Monday, August 4, 2008
Five Little Granddaughters
What a fun weekend I had. Five little Jackson granddaughters spent Friday night and Saturday morning with me! It was wonderful. They range in ages 8 to 2 1/2 years old. First off we went to a "beading" party. Each little granddaughter made their own jeweled bracelet. I let them be the designer and I just helped string the beads. I must say my little girls are very creative. Hmmm, wonder where they get that from? They had a great time at the bead party. There were lots of other little girls there also. Then it was off to Grandma's house for a sleep-over. We didn't think little Maya would make it through the night, but she did. . . snuggled up to Grandma all night. . . . Zada said it was too scary sleeping in the living room with the others so we made her a bed on the floor next to me and Maya. They all giggled and played and we had a great time. Saturday morning we had waffles for breakfast, and enjoyed being together. I was exhausted! These little Jackson Princesses are so precious. They are very active little girls, and I mean very active. When we were driving home from the bead party, Emma was laughing and saying Grandma you are glowing green. Oh my, I had florescent green in my hair on my arms on my clothes and on my fingers. It seems that little Maya was chewing on a glow stick, and green was all over her and me. How could I get mad, when I looked at Maya and she smiled at me with a green glowing smile. . . . we all had a good laugh. The things they say and the things they do are adorable to me. I wish I could put it all in a time capsule and keep it with me forever. . . they are growing very fast and the time will come when they will all be young women. I pray they will always remember the times spent with Grandma, and how much fun we had. I had a grandma that I adored and I cherish my memories of her, and how we could laugh and play and she taught me so may life skills. I remember her touch on my hand, and how she would brush the hair from my eyes. . . She died when I was 17 and I cried and cried, because Grandma Dot was my protector, and my security. Never again did I feel the same. I want my little girls to remember how much I loved them, and how they have made me happy. To my little Princesses, Grandma loves you. Emma, Brissa, Sara, Zada, and Maya.