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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

IT'S A KID THANG.....



I WANT TO SHOW YOU JUST A FEW THINGS AROUND MY COTTAGE THAT OUR GRAND KIDS SEEM TO JUST
L.O.V.E.
My sister-in-law brought this little black lacquer GAME back to me about 46 years ago from JAPAN

Each little cup is numbered and you are actually SUPPOSED to fill each cup with a different kind of liquor, roll the die and whatever number you roll, you drink from that little cup...... WHOA !!

Our kids like to play it another way, however.....(thank goodness !!)
They fill each cup with some GREAT things like,
whipped creme
chocolate syrup
cherries
bits of cookie and etc......

THEN

they fill the other cups with REALLY BAD things like;
cooking oil
vinegar
Crisco
hot sauce and etc.....
Then, they take turns rolling the die and having to TASTE whatever is in the cup they were dealt !!

OOOOO
of all the moaning and groaning
and
oooing and ahhhhhing
going on !!


We don't ALWAYS have STRAWBERRIES around but when we do.....
they aren't EATEN....
they are INHALED !!!!
THEY ALL LOVE STRAWBERRIES

They all just love the new
EAT CAKE
letters in the kitchen
One said it makes it feel just like a FAIRY LAND
(i love that !!)

They all love this little IRON FAIRY with the bird on her knee...
They pick it up, rub it, look at it and smile
(i love that, too)

Sometimes, during the summer, it is
HARD
to keep their COOKIE JAR full

OOPS...looks like it is time to
REPLENISH
here, too

For MARSHMALLOWS
OF COURSE

They all want a

"CHECKER TABLE"
just like this one GRANDDAD built
for THEIR house
(HE loves that !!)

I know I have blogged and bogged about this table but.....
we just love it, so what can I say??

PEANUT BUTTER CRACKERS
GUMMY WORMS
SUCKERS
CHERRY SOUR BALLS
or
anything else that looks good from the store

**********************************


I KNOW, WITHOUT A DOUBT, THAT I WAS PUT ON THIS EARTH TO BE A GRANDMOTHER
and
TO MAKE CERTAIN SURE, TO THE BEST OF MY ABILITIES, THAT THEY ARE KEPT
HAPPY

love to all,

5 OF THE 7 GRANDDAUGHTERS...

AIN'T IT GRAND !!

37 comments:

Brown-Eyes said...

Good morning! I LOVE to read your blog daily even though I don't always comment. Your life and home really do "ooze" LOVE...and makes a reader feel so welcomed...Have a blessed day, :-) Brown-Eyes

Mary Isabella said...

I too know that I was meant to be a Grandmother. I know we have as much if not more fun that they do. I love the jars with all their sweet treats. Wishing all of you a week filled with things of beauty...Mary

Beverly said...

Seven granddaughters?!!! How glorious. Any grandsons?

I know they adore you as much as you do them.

bj said...

BROWN-EYES, thank you so much for coming by to see me. I so appreciate your sweet words and I hope you will come again soon....
xo bj

Janie said...

Hello Bj,
Your Grandchildren are so lucky to have you for Grandmom. Lots an lots of Love.
Have a great one, Janie

Kathleen Grace said...

You must be the ultimate grandmother! I always thought my grandma's farmhouse wa a fairyland too, but what a compliment! And what a car load of sweetness, all those beautiful grandaughters! I hope I have grandaughters some day too.

Amelia said...

You are blessed to have such a relationship with your grandchildren...enjoy it to the fullest.

Rosie's Whimsy said...

What a van load of beautiful girls!

I love their twist on the game. I will have to remember that for future parties :-)

((hugs)) Rosie

Carrie ~ Gigi said...

Hello- I came over from Enchanting Cottage...

What a great picture of your granddaughters! I have two (3 & 6), and they are so much fun. I love what you said about your job to make sure their happy- me too! I feel blessed.

Carrie ~ Gigi said...
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Anonymous said...

BJ, you and they are blessed by having each other! What a beautiful group of sweeties! Christy:-)<><

Firefly Hill said...

Hi BJ,

Thanks for visiting my blog! I can see why your grandkids love to visit you--your home looks like a treasure trove of neat things. I remember my grandma always had a certain dish filled with peanut m and m's--we went straight for that dish every time we visited! I love the game from Japan and how you have adapted it for children! My kids would love that game!

annie

Southern Lady said...

BJ ... I'm sure you've heard the expression "When a Child is born, so is a Grandmother," and that is so true.

There's just nothing like making sweet memories with your grandchildren, and you seem to have it down to an art with your gumball machine, cookie and candy jars, arts and crafts, and an abundance of love for each and every one of those precious granddaughters.

We have one granddaughter, Avery Grace, who just turned three,and I honestly don't know what we did before she was born. She is truly our "little Miss Sunshine."

Happy "grandmothering!"

Sincerely,
Janie

Peggy said...

I just love spoiling my grands and can see yours are very loved and spoiled too. :)

Dana said...

Oh, you are such a great grandmother! I believe you just put me to shame in the "granny" department. I just have one little 2 yr old grand daughter, but I think she is the greatest and I sneak in a bit of spoiling whenever I can.

Diane of Crafty Passions said...

Sweet family and sweet pictures thanks for sharing them
Take care,
Diane

Brenda said...

Wow.. I wanna come stay with you. I will be a kid again. You are a special Gmaw!

Flowersnfelines said...

It's no wonder that your grandkids love you and coming to your home - your house is like an old tyme country store with all the goodies.

The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

Great post! I know you are all enjoying each other's company. You're quite the cool grandma!
Nikki

Rue said...

Bj, will you adopt me as one of your more "mature" granddaughters?? I know I'm too old, but I would love it ;)

You are the fairytale gram-ma everyone wants.

hugs,
rue

Anita said...

Hey! We used to have the exact same gumball machine.. :)

For some reason, your "Eat Cake" letters remind me of one of my favorite books when I was little - Alice in Wonderland.. they make me smile every time I see them... :)

Sandi McBride said...

7...oh you lucky grandma you! No that's Grandma...with a Capital G...the ones you are sharing are lovely, and I'm sure the two missing girls are just as lovely!
hugs
Sandi

Mary said...

Oh dear bj, can I come and be your granddaughter? LOL

You must be the BEST grandmother ever. I really enjoyed reading all about the kid's favorite things -- it sounds like a lot of fun at grandma and grandpa's house!
xoxo,
Mary

Ruthie said...

It looks like you have a wonderful Gramma house for your Grands! I wish my younger ones were closer - they're in another state so don't see them as often as we'd like to.
Smiles.

Cottage Contessa said...

BJ sweetie, you are just the most AWESOME Grandmother EVER! Will you adopt me too??!! lol Have a wonderful day sweetie!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Debbie from NJ said...

Oh Bj,

You are the best grandmother! Love the pic of your beautiful grandaughter's!

Suzy said...

Oh BJ,
I enjoyed your post today. I sincerely hope one day I'll be such a great grandmother like you.


Have fun! Suzy

Karen said...

Your granddaughters are lovely!

Thanks for stopping by and welcoming me to blogging.

Janera said...

bj, every day when I read your blog, I think of the gifts of the spirit and how God has blessed you with some many of them (http://www.new-life.net/sprtgift.htm).

What a treasure you are to your grandchildren and to all of us as well!

Robyn said...

What a fantastic post! Thanks for sharing and yes isn't it a grand job of being a GRANDMA! My mom too is meant for this job hands down! Love the shot of the 5 granddaughters! Stop by when you get a chance and say hello!
Take care
Robyn

beddow said...

Something tells me you are definitely an awesome grandma! And what wonderful times these little ones will carry on someday to their own grandchildren.

Betty

MoonlightandMagnolias said...

Wow BJ, you are definitely the Grandmother EVERY child would want to have! I love the EAT CAKE letters! HA...I may have to find some for my kitchen, and I don't even have grandchildren yet! I can't wait to be a grandmother, though! :-) Susan
P.S. Thanks again for those uplifting words at my RMS site...I think God was working through you...you really touched my heart.

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

I can see the love you have for those grandkids! I love that photo of your granddaughters, I would treasure that one!

Happy night, dear BJ!

PS. I am calling for ideas for something over at my blog, so pop on by and see if you might have one to share. I bet you do.

decorator101 said...

What a sweet and loving grandma you are.. aren't grandkids just the "best"? My grandson was just here last week for the week.. and I truly enjoyed him.. We also have the "gum-ball machine" only ours has m & m's in it right now.. I love the letters in your kitchen.. they are so whimsical.. I just discovered your blog this evening from my gal pal over at RMS 'moonlightandmagnolias"and plan to be a regular.. I must go back and read some of your earlier posts.. ~ lynne ~

Stacey said...

BJ, I just love your blog! Your home is adorable and obviously full of love. Thanks for sharing so faithfully!

I have an idea...you are so wonderful at hosting gatherings so I'm posing this to you. How about a "Show What's On Your Walls" gathering. I've been working on some decorating and the walls always stump me. Prints and paintings are a big commitment lots of times and I don't even see things that I want all that often. Need some inspiration!

Thanks for brightening so many mornings for me.

Stacey :)

Rhondi said...

Your home looks like the perfect place for the grands to have a great time with grandma and grandpa. I know you love having them there too. Lucky you!!
Hugs, Rhondi

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

Hey, I want to come to your house and be a grandchild there! Looks like so much fun and you have so many special things just for them. You are building wonderful memories with them that they will carry on and give to their own grandchildren! They sure do look sweet. You're especially blessed!

Kady