I want to thank all of you, my dear friends, for the kind comments and encouragement as I shared my angst over all of the upcoming changes in my life. I forgot two huge ones! My dear doctor, who delivered Kristen, and who has kept me on a good health track for all these years had to retire sooner than expected because of a health crisis of his own. I thought I had at least another year to deal with the trauma of breaking in a new doctor. But, alas, this was the year. DC has a GP he really likes, who also happens to be a fine Christian. So I gave him an audition last Friday, and he passed the test with flying colors.
If you're like me, insurance is a very frustrating thing. I've been working with an independent agent to find a policy I can afford until I turn the magic age for Medicare. What a trauma! But this young man won't give up until he finds just what works for me.
Now - on to the Life and Times of Grandma Dawn, Part II. The twinnies get so much attention, of course. I have met so many wonderful people when I take them places in their twin strollers. When we go to the grocery store, the girls at the customer service desk practically go on the P.A. system to announce, "The twins are here!" But I have to be sure that the big sisters don't get entirely left out, so I always brag on them - they really are good helpers and so loving to their babies.
Let's take a look at a few of our latest adventures. Don't you wish you could get this comfy while you watch a bit of t.v.? Note the black pillow - it's Care Bear's "security blankie-type thing." She cannot make it through a day without it.
It is so great to have a big sister who's learning to read and loves to share the fun with the other girls! Care Bear is in kindergarten, but has been reading for quite awhile already.
Let's do a little cookie baking, Grandma! It's a lot of work, but they love it so much that it's worth the mess and time.
They'll never take first prize in the Pillsbury Bake-Off, but they're proud!
Time out for a little slide down the steps on the snow sled. At least until Grandma gets new carpet and furniture, the family room is a great playground. Hopefully they'll grow up before that happens?!
Wednesday is Library Story Time -always fun. Care Bear was always more interested in the accompanying art project than the stories. This day was "goofy story" day and the puppet was "The Little Old Lady Who Swallowed the Fly - I don't know why she swallowed the fly." It was really cute.
School Fun and Fitness Day. Care Bear was flying like the wind around the track during the relay race. Anakin was embarrassed to have us watching, so Feisty and I stuck with Care Bear's group. She thought she was going to get to play, too, so it was a disappointment when she realized it was just watching. The twins were there, too, of course.
The Hurdles - when the race was finished, Care Bear and her friend just kept hurdling for the fun of it. So much energy!
Popsicle break - how nice that they shared with little sisters!
Feisty is having a little fitness fun of her own. (Check out the little flip-flops - she prefers them on the wrong feet!)
Feisty is Four!! And Care Bear is the Party Planner Extraordinaire. She spent the day making invitations, making signs, decorating her shirt with glitter! Note the nice cut job she did on her bangs - will she never learn??
The guest of honor enjoying being the center of attention - and it's nice to have a big sister to read your cards to you!
The perfect birthday cake!
The Party Planner turns into the Hostess with the Mostest, as she cuts and serves the cake.
Feisty is following in her sister's footsteps and beginning to draw and display her art work to the world.
Kindergarten Showcase. Care Bear finally conquered her stage fright and performed for all she was worth. She's in the front row with the black dress and pink ribbon and bow at the waist (which she insisted on wearing, along with black tights - and sandals - though it weas a perfectly lovely spring night and it was a very warm winter dress!) There was one song she thought was absolutely too stupid to sing - and she didn't (she was right - it was stupid!) The little boy right behind her is the music teacher's son. He kissed her on the head. patted her head - so cute. I asked her if he was her boyfriend she said, "No, he's my best friend." I hope it stays that way for a long time!!
Oh, all right, just two pictures of the little girlies - one with Great Grandma and Grandpa, and one with Great Auntie.
Good night! Sweet dreams. Please pray for Kristen at 9:30 Wednesday Mountain Standard Time - a huge need! Thank you!