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Sunday, March 23, 2008


This writing begins with the last paragraph of my previous endeavor since not all noticed the news. “In other growing news, YD (younger daughter) is pregnant again, this time with twins!! I would appreciate prayers for a safe and healthy delivery. The official due date is Nov. 1, but the doc said that typically twins are two to three weeks early. God is good – all the time!!!!!” If they arrive safely, they will become GM7 and GM8 – or at least GM7a and b, since they are supposed to be identical.

It was another day in the life of this grandpa, as opposed to not life, AKA death. Life after all is a life and death matter because if you are alive, you think about life and death but if you are dead, you pretty much don’t think about anything and it doesn’t matter any more. That would be in the physical part of life, of course, since the soul/spirit would have been departed to its great reward or not reward.

This particular day was Saturday and we gathered at our place for a big family Easter outing. The lineup in attendance was as follows: YD and SSIL with their four young ones – SSIL’s brother and wife with their five young ones – NWT (Niece With Twins) and NWTH with their three little ones – BIL, SIL and the Spice and I finished out the crowd – 10 adults and 12 young ones.

The bash started about 12:30 with young ones playing inside and out, on the trampoline, swings or riding in the electric truck. Soon we had hotdogs, grilled on my slightly malfunctioning grill, with chips, slaw and three different kinds of dessert. Then there was more play and the young ones went to the basement to allow the male parents to go across the pond to hide the eggs in MIL’s front yard.

In a short while the eggs were “hidden”, baskets were handed out and we walked across the dam to start the “finding”. The reason we walked across that way was because a goose is sitting on a nest of eggs on the other side and we didn’t want to disturb her striving for motherhood. It was hard to hold them back at the starting line but we did finally say, “go” – after the smallest ones got a head start.

Then it was a mad scramble to gather the eggs, with adults helping the smaller ones. The eggs were all plastic, some had candy and a few had some folding money inside. They had a great time and we adults enjoyed watching them in this fun event. After wandering back to our side of the pond, more fun was had on the swings, trampoline, electric truck and the toys downstairs.

SSIL’s brother and clan are from Wisconsin and were down for a week’s visit. Our warm weather was a bit of a shock to them, considering the coldness of their home territory at present. It became time for all to depart and although I did miss their antics, happy squeals and smiles, I also enjoyed the quiet. ec


Blogger Anvilcloud said...

An Easter with the family seems about right. Congratulations re the twins.

3/24/2008 12:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations and prayers for the upcoming GM's!

Sounds like you had a beautiful and fun Easter!

3/24/2008 07:47:00 AM  
Blogger ancient one said...

I'm late, "pant", "pant"... I had a couple of posts to read to catch up... Congrats on the twins!! Our prayers will be with you and you daughter! We have twins in the family... they are fun, fun, fun!!!

I was looking at our blueberry bushes trying to see if I think they were hurt with the few cold nights lately... have to wait and see...

I know that Easter egg hunt had to be fun! Been awhile since we did that.. waiting for great-grands so we can start again..LOL..but first we got to get some weddings over.. one granddaughter got married last Dec. .. her brother is getting married in May.. another granddaughter is getting married in Sept....

3/25/2008 04:12:00 PM  
Blogger JunieRose2005 said...

That sounds like a real fun Easter egg hunt for all the kiddies- and just a perfect kind of day for everyone! Oh! Exciting news about the twins your daughter is expecting! :)

Take care,


3/25/2008 05:04:00 PM  
Blogger Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

You have my prayers, of course, for YD and the twins. If I read the lineup from Saturday correctly, it appears that twins run in the family.

3/25/2008 10:47:00 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

Congrats on the news of twin grandbabies coming Grandpa! I know you and the Spice are so excited to be adding to your lovely family.

Hope your week is wonderful!

3/26/2008 11:04:00 AM  
Blogger mreddie said...

AC - I agree, the family makes it all the better - especially if little ones are involved.

jayleigh - Thanks for the prayers, we might need some too since we are their main babysitters. :)

ancient one - The Spice's niece has twins and it will really be a hoot when the new ones get here and all get together. We had a frost recently but it doesn't look like it bothered the berries. Wow, you have lots of weddings going on there!

junierose - It was a great outing and we are looking forward to the twins - even though YD is a bit barfy of late - to be expected I guess.

SSN - There is a set of twins on the Spice's side but none on my side that I know of at all.

brenda - Thanks, when she told me all I could do was just chuckle every time I thought about it. When they arrive safely we will have 8 grands from two daughters. :) Wow! ec

3/28/2008 12:50:00 AM  
Blogger mreddie said...

SSN - It suddenly dawned on me that my sister's oldest son and wife had twins - they are both married and have little ones of their own. ec

3/28/2008 12:53:00 AM  

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