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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Grandma Heaven Tonight!

You will never guess where I am doing this post. I am sitting in my granddaughters Kaci's closet! Yep today was my precious Kaci's birthday and while she is catching a few hours of sleep before her big birthday party tomorrow with all her friends I thought I would catch up with my friends. What better place to hide but in your granddaughters closet full of all of her dolls (well not all of them), stuffed animals, books and of course the cutest little outfits in the world.

I am tonight in Grandma Heaven. Bailey my grandson and I played a few games of something with rabbits falling in a hole. Of course the trick is not to fall in the hole. Then I read him and book and he went right to sleep. Kaci and I laid in her bed whispering to each other until she fell a sleep. I of course was too excited to sleep so I thought hey free WiFi and so the closet seemed like the perfect place to play without waking anyone up.

Kaci ask for a doll for her Birthday so off to Target on Monday when I went to the pain doctort. I found the cutest doll that does everything but wet her diaper. She walks, talks, giggles, drinks her bottle and if she falls over on her face she tells you it is okay Mommy I can get up and that is just what she does too. Kind of creepy watching this doll fold herself up until she manages to stand and start walking again. lol

While watching Kaci laughing and playing with her I could not help but think about the dolls I had and none of them could do anything but lay there and look at me with their big blue eyes. I remember one doll I washed her hair so much that towards the end of her life she looked like she had stuck her finger in a plug and had been lit up. Her hair just stood straight out. hahaha I still have my Tiny Tears doll and she is wrapped in a baby quilt my grandmother made for her. One day I will have to part with her and the quilt and let Kaci add it to her collection.

I have missed visiting with you this week. I have lots to tell you about my week but will do it another night. Probably not in a closet though.

Gretchen finally returned to the North Forty last night and then I ran away today before she and I could really visit about her trip to London. So looking forward to visiting with her Sunday and hearing about what kept her away for three long weeks.

Before getting here tonight I stopped by my daughters Christi's  house and she had a date with a very handsome fellow and they insisted I go with them to dinner. If it had been a first date I would of got out of it some way but she has been seeing him for a little while and I enjoyed my chance to get to know him. I was hoping maybe he could spend Thanksgiving with us but he is going to Calif.

Tomorrow I will get to be with my oldest son for a while since he has moved back here to Austin again. I am so looking forward to our visit and then Sunday I think all of us are getting together for brunch to continue our big Birthday celebration.

Hope you are having a fun weekend too! These are the times that I just love to have with my family. Hard to believe that I am so blessed.

Do not forget to enter my CSN giveaway that ends Sunday night at midnight. I do wish I could send all of you a gift certificate to this wonderful store but someone will be the lucky winner.

Well I need to close I am starting to see double. Plus in the morning will come early and the party is at 10:30 and grandma yellow hair needs to get some rest.

Sweet dreams



Susan said...

I'm so glad you're having some good stuff happening in your life right now!

Tammy said...

Wow, you sound happy and healthy!! What more could a gal want during the holidays or any day for that matter!! I love this holiday, it just livens me up. ENJOY your visits and take lots of pictures to share. Hugs. Tammy

Tracy said...

There is nothing more joyful than watching our inheretents grow up and so glad you have that opportunity! While I only have an eleven year old son, it is always wonderful observing his take on life and then seeing yourself!
Enjoy your time with your seems you are so blessed; how fortunate for you!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

aww Maggie..
It sure sounds like you made some memory making moments with your grands.. You do sound happy and healthy -- good for you~!I hope you enjoy every moment with your family and friends.. Then come back and tell us all about it..
thanks for visiting me..

Paula said...

Hi Maggie! So cute that you are in your grand daughters closet blogging!
Happy times to you and your family:)

Donna said...

You are so funny! I smile reading you! Your grand's closet must be bigger than mine because wooo, I can't imagine sitting in there with a computer! lol You are making many memories with family this weekend and that's so special anytime much less this time of the year! Some of mine are coming today and again all will be here on Thursday...just LOVE it!!! Have FUN!!! (Happy BD Kaci~~~!)

acorn hollow said...

You sound so wonderful. Being with the litltle ones is so much fun. Oh and dolls not that many little girls wants dolls now. I love dolls. can't wait to be a gramie.

yaya said...

I'm so glad you are able to even sit in a closet! That is proof that you are really improving...something to be thankful for! What a great, fun weekend! Grandkiddos are the best and they, like our children, grow much to fast. Hope Kaci has a very happy birthday and you have a wonderful Grandmafest!

NitWit1 said...

I know you will have a wonderful weekend with all the relatives coming into your area.

I wasn't much of a doll person, but my sister was and had some really cute ones. I was into mud pies, dogs, and mischief.

Kim said...

Maggie, so glad you got to spend some quality time with your precious little ones. You sound much better Honey. It's easy to see that time with them feeds your soul.
I wish I could send you some bytes so you wouldn't have to resort to blogging in a closet!!!

Marla @ Always Nesting said...

Maggie, what a sweet post. So so sweet, the grandkiddos stories. I love that special quiet time with my grands also. It makes forever memories. They say the cutest things - although my Nathan can't talk yet, Hannah is a magpie. Have a wonderful week with your family. Hugs, Marla

Debby said...

Hello my friend. You sound so happy. I know how happy it makes you when you are witht hose grandbabies. SO excited that you are getting to spend time with them. I bet they think you are the greatest. Please post pictures of that doll. I bought 4 Bitty B
abies last year. I got tired of buying plastic stuff. It is a slurge for me as they are never on sale. This year the oldest girl gets a big lookalike A
merican girl. The others a outfit or something to go with their baby.
I still have my Tiny Tears. Does your doll have that fuzzy hair. They look so old now don't they.
Have a wonderful time this week-end and Thanksgiving. I am having our Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow as I leave Wed. for Colorado to see my other kids and grands. I am so excited. XO

Mother's Moon's Message said...

sounds like you are havving a grand time...My grandkids come in on Tuesday and I could not be more excited. there is nothing that is more a delight than snuggled up with your grandkids at bed time... wishing you much more happiness as the days continue.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

You really need to come out of the closet, Maggie! : ) You are so funny; I find it a bit harder to get up from sitting on the floor lately. I don't know if I'd be able to sit in a closet even if it was to blog! It sounds like a wonderful visit and you've got a lot going on. Can't wait to hear what else you've been up to.

Cherrie said...

I am so happy for you! Enjoy your time with them!

Nezzy said...

Oh honey, it sounds like ya could be in no better place! What a fab time your havin' with your precious grandkiddos. Take care and enjoy your Grandma Heaven sister!!!

Have a fun and fabulously blessed weekend sweetie!!! :o)

Marydon said...

My precious loving Maggie ~ You just bring smiles to both of us, we CAN imagine you in that closet, truly! What a pip you are. The sound in your voice as we speak of your kid-lings just rings of precious joys ... have a beautiful time & give Kaci a BIG ol TEXAS/Maryland hug for us.

IF only everyone could see your beauty inside & out first hand ...

Have a lovely visit, I'll call you before Thanksgiving, sweet friend.

Have a beautiful & blessed Thanksgiving holiday ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Marydon said...

Happy Birthday to you, Happy BIRTHday TO you, Happy BIRTHDAY deal Kaci, May God bless you.

Have a fun & loot filled day, sweetie.
Hugs, Marydon

Sue said...

Isn't being a mom and grandma wonderful? And I bet you are wonderful AT it, too.


PS. My favorite doll was called "Poor, Pitiful Pearl." She was purposefully unattractive, and I loved her. (My mom must have known I was a bit codependent, even at that age.) heehee

Arkansas Patti said...

That must be some closet. I have to walk sideways into mine.
I just love how happy you sound and how much you are enjoying your grands and your kids. Keep having fun and enjoying your family. Best medicine ever.

Libbie said...

Maggie I am so glad that you are getting to spend so much time with your family!!! I can never resist Annie buying a new dolly either:) Hope you are enjoying EVERY MINUTE!!!

A Tale of Two Cities said...

Oh, I am even more anxious now to see my granddaughter this week since hearing about your precious time with Kaci. Aren't grandkids the best?


Karen Whittal said...

You are so blessed my friend because you are a very special person and we reap what we sew........ so glad you are having a great weekend, being with friends and family is what life is all about. Happy birthday to Kaci......

Diane at Crafty Passions said...

Nothing on God's green earth that brings as much joy as children.
Enjoyed your post !

Lynns Lovelies said...

Dear Maggie,
What a sweet and loving post...I am so happy to hear you are having fun with your babies!
Love hearing about all of the dollies, old and new. Please don't part with your precious childhood Tiny Tears. You are so lucky to still have yours. I have crocheted many, many booties, bonnets for Tiny Tears collectors and know how very special they are.
So happy to hear of your visit with Marydon and Harold...I am so fortunate to have had them surprise me with a visit. Angels on earth..
Enjoy your day, sweet Maggie!
Your pretty is almost finished;)

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Came over from 'blushing Rose' blog, to tell you what a lovely home you have! It must bring you much joy, to live there. :-)

Happy Thanksgiving!

Brenda Kula said...

You in a closet. Somehow I'm just not surprised! My young grandkids were here for the weekend. Finally got some quality time with them!

StitchinByTheLake said...

It's funny but I don't remember any doll that I had as a child at all. But I do remember the gun and holster and cowgirl outfit I got when I was 5 years old. :) Funny what we remember and don't remember isn't it? I know I played with dolls because I remember playing house and pretending to be married to Roy Rogers! blessings, marlene

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Maggie,

Laughed when I read that you were in the closet, writing your post. Reminds me when we used to read books, in under the bedspread with a torch instead of going to sleep.
Happy Birthday to Kaci and enjoy the special time with your Family.

Happy week

Pat said...

There's just nothing better than grandchildren is there? I thought for the longest time that I would only have a grand dog and 2 grand cats.
Remember...Grandchildren are brilliant and beautiful and take after their Grandmother!