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such a cutie

That’s the youngest grandson, taking a corner kick, in the equivalent of ‘t-ball’ for soccer.  LOL

It was fun to watch him play for the first time this year.  He doesn’t quite get it yet, but that’s okay.  He (periodically, LOL)…tries.

His older brother; soccer is his best sport.  We’ll go watch him play this coming Saturday.

Jack turns 10, part 1

My sweet, funny, kind middle grandson, Jack, turns 10 officially tomorrow.  But yesterday, we had the family party. 

Here are some photo highlights…

This is Jack with a cousin, his dad in the background, and his paternal grandma.  🙂

Honestly, he is just THE best kid!  Sweet, loveable, funny as hell, and kind as the day is long.  (smart little whipper snapper, too.)  I just adore Jack.

Tomorrow, part 2, will be celebrating Jack through his 10 years.  🙂


Yesterday was a very lovely day.  As soon as I got up, I settled into to watch the BBC’s recording I made of the royal wedding.

I blubbered on…when Harry and William got out of the car in all their military splendor, when the trumpets played, with Meghan unveiled her gorgeous, classy gown, when Harry whispered ‘you look amazing!’ to her, yeah, pretty much through all of it.

I forgot how much I love royal weddings.  Hubby doesn’t understand it.  The best explanation is, I guess because I’m a girl.  We grow up reading fantasy about princesses.  My generation fell in love with Diana….the closeness she shared with her boys, her tragedy, and their rise to find love on their own terms….and yet still honoring their mother’s love.  What’s not to love?  🙂

Then, got ready for and went to my oldest grandson’s 21st birthday party.  The restaurant was small and very happily set up the meal I had requested due to being extremely low fat right now, post surgery.  Yes, there was cheesy garlic bread, Caesar salad, loaded baked potatoes, lots of pizza, and homemade German chocolate cake (and of course lots of alcohol, he was celebrating being 21!!!), but I just smiled through it all, drank my water and waited for my special dinner.  I got to sit next to the birthday boy, so I still had a wonderful time.  Here are some photos:

My precious Drew:  (his best friend behind him.)

My Three Grandsons…(all my grandchildren.)

One view of the party table.

No explanation required…

Drew and his mom, my older daughter, Shelley…

My three (grand) Sons

The weekend was PACKED with activity!
Friday night we went and saw Thor (LOVED IT.)
Saturday we cleaned.  That afternoon we went to middle grandson’s soccer finals; they won their game and got 3rd place.  (as you recall, they were penalized for scoring too many goals in last weekends playoff games, and victories taken from them, and told they could only play for 3rd place on Saturday.  They did.  They won.)  Here he is with his coaches, and with his team.  Great bunch of little guys!

His little brother was there, so I got to see that grandson too.

When we got home, my oldest daughter, her best friend, and my oldest grandson came to go to dinner with us and see Justice League, and spend the night.  Loved that movie too!

Yesterday was recover/football all day.

I’m pooped!


It was a SCORE Saturday, on many levels.  🙂

First, we started by going to my middle grandson’s soccer game.  It was going to hit 95 yesterday, so even a game starting at 10:30 am was HOT.  His team is undefeated, and he’s one of the top 2 scorers on his team.  Suddenly, at 9, he’s just GETTING IT when it comes to soccer, so it makes it even more fun to watch.

Sure enough, he scored 2 goals, set up a third goal (got the assist), and had another goal taken away for off-sides.  (it was not.)  They played the other undefeated team, and it was close through 3 periods (they were up 3-2), but J’s team blew it open in the 4th period and ended up winning 7-2.  So much fun!  Here’s my schmoe after the game…

He learned from his grammy the wonderfulness of putting cold water down his neck between periods, and even having cold water poured on top of his head, too.  So I take some credit for one of his goals and the assist.  LOL
His little brother, L, and mom (my younger daughter) had to leave halfway through the game to take L to his ice skating practice.  He’s decided to take up hockey, but at 4, (and living in southern California, LOL)…he’s still just at the ice skating lessons stage.  Here’s a photo she sent over of him:
After the game, we went to In ‘n Out for lunch.  I bet it’s been 6 months since I’ve had them!  Then, because we were so close, we went to Campitelli’s to get some cookies.  Best cookie store in the Los Angeles area.  Officially!  Rick Dees, a top LA Disc Jockey, a LONG time ago, had a contest to see who made the best chocolate chip cookies.  Campitelli’s won.  They only have 2 locations, and refuse to franchise themselves.  So I even bought a tee shirt, because when we move to AZ, I’ll have to have their cookies shipped to me, no more in person buying.  (except if I remember, when we go to visit the kids once or twice a year.)  They are still stellar, after all these years.
See?  J scored, I scored (great food)…just a SCORE! Saturday.  LOL  (plus scoring me getting to see 2 of 3 grandsons!)
Then we came home, and got to see Michigan St. upset win over Michigan.  Of the 2, I’ve always preferred the GREEN Spartans.  So all good.  It was icing on the cake that Oklahoma lost also.  That should help out UCS in the rankings.  🙂  (I’m trying to transfer my loyalties to AZ State, but once a Trojan fan, always a Trojan fan….)
Finally, we saw the original Blade Runner movie, to prep us for the new Ryan Gosling version.  We’d both seen it before, but it’s over 30 years old so we needed a refresher for the brain.  It didn’t hold up quite so good; it was before CGI effects, and it just was so avante garde when it came out; not so much now.  But we are now prepped for Blade Runner 2049.  🙂
That’s it!  How was your Saturday?