Monday, January 31, 2011

Reading is Fundamental . . .

WP came over Saturday. We spent time reading, watching his favorite shows and playing board games. Being in kindergarten comes with great demands. He has to practice writing his letter; his teacher has a cool way of teaching him how to stay between the lines. You start at the line with the cloud and go down to the grass or you may start in the middle at the plane and go down to the grass. This helps WP stay between the lines. There is also a worm that you use when you have letters that hang below the lines. Enough of that . . . getting back to reading. He is moving up and each book becomes more challenging as he learns new sight words and letter sounds. This weekend he had several words (contractions) that gave him a little trouble. He read. I read. We read together. Hopefully I didn't drill him too much, and hopefully he will remember . . . these words I've, that's, don't, and didn't.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Big Brother!

KZ is three and soon he'll be a BIG brother. Mommy and Daddy are getting him prepared for the new baby. I know he's going to love taking care of the baby.


Last week I went to church with WP. He was dying to play in the snow. I asked him if he played in it when he was with his dad. "No, my dad wouldn't let me", he said. So before we left church I asked his cousin to take him outside so he could play in the snow. What are grandmas for? He loved every minute of it.

Sunday, January 16, 2011


I enjoy helping WP with his homework. He had to practice the letters Nn and Ii. He always has a book to read. He's learning more and more everyday; trying to sound out the letters in each word. He read his book to me. The name of this book was Catch, it was about a girl name Annie and her dog Winnie. Annie played ball with Winnie.

A Double Dose . . .

This was a great weekend for me I got to see both of my gems. WP came to see me this morning and we went to church together and then we got a gift for KZ. I'm trying to instill in WP that it's better to give than receive but I know this will take sometime. He still not fully ready but it is never too late to begin learning. After church we went to see KZ. This visit gave them time to play together.  They had fun! and I had a little time with both of them. t's so good to watch your grandchildren grow up.

Happy Birthday!

Wow! He's three years old already. I had such a busy day at work but I was determined not to let the day end without seeing KZ. I had to get him something special. I know he's a dinosaur kid, so I found the perfect T-rex for him. It was soft and fierce at the same time. I was so happy that he liked his present.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Knowledge is golden.

I visited KZ today and learned all about carnivore, herbivore, and omnivore dinosaurs. We spent time separating them into these categories. We also played one of his Memory games, of course, you know who won! We counted, played with Thomas the train and used some of his building tools. I even had lunch with him. I hope he enjoyed this time as much as I did. He always looks forward to having someone to play with.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Thinking about my gems!

I haven't seen KZ or WP in a week. I miss spending time with them. I love when KZ calls me grandmother and I love when WP tells me about his adventures at school.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Make Time

Scheduling has been crazy since I went back to work. I really feel off task. I have to make time to see my grandsons.

Monday, January 3, 2011


WP had an issue with being a sore loser; at the time he was three. I found this out with our very first game of Candyland. WP lost and he let me know that he didn't like it. Now he's five and his sportsmanship is much better. He doesn't get upset anymore. In fact, I played a new game with him over the Christmas break. We played Monopoly Junior; a cute game for his age. He was the banker and had to count; good for building math skills. We had a GREAT time!

Can you play with me?

KZ loves for you to visit his bedroom; where all his toys reside. "Can you come play with me?", that's how he baits you to the room. Once you're in the room you won't be leaving anytime soon. He is truly a gem. Dinosaurs, cars, books, there's so much to play with, and you bet your dollar, he will go through most of them.

Sunday, January 2, 2011


ABC's . . . one, two, three . . . running, throwing balls, jumping jacks, balancing beams, riding bikes, falling, get back up and try it again. Bruised knees, missing teeth, all apart of growing up. These are the changes that I see. Try not to miss a day, a week, or a month or you will miss a lot.

What are gems?

Something likened to or prized as such a stone because of its beauty or worth.
This is how I feel about my grandchildren.
They are my GEMS! because of their beauty and worth. They are precious and special in my heart. I love them dearly; soon I will have a third gem to add to my treasure box.