Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Grampa Memory

I was thinking about Grampa tonight & texted your dad to ask his favorite Dad memory.  He said, 

"Too many favorites to just pick one.  So I'll just give you one.  Sittin' in the boat fishin in Canada just talkin & havin a good time."  

Made me smile, so I wanted to share with you.  : )  

I remember all the emails Grampa & I would write while we were at work.  Sometimes we would decide to meet at Dairy Queen for lunch - always his treat.  We would sit at the booth & use this old-fashioned rotary dial phone to call the front counter & place our order.  I say "we" but it was always him who called, because I have phone phobia issues.  They were worse back then.  He would get the tenderloin (which was huge!) and I would usually get a cheeseburger & onion rings or fries.  We would talk about what was going on in life, or his next Royal Ranger outing, or how work was going.  At that time I was probably complaining about my mean co-worker who seemed to take great pleasure in making my life miserable at work!  It's because of Grampa that I survived that time.  He always had so much love, always made us feel loved, and know that we are special.  

I miss him tonight.  And I just wanted to give you a little piece of him.

I love you!  And you are special.  : )  

Aunt Carrie

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

2011 - a year in pictures

Oh my how you've grown in 2011!  You turned FOUR and your personality has really popped.  I am greatly looking forward to spending 2012 w/ you!  : )  

: )  

This year was all about wrestling (Cena!), trains, baseball (you LOVED), soccer (you weren't too fond), bubbles, remote control cars, trips to the JD Headquarters and Pavilion (every weekend for a couple months straight!).  We had some field trips to Chicago, and you met new friends in Mason City (Stephen & Chase).  You spent the night at my house quite a lot, which made me happy!  We watched movies (Thomas, Phineas & Ferb) and ate popcorn, and sometimes you would ask to vacuum.  Not sure what you like about housework, but I'll let ya vacuum any time you want to!  LOL   

It is not an exaggeration to say that my favorite thing to do is hang out with you.  *HUGS*  

Love you lots!
Aunt Carrie