’s progress, I merrily go along with his maturing. And take photos, of course. Lots of photos.

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Birthday celebration! Plus GRAND Social No. 362 link party for grandparents

Birthday celebration! Plus GRAND Social No. 362 link party for grandparents

Birthday celebration!

Guess who had a first birthday celebration on Sunday! Well, if you guessed Benjamin, you would be 100 percent correct.

Plus…

GRAND Social No. 362 link party for grandparents

Today we celebrate grandparent bloggers … by sharing and reading links in yet another GRAND Social link party! Yay, you! Thank you for participating!

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Fall from my deck

Fall from my deck

A glimpse of the season as seen from my deck. (And only from my deck, only with my iPhone camera, as I was being a slug and chose not to roam the yard nor get my DSLR).

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A grand goose egg and GRAND Social No. 361 link party for grandparents

A grand goose egg and GRAND Social No. 361 link party for grandparents

A grand goose egg

Bumps, bangs, and boo-boos are part and parcel of the toddler stage as newbie walkers get their land legs. I get that.

Goose eggs are entirely different story as far as I’m concerned, though. Yet every. single. one of my grandsons got big ones at one point or another. Benjamin’s point came Saturday when he bonked his noggin …

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Oh, yes we did: Bracelets with boys

Oh, yes we did: Bracelets with boys

This past weekend, Jim and I kicked off fall with a quick visit to see our grandsons in the desert, as I’d mentioned here was on the calendar. During the visit, I did indeed make bracelets with the boys, just as Declan had requested.

Thing is, despite his enthusiasm upon seeing the paracord bracelet kit I’d brought in my Grandma Bag, Declan bowed out of the bracelet making in mere minutes. Which worked out for the best as bracelet-making was quite a feat for a five-year-old. Well, a feat for this grandma — who’s 10 times that and more — as well.

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GRAND Social No. 360 link party for grandparents

GRAND Social No. 360 link party for grandparents

Welcome!

Thank you for visiting for this week’s GRAND Social!

As I’m writing this in advance — and setting to publish right about the time I’m hopping aboard a flight home from my weekend in the desert with my grandsons — I’ll just get right to it!

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Fall favorites

Fall favorites

Fall has long been my hands-down, very most favorite season of the year.

I’m certainly not alone in my autumn adoration, as there are plenty of grandmothers and others who’d answer fall if asked what’s their favorite season of all.

We may not all give the same answer as to why fall is our favorite, though.

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Grand twins and the GRAND Social No. 359 link party for grandparents

Grand twins and the GRAND Social No. 359 link party for grandparents

Grand twins

No, one of my daughters hasn’t recently surprise me with twin grandkiddos. I do, though, have grand twins of another sort: a grand niece and a grand nephew.

And yesterday Jim and I attended their very first birthday celebration.

Here, my grand niece and grand nephew — kiddos of my …

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