Sunday, June 29, 2014

Stayed home . . .

WP1 was dropped off this morning. We are staying home today from church.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

No Gems Today

This weekend I have no gems to take care of. I'm glad because that means they are with their parents.

Thursday, June 26, 2014


My grandson is not a very happy camper. He's unhappy because he fells left out. Then when his dad ask him about it. He says everything is okay, but it's not. I keep telling him to talk to his dad and tell him how he feels.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

WP1's Turn

Today WP1's dad met me at the dentist's office and dropped Lil' Will to me. I'm watching him today and tomorrow. We had several things to do today and then back home. He knows that when he's with me we spend time doing a little bit of this and a little bit of that, so we took turn reading about New Jersey. Then we had lunch and now it's time to take a nap. I know he's eight years old but it's always good to take it down for a minute or two.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The Gems

Yesterday I picked up WP1 from school. It was his last day. I took him to get his hair cut, then lunch, and then we were going to drop off KZ2. Today I have KZ1 and KZ2. It's their mom's last day of work. I'm going to take them to the park later and then maybe to the library.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Granddaddy . . .

KZ2 must have seen granddaddy because he kept calling me that. When he's been with nana and then he comes to me he would call me nana and then grandma. It's too cute. He knows who I am but he is probably thinking about his granddaddy.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Friday . . .

For KZ2 and I it was a lazy hazy day. We didn't do anything. He spent most of his time playing and watching television.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

KZ2's Adventures

Today Auntie Fee had to go for a mammogram. We left about 7:45 am. KZ2 asked, where we were going and why do we have to go.?" Of course, I explained it to him several times. After that he asked, "where are we going now?" We stopped at BK and had breakfast. Again, he asked, "where are we going now?" Our next stop was the Post Office. KZ2 asked, "Why do we have to go there?" So you can imagine how many times I was telling him where we were going next. He wanted to go to the recycle center and the library. We will go to the library and recycle center on Friday.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

A Celebration!

KZ1 graduated from Kindergarten. He had his moving up celebration. I was so happy that I made it on time and I took WP2 with me. He was so glad to see his cousins and they were glad to see him.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

KZ2 and WP2's visit . . .

I have two for the day. WP2 is still asleep and KZ2 is watching on of our favorite shows, Curious George. It's going to be an interesting day. I know WP2 is going to want to follow KZ2 around, and do what ever he does.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Another Busy Day

KZ2 was in for another busy day. We had to take grandma Monie and aunt Fee to the podiatrist. My mom cancelled, but I still had to take aunt Fee. After the doctor's visit. I went to Joann's Craft Store. I bought a few needed items. After that we went to Wendy's for an early lunch. He kept reminding me that we had to take the recycle items to the recycle center. I took the long way home so I could find interesting things to talk about. We still had a few more stops to make. He took a short cat nap while I drove from Rahway, Clark, Westfield, Garwood, Cranfornd, Roselle Park and then Elizabeth. We were almost home but two more stops and then home. When we arrived home he reminded me to go to the recycle center. That was our last stop. Finally we could go home and rest.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Reprogram WP1

The mold is set, but I know if you chip at it you can remold him. It's time to observe and see his true colors. He can be very stubborn but you can't let him win. He's set but I have to introduce new concepts into his mind. I have to help influence change so he can help himself better. I gave him a time limit today on getting dress and he did better at completing the task because he wanted to use the Ipad. I told him he had to read a little first. I didn't download Mindcraft because I didn't want him to spend all of his time on the game. I tried to keep him engaged in other ways. We started working on a Father's Day gift; which wasn't completed. We still have time before his dad comes to pick him up.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

The Breakfast . . .

Today we have an early morning breakfast and WP1 is going with me. Of course he's tired and now taking his time to get dressed. We have to pick up my sister and then get to Clifton.

Another Busy Day (61314) . . .

KZ2 and I are in for a busy day.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Today is Thursday

KZ2 and I are relaxing today. He came with his breakfast; blueberries, apple juice, and cinnamon toast crunch.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Late start . . .

Today KZ2 came a little later because his Nana was bringing him instead of mommy. He's getting use to our little routine. He took off his shoes and started to play with his toys. I try not to tax him with too much work, so every chance I get I introduce or show him something new. We watch television together. Of course channel thirteen is our station. As we watch the shows I reinforce whatever is being taught or said. Today he remembered the planets and some of their names. We learned about that by watching the Cat in the Hat. Today on Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood they were talking about experiencing new things. Daniel was going to school for the first time. I told KZ2 that he will be going to school soon and meeting friends. After the show I read The Kissing Hand.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

KZ2's Observation

Since I've been watching KZ2 he always ask for raisins, so today was no different than any other day. After he ate his raisins he asked for grapes. I gave him some grapes, and as he was eating them he said, "grapes taste like raisins." I told him that was a great observation and that he was like Sid the Science Kid. He replied, "I'm a big boy." All I could do was smile.

Monday, June 9, 2014

KZ2 . . .

It was a rainy day. I had to take KZ2 with me to the doctor. I picked up my sister Debbie to go with us. I needed her to watch KZ2 while I was being seen by the doctor. I think he enjoyed his time with Aunt Debbie. I heard him talking and entertaining her. When we came back from the doctor it was almost time for his lunch. KZ2 ate all of his broccoli today. His mommy would be so happy.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

My Gems!

My gems are growing up so fast. I thank God for how he has blessed our family. WP1 is going to the fourth grade. KZ1 is going to the first grade. KZ2 will start pre-school in the summer, and WP2 is talking more, sleeping almost through the night. He's been hospital free for three months. I thank God for these blessings. I thank Him for keeping their parents safe and healthy. I thank God for keeping me fit so I can help out when they need me. Remember to seek God first in all we put our hands to.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

WP2's time . . .

Last night I watched WP2. We had a good time. he's such a rough little guy. He loves to laugh; especially when you are being silly with him and making him laugh. He's getting better with his sleeping habits. He still wakes up in the wee hours of the morning, but he goes right back to sleep. I think he has bad dreams or something that breaks his sleep.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Going out . . .

It's going to be a long day for KZ2. First I have to drop a friend off at the dentist's office in Irvington. Then we are taking grandma Monie to the doctor, and then to the bank. We may have to go to Walmart too.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

KZ2's Adventures

We are going out in the rain today. First we will go to the recycle center, and then to the library in town. Right now he's watching the Cat in the Hat and playing with insects.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Double the flavor . . .

Today I have KZ2 and WP2. This is going to be an adventure. I will have them until 4:00. WP2 is still asleep. He has an ear infection, and KZ2 is full of energy. We will see how the rest of this day goes.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014


We are venturing out today. Have to take grandma Monie to the doctor for a follow-up visit. When we come back we will probable go outside. I really didn't have anything planned for today.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Visit to the Library

My day starts early. KZ2 is coming and I have to get up. I'm enjoying this time with him. I want to try to have a schedule so I can do something with him during the week. I am working with him on his fine motor skills. Today we are going to walk to the Hilton Branch library on Springfield Ave.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Changing . . .

WP1 is growing up. He's going to be a fourth grader next school year. His attitude is changing too. I have to be very firm with him.