Monday, March 18, 2013

Miscellany Monday

Woo, hoo!  I'm back, I'm back!  I sure did miss you but I was busy making memories with our daughter and Grandson last week.  They were here visiting during her Spring Break and we had such a delightful time.  So, guess you know that my MM will be all about those memories!

Lots of hugs........

Can we ever get enough hugs?  I think not!  Clancy is shown giving his Uncle B a big hug and then Clancy and Hanna Beth greet my Dad and step Mom at the front door for some hugs. Of course, we tried to stock up with enough to last until the next time we see them. ~smile~
 The best Poppa........

Can I just say that Hubby is the BEST Poppa!  He would just about do anything within reason and energy for our two Grans.  Clancy almost did him in a couple of days with all of the activity, but somehow Tommy kept going and making sweet memories.

 Game playing........
I enjoyed building Legos and playing Candy Land with the Grans last week.  It so much fun to watch them learn about the art of losing graciously. ~chuckle~  And, it was a real test for me to follow the instructions that come with the Legos.  I don't how in the world they expect a child to follow them when a 60 year old woman can't. ~pitiful~  Of course, they never want to just use their imagination and build something, they see something on the enclosure that they want and of course, they need a lot of help to do so.  But, we managed and learned patience in the process.
Great Poppa time......

My Dad and step Mom joined us for a family dinner last Sunday evening and we were able to get some good pictures of him with his Great Grans.  Clancy has always been the most cooperative little boy when it came to picture taking.  But, not so much anymore.  So, if we're even lucky to get his picture, it usually has a silly smile, such as the one above.  Perhaps that's a thing with 4 year olds!

Mother - Daughter time.......
Bridget and I always have a good time when we're together.  We can laugh at things that no one else would even find funny.  We make great shoppers, as we are both quick to make up our minds.  We either like it or we don't and we're ready to move on.  I enjoy her teaching me new things on my computer and IPad and just wish that we could be together so much more.  But, thankfully, she teaches school and is out for the summer and for great breaks.  We make it work.

Dressed and ready........

Here we are dressed and ready for church and of course, Clancy is doing one of his "squint eyed" poses. ~laugh~  But, sometimes you have to take what you can get.

Gave it up.........

Just before dinner one day this was the scene on the couch.  He goes full steam ahead but when he collapses, that's all she wrote.

It was a fun week and we're already looking forward to our next time together and that will likely be this summer sometime.
Families - it's one of life's greatest blessings!
Lea @ CiCis Corner
Lea @ CiCis Corner

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!


  1. Good morning! Looks like you had a wonderful time! Clancy is a little doll! I know how you are feeling this is always hard when they leave, but summer is around the corner now. Enjoy your day!

  2. How precious is this post!? I love all the memories can see the happiness in all of your smiles! So glad y'all had such a great week. I sure hope you are able to get a little rest this week, though :)

  3. What a wonderful weekend! I envy you having a daughter and especially one who likes to do things with you! She looks like you too. Clancy is adorable! Love that age!

    I really like that heart necklace you were wearing in one of the pics!

  4. Wonderful memories! Oh, and fr the record, sill faces for pictures will be par for the course till he is at least 11. Sorry.

  5. Wonderful memories! Oh, and fr the record, sill faces for pictures will be par for the course till he is at least 11. Sorry.

  6. Lea, I loved seeing these pictures all over again. Our Big Boy only in the last year decided picture taking is not so bad after all. At 17, it dawned on him that an actual for-real smile made him look pretty handsome. So you may have a while to endure the silliness.

  7. What a wonderful weekend you had!! Of course any time with your daughter and your grand is wonderful, right? ;-)

  8. I'm glad you enjoyed your family time. I'm so looking forward to having my girls home for Easter, and my youngest gets to stay on for a few days which makes me happy. It always goes so fast, doesn't it?

    Have a nice week!

  9. There is nothing like family time! Loved the photos.

  10. You and your daughter look so much alike! How wonderful that you had such a happy reunion! You sound like the kind of grandparents who are fully engaged and, to me, that's what it's all about!

  11. The pictures are wonderful. Look like you had an amazing visit. So happy for you.

  12. Such a beautiful family you have! Looks like you had a wonderful time together. I loved looking at all of the photos!! :)

  13. Clancy is a typical four year old! He is very cute though. And I loved reading about you and your daughter Bridget. I don't like shopping and I'm very quick to make decisions. I think we would make good shopping buddies. :)

    Blessings and love,

  14. Looks like everyone had a ball making those memories!


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