Saturday, November 14, 2009

Living With the Family

We are home but I was just looking through the few pictures I took while we were in Houston. One night while Betsy was cooking dinner we were all in the kitchen and I was just snapping. Will, the child suspended from the cabinet tops, probably didn't have both feet on the ground at the same time the whole time his mother was cooking dinner. This child is a ball of energy. Not only can he hang like this between cabinets long enough for a long conversation but he can climb straight up the door jams. I love this although his mother and father may not be so thrilled with it now. It reminds me of finding foot prints going up the wall in the hall. It took me a while to find the culprit but it was Doug, son #3. He could walk up those walls bracing his hands on one side and his feet on the other. I was furious with him at the time. It was a new house with fresh paint on the walls. Now it is a fond memory.

What a wonderful thing.....being grandparents. You get to know some small people. You see the family traits being passed along. You get to see your children cope with raising kids. It is all pretty interesting and truly a blessing.

8 comments:

Leslie Limon said...

Its those regular everyday moments that make family life so great! Thank you so much for sharing.

Babs said...

And, now, we can laugh at all their little quirks that drive their parents crazy. It IS payback time, ha, ha, ha........
Love this blog!

The Gypsy Kids said tonight, as we webcammed, to send their love to you and Ned.

Chrissy y Keith said...

Being a Grandparent is one of the best parts of being a parent. We love it.

norm said...

My boy liked to climb the walls till the drywall gave out one day and his foot went through the wall. Enough of that!

Sam and Bob said...

Beautiful kitchen! Does Betsy like to cook as much as you?

One time someone told me they came home from a night out only to find round grease marks on their freshly painted walls. She would wash them off and they kept coming back. Finally she figured out what it was...her son was throwing his round bologna slices against the wall before he was eating them.

Billie said...

Leslie, now that we live far away, I think that when we visit for a week or so that we get to see more of those family moments. I love it.

Babs, Yes, it is payback time and I think our children are coping pretty well. And hello to the Gypsy kids as well.

Yes, being a grandparent is the best.

Norm, foot when through the wall? Oh too funny, except when it is your kid.

Betsy is a great cook and she has to cook since she is raising two boys. One of them is getting to the stage where you can't fill him up and he is getting taller and skinner every week.

Anonymous said...

The wall climbing was my secret technique for not getting caught while playing hide and seek in the dark hallway. It seemed like a good idea at the time until the lights came on and I suddenly remembered that I had been playing outside all day in my bare feet. Boy! You want to talk about angry parents...

#3

Betsy said...

My cooking is usually reserved for recipes that take less than 1/2 hour. The real cooking maestros in our family are Billie and Gary (and Ned's guacamole!!!) but thank you for the nice mention Billie!