love seeing my granddaughters
riding while filled with a gentle spirit and mutual trust
love all the other grandies coming out
to see what they have been working on
love that they each have different things they love to do
karate, basketball, writing, swimming, cooking, reading, fantasy games,
swimming, horseback riding, drawing, helping people, flying, exploring,
floating, small business building, playing, celebrating
yet they all have the same tender spot for animals
while living life and learning.
“from horses we may learn not only about the horse itself
but also about animals in general,
indeed about ourselves and about life as a whole.”
the six-pack of giant grandies don costumes that tell a halloween story
who is who and what’s their story?
“clothes make a statement, costumes tell a story.”
grandie b whips up a late night batch of her chocolate chip cookies
improv as needed
“cooking with kids is not just about ingredients, recipes, and cooking.
it’s about harnessing imagination, empowerment, and creativity.”
“the six pack’- my grandies all kind of sitting still in one place at one time
on national grandparents day
i am reminded of this afternoon
5 years ago in the park
you always were
from the youngest age
each your very own person
i’m so happy to be ‘peaches’ to every one of you.
“when a child is born, so are grandmothers.”
after a fun afternoon
and wonderful evening
spent visiting and playing
grandies are tired and tucked in
when suddenly the tears come
missing mom and dad
a story, Kleenex, hugs, a visit from the cat, and a goodnight call to mom
everyone settles in for the night
does it get any better than that?
“very little is needed to make a happy life.”
Magnus, Felix, Brooklyn, Valentina, Jackson, and Raffaella
a shoutout to all of my highly-spirited grandies
one of the rare photos
from a few years back
of all sitting still in one place at one time
happy grandparents day to all
with much love from peaches
thanks for reminding me what’s important each and every day.
“children make your life important.”
to say hi
to the grandies and friends
I was lucky enough to enjoy
their indoor flying and blow-up forts created with fans.
life is good at the end of summer.
“the end-of-summer winds make people restless.”
you know that feeling
when you fall down
on the trampoline
and keep trying to get up
but everyone keeps jumping
and you keep bouncing
and then all of you
and keep belly-laughing
and cannot stop?
“life has its ups and downs, but you can only look forward.”
hung out with four of the six-pack tonight
creating with clay
home spa nail painting
hide and seek
a TV movie
rounding up the cats
building a giant sleep nest
no one is at all tired yet
the perfect time to bake brownies
and eat them as a late night snack
with some ice cream on top
their parents will never know.
“if we’re not meant to have midnight snacks, why is there a light in the fridge?”
-author unknown (pinterest)
when you go to the carnival
and have finally grown enough
the spectacular rides level
that is winning.
“the determination to win is the better part of winning.”