The Dudes are so lucky to have grandparents that love them and set aside plenty of time to get them outta my hair enjoy their company.
They are blessed to have two full sets. One in California, and one in West Virginia (and WV jokes are permitted; we’re not natives).
We live a little less than an hour away from Mimi and Papa and I can’t even think of a more than two week period since the birth of #1 where we didn’t see them; unless we or they were on vacation.
I’m sure it’s my awesome daughtering that has kept them around all of these years, but they are certainly attached to The Dudes now too.
They come to games, they take them to movies, they don’t miss birthday parties, graduation ceremonies, or any other milestones people like to celebrate with people who think they’re cool.
They’ve always been there for The Dudes in those ways, and so many others.
Mimi was even in the delivery room when #1 made his entrance into this world (and thank goodness because Dumb Dad had to tap out briefly).
Grandparent’s Day is coming up this Sunday.
It’s not something we really celebrate, but maybe we should start.
I honestly don’t know what The Dudes would do without their grandparents; they seriously make their lives (and mine) awesome and, according to The Dudes anyway, are the only reason they ever get to do anything fun.
Camping with Mimi…
Beaching with Mimi…
Rodeo watching with Mimi…
Gardening with Papa…
Playing pool football with Papa…
Sure, I was there for all of this stuff (who do you think is working the camera), but somehow, no one ever remembers that!
Time to link up!
And, visit my cohost, Seven Clown Circus.
And, enjoy some of our faves from last week…
- Everyone should write a love letter like this one from Krisnizzel.
- Careful, these newborn photography photos from Living Like the Kings might make you want a baby…..
- These pictures of the zoo from The Crumby Mumby are super fun!
- Nothing sweeter than sisterly love; from Babies and Bacon
*Today’s post was inspired in whole or in part by old people who love us and Hallmark as part of their Life is a Special Occasion campaign. It totally is, and don’t you forget it!