Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Red High Heels and Gameboys
















I spent a wonderful spring break doing the things I love the best. Being with my children and grandchildren. A trip to Houston to ready the nursery of our much anticipated Possum in a few weeks then it was on to Abilene to get Jaxon's room ready for her in June. We got a great start on the room....painted the walls, the cribs together, and some other basic plans in action. I have so so much to look forward to. The kids decided to let mom return to Houston and spend the week with Neena. It was like wonderland. We played Disney Yahtzee by our own made up rules. Macy ran an Easter Egg store in the front room. After watching a morning of CMT and seeing Kellie Pickler's RED HIGH HEEL song she wore my red heels the rest of the week. She knows all the words too! She was mostly worried about why Kellie pushed that boy in the video. I "bought" lots of plastic eggs for a million dollars but she always gave me a receipt in her own 4 year old handwriting. Reid stayed nestled between GAMEBOY and Playstation 2 and no one told him to go to bed or take a shower. Okay, on day 3 I did ask him to take a shower. Macy and I put on makeup together every morning. We talked about when she grew up Neena would buy her some makeup of her own. Two make up mirrors side by side every morning. We played outside, shot some hoops, visited Nana and Poppi, went to the rec center, watched movies, went to Walmart and visited friends they've made in the 'ville. I made pancakes from scratch, "nutrious" suppers with bomb pops for dessert. Even more than one if you wanted it. We ate whatever we wanted whenever we wanted. We caught doodle bugs and put them in plastic containers and punched holes in the lids. We snuggled alot. We had no schedules. We stayed up late and slept late. Then, of all things.......their mother made them go home. I was sad. I still am. It's too quiet in this house. I need some more Easter Eggs from the Easter Egg store and those heels just don't look right on me anymore.

6 comments:

That Girl said...

What a good Neena!

Heather said...

You are the coolest Neena EVER! They had so much fun with you and I love that they love you and dad so much. It makes my heart happy.

I love your story. :) Thanks for taking such good care of them...I love you...

jodyreese said...

Can I wear those high heels? I bet Riley would love them, too. I think I'll come to your house next Spring Break and bring the kids and we'll have "Cousins Camp"...Kathy can come, too. Won't that be fun? Love you, Jody

Hollie Reese said...

I think Riley is going to grow up and be a lot like Macy!!! Too cute!

Giggi said...

You are an inspiring grandmother. I am saving this post for future reference. I don't know if I could ever be so much fun.

mindy tyndall said...

I just read THIS one and I love it. There is no where like a grandma's house, no matter what she is called. The "extended family" is becoming more and more rare and I think that is so sad. We still get together with my aunts and uncles and cousins and their children, as I know yall do. What a blessing it is to our children that they get to enjoy this time together too. We had a "Camp Cousin" when Christine was pregnant with Jack, and went to our family farm in Bowie, complete with a log cabin, fishing ponds, cows, donkeys, goats (at that time), movie nights, water "activities", craft time and so much more. With all the 2nd and 3rd cousins, we had 16 there and wow...did we make some memories. (Matt made a video - get him to show it to you sometime!) Anyway, the kids have been begging to do it again since then. Macy will always remember the morning make-up and the Easter Egg store, and Reid will remember the unlimited video games and that at Neena's, daily showers are optional! With the addition of all these babies, cousins, in-laws, etc. those times will be multiplied.
Don't you just love making memories!
Hugs - M