Thursday, September 15, 2011

The One With NINE Sets of Grandparents!

I should have included this my previous post, but I didn't :)  

I've been thinking, since I made the Grandparent's Day Cards, about how lucky Paige is to have so many grandparents.  They all adore her and she loves them all too.

I wish I had pictures of all 9 sets of grandparents (yes, that's right, she has NINE sets of great and grandparents) with Paige, but I don't.  I think that will be my next goal, to get a picture of Paige with each of her grandparents.  I just decided that :)

I doubt any of them will read this, but I really want Paige to know how blessed she is when she gets old enough to understand.

Grandma & Grandpa T.  (my parents)
When Paige was just born, there were 2 people who I just loved watching with her, Rick & my dad.  There was just something so special for me about it and you could really see their love and maybe even reverence for her.  It almost makes me tear up just thinking about it again.  My dad and Paige always click their tongues at each other (it's their 'thing') and almost every time she hears someone say 'grandpa' (even if he's not around), she clicks her tongue.  It's so cute.
My mom is amazing with all of her grand kids.  Paige is number 14 of now 16 grand kids for my parents.  My mom was still so thrilled and excited all through my pregnancy, even though she had 13 other grand kids.    It made me so happy.  I could go on and on about them since they are my parents, they are just amazing!
My dad, mom & Paige at Rick's mom's wedding
Summer 2010

My mom & Paige swinging in her back yard.
They both LOVE to swing!
Summer 2011

Great Grandma S. (my mom's mom)
Paige & I have been able to visit her pretty consistently.  My mom goes in more than weekly to help around the house, so Paige and I go about once a month to visit Great Grandma S.  I am so grateful for that time we get to share with her.  She is very low on energy, but is always so happy to see Paige.  She LOVES babies! Lately we get out Grandma's toys, and Paige will play with Great Grandma.  Great Grandma always comments on how busy and active Paige is.  I like to see the two of them together.

Clapping & playing

Great Grandma T. (my dad's mom)
We haven't visited her quite as much, but every time we do see her, she is so happy to see us.  If I ever see her without Paige, she always asks about her.  She is very thoughtful and sweet.
(pictures to come soon)

Grandma &Grandpa B. (rick's dad & step-mom)
We are lucky enough to live pretty close to them, so we probably get to see Grandma & Grandpa B the most out of all of her grandparents.  Paige loves going to their house.  Every time we go over there, we are greeted with such enthusiasm, they are always thrilled to see us.  Grandpa B loves to make Paige smile, and does a good job of it.  We recently went to Bear Lake with their family and Paige realized how much she loves Grandma Julie there.  Ever since, she always wants Grandma Julie to hold her & play with her.

Grandma Julie, Paige & Grandpa B @ Bear Lake counting Paige's toes
Summer 2011

Paige and Grandma Julie adore each other.
Bear Lake, Summer 2011

Great Grandma & Grandpa B. (rick's dad's parents)
These two are some of the kindest, sweetest people you will ever meet.  They always have something nice to say, and they love to watch Paige run around.  It seems like every time Great Grandma B sees Paige, she comments on how cute or sweet or special she is.  I think she's right.  :)
Great Grandma B probably holding Paige for the first time

Great Grandma & Grandpa S. (julie's parents)
We don't see these grandparents very much, but they are always so nice and willing to help us.  Great Grandpa S is a retired doctor, so he has given us his opinion a few times, and we are so grateful for it.  They always seem to be so happy.
(pictures to come soon)

Grandma & Grandpa F. (rick's mom & step dad)
Grandma always spoils Paige.  Besides giving Paige the treats that grandmas are supposed to give, she has bought Paige several super cute outfits (in fact, we just got another one from her tonight).  Every time she wears them, Paige always gets lots of compliments too.  Grandma & Grandpa F got married last summer, and it has been so fun to get to know Grandpa.  He loves Paige and is so caring of her.  They are both always thrilled when we ask them to watch Paige, and they even offered to take her for the weekend when Rick had his surgery.  Although it was our first time away from Paige, we were so grateful for their help.  Jaleen also planned for Santa to come to her house so we could get pictures of Paige with Santa.  It was so fun, and nice of her to set it all up.

Grandma Jaleen & Paige on her wedding day
Summer 2010

Grandma Jaleen & Paige on her wedding day
Summer 2010
Grandpa Rob with Paige when Santa came to Jaleen's house
December 2010

Great Grandma & Grandpa L. (rick's mom's parents)
They live out of state, so we don't get to see them as much as we would like either.  Great Grandpa L is a temple sealer (or was, but still can... I forget).  Great Grandma L is great at sewing and she made Paige a beautiful quilt when she was born.  They are so sweet to watch together, and with Paige.  Great Grandma L loves to interact with Paige.
(pictures to come soon)

Great Grandma Ruth (rob's mom)
I have enjoyed getting to know Grandma Ruth the past year, since Rob & Jaleen got married.  Her husband recently passed away, and we will miss him so much.  He was a very happy man that was always willing to share his vegetables from his garden.  When I sent out the Grandparents Day cards last week, hers came back in the mail.  Instead of risking it come back again, Paige and I decided to drop it off to her and to have a short visit with her, since she lives so close.  It was so nice to get to know her better, I think that card came back in the mail for a reason. She is so sweet and loves Paige already.  When we were visiting, she let Paige wander around her house, and was okay with it!  Paige is at a discovering age, so I was more nervous than Great Grandma Ruth was.  I noticed when we were visiting with her that she had her toe nails painted.  I don't know anyone her age who has their toe nails painted, and I loved that about her.  She is so sweet and I am excited to get to know her better.
(pictures to come soon)

Oh my goodness.  Before I started writing this, I knew Paige was so blessed, but now that I have put more thought into it and written it all down, I feel overwhelmed at how lucky all of us are to have these amazing people in our lives.

**Please excuse the pictures.  Lots of them are cell phone pictures because I wasn't prepared with a camera.  Others (the really good ones) were taken by my friend Carlye)

1 comment:

Dale Tippets said...

Suprise! I did see this. We are the lucky ones. We have the blessing of watching the fruits of our lives raising the next generation. You are a great mom with a beautiful family. It couldn't make us happier to watch you loving and teaching our sweet granddaughter.
"Children's children are the crown of old men" Proverbs 17:6

Love you, Dad T