Saturday, January 30, 2010

Does your Grandma dance? Mine Does!!!

I don't know if you know, my Grandma LOVES to dance. She hears some music and she is groovin'! Her and my Grandpa used to be some pretty good dancers back in the day. Back when they both could move and groove. Well somehow Grandpa got older and forgot the moves. On the other hand Grandma is in full force! I don't care what you say but my Grandma has got some mad moves! She even shakes her booty!

And thats just what she does!! Get it Grandma!

How can you NOT smile when you see that!? It makes my day! And I hope it makes yours too!

Field Trip to the neighbors

Just this week our neighbor's goat had its baby. We all decided to walk over and see it! We even got grandma out to see it. [I just love field trips because we never know the adventures we will have with Grandma.]

[Heading over to see the goats]

[Grandma. Mom. Brett.]

[Baby Goat]

We asked Grandma if she wanted to take the goat home and keep it in her room... She said she would pass. She likes her room just the way it is. My brother Brett asks Grandma all the time if he can come cuddle with her. She always responds "No! You would take up the whole bed and there wouldn't be any room for me!" [Just picture my Grandma holding her cane and waiving it in the air as she says that!] Oh Grandma dear!


I love lunchtime! I work all morning long and my poor patients have to listen to my grumbling tummy. So when one o clock rolls around I get excited to fill my tummy but never can decide exactly what I want. Thursday, I got lucky! My mom and dad had a chiropractor appointment for a massage (they just refer to it as "dr appointment)and the office is in the same complex where I work. We were able to meet up at Firehouse Subs (If you have not been there, we highly recommend it!). It hit the spot. And I would have to say that Grandma agreed!

She is just so dang cute! After she finished her sub, she insisted on getting a cookie. Grandma LOVES cookies!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Pet or No Pet

We asked grandma if she would enjoy having a little puppy. She just looked at us and said, "NO! I already have Mr. Frog. He isn't stinky. He doesn't poop. I don't have to feed him. He doesn't make a noise. He just sits where he is put and that is that."

[Mr Frog]

Mr. Frog is a little ceramic frog that Grandma painted back in the day(1983). And she insisted that it was brought over to my parents house and set out on the back porch so she could see him. She set it right by the back door throughout the day, she checks on him to make sure he's still there.

[Grandma and Mr. Frog]

When I was younger... Grandma and Grandpa bought me a "Mr. Frog" He was a giant stuffed animal that I loved to cuddle with. I would get upset if someone took Mr. Frog. But no
w I have grown up (or so people think) and I now allow the nieces and nephews to cuddle with Mr. Frog. (Yes, my parents still have him). Sometimes I take my Mr. Frog out to hang out with Grandma's Mr. Frog.

I guess you could say they are buddies.

Has anyone seen my BIG purse....

I'm not too stylish but I try to atleast keep up with some of the styles. So I like purses. Not those little "satchet" ones or the little "coin" purses. But I love the BIG purses. I can pretty much fit everything in it. My cell phone, my old school Gucci wallet, a couple cameras (never know which will quit on me), my organizer/calender and whatever else my husband needs me to hold for him (maybe he needs a purse too?). Anywho... when I am at my mom's, Grandma always seems to find my purse and she doesn't forget it. Today, she couldn't miss it. How could she, its BIG! And YELLOW!

[Grandma and the BIG YELLOW purse]

She says "Here's a BIG yellow purse..." She continues and says "What could I say about that big yellow purse? Well.....its a BIG one!" She also includes "its bigger than what I would like to have."

Well well well, Grandma may not remember but I sure do. She used to have a BIG purse herself. She would take it on trips. One trip, I kept telling her that it was so big she could put her nightgown in it. I kept trying and trying to put her nightgown in it but she kept taking it out. I was probably only 10 or so. I guess I just want to be like Grandma!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Introducing..... A lovely LADY!

Ercel Knight Garrett-
Born February 6, 1930 in LaJara Colorado. She is the youngest of 12 children. Her parents were John S. Knight and Betsy Leonora Smith. Her mother died when she was only 6 years old.

Grandma married a wonderful man by the name of James Bellamy Garrett. They had three children; Brent, Valerie, and Debra. Valerie is my mother. I am the baby of the family just as Grandma was the baby of hers. (I am also the favorite grandchild! Just ask Grandma!)

Just shy of being married for 60 years, my grandpa decided to check out and leave Grandma for us to take care of while he started preparing for her departure to be with him. Grandma now lives with my mother. I got kicked out and my Grandma moved in. But I am ok with that. Grandma takes good care of my room.

Grandma was diagnosed with Alzheimer's about a year and a half ago. We now have wonderful experiences with her and we want others to experience them as well. She is a funny lady! She is an amazing grandma and I want everyone to know.

Experience for the day:
Today we (mom, dad, grandma, and i) went for a drive out to the desert.
[Salt River] [Stuart Mountain Dam]

After driving around for a while and exploring, Grandma and I decided we were hungry and we all went to get hot dogs from ChicagoLand. Grandma decided that TODAY was my Mom's Birthday (Mom's Birthday is really in November)! Grandma insisted on singing to her on the drive home and again when we got home. She even played the piano! Not only once but TWICE! HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!! (How old does that make you?) Oh how we love her!