On Eagle's Wings

On Eagle's Wings
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:29-31


Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Sweet Kiddos and Good Times!

We see these two sweeties on a fairly regular basis and have lots of good times since they are only about 20 minutes away ... we love it when they drop by for an afternoon, or stay the night. We're happy just hanging out, or going to the park or taking a walk around the neighborhood.

One of Kate's favorite things to do now is get coerce Grandpa to go upstairs to the Stars' room (a bedroom decorated with Texas stars for the "stars" in our life,) and play games on the iPad.

"What? Me coerce Grandpa?"

This beautiful girl is growing up waaaayyy too quickly.

She pretty much has him wrapped around her little finger.

This little guy does too.

Jack with his favorite book and favorite Grandpa
Right now, Jack loves books, playing with cars, running around the house, putting things away hiding things, and going up and down the stairs!

We always look forward to taking a little trip south to see two of our other favorites! Our last visit to see this handsome pair was Christmas.

Usually we carry an aerobed to sleep on, but since the addition of Noah's new beds, I had been crossing my fingers that I would get to sleep on the bottom bunk! And sure enough, I did. (Note to self: don't get up too quickly in the middle of the night. There's a bed overhead.)

Even the dog, Palin, came out a winner on this one, because she got the mattress from Noah's toddler bed, along with Spiderman sheets!!! :-)

Picking the boys up at school when we arrive is always a real treat (a sweet reunion indeed) for all of us. It goes without saying how thrilled we are to see them, but they are always happy to see us as well, as evidenced by eyes lit up, big smiles, lots of stories and news to tell us, all the while jumping up and down with excitement. One of the first things Noah had to share with us was that he now has a workbook at school. Do you remember your first workbook? (Brady reminded us that he has had a workbook for two years.)

We stopped by the park to play.

Then we headed for home for a little snack and some rest before the big Motocross event that evening. Yessiree, we saw our first motocross ever and what an adventure that was.

air-born motorcycles

Those boys love motorcycles! (So does Papa!)

Dear Heart a/k/a Papa, a/k/a Grandpa f/k/a Bampa

On Saturday, Brady was up with me for our early morning visit, and we had a couple of rounds of Yahtzee and a game of Guess Who before Papa was up and headed out to bring home the donuts. (Noah says, "I love Papa 'cause he always brings donuts!")

The weather couldn't have been more perfect. Sunshine, blue skies, fluffy white clouds, 70 degrees and, best of all, NO Texas wind that day so, after lunch, Sara suggested we go for a bike ride. That was truly one of the most enjoyable times of all - Sara, Brady and I on bicycles and Noah pushing along on his scooter all around the neighborhood. We took a break every so often so they could look around and explore, or just rest.

Leaving them is always difficult and they don't want us to go. No luck trying to convince Papa to stay another night. (LOL! Noah says, "Nonnie, next time you come by yourself and leave Papa at home so you can stay longer!" That little zinger warmed my heart for sure!)

We take pleasure in every moment.


Shelly said...

What a beautiful family you have! Loved the pics, and I did have to smile. The quote at the end is so true-

Susie said...

Nonnie, You sure have some cute huggable kids. Love how they talk, don't you? The little girl down the road, when asked, which finger do you have grandpa wrapped around, she hold out both hands and wiggles all her fingers. LOL Too cute. Enjoy them all, they grow up way to fast.xo,Susie

Melanie said...

Nonnie, what precious grandchildren you have!! I would enjoy those little sweeties too!! They do grow up so fast, makes the time spent with them even more precious!

Chatty Crone said...

How true - how we use every day is important. And I can see that you have a bunch of grandchildren who love you and grandpa! Where is south to you?

yaya said...

What a fun post. I love all your pics of those beautiful grandkiddos! When we would visit our son and family who live away it was always such fun to meet the school bus. We'll be going to visit them Easter...looking forward to it! The rest our grands live only a few miles away but because of schedules we don't get to see them as often as you would think. It's always a blast when we do! Thanks for sharing your fun and I sure wish we had 70de. weather...I guess some sledding will have to be our fun!

Wanda said...

Oh how fun to scroll up and down your pictures... Felt like I was there. What darling grandchilren.

Tamara Dickerson said...

Love, Love, LOVE the interaction. Grand-kids will remember it for a lifetime. You and Pappa Jay look marvelous tangled up with little ones. Bless you, Connie!!