Saturday, September 12, 2015

Moments with Mackenzie

Our youngest granddaughter spent a couple of days with us last month; 1/2 of the week here and 1/2 with her other grandma....who lives near them. Essentially she is an only child, she does have a 1/2 sister who is about 11 years older and lived with her mother most of the time. M is very energetic, outgoing, and opinionated. 
She's kind of a hypochondriac too....guess she learned that from her older sister. 
She loves her 'papa', even tho we don't see her very often. I am not used to calling him papa. That's what she's always called him. I am 2nd fiddle in her problem. 
I just love this photo of her.

Her first day of 2nd grade photo.

what's with the pose? 
I'm not good at entertaining children all of the time. She was good at finding something to do and even putting this small trampoline away when she finished with it. 

Even though papa doesn't put much effort into grandparenting they had some good times.

She was visiting for one full day and 2 half days. I had invited her 3 cousins to come over and play one day, but grandson J couldn't come b/c he was being punished. So....I thought...and told grandson S that if all 3 couldn't come over then no one could. Their mom has been forcing that upon me so I got stubborn and tried it on her. She was very angry....I won't go into details...but J hasn't been over here for 3 punish me or him??? Please pray that we can be civil to each other and resolve this issue. If he doesn't come here then he doesn't get to church or Sunday School.

We both cried when none of the boys could come over. I was trying to think of something to do to get her mind off of the situation. We decided to go to the playground across the street. We chanted "we are fun girls!" and I really tried hard to play with her. I went down the slide....and I am not a tiny person, I swang, and even climbed onto the monkey bars (above). She wanted me to slide down the pole (it was more like jumping) so I did....sorta. She made an hilarious video of me on the monkey bars....and laughed and laughed. I was happy to make her laugh. 

I can tell she is from hubby's side of the family. 
She likes to eat junk food, can be argumentative, and is a bit more 'high maintenance' as Ava would put it. She HAS to sleep with the TV on all night. We argued about the cost of braces, the correct way to pronounce data, and whether or not she is young. It was not angry arguing, just discussing. 
One night she said her foot hurt and couldn't walk on it. I couldn't see anything wrong, Kev couldn't see anything wrong. We just gave her some ice and told her to keep it elevated. She thought she might need the crutches we saw at the thrift store earlier in the day. Every now and then she'd get up and show us a dance we were not concerned. The next morning she was fine. 
Silly girl!
So much to do and so little time. 
I want to get to some of the grands sports activities...but I injured my little toe last night and am trying to stay off it it as much as possible. Besides that I usually have 1 or 2 other things on my calendar for the days they have an event.
Does life ever slow down?
I am just glad that I feel well enough to do some of the things on my calendar. 
Hope you're having a great weekend!


  1. I was hoping you would include the video of you sliding down the pole!

  2. Looks like fun!
    It's hard to entertain kids if you're not
    Around them very often but it looks
    Like you did a great job!

  3. Hi,
    I think you did a great job with her. You did just great. Making her laugh would make me smile too. Well Done!