Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Oh my I can't believe it has been 8 years since Dude was born. I remember his birth like it was yesterday (not that 8 years is all that long). I was blessed to be in the room and witness his entry into this world. He is such a special boy and I am so lucky to have the honor of being his grandma. I am amazed how smart he is and he is so quick witted and makes me laugh.

He was able to be baptized on his birthday. It was a very special day. He asked his grandma Tabbut to give a talk on baptism and me to speak on the Holy Ghost. He, Princess, and Honey Bunch sang a song. It was so sweet. Art and I were there with Dudes other grandparents and lots of friends. One of his best friends from school even came. I am so proud of him and just love and adore him.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Wrong Number???

I have a little cold and have lost my voice. Art says my voice is so husky I could pull a dog sled…..and he is right. When he left for the auction on Saturday, I told him I was too sick to join him for lunch. He said he would bring lunch to me. He said he would call me around noon. True to his word at noon he called. Let me share our conversation:

Me: Hello
Art: Oh I am sorry I dialed the wrong number
Me: Ha! Ha! ……..hello? hello?
Dial tone.

Yes my voice is so deep he didn’t recognize me and really thought he had dialed the wrong number and a man had answered. Ha Ha Ha Ha. We both got a good laugh. I guess I better get that dog sled.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Water Head

Have you ever had something super cold or drank something so cold that it gave you a headache. I have heard several words to describe this ie brain freeze, ice cream headache. Well, I now have a new one. Miss R was here on Sunday and she took a drink of her water and put her hand up to her head and said she had water head. Upon questioning her the water was too cold and it gave her a headache. I loved the term "Water Head". It's my new way to describe a brain freeze.

Friday, March 12, 2010

I Wish Money Grew On Trees

My grandson Dude is almost 8 years old. He has learned the value of money and he has been saving up for some fun things that he wanted. A few months back he shared with me some of the items on his list. I was impressed that he knew what each item cost and just how much he needed to get these fun things. We all know how tragic the the earthquake was in Haiti. My grandkids' school took up a collection to send to the Haitians. Dude has a very compassionate heart and he was so happy to give all the money he had saved. His mom told him he didn't need to give it all but he knew it was needed and would help. Dude knew they had needs verses his wants so I think it was a pretty easy decision for him. Now he is back to square one in saving. He called me yesterday and while we were chatting, he told me of a Lego kit he wanted but it was expensive and on top of that his mom informed him he would also have to pay sales tax and shipping. I told him I would search the internet and see if I could find one cheaper. (By the way the only ones I found where more expensive than the one in his catalog.) While I was looking this was our conversation.

Me: Dude I sure wish I was a millionaire
Dude: What?
Me: I sure wish I was a millionaire
Dude: What is a millionaire?
Me: Someone who has a least one million dollars
Dude: Oh... you want to be rich?
Me: Yeah
Dude: Why?
Me: So I could buy you this Lego set and anything else you wanted
Dude: Oh....that is nice of you.......You know what I wish?
Me: what?
Dude: That money grew on trees (how many times have we heard or said "money doesn't grow on trees")
Me (trying not to laugh) Oh me too.
Dude: I wish they were like cherry trees because cherry trees are FULL. Just think how much money you would have. If you had a money tree, you wouldn't need to be a millionaire.
Me: yeah until it died
Dude: If I took care of it, it wouldn't die and I would take care of mine.
Me: If you had a money tree would you help people who needed it?
Dude: Yes but I think I should just give them a money tree then they would have as much as they needed.

Oh Dude I wish money grew on trees too.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

We went to a fight and a hockey game broke out

We went to a fight and a hockey game broke out..........nah Iz just kiddin. We really did go to a hockey game. Our friends Dan and Shawna treated us to a Steelheads game. For those unfamiliar with the Steelheads, they are a local hockey team. Shawna got tickets through her work. We got in the game and got hotdogs, can of pop, and a small bag of chips. It was great.

I have to admit, I have been to hockey games before and I have watched them on TV but I really don't much understand the rules. I did figure this out. If the players take off their helmet and gloves they can duke it out with no interference from the refs and the crowd cheers. If they leave their helmet and gloves on the refs stop the fight but the crowd still cheers. I think I need to study up on the game.

The Army had solders there handing out gift bags. We got some cool stuff.......beanies, water bottle, insulated mugs to mention a few items. Then some soldiers dropped from the ceiling and one soldier had a flag. As they were dropping another soldier sang the National Anthem. Way cool!!!

It was a fun evening!!! The Steelheads won the game. Thanks to Shawna and Dan for inviting us.