This blog was formerly dedicated in 2009 to my Dad who died of Alzheimer's in 2013. It's been three years now...and I find myself missing blogging...so I am re-inventing my blog... because, after all, life is about moving through, and going forward...

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Super Captain C3PO Abraham Lincoln On The Loose With No Hat...

This morning I awoke at 6:30am to my youngest grandson playing with his Lego Pirate Ship, on the floor beside the couch where I slept last night.  I observed him at play, intently making a swishing sound with his mouth.  His innocent, five year old profile was focused on his imaginary adventure. His hair, shaved short in a summer buzz, caught a sliver of morning light from the front room blinds.  Dressed in his Transformer under pants, he lifted a toy shark up in the air, again making the swishing sounds...

I greeted him with my groggy, morning voice, "Good morning precious boy..."

"Mornin' Grandma", as he looked up with his huge blue eyes and gave me his best Cabbage Patch smile...

"You can turn off the fan if you are too cold, Honey..."

"Thanks..."

His Mom, Dad, Aunt, Uncle, his brother and I all stayed up past midnight.  We watched and commented on the The Bachelorette finale. My sister Holly was also present, via texting on our cell phones.  We laughed so hard cracking ourselves up with our "smack talk" banter. My grandson had fallen asleep in my arms about 5:30pm.  He was tired from swimming with his big brother and I most of the afternoon.  He is wide eyed and bushy tailed this morning...

"Did you have a good sleep last night?"

"I woke up in the night and took my pillow and went to sleep on the futon in the play room..."

"You did? Why did you sleep there?"

"I wanted to, and when I do, I sleep AWESOME!"

"I'm glad sweetheart."

"Grandma? Can you make me french toast?... Please?"

"I would love to sweetie, but Mom didn't buy any eggs."

" Aw, RATS!"

"I could make you apple pancakes.  How does that sound?"

"OK, but do you want to hear what I wrote for.... (his big brother)?

"Sure."

Lifting the paper, he read, "Super Captain C3PO Abraham Lincoln on the loose, with no hat"...(and he pointed to his drawing of Abraham Lincoln complete with a beard, but no hat...


Trying not to laugh aloud, "Oh honey, that is wonderful! He will LOVE it."

"I know.  I am going to slide it under the bedroom door so he can read it when he wakes up."

"Good idea.  Go slide it and I'll make the pancakes..."

My oldest daughter Holly, his Mom, entered the room, over hearing my last comment, "Mom, just warm him up some of the ones I  froze, please, we have to leave in a half hour.  We over slept."

They are going to Disneyland today.  My youngest daughter, Jodee and I are driving back to Vegas together.  She is going for a business trip, buying for her company at a gift show there.  Her doctor does not want her flying, but OK'd the road trip. She is staying at the Hard Rock.  Her boyfriend Jeff will drive out tomorrow, spend the night and drive her back home on Thursday.

As we gathered in the kitchen, eating, packing food, my grandson's letter was read several times. Everyone made a fuss, and of course, I had to take pictures of it. After the boys finished their pancakes, there was a flurry of hugging, kissing, and OH WAIT!! the young one had to run back inside for his DS. Finally, everyone was buckled in and on their way to Disneyland.

Jodee and I took our time and driving back, taking the opportunity to catch up with one another. Seems like it only took an hour to drive from California to Nevada. When we reached Vegas, she treated me to a nice lunch at Olive Garden. It was wonderful spending so much time together...

Saturday I met my sister at 7am for our walk through the surrounding streets of the Claremont Village. We met our group at the Coffee Bean and shared our creativity.  The topic was the superiority of the Copic Coloring Markers. Afterwards, my sister and I had pedicures and then embarked on a thrift store expedition. We found many bargains.  She introduced me to Yogurtland, which is very similar to Pink Berry. It was D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S!!

Jodee & Jeff's co-ed baby shower was a huge success on Sunday (thanks to her older sister Holly, who made all the food and decorations. She is so organized and did a FABULOUS job!).  Jodee was so overwhelmed emotionally from the generosity of every one's gifts, plus seeing friends she had not seen in such a long time; so Jeff opened most of the gifts, thanking everyone profusely.  He had rented a water slide for the kids.  None of the kids had met before, but all of them got along so well, playing, splashing and having lots of fun together.  It was really a great day.

                 Jeff, Jodee (Jacob in the tummy), me, and Holly

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Dad's CT Scan went wonderfully yesterday!  He was co-operative and held perfectly still.  No sedation required.  We should have the results in a couple of days.
Please keep the prayers going...


13 comments:

Mari said...

That is such great news! I'm so happy to hear the CT went well..
As I was reading this, I was thinking that your grandson takes after his great grandpa in the imagination department!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Glad to see that Abraham Lincoln is still inspiring the youth of today! Along with C3PO too, of course.

Jeanie said...

Great news that the CT scan went well. I hope the results come soon and are good.
My daughter, due in September also, took a flight yesterday with her doctor's okay, but I wondered a little about it.
Sounds like you have had a wonderful time.

Melanie said...

What a cute little picture. Hope they have fun at Disneyland. :)
So glad the CT scan went well.

Marguerite said...

So glad that everything went well for your Dad! The shower sounds like it was a great time for all. Love the pic of you and your daughters and your grandson's cute drawing!

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Donna said...

So glad everything went well with the CT Scan now hope and pray all comes out well with the results. It sounds like you had a lot of fun with your family. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your comments. Lunch would be fun sometime. I live in Logandale, NV but come to Vegas to see my daughter at least once a month.

penjandrum said...

Hope the results of the CT scan are good!
Your grandson is such a cutie, and he's smart, too. That's a wonderful imagination he's got.

Penny

MissKris said...

What a beautiful family! And I LOVE the picture your grandbaby drew...that is SO cute. Reminds me of one my daughter -- now almost 34 -- who drew one when she was the same age. It was a person...but it was mostly a tie! And she included eyeglasses, too. When I asked her who it was, she said, "Pastor Carver with a necktie on!" I still have it stored away. Things like those we treasure forever, don't we? I enjoyed the comment you left on my blog...I see what you mean about weeding out your blog reading, haha! When I looked at your profile it DID take a bit to scroll down to the bottom! :-D I love reading blogs, too, and used to keep up with several more than those listed in my sidebar, but with 11-12 hour days taking care of my 2-and-4-year-old grandsons, time is a precious commodity. Priority is trying to find time to blog myself!!

Stephen Tremp said...

Great news and sending thoughts and prayers for your Dad's health coming your way.

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Carol............. said...

Yes, good news about your dad.

What a precious grandson. Looks like you all had a great time together.

Barbara said...

I loved reading this! Your little grandson playing Legos brings back so many memories of my son and recent times with my great-nephew.

Your family seems so close and loving!

I'm glad things went well for your dad's CT!

Rose said...

Your grandson has good imagination. sounds like very enjoyable time you had with your daughter. Glad to hear that the ct scan went well for your Dad. Rose