Thursday, October 29, 2009

A Surprise from Eli!

This was quite the surprise when Johnny, Shanna and Eli came home for fall break. Phillip came home with them. It was a wonderful time spent with our whole family home. Our grandsons had so much fun! The weather was a little chilly but we were able to still enjoy ourselves. They rode on the cow train a couple of times with their Moms. I sure love these little guys, they are what being a grandparent is all about. We love you so much Ethan and Eli!

This was some yummy apple juice.

The day was complete with something to drink!

Their Moms liked the ride too!

Eli loved riding on the Cow train.

Jumping on the big pumpkin pillow.

Such a cute little family!

Ethan wanted to water the goats too.

These pumpkins are heavy Grandma!

We took Eli and Ethan to Carroll's Pumpkin Patch. They had so much fun!

Our son and daughter-in-law surprised me with their presence during their fall break. They showed up at my job and one of my co-workers brought Eli back to where I was at. She kept saying Grandma and I didn't pay any attention until she said it again, I looked and there was Eli in her arms. I was shocked! He came right to me and oh how I squeezed him. I truly loved that surprise and I didn't even know. How lucky can a grandma be?

Thursday, October 15, 2009

A beautiful Day for pictures...

You three took an excellent picture. I'm glad that I was able to bring them up on her website to look at them. I think I found many that I would love to have. Eli is growing up so fast before our eye's. He is such a handsome little guy. She really did a great job on these pictures..wish she had a twin close to Iowa.

Such a cute little fireman!

I love this little guy!

Isn't he adorable?

What a smile!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Ethan and his pumpkin

My Mommy did a good job carving my pumpkin...
We went out to Alisha and Evan's to watch Ethan and his Mommy carve his pumpkin for Halloween. He had fun digging into the pumpkin and taking out the seeds. At first he didn't like it because it felt funny in his little hands. I'm glad we were able to go spend an evening with them and watch him........
" Trying to pick up the seeds"

I'm glad my Mommy is digging that stuff out of my pumpkin.

" This feels weird on my hands"

I'm ready to help my Mommy carve my pumpkin.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Our trip to the Pumpkin Patch

I wanted to do something fun with Ethan and so I decided to take him to the pumpkin patch so that he could see lots of fun stuff. He really enjoyed himself and so did we as we watched his little face light up when he seen the dog, the cow, the goats, and picking out his very own pumpkin to carve for halloween. I wish our other little grandson Eli could of joined his little cousin in this trip to Grinnell. It would of been fun to watch them run and play together on this fun day. I'm sure there will be other fun times for them to be together though....I love our grandsons so much and I know I say this all the time......But I'm one lucky and very blessed Grandma and I'm so grateful for these two little guys!!!

Look how tall I'm getting everybody....

And his Mommy rode with him on the cow ride.

He loved the cow...

Ethan wasn't even scared.

We went to Carroll's Pumpkin Patch with Ethan this past weekend, we had so much fun in watching him try to feed the goats and getting excited when he seen the dog walking around talking to all the children. Ethan wasn't even scared. It put many smiles on my face watching him explore and him seeing all the exciting things. I think we seen a smile or two as he ran to the big pumpkins and tried to pick one up. Alisha loves this little guy so much, he is what makes her heart beat each day.

A walk with his Daddy

Our oldest son John is an awesome father to his son, he loves his son so much! I always knew that he would be a good father, he had a good example in knowing how to love. Eli..your a very lucky little boy to have the daddy that you have. He will always be there for you and will be somebody that you can always look up to. Johnny....I love you son for being the son, father, and husband that you are. I'm very proud of you and very blessed in being your mother.