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.

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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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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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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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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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Brokenness, plus GRAND Social No. 357 link party for grandparents

Brokenness, plus GRAND Social No. 357 link party for grandparents

Brokenness

Social media certainly gets its share of criticism and complaints — often rightfully so — yet there’s certainly some good stuff to be mined there, as well. Little inspirational nuggets that hit home, hit the heart.

For instance, this nugget I recently saw on Facebook that resonated, considering my …

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Labor Day? Plus GRAND Social No. 356 link party for grandparents

Labor Day? Plus GRAND Social No. 356 link party for grandparents

Labor Day?

Yes, it is indeed Labor Day in the United States. I hope your holiday weekend has been fabulous and is ending on a happy note.

In consideration of closing out Labor Day in a happy way, I’m once again sharing this, my favorite Labor Day video. I’ve posted it a couple times on this same date in the past, but despite being nine years old…

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GRAND Social No. 355 link party exclusively for grandparents

GRAND Social No. 355 link party exclusively for grandparents

Welcome back for another GRAND Social link party! I gotta tell you, when I took a summer break, pretty much putting my blog on hold for three months, I worried I’d ruin the momentum of the GRAND Social, the top feature on my site.

Well, I should have known better. Thanks to all of you amazing blogging grandparents, last week’s link party here — the first one since May 20 — was the

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The GRAND Social returns! Join GRAND Social No. 354 link party for grandparents

The GRAND Social returns! Join GRAND Social No. 354 link party for grandparents

Summer has flown by and so has my summer break. Break is over, and I’m back to blogging!

If you’ve not yet caught up on what I did while I was away, I’d love for you to read my post on that right here.

With the return to regular programming here on Grandma’s Briefs, it’s nigh time to kick off …

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How Benjamin rolls! Plus, GRAND Social No. 342 link party for grandparents

How Benjamin rolls! Plus, GRAND Social No. 342 link party for grandparents

How Benjamin rolls!

Saturday was Jim’s birthday, and Brianna and Patrick arranged a family gathering at a new burger spot in town in recognition of burgers being Jim’s forever favorite food.

It was great to have all our local immediate family in attendance.

Kudos to Tyler for managing to get a shot that included everyone at the table!

While we were all gathered together to celebrate Jim, we soon were raucously regaling Benjamin for a milestone move made right before our eyes.

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'I'm your caption, I'm your caption!' Plus, GRAND Social No. 341 link party for grandparents

'I'm your caption, I'm your caption!' Plus, GRAND Social No. 341 link party for grandparents

‘I’m your caption, I’m your caption!’

In last week’s GRAND Social, I asked for caption suggestions for a funny photo of my sweet Benjamin. I also posted the pic to social media and asked for captions from folks there.

I gotta tell ya, I sure got some smile-worthy suggestions! Some silly, and some sweet.

Here—as I promised last week and with apologies to Grand Funk Railroad for the blog headline above (yeah, yeah, yeah)—are two of my favorite captions. One appeals to the Denver Broncos fan in me, the other the wishful-thinking grandma in me.

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Creativity Month 2019! Plus, GRAND Social No. 335 link party for grandparents

Creativity Month 2019! Plus, GRAND Social No. 335 link party for grandparents

Did you know January is officially Creativity Month? Indeed, it is!

If you need inspiration and ideas for creative things to do with grandkids before the month is through, let me point you to the most creative spot I know for simple—and different, educational, and fun—activities. Krokotak, a Bulgarian site, has endless ideas for every season… and many for no specific reason other than finding joy in being creative.

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