Ms. Magpie is here! I picked her up after school and on the fifteen minute drive home she probably asked, "You know what?" about forty-five times and I said, "What?" in response every time. Of course. She is so glad to be here and the first thing we did when we got home was pick salad and get eggs. I showed her a rag doll that I've worked on all day long to try and finish before she got here but since the doll's head is still not attached to its body and it doesn't yet have a face, she wasn't that interested in it.
I decided that since it's going to be rather chilly tonight, she can sleep in the bed in the "new" bedroom with me and Boppy can sleep in the old room in the old bed. I do not think he is too upset about this. I told Maggie and she was thrilled! "I always have good dreams when I sleep with people!" she said. She also pointed out that actually, she would get more sleep because she wouldn't have to get up in the morning to get in bed with me. She'd already be there!
Can't argue with that.
When we went into the bedroom we'll be sleeping in she immediately looked for the little, very old stuffed lamb that plays "You Are My Sunshine" when you wind it up. I think it was her mother's and for a very long time it's been on the vanity in that bedroom. I recently put it in the library in one of the doll carriages and Maggie panicked.
"Lambie! Lambie! Where ARE YOU???"
I assured her that Lambie was indeed fine, just in another room.
"Phew," she said.
We've already played Matching Game and we tied which was awesome.
And, since it's Friday and fancy drinks must be had by all, she got hers. I was given quite detailed instructions on how that strawberry should be affixed to the edge of the glass. She's already asked if there will be a purple cow later and I told her there would be. She was so happy. And I'll be making cheesy noodles and chicken nuggets pretty soon for her dining pleasure. I'll make a salad but I doubt she'll eat much of it. This is a good thing about being a grandparent- the children's nutrition is not really our responsibility. If I provide vegetable matter I have done my job.
While we were picking our salad greens, she asked if she could pick some carrots. I told her that I didn't think they were ready but by golly, we found two that were. And she pulled them up.
I'm deeply in love with this little girl. In fact she's growing up so fast, you can see how her adult face will be. She's lovely.ReplyDelete
Magnolia is a whole lot of good things wrapped into one. She is a darling girl.Delete
I love it. All of it. I have mine coming to spend the night and am excited. I have not seen him for nearly 2 weeks.ReplyDelete
Two weeks is a long time! You'll have such a good time.Delete
I would choose a strawberry, too.ReplyDelete
Honestly- who wouldn't?Delete
Those really are lovely carrots. Good in your salad?ReplyDelete
Delicious in the salad!Delete
She sounds like a delightful child. I love home grown carrots and strawberries too.ReplyDelete
It really is amazing how different things taste right out of the dirt than they do in the store, isn't it?Delete
She's growing up so fast. It seems like just the other day she was a little girl. Those carrots are amazing. Unlike Maggie, I love carrots:)ReplyDelete
I know! And you know how fast they grow. It's insane.Delete
Your Maggie is such a confident girl who seems to definitely know what she likes! Hope you had a fun night!ReplyDelete
Oh yes. She is quite sure of her preferences. And makes them known without hesitation!Delete
We did have a fun night!
The grandchildren will remember the times spent with you and Boppie with a warm glow.ReplyDelete
I think so. I hope so with all my heart.Delete
She is ABA absolutely beyond adorable.ReplyDelete
Oh, our grandgirls! How they snuggle into our hearts!Delete
I'll bet you all had a fun time last night and this morning! What a cutie Maggie is!ReplyDelete
Maggie is the most darling child, so authoritative, so clear about her own mind, I hope she never loses that. I know your beautiful granddaughter is going to remember these days in the most tender part of her heart, and she will always know she is beloved.ReplyDelete
There is no waffling about for this child. She knows exactly what she wants and what she thinks and she is not shy about making things known. But she's also very sweet and thoughtful and I love that. A beautiful combination. I think Lily is doing an amazing job with her daughter. And her sons, of course.Delete
You know what?ReplyDelete
Wish i could ghost your house and watch , like a video, your excellent grandmothering skills and the joy of children in the house.
Right? That's what!Delete
I think that the best thing we do with our grandchildren is to listen to them. Parents just do not have the time to do that all the time but grandparents can dedicate the hours we are with them to that listening. I cherish that.
You can hide nutritious stuff in their Smoothies, with Raising some Grands I had to be more creative than those I don't have to be responsible for the nutrition of. I Love that she enjoys her Fancy Drinks and has an Eye for how the Strawberry should look afixed to it. *LOL* That she enjoys sharing so much of her day telling you all about it is priceless... I've found that the Young, even the Young Adults, just want to be Heard and they have so much to regale us with that is a Joy to Listen to.ReplyDelete
I don't understand not liking carrots, but far be it from me to question Ms. Maggie's preferences! (Especially if she's a genius at picking them!) It's funny that she got concerned about the missing lamb. Kids always notice when things have been moved around or changed.ReplyDelete