Grilled Grandma: Nina

Nina with her mother, daughter Christi and granddaughter Natalie.How many children do you have? 3

How many grandchildren? What are their ages? Two: Spencer is 1 1/2 years old and
Natalie is 3 months old.

Any great grandchildren? No

What do your grandchildren call you?
Well, Spencer can almost say 'Grandma'
and Natalie of course can't speak yet.

How often do you get to see your grandchildren?
We see our granddaughter at
least once a month. Since our grandson lives a little farther away we see
him about every other month.

What is the best thing about being a grandma?
Hugs and kisses from the

What is the most challenging part of being a grandma?
Doing things the way
their mother wants things done (e.g. Putting them to sleep on their backs,
being careful to feed them 'approved' food, etc.)

Describe a recent time that one (or more) of your grandchildren made you
laugh out loud.
Last week our grandson was playing the drums of our Beatles
Rock Band. He was so funny as he played them.

What is your favorite thing to do with grandchildren who visit your house?
Play with them and read them stories

What is your favorite thing to do when visiting grandchildren at their
Watch them play with their toys and play along with them

What do you most want to pass along to your grandchildren? The knowledge that God loves them

What is one word you hope your grandkids think of when they think of you?
Love -- and then fun!

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