Archive for May, 2010

Speaking of Grandparents….

Here we are in the brink of…S-U-M-M-E-R!!!!

Ideally, this is the season of down-time, and vacations, and visiting grandparents. Looking back, I would say that my grandparents were some of the strongest people of influence in my life. Children are naturally curious about the way things ‘used to be in the old days’…and this is a great opportunity for children to hear about your parent’s values, to look at wedding pictures, hear funny stories about you,  and to hear the wisdom of the ages from your parents. Encourage these conversations, and maybe even give your children a notebook full of questions to ask their Grandparents when they go for a visit.

At some point, your parents also need to be prepared for some of the issues that come up with computers, late night tv, smart phones, and internet dangers. I think it would be very helpful for you to share with your parents what your family “Message” is about sex, so that they can reinforce that in their conversations….will that be hard for you to do? Very possibly!

It is a different world today than when your parents were growing up…but some things never change, and the love of grandparents for their grandchildren is one of those things! Take advantage of these precious people who love your children to  encourage their influence in positive ways! Long walks on beaches or through mountains are the perfect setting for sharing and making a difference this summer!

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Telling the Grandparents

OK…yesterday I told you all that Meg & Travis are having a baby…due November 10~very very exciting!!!

But how did they tell us?

Well…I’m so glad you asked.

It was my birthday, and we were spending Spring Break with the Clemson Boys. (Scroll down to Post dated  March 21 )

Meg and Travis sent me a little gift. It was the book “Good Night Moon”, and inside the book was a card that said, “Happy Birthday! Love,  Meg, Travis & Baby Hooper!!”

Dave knew the moment he saw the book, but I didn’t figure it out until I read the card.

Here is the exciting moment for all to share:

Davis was there to share in the surprise…

What an amazing birthday…I’ll never forget!

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Great Great News!!

Meg and Travis are having a BABY! We have known for a few weeks, but now that they have passed the 12 week marker, we are allowed to tell. Dave and I are FLOATING.

Right now I’m sitting on an airplane next to some darling grandparents and their 22 month old granddaughter. I can not keep my eyes off of them. They could easily think I’m a stalker!

Also seated  in front of us is just about the cutest little boy…(I’m guessing under two also)… and he is very busy and smiling, with extremely patient parents. We have all become good friends!

Isn’t it funny how a change in our circumstances changes our focus?

Now every child grabs my full attention, and I want to know the age, how life has changed, etc.

Getting the news of a good heartbeat at 12 weeks may be some of the best news ever! We already love that little one, and can’t wait to see Meg & Trav become parents….JOY!!

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