Thursday, April 10, 2008

Grandson (pictures below)

The time has come. As I stated in a post a couple of weeks ago, our own busy little grandson has come to Texas to live with us for at least 6 months. He is 3 years old, cute as a button, and VERY active. He will spend part of his time with his Granny (that is his great-grandmother, my step-daughter's grandmother) and part of his time with us. His mom and he flew in from Seattle, Washington last Wednesday and his mom flew back home yesterday. Granny took her back to Dallas for her flight. They split their nights between Granny and us, then on Tuesday night Ethan spent his first night with us alone. I was so afraid that he would be upset but it all went VERY well. He went to bed and slept the whole night away! Wednesday morning, yesterday morning, he got up in a good mood and had a great day with his Granpa while I went to work. They came to the school to visit and he met a lot of my friends there.

Friends have been helping me with necessities. Teresa gave me a booster seat, an umbrella stroller, a potty seat (the kind that adapts the toilet for tiny hineys), and a little net barrier that slips under the mattress and keeps the child from rolling off the bed. I think he is fine without it, but....

He loves Rusty, they get along so well! They run around like a couple of, well, 3 year olds.

One of my friends at school gave us a wooden car and track set that should provide hours of fun.
I am going to hit garage sales in search of 3T jeans and shorts. I've got to go to the store for tiny socks and 3T undies and size 8 shoes.

Life as I know it has changed, at least for 6 months.

Here is the Busy Boy ready to tour first Monday last Saturday with his great grandma (Granny,) his mom, and me (Nana.)
Here's Busy Boy with the Devil Dog Marine stuffed toy his granpa and I picked up in anticipation of his visit. Granpa was a Marine in his younger days so.....

12 comments:

Old Wom Tigley said...

You will manage just fine I'm sure and that little fellow with love all the attention and love.. I wish you all well.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

He's adorable. It will be interesting to hear how it goes--I hope he doesn't wear you out but rather energizes you.

quintarantino said...

He's a very nice boy and I'm sure you will do quite well while he is there with you.

Nessa said...

So cute.

The Empty Nest said...

He is adorable. I just love to spend time with mine. They make me feel so young (where did I hear that before?). You are used to working with children, so it will be a snap for you. You have to let us know some of the things he says. You know the expression, "Out of the mouths of babes"?

Susan said...

He is very handsome! You will have so much fun!

Gina's Public Diary said...

It is so wonderful he has adjusted so well and is not missing his mom too much. He is so cute! I'll be thinking of you and hubby as you both adjust. :)

Kostas said...

Very cute, the God him it gives health and he is in the life lucky!

Mercedes said...

He is precious! Yes I agree with kathryn~Out of the Mouths of Babes. You can add to my page-lol! Godd Luck!

david mcmahon said...

He's a bonny lad!

Paulie said...

Lucky you! Looks like you had some "show and tell" when he came to school to visit? Don't spoil him rotten -- just short of it. . . hehehehehe

Jane said...

Oh my he's so adorable! Have fun!