Friday, July 17, 2009

Grandma Heaven


Brett and I are in the middle of a week with our grandsons, and it is so tiring, but so worth all the sagging bones. When their parents aren't around, we seem to get more hugs, more cuddles, more time being their go to guys. Kristy and Jared are celebrating their fifth anniversary with a vacation to Hawaii, and after they called tonight to talk to the boys, Thomas actually sat in my lap for fifteen minutes, missing his parents. He said, "I miss them and worry about them." I asked him what he was worrying about, and he said that he worries about if they will come home. Luckily for all of us, he doesn't have to worry about that.




It is so touching how much these two little guys adore their parents. Kristy and Jared are amazing parents. They both video taped themselves reading stories and talking to the boys so Thomas and Kimball could watch them each day. When I turned the videos on yesterday Kimball was so excited he started bouncing up and down. Thomas kept asking me to play one more. They watched with rapt attention and complete adoration. The picture just doesn't show how completely enthralled they were.


I already have a renewed appreciation for what young parents go through. The energy required to keep up with these guys is enormous. It is just a good thing we called in reinforcements today when we went to the zoo. We needed all the help Great Grandma Kearney and Great Aunt Marcell could give. Brett and I are going to be a bowl of soggy jello by the time these refreshed parents return. We do have a secret weapon for survival though: Aunt Abbey is remarkably gifted at entertaining her nephews and surprisingly cheap to hire!


5 comments:

Marinda said...

Oh how fun! Those boys are just adorable. How lucky they are to have you be your grandchildren. (and how lucky Kristy is to go to Hawaii with just her husband!)

Amy said...

What amazing Grandparents to take on that challenge. I always get so nervous to leave my kids for more than a night because I worry they will totally run our parents ragged. Looks like you are holding up great, and the break you are giving the parents is priceless! Bless you. :)

ljanlyons94 said...

What a fun day at the zoo. I just cannot believe Kristy and Jared have been married for five years.

Kristy said...

Those boys certainly have been in Grandma heaven!! Thank you thank you thank you!!

Richardson Five said...

What great grandparents! It was fun to see you all at the zoo with G-Grandma and Aunt Cell. I am sure Kristy is at total ease knowing you two have her kiddos.