Wednesday, October 10, 2007
A Special Day With Grandma
Our two middle schoolers had Grandparent's Day last week at their school. This is a fun time for the grandparents (or special family friend, aunt, uncle, etc.) to come visit the school and meet the students teachers.

One of my parent's dogs is very sick so Grandpa stayed behind to keep an eye on her. I got up early and drove about 30 miles down the freeway to pick up Grandma for the morning festivities.

Here's Grandma out front with the kids. It was cold so Samantha wore a blanket around herself while we were outside. It just happened to be free dress day so the students could chose to wear a Christian Shirt and jeans if they want. I always think it is funny that Samantha would never miss a chance to wear something different but her brother could really care less. He always just wears his uniform.

Grandma was really excited that the kids put on a Worship service for them. The students did a great job of praying and leading us in songs.

Our school purchased land a few years ago to build a new facility. After much prayer and hard work the new school was finished this year and the students moved in this past September. They were all excited to show their Grandparents around their new digs.

One of the first things my kids said to me when they found out Grandma was coming was "Yeah, we finally get to ride upstairs in the new elevator". Yes, that is a big deal indeed. Only teachers are allowed in the elevators normally, so this was quite a treat. Here is Samantha taking her ride up with my mom. As you can see she is very excited.
OK, here I need to brag a little. Isn't my mom cute? She will be 88 next month (sorry, mom, I had to out you) and is still so beautiful. Her granddaughter got her love of fashion from both of her grandma's. My mom always looks so cute. I love you very much, mom, thanks so much for always being their when we need you.

Alright, I'm done with the mushy stuff (as my kids would say), on with the tour.

Samantha took Grandma into her math class where her teacher has a shrine to the Dodgers. My mom is a Dodger FANATIC! She never misses a game whether it be on radio or TV. She took a picture in front of the little shrine and picked up a baseball signed by someone (sorry, can't remember who). She figured her granddaughter must be in good hands if her teacher was a fan of the Dodgers.

After that Tyler took her in to meet his science teacher. Here they all are.

Then Tyler took a break from touring to play a "quick" game of chess with a friend.

Then off we went to see their lockers. Samantha, being a sixth grader, has a bottom locker. Her older brother has a coveted top locker. She has begged him to switch with her but he won't. Making it even more unfair, in her eyes, is that HE DOES NOT EVEN USE HIS LOCKER. She has many wonderful things in hers, it is decorated as you can see below, she would take such good care of his top locker. However, he refuses, if only to make her life a little more miserable.

After all, what are big brothers for?

Do you remember how exciting it was to get your first locker?


  posted at 8:19 PM  

At 9:49 PM, Blogger Kelli said...

It looks like they had a wonderful time! Qhat a great idea for the school to have :)

The only fav thing about my locker, was that for two years I was "lockered" right next to my high school crush- Captain of the Basketball and Football team. I'd give his name, but, you know- goole may "out" me. LOL

Hey EL- how's Florida.

There- that all I'll say !

At 4:59 AM, Blogger Kimmie said...


Your mom is so cute! (even before you said you thought she was cute, I was saying to myself-what a beautiful woman!) I honestly would never have guessed her to be in her eighties (tell her I said that)!

What a blessing that she pours herself out for her family, truly you are blessed.

I think it is great that your children adore is quite obvious!

mama to 6
one homemade and 5 adopted

At 10:27 AM, Blogger Heidi @ GGIP said...

That looked like a fun day. Your mother looks TONS younger than her real age!

Is that really all the locker space they give the kids nowadays?

At 8:38 PM, Blogger LISA said...

How cool to have "Grandparents Day"!!! Your mom looks so much younger than you ratted her out as.LOL! She must have a very positive attitude!! BIG HUG for your mom!

At 5:09 PM, Blogger Kathyb1960 said...

I didn't have any brothers, so that's just seems mean to me! LOL

We had lockers, but I was in Band, so I only ever used my locker at the beginning of the year, & then maybe off and on during the year. To this day I have nightmares of losing my locker/forgetting my combination/forgetting where a class is.

My Soph yr I left my schedule at home on the 2nd day. I had to call my mother to tell me where my next class was (LOL), and then she brought it to me at lunch.

Your Mom is a doll! I know this was last year when she was 88, but she looks great!

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