Saturday, January 30, 2010

Grammy’s on Sundays

Some Sundays in my City

we go to Grammy’s House.games 8

‘Grandmas are moms with lots of frosting.’  ~Author Unknown

We play games.game 2

And we eat the best rolls on the planet.

‘A house needs a grandma in it.’

~Louisa May Alcottgames

‘There's no place like home except Grandma's.’ 

~Author Unknown

We do puzzles.games 1And play some more games.games 4 We concentrate.games 3  We tell Mommy to ‘Put The Camera Away!’

games 5 Of course we fight.games 6 And try to steal the remote from Pop Pop!games 7 The Sundays we visit Grammy…

well, they are our very best Sundays.

There is no one quite like her on the planet.

And she is all ours.

We love our Grammy!

What did you call your Grammy?

Will you share a Grammy memory today?

sunday citar

84 comments:

He & Me + 3 said...

That looks alot like Saturdays at my parents house. Cute pictures.

Spencer L Casey said...

Grandma's house was the first place I was allowed to drink coffee. I think I was six or seven.

Kellyansapansa said...

Gorgeous pictures! My Nanna passed away many years ago, but memories of her always include food. She was an amazing cook, but my favourite was when she would make fairy cakes with surprise fillings inside them. Grandmas are so precious!

Sarah @ When two becomes three... said...

OMG! You are totally going to LOL at my Citar this week! Great Minds think alike!

She Writes said...

Every child should have such a grammy!

♥ Boomer ♥ said...

I LOVE THIS!!!!! My grandbabies are coming to my house tomorrow! Can't wait. My dad will be here, too. It is his 89th birthday! Lovely Sunday Citar! Mine's up, too! ♥

Bama Girl in AZ said...

Aw, love this post! Miss my mom in Alabama! She is Sofia's Mimi!

Mari said...

What a great post! My maternal grandma died when I was 3 months and my paternal Grandma died when I was 4 years, so I don't have many Grandma memories. I do remember my Grandma letting me crawl in bed with her, which I now know had to have been uncomfortable since she was bedridden with cancer at the time. She loved her grandkids!

Heather @ Two Little Monkeys said...

Love the pictures and those rolls looked so yummy. I am not really close with my step-grandma. My real grandma's passed away when I was 1 and 8. I miss them both. We drove past the road my maternal grandma lived on and I remember whenever mom and dad got into a argument me and mom would go to grandmas.

Ocean Girl said...

My children, at their younger age, had two lives, one at home, one at Grandma's.

Kristina P. said...

Grandma's home is the best!

Lolli said...

I called her Grandma, and I sure do miss her! Those rolls are making my mouth water, just so ya know!

Busy Bee Suz said...

This is so wonderful! I have shared SO many of my Grandma Memories...people may be getting sick of them.
I always called my Grandma: Grandma.
That is simple, right?
xoxo
Suz

Great photos of the kids and family!!!

Grandma J said...

I called both of my grandmothers grandma. My paternal grandmother was from Ireland,and I loved spending time at her house. She would always fix us both a cup of tea before bed. She used loose tea and even though she strained it, there would be tea leaf remnants in the bottom of our cups. We would read our tea leafs together and see different things in them just as you would when you stare up at the clouds. Most of the time we'd end up acting silly and laughing our heads off. :)

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

I only have one living Grammy and we call her Grandmother. She wouldn't have it any other way. Today is her birthday and she is 94 years old.

My memory is of her making the best ever oatmeal raisin cookies and having one after I woke up from my nap.

Nothing like having a Grammy that loves playing games and working puzzles. That's the kind of grammy I'm hoping I'll be.

Hilary said...

You always capture such beautiful faces.. each and every one of them. I love your family photography.

Maggie May said...

Beautiful post and great family.
No...... I have to say it myself! There is nothing like a good Grammy! (Grannie)

Nuts in May

Dan said...

Pop-Pop looks like the lead singer of an 80's heavy metal band that I cannot remember for the life of me. Doesn't that annoy you when you see someone and they look like an icon you know and then it saces right on out. Maybe I'll rememberlater.

TheLittleFlower said...

Great photos. I often go back to my Grammy's house on weekdays after school. Its just so fun to have her as company!

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

My girls always loved going to Mamaws....as they got older they call her Grandma.

Sonya said...

Beautiful photos and post this week! Sadly I never got to know my grandmothers and I wish I would of had that time with them..

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

I used to love going to my granny's house. Love your pictures.
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Kmama said...

I never really had quality time with a grandmother. My mom's passed away when my mom was 16 and my dad's mom lived 2 hours away and by the time I could really "remember" her, she had alzymers.

I wish I had great memories of my grandma, so I'm ensuring that my kids do. They do lots of stuff with their grandparents...on both sides.

Martha in PA said...

I called my grandmothers Nana, and that is what Tara calls my mom. I think the one that I "regret" for Tara is that we don't have "grandmas" house to go to, since we all live together. Nana is more like that second parent at times, rather than the grandmother where one can get away with things they can't at home. I was so happy last night to hear that while I worked Tara and my mom played GAMES.... several games, rather than sitting in their separate spaces not even conversing with one another. Hopefully this broke the "ice" and will be a normal occurrence!

angie said...

How wonderful that Sunday's are the day for grammies house and that its so enjoyable.

nuts said...

this must be a real great sunday!! wow, how I love to spend weekend with grammy too..

Jillien said...

this post brought tears to my eyes.... I was reared for the first 13 or so years of my life by my grandmother... I called her WiWi (pronounced WeeWee). And i adored her.

Your pictures are priceless!! So beautiful and the quotes are perfect... They completely capture the magic of being with one's grandmama.

Stephanie Faris said...

Unfortunately, I didn't appreciate my grandmother when she was alive...she lived in Missouri so we only saw her when we vacationed there. We called her Grandma Capps and we called my dad's mom Grandma Faris. Grandma Faris was a grouch, but Grandma Capps was super-sweet and loving.

Marla said...

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful post!!!

I never knew my grandmothers since they were both gone before I was born. My mother, however, was the BEST grandmother in the world. My memories of her as a grandma are making me who I am for my grandchildren today.

Marla said...

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful post!!!

I never knew my grandmothers since they were both gone before I was born. My mother, however, was the BEST grandmother in the world. My memories of her as a grandma are making me who I am for my grandchildren today.

Soliloquy said...

Girl, I love your new look. (Well, new to me - just starting to get my bloggy back on.)

That pic of your mom? Makes me want to hug her. Is that weird?

Also - read your post about Kaish giving all he had to Haiti. God is doing HUGE things through that boy already. I know He multiplied that $42 because of his childlike faith.

::sigh::

Paloma said...

Absolutely loved the pictures! Miss my mom and dad... They've only seen my daughter once (their only grandchild)... they cry because they can't see her... (they are in Mexico... we are very far in the USA) ... :( .... Thank God for cameras, internet and phone!

Paloma.

Christine said...

First off I NEED some of those yummy rolls! My lordy me they look delicious. Ahhhh, I just sent my daughter off with her grandmother to spend some 'time.' They are going food shopping...cute right!? If only I could be a fly on the wall to caputre the favorite past time.

Great photos as always!

Frau said...

I love it....wish all Grammy were like you parents. And those rolls...Hello! Yum!

Charlotte (Life's a Charm!) said...

actually my toddler behaves a lot better and have more fun with grandma than with me!

Danielle said...

Love this! Grandmans are the best!

The Cabrals said...

beautiful. visiting grandmas house is the best. This is one of the things i miss most.. living so far from home.
my grandma is 4000 miles across the ocean all the way in England.

Gary Heller said...

Beautiful photos. i like the line "grandmas are Moms with lots of frosting"
My grandma passed away when i was very young but I remember her playing with my toy car set with me. She could not stand up after we played and my father had to come help her get up from the floor. She was determined to be part of my childhood as short a our time together was.
My kids call my mom their Nana.
great post, lovely sundays together.

Jen said...

stunning pictures! as always!

4 Lettre Words said...

That first quote is precious!

Nancy C said...

Those buns look heavenly.

Robyn said...

Looks like a lot of fun!

melissa said...

Awww,,, my sons grandparents are Nanna/Pop & Nan/Pa {we get confused but he has it sorted}!

Whacked said...

Another wonderful post filled with amazing shots.

Your pictures remind me of my Grandma's house. It's a house filled with love, comfort and FOOD. Oh, I'd kill for some of Grandma's lasagna right now.

Pam D said...

How fun! and yumm-o on the rolls... can you send some here??? My dad's mom passed away long before I was born, and my mom's mom died when I was 2. Gran (her dad) remarried, and Nanny was an awesome cook and the only grandma I ever knew. My dad and hubby's mom are deceased, so my boy is in a similar boat. My mom is "Nana" and Chuck's dad is "Grandaddy" (and this is his 91st year!). I love your quotes... so very perfect!

Lori said...

First of all, love the pictures! They make me smile and feel better just looking at them. Secondly, just seeing those buns tells me that the next chance I get I must make some buns. My most favorite memories of both of my grandma's was them letting me drink coffee with sugar cubes, when I was quite little. My most favorite memory of my one grandma was watching her getting married. I was about 5 and I was so upset with her for kissing this man. She hugged me and told me that she was going to be kissing until the day she died. And she did. :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the beautiful post. And thank you for the beautiful trip we had together yesterday. I was so happy that the kids all seemed to enjoy themselves. You make everything special. I love you! Mom

septembermom said...

Time with grandparents is so special! I love all the quotes. The pictures are great. So nice to see the boys having fun :)

Joanna Jenkins said...

Grandma's house is my idea of paradise! It looks like you had a great time. And those dinner rolls! OMG! Those look fabulous!

Thanks for sharing your Sunday. Have a great week.

xo

Mama Zen said...

It always smelled yummy!

brainella said...

So very, very true. Gorgeous pictures, as always. :-)

Muthering Heights said...

Grammy's house looks like FUN!!! :)

Nearly all of my best childhood memories are of my Grandma and her house...

sarah said...

Hi! Thanks for checking out my blog and looking at my work the other day!! It is always a treat to see when someone leaves a comment :) I love your post from today...we called one of out grandmas Nana...she passed away a few years ago but her memories live on. She made the best pasta sauce and rum cakes :) Thank you for sharing a beautiful story....and those rolls look divine! Talk to you soon :) Sarah Ciccone

sema said...

amazing photos and great quotes!
We call our grandmother Patti (meaning grandmother in tamil,a southindian language)and I have wonderful memories of visiting her during school vacations.

Jenny in Utah said...

What a great way to spend the day ... grammy looks so nice! What would we do without them???

Beautiful photos, too!

Erin said...

What great pics! We just got back from Grandma's house from dinner but we didn't have nearly that kind of fun!!

Buckeroomama said...

We love UNO here, too! :)

I called my mom's mom PoPo and my dad's mom was MahMah.

inmyperspective said...

I agree, Grandma's are the best!! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog :-)

Nurse Nancy said...

Very sweet photos. Our grandma comes to us now since she is a bit advanced in age and cooking is a chore. We call her - Nonnie.

Cindy Knull said...

This post ROCKS. I miss my "grammy" soooooo much!

Saundra@ItalianMamaGoneCrazy said...

I thought you meant the Music Grammy's.. LOL..

This Grammy is so much better!!!

Great pics!

Baloney said...

I spent countless hours playing cards with my Mamaw. She even let me cheat.

Nessa said...

Rabbit, Rabbit

Grammy has a great smile.

Unknown Mami said...

I hope being at Grammy's put a smile on your face. I missed you last week.

Karen Deborah said...

Love it. I AM the GRANDMA NOW. They call me Nannie, I bake bread too.
I called my grandma grandma. I loved her tons, if she was still here she would have been 110 years old on Jan 19th. I wished her a happy birthday in heaven.

RR Mama said...

My great grandma was called grandma and my grandma I used to call regular grandma. My other grandma, was Grandma DeeDee and her really name was Ida. Go figure!

Gerri said...

I miss my Nanny. She is/was a huge part of my foundation. Her home was home. It is the deepest root that I have in my heart. Great post. :)

Jack said...

I love your pictures. My grandma is a hair short of 96. Until relatively recently she was really on top of things. But lately she has hit sort of a downward spiral.

But she is still here so we'll take as much time as we can with her. I am almost 41 and feel so privileged to still have grandparents.

Kerry said...

Gorgeous family photos you have there. I am sure they are wonderful memories for you and your family. Thanks for sharing!

Liz said...

Great pictures! Looks like you guys have a lot of fun there. I still have a Grannie & a Grandma! I don't get over there as much as I should. I lived beside of my Grannie growing up.

Michelle said...

Kaishon

How lovely this post is!!! I love it.I do hope that Grammy knows she's been blogged so beautifully...

Kara @ His, Hers and Ours said...

We went to my Grandma and Grandpa's almost every Sunday growing up. One of my favorite memory's was swimming in their lake, and the water was so clean that we were actually given soap and shampoo to take a bath in the water. Fun times!

I wish my girls would have the same memories I do, but sadly my mom, their Grammy, is not really the grandmotherly type. It's quite sad, actually.

Absolutely gorgeous post!

thedulls said...

My kids call theirs Nana (pronounced Nawnaw) and the Chaz's mom, Nanny!

Monkey's Mama said...

That's sweet! I called my Grandma "grandma" because I only had one. Her name was Goldie and she was an amazing lady. She died a few months before I had Logan - but she knew I was having a boy and she was really excited. I am sad she didn't get to meet him. Logan calls his only grandma "Grammy".

Honey Mommy said...

Oh how I loved grandma's house! We had so much fun as kids when we got to go visit!

Brandi said...

Mema (pronounced Memaw) is what I call my grandmas! :)

Amy @ Living Locurto said...

Awww! I love going to Grandma's house. I'm lucky to still have my own Grandma. Her mom (my great-grandma) was Grandma Chunkie, everyone always thinks that's funny. Guess she was a chunkie little girl, so the nickname stuck:-)

JennyMac said...

Super Cute pics! And feel free to share the best rolls ever recipe with me!

Lisa said...

OH, I need to check in more often!

I think I love your Grammy too! :)

And I absolutely love your picture story of what sounds like a perfect Sunday!!

Live.Love.Eat said...

I LOVE that quote about grammys and frosting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We just called mine Grandma. She lived with us when she was alive. She used to wear the house dresses a lot. One day she was laughing so hard she toot tooted and her undies fell down to her ankles. LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

You are right, there is nothing like going to Grandma's house...... I would do anything to go visit mine right now:)

What a fun post..... Kaishon is one animated child.....the camera loves him!!!

xo,

Lisa

Julie said...

I love this post! My Granny's house is one of my favorite places to go, even now and I am in my 30s. We do the same thing, we play game after game after game, and cook together too. Grandmas are great!

Michelle said...

Your Sundays are my Fridays. I love that quote about Grandmas being like frosting.

Mrs4444 said...

Looking for a sweet grandma photo from you. This post is nice :) Do you have a sweet one I could borrow of a grandma with a baby?