Tuesday, September 12, 2006
grandparents' day - september 10, 2006
what a day! while i was too young to remember anything of importance that jimmy carter might have done while he was in office, he did one thing that stands out for many people -- he implemented a day to honor and celebrate grandparents.
we (jerry and i) are wonderfully blessed w/ 5 grandchildren, 3 grandsons from jerry's son (jacob) and 2 granddaughters from my daughter (summer) -- ranging in age from 5 years down to 4 months. when they are all in the house -- it makes for a lively evening.
since this last sunday was grandparents' day, jacob brought the boys over to go to church w/ us and then out to dinner at chicken mary's. after a nice little nap, then jacob and the 3 boys headed up to grandma evelyn's house in nevada.
they had a wonderful time there and grandma evelyn was so thrilled to have the surprise company. amazingly, jacob was the only grandchild that she heard from on grandparents' day -- so that made his visit w/ the boys that much more special for her. plus the special time of having her visit w/ her 3 grandsons!!! she was in heaven!
summer and lucas had been to branson for the weekend, initially to spend time w/ "the dark side" but that fell through and they spent their time there together as a family. they were back by mid-afternoon on sunday, but waited to come out to our house until nap time was over.
here is a picture of jerry and me with 4 out of 5 grandchildren; unfortunately, i have been asked to not show the faces of jacob's children on my blog b/c of the attempted kidnapping incident from this last spring where jacob's mother took the kids and held them against the parents' wishes. due to that incident, i am unable to proudly display their pictures here with the rest of the family.
if you are interested in reading about that day, you will find it HERE.