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ring ring….as I answered the phone this afternoon at work. “Grandma, can I come over tonight!”
I rushed home tonight to greet our little sweetie! Oh, not here yet….good, I had a little time to let Savannah out and get his bagels and cream cheese away….just in case! Grandma always has to be prepared!
So, I just started up my computer to get some labels and things printed to happily ship my Etsy orders, when I hear Jaden upstairs! “GRANDMA! running down the stairs! “I have something for you!” So, he comes running in with a Ziploc bag full of “Gems” for me to make jewelry! (Talk about my heart just melting!) So I open the bag and dump the rocks out on my desk. The super smooth white ones, I found….Kyle, my friend found this one….little Jayden found this one! “I like all the white ones” , I said. “I found all those white ones Grandma!”
These are the things that make parenting the best thing ever! How cool is it when a little one not only thinks of you all on his own, but then has him and his friends go digging for “Gems & Stones” for his grandma to make jewelry! I would have loved to have been there to witness this! Imagine all these little guys running in the house to Mom! Muddy hands open, “Mom, we were digging for “Gems and Stones for Grandma for her to make jewelry! Real gems! She can sell ’em on Etsy! They’re so HUGE, she’ll probably be rich!”
Did I ever tell you how much Jaden loves Etsy, yep, he does! Every year he grows up so much! But, I remember when he would sit on my lap and we would browse Etsy! It inspired Jaden so much! In fact, I had an Open House at our home for my jewelry. Jaden was SO excited. So, I get a phone call the night before my Open House….”Grandma….could I have my own table to sell the ornaments that I am making?” Well I was so excited, “Yes, of course you could!” He was such a little salesmen! He did great! I think every person that came would have bought one…but he sold out before everyone could get one of their own!
I hope Jaden remembers all these creative moments! It will be great if he keeps his artistic juices flowing! We are an artistic family. My father is a great artist! This ballerina painting is just one of the many I have throughout our home!
And Missy, our daughter and Jaden’s mom, is a very talented artist! This is Jaden’s table set that I wanted her to make for our house for Jaden. This was ready for him way before he could even sit up!
This is just one of her many original designs and drawings. Sometimes I really wish she was an artist for her career….she is so talented!
So, once again, I driven to my keyboard to blog my family! Jaden has been happy I have been occupied as he is enjoying his XBox, and PaPa isn’t home yet! And, he loves these kind of days! See, Monday him and PaPa were home from work and school, so they spent the day together! Noodles was his choice for dinner….one of his favorite restaurants! And after dinner, he hit the jackpot! I thought it would be a great time to stop at Yumz, a new ice cream store in Crystal Lake! It was so cute! There was a wall full of self serve ice cream, and then ALL these fun toppings. And best of all, it was all SELF SERVE! And what better place next door than a Play N Trade store! So, Noodles, ice cream, and XBox games, all in one night! He was on a roll, and well, what kid wouldn’t keep the ball rolling when it was his lucky night! I just have to laugh, he had so much fun…he caught PaPa in a good mood and ran with it! 🙂
So, I should get going…but this was too fun not to write about! I can’t wait till PaPa drills those gemstones so I can make a necklace out of that way cool white one! 🙂 I’ll post a photo when I do!
In the meantime, take a look at my Etsy shop…the one that me and Jaden love so very much! And until next time….
Love and Peace,