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Jun 19, 2009 - Family & Friends    2 Comments

Pictures Say 1000 Words

scan00022.jpgSometimes all you have to do is look at the picture and you get the very feeling that it wants to evoke.  When I look at this picture I see pure bliss.

These are my two Grandchildren.  Gareth will be turning 4 this month and Rylan turned 1 in May.

These children are the delight of Papa & NaeNae’s and Granddad & Granna’s life.  They are the first grandchildren on both sides.  Yes, they are spoiled and we like them like that!

I had all girls, so when Gareth came along I have had myself a ball playing with a boy.  In NaeNae’s eyes he doesn’t do much wrong and I’m always willing to give him the benefit of the doubt.  Gareth has had a talent for drumming ever since he was able to pick up two things that even slightly resembled drum sticks.  So I’m sure there will be lessons in the future to cultivate that talent even more.  Right now, his voice is music to my ears when I hear him calling me NaeNae (he named me).

Rylan will rule the roost, so the picture is appropriate that she is “Queen” of the hill.  Yes, you are seeing correctly she is one healthy little girl and she enjoys trying all kinds of foods.  Right now Elmo is one of her favorites and loves to dance to Elmo’s World.  She also has that disapproving “grunt or growl” down when you are trying to get her to do something she doesn’t want to do.  However, nothing gives your heart quite a thrill as you walk in the door and her little arms start waving as she shows her excitement to see you.

I just want to say thank you to an awesome SIL (Travis) and a beautiful daughter (Brandy) for giving me and Papa two wonderful gifts.  They are a bundle of fun to play with and they are beautiful children inside and out.  That is because their parents are trying to teach them well.  So far guys you have done a great job.  Keep up the good work, yes it will be wearisome and tiring but the end results will be worth it; after all look how well you both turned out!


Jun 1, 2009 - Sewing Projects    1 Comment

More than Cards, NaeNae

First let me explain about my name, NaeNae.  When my GS was little he named me NaeNae. That is pronouced nay, nay.  My #1 Daughter has been giving me a hard time about how I’m spelling it, but if I spell it Nana, people will think it is nanna.  I tried spelling it NayNay, but she didn’t care for that either so here we are NaeNae.  I originally told her I wanted to be called “Diva” or “Goddess” as a grandmother, but she didn’t like that either.  While they were taking a much needed trip to Italy, Gareth started calling me NaeNae and it stuck.  Besides there is nothing sweeter than your own GC giving you the name he thinks you should have.

 My DGS’s B-day is coming up and I bought him several of the foam hats that M’s has been carrying.

Gareth's Hats for His B-DayThere is a cowboy hat, that I’m going to make him chaps and a vest to wear with it.  I found some black vinyl that will be durable and look like leather.

Then there is the pith helmet that I’m going to make a short sleeve vest with pockets and we have a butterfly net to use with that. 

There is a top hat and I’m planning on making him a black cape so he can do magic tricks like Greg on the Wiggles. 

Finally, there is the hard hat and I’m making a tool belt so he can have something to put his tools in for when he is making his “contraption”.  That’s a mighty big word for a 4 year old.  I also have to get his B-Card made, whew, I’m going to be busy.

I have found some of the patterns for his costumes to go along with his hats.  I’m watching the pattern sales because I don’t want to pay $15.00 for a pattern that I will using one time.  On second thought….I don’t want to pay $15.00 for any pattern.

Patterns for the DGCThen as you can see we can’t leave baby Rylan (that is what he calls his sister) out.  She might be 29″ tall but I think she is fudging on her height.  We are making some little carpi’s and a criss-cross top out of some Hawaiian material and some ric-rack.  I also heard that we might need to make her another criss-cross top out of her favorite Sesame Street character “Elmo” and wouldn’t that be cute with some little ruffled blue denim shorts.



 I need to make a get well card for another friend who is in the hospital.  Oh and by the way I picked up Quilling papers and a kit so I’m going to be playing around with that too.  I also told my #1 Daughter I would help her make some cards for an area Children’s Hospital.

So what does all that mean?  Stay tuned, you are going to be seeing some pretty creative stuff if I don’t get too tired just thinking about it.