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Old 09-14-2012, 10:50 AM   #1
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got to love grandkids

This morning I got a shock! i looked down and there was something growing on my foot (cancer?). After a closer look it was just a sticker.
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Old 09-14-2012, 11:12 AM   #2
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Yup. Stickers are fun. Gotta buy them bulk.

My motto: It's payback time. Get back at the kids by spoiling the grand kids.
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Old 09-16-2012, 01:15 PM   #3
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My Daughter said "Mom you do not need to buy them everything ". I said " I am a grandmother and I can spoil them as much as I want ".
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Old 09-16-2012, 02:08 PM   #4
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I need grandchildren...

The thought of DS procreating at the moment scares me a little, though.
DD would be nice, but I am not sure that will happen any time soon either.

I may just have to go get a puppy.....
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Old 09-16-2012, 04:33 PM   #5
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My granddaughter loves stickers. Here's a picture from our last visit with her.
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Old 09-16-2012, 04:48 PM   #6
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That's a great photo, grumpy! She's a little doll!

Grandkids are the best part of aging! I have 6, 3 boys and 3 girls and they are all so special and different in personality. They are a perfect mix. My daughter has 5 and my son has one.
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Old 09-16-2012, 07:30 PM   #7
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That's a great photo, grumpy! She's a little doll!

Grandkids are the best part of aging! I have 6, 3 boys and 3 girls and they are all so special and different in personality. They are a perfect mix. My daughter has 5 and my son has one.
Thanks, Ally. For the last 22 months, since she was born, I have been saying that being a grandpa is the best job in the world and I have no intention of ever retiring from this job.
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Old 09-17-2012, 05:33 AM   #8
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Glad that a couple are only an hour and a half away. I wish the other with the great grandkids were a lot closer. The 2 day drive to see them doesn't happen often. Facebook pictures and videos help a little though.

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Old 09-17-2012, 06:02 AM   #9
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Old 09-17-2012, 06:49 AM   #10
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No grandkids, but a couple of grandnieces fill the role nicely. The older one is very serious and studious; she will be an architect, physician, researcher, etc.

The little one will drive a tank or fighter jet.
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:17 AM   #11
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Great pic. I retired and moved 500 miles to be close to my grandkids. No regrets at all. I would rather be doing something with my grandkids than about anything else.
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Old 09-17-2012, 10:07 PM   #12
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No grandkids, but a couple of grandnieces fill the role nicely. The older one is very serious and studious; she will be an architect, physician, researcher, etc.

The little one will drive a tank or fighter jet.
It's so fun to see all these different personalities joining the family.
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Old 09-18-2012, 10:18 AM   #13
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Love the picture Grumpy. She is so cute!

My 4 yr old granddaughter and her mom just moved back in with us the end of July. Life has changed. I now volunteer approx once per week in her preschool class, go to preschool aquatic classes and ballet class (leap and learn). She is reading Dick and Jane books to me and there is definitely a lot more laughter in the house!
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Old 09-18-2012, 10:25 AM   #14
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Two grandkids. Firm believer in the old saying that grandchildren are God's reward for not killing your children!
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Old 09-18-2012, 08:17 PM   #15
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In two days, I get to go in a trip with my daughter and 5 of my grandchildren. I can't wait.
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DH and I don't have children, however we are 'honorary grandparents'. We don't get to see them often, but we keep in touch. Out of the three, this is the youngest one. She was born with Down Syndrome. I received this pic of her tonight....I just couldn't resist...I had to post it.
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DH and I don't have children, however we are 'honorary grandparents'. We don't get to see them often, but we keep in touch. Out of the three, this is the youngest one. She was born with Down Syndrome. I received this pic of her tonight....I just couldn't resist...I had to post it.
She's precious.
I hope you enjoy being a grandmommy as much as I do being a grandpa...or 'Papa', as she calls me.
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Old 09-21-2012, 11:45 AM   #18
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She is darling. Honorary grandparents are a good thing!
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My granddaughter loves stickers. Here's a picture from our last visit with her.
Nice snap shot. Funny, you don't look Grumpy - but then again it would be hard to with a cutie like her.
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Old 09-21-2012, 08:38 PM   #20
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Nice snap shot. Funny, you don't look Grumpy - but then again it would be hard to with a cutie like her.
Thanks, Rich. DW and I have noticed that our various aches and pains seem to disappear whenever we are around our granddaughter. We'll be taking care of her for a week soon while our daughter-in-law is out of town. It will be exhausting - she is a VERY active little girl - but we can't wait.
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