Saturday, July 22, 2006

Opa and Nana spend time with Jimmy and Eri


Thought you might like to see some pics of us with our grandchildren! They light up every room they inhabit and they certainly have captured our hearts!!! (not to mention they have toys and books and such on every floor and in every room of our house!!)




Opa (Rob) on his birthday. James and Erica on his knees, having just blown out ALL THOSE CANDLES! on his "Ultimate Chocolate Espresso Cake"!! (made just to make him extra happy!) The candles lying here on the table have all had the icing licked off of them! James, well he's a man's man. . he is currently in a Johnny Cash phase and can sing Folsom Prison Blues in it's entirety, while playing a mean air guitar! He loves to play "Midtown Madness" vehicle chase game. . and WW II Flight Simulator. He searches out the Titanic coffee table book, lines up toy trains and cars. He has to have Opa throw him on the couch (from a decent, manly height), then he and Eri must have a 'horseback ride' through the main floor. He usually sets up his Hotwheels loop track. He has to make a trip to the backyard to play outside. Sometimes he wants to dance to fiddle music and he often helps Nana prepare food!




Eri and Nana (me) reading! Yes, she's wearing 'rose-coloured glasses'!!! She has these rituals that must be done every visit. . of which reading is a big one! There's also putting on make up, looking in the cupboards, checking out the fridge, chalking on the message board, chasing the dog all around the house, playing the piano , saying "Nana" over and over again and drawing happy faces.

The kids have a thing for chocolate milk and waffles with chocolate sauce happy faces. James likes 'gronilla' bars and Eri prefers anything that can be dipped into some sort of condiment.





Together, their fascinations include: 'ghostez', mummies, Pirates of the Caribbean, the Titanic, puppets, trains, the airplane museum, the 1800s, medieval times, drawing, our dog, KK's drum kit, the piano, makeup, wearing grown up's shoes, phones and the photo gallery on our fridge. Posted by Picasa

9 comments:

supersimbo said...

hehe cute kids.......you guys must be so proud ?
a johnny cash fan so young is a treat! these are lovely pics ............ah im choked up now!

Lindsay said...

Ha ha...they're the best! James also likes to 'prank'people and have movie day on Saturday morning with which he must have popcorn. Today we went to Value Village and he picked out two wall hangings depicting revolutionary war soldiers for his bedroom, so now hanging on his wall he's got those, a poster of WWII fighter jets and bomber planes, a picture of a CN train, and native moccasins. I got Erica a doll at the same time, which she promptly undressed, turned upside down, pointed at the doll's butt and said "Look, mommy, poo!" Erica was in a very affectionate mood today, and was kissing and hugging me repeatedly all day long! They're so sweet. A game James and Eri like to play with Mike is one of James's inventions called Kick Down the Guy. Why he called it that is a mystery, there's no kicking involved! To play, they line up two of the big couch cushions on the floor, and then stand up in front of them. Mike has to say something gross, like 'crusty boogers' or 'dirty underwear' for example, and then push them over onto the cushions. They live for that game. See you tomorrow!

Kathryn said...

oh, Ally! we are SO proud of those 2 little people. . and of our daughters!! Yeah, he's a young Johnn Cash fan, but he and his sister were here for the day on Friday past. . at lunch i put on some music of course. . he wanted Johnny Cash so i played a few from Rob's MP3 list. . and when they were done and something else came on James said "What's this now?"

Hey, Linds!! the kids have different rituals at home from our place, eh?! Jimmy's decor sounds very manly indeed!!! lol! and Eri with her dolls! Jimmy has told me that on your movie times you always watch 2 movies and have popcorn. memories in the making!!! "Kick Down the Guy" sounds hilarious!!!

Berkley said...

hey Kathy
DO you guys still sing that song that you and ROb wrote when I was there. I have had my copy in my bible for ever and just recentlely I must of lost it. I am wondering of the chance at getting it again I know how much it meant to me then and to this day I still talk about. I would also like to be able to sing it at my church

Kathryn said...

Berkley,

Yes, we still have it. . we're actually recording it, along with a bunch of others we've written. I know that song meant a lot to you, I remember. We can sort this out on email/phone call.

faith said...

*drools*

I think I would have fun eating chocolate with the kids! LOL

I love reading stories to little kids.

Kathryn said...

Hey, Faith!! i love reading stories to kiddies too! and eating chocolate with them!!! *but not too much, cuz the kids get wired!!!* LOL!

Lindsay said...

Erica's in a ketchup phase right now, as well - she calls it 'baby dip' and wants it on everything! Like you said, she loves to dip her food in things. I've even caught her trying to dip her bread into her drink and eat it! UGH...

Kathryn said...

yeah, she's a dipper!! so cute! love how she calls it 'baby dip'!!!