Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Check One


(my grandsons’ hide out in our backyard)

I am in a state of waiting it seems.

Things feel like they are right around the corner,

including summer and visits from my grandsons.

The mesquite tree above creates a perfect canopy

for treasures in their hide out that need their attention.


When they visit I am going to say and do things for the purpose of getting their attention (they are 5 and 8)-


” Y’all grab that gallon of paint and head on out there and paint that swing.”


“Y’all find a way to get that bird feeder down and paint that too.”



“Y’all grab that black paint and paint your picnic table too.”


Then I am going to laugh and ask if I can help.

After we finish all of our work, I am going to

go in the house and make kool-aid mixed with orange juice

and tuna fish sandwiches

like my mother made in the summer when I was little.

And as one last thing to get their attention,

I am going to hand them each an order form and a pencil for the next morning’s breakfast

that says


Check One:

* pancakes and little sausages

*cinnamon rolls and chocolate milk (don’t tell their parents)


*scrambled eggs, biscuits and jelly, and bacon


Then the next morning we are going to take our individual breakfast orders out to the hide out

to eat and plan the day.

Check One.


Donna said...

Oooh! I'll take the scrambled eggs plate, please. Sounds like you have a fun day planned.

NanaDiana said...

Oh- I can tell you are a wonderful grandmother! I am certainly not telling about the cinnamon rolls and chocolate milk...although I would certainly never do that-ahem...hoping the God Of Lies doesn't strike me down here. Have a ball with those boys! xo Diana

Karen said...

Now all of that sounds like so much fun!! What wonderful memories the boys are going to have. When are they coming??? I would love to meet them.
Ladybug Creek

Maura @ Kisiwa Creek Photography said...

What a wonderful post! I'm afraid I'm undecided...I'm stuck on # 1 and #3 ;) Lucky Grandsons!

Loui♥ said...

you are just the kind of Grandma I want to be!!
so utterly fun loving!
I'm sure your Grands just adore you!!
warmest hugs and laughing smiles!

Bliss said...

Sounds like the best day ever!


Pondside said...

I love that you are dreaming and planning for visits from your grandsons too. There's no doubt that they are going to have the best time ever with you.

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

You are a fun Grammy. I bet the boys love coming over. Enjoy!

trash talk said...

Perfect recipe for making memories:
2 precious and precocious boys + 1 clever and very wily grandmother
1 gal. paint
1 Mesquite tree
Add a peely table & swing
Mix with clandestine cinnamon rolls and big ol' smiles
Stir in OJ laced Kool Aid and allow to simmer all summer.
Will last forever...no freezing necessary.
Yeah...as Goldilocks once said...just right!

Theresa said...

Can't wait for those days around here:) Have a blessed day dear Laura, HUGS!

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Oh, that sounds wonderful! The look on their faces when you ask them to paint that swing is going to be priceless! They're going to LOVE it!

Jennifer said...

Can my kids and I come too?

Entertaining Women said...

Sounds like a perfect day to me. I remember that as children, my sister and I would hide in the bushes found in my grandmama's garden. Trips to her house always included a homemade Apple Spice Cake, fresh strawberries from her garden, and RC Cola for a special treat. Thanks for including us in your special plans. Cherry Kay

Elaine said...

Oh, I just love the "check what you want for breakfast" ideas.....definitely going to use that next time my granddaughters visit. What a fun post!

Elaine said...

Oh, I just love the "check what you want for breakfast" ideas.....definitely going to use that next time my granddaughters visit. What a fun post!

Connie said...

Oh my goodness...you just put the biggest smile on my face with all your grandson plans!! What lucky little boys they are!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

You gradkids will not want to go home! What special memories you are going to make!
I'm bookmarking this post for when my grandbabbies come ... someday! So fun and creative!

Nancy's Notes said...

What a grandma! That is what memories are made of, awesome Miss Laura!


thistlewoodfarm said...

You are the best! I need to do this. Sometimes the twins play restaurant (and they have to put an apron on to do it)! LOL!

Thanks for the inspiration and have a blessed day!



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