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Life suddenly got crazy busy....

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

because of the addition of one small little chap. My son is now a single dad and I am part of his back up team. Mostly, the young ones namely Daniel, his brother Cole, Coles girlfriend Nikki have been doing the real work, while I just play granny. But there have been days like today where everyone has a job to do, so the privilege was all mine.
I cannot begin to tell you how tiring answering the Y? question is, or scrambling into, onto, under and through Ronald McDonald's children's play area is. emoticon
This granny was told "up there granny" "down there granny" and my oh my granny did as she was told. Today was a run through for tomorrow. Tomorrow will be my sons first day at his new job. It is fortunately only one day a week for now, but it will be the whole school day, and since all the other young ones are back at work, its granny's job to look after Axel for the entire day tomorrow.

Hopefully I wont flake out part way lol.
A couple of photo's from the last few days.
Axel sharing a milk shake with his daddy.


All kids with tomato sauce fingers seem to need to be a monster???


Spending the day at the beach.








With uncle Cole. Hes pretty tall for 3 yrs old.


Tried his hand at riding a mechanical horse at the mall....costs a bomb for a few seconds....best keep him away from this one.


Pouring granny a spot of "tea."


Trying to steer a motorized car. Lol the owner of these little cars, gets her exercise running alongside them to make sure of the little ones safety.


By the time Daniel had finished with the preliminary interview and signing on, Axel was tired of being apart and scrambled up on his dads lap and promptly fell asleep....granny wishes she could have done the same....fall asleep that is, not crawl into my sons lap lol.


I imagine I will get fitter, the more time I spend in Axel's company, but for now its been over a year that I have not seen him, or held him. I have to get fit again. Also I have had to learn the Axel language. He has had a late start in talking, and still have words that are understood by him more than by myself. Mostly, I just ask him to show me what he wants and he can point it out, or he just keeps on patiently repeating himself till the penny drops in my brain. LOL we are muddling together getting used to each other again.

My diet has not been wonderful, but neither have I been comfort eating, just not really doing it 90% the way I was. I keep saying, Monday I will restart with a super diligence and then Monday comes and goes. I have to start saying NO to things Axel keeps passing to me, or accepting his gifts and putting them into his lunchbox without actually eating them. I'm not too stressed, this in between stage isnt the easiest in my life, but soon this too will be normal day life and I can return to my own normal life and 90%. In the meanwhile I will just keep making sure that I do not PUT ON any weight....so far so good.
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CADDYBROWN 1/29/2014 5:44PM

    What a good Granny!

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YUDEL6024KA 1/29/2014 9:05AM

    Great pictures, very nice family

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DEBBIEANNE1124 1/28/2014 11:55PM

    Granny's going to get skinny.

Poor Granny and all the responsibility. My heart goes out to Axel. He seems so very happy.

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LOLAJO54 1/28/2014 10:01PM

    oh my take it from me --- with a 4 year old and 1 year old -- it is so rewarding to play learn and watch them grow.... You will not gain any weight -- I have maintained for over a year..

Now I have to say I cried through this whole blog --- tears of joy for you getting to be a granny full time and for your son (single) being a dad .. and tears of sadness that
your GS's mom is gone your son's wife is gone your dil is gone....

Now to let your beautiful GS shine and be happy.. looks like you are all doing your job.

Have fun and do not stress... live love laugh

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SHERYLDS 1/28/2014 4:59PM

    You are definitely getting a workout. beautiful family

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CINA-MINI 1/28/2014 1:02PM

    I called my grandmother "Granny" as well. You are such a wonderful Granny!

Daniel looks exhausted. I hope he is holding up ok. I am sure he is SO thankful to have you. I love seeing pictures of your boys. Now you are doing "bootcamp Granny style" lol

Have a wonderful day!

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RAINBOWMF 1/28/2014 9:43AM

    Hugs and Strength to you

Love Mary

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BOOKWERME 1/28/2014 7:44AM

    You all have certainly had a change in your daily lives with the reentrance of Axel into your lives. It is, indeed, a challenge to keep up with a three year old..esp. when you jump in suddenly. As you say, you will get adjusted...but what was that about getting fitter after some time chasing Axel? After all the boot camp stuff, you should be well fit for this new job! Personally, I think it is the mental adjustment...as you say, it is exhausting.

I have to say, he seems to be thriving on all the attention and activity. How wonderful for him and for his Daddy that there is a good support system in place.

I can't get over how much he looks like Andrew!!!

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NUTRON3 1/28/2014 7:40AM

    Love your blog and pictures

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SUZIEQ1097 1/28/2014 7:39AM

    Hope you have a great day today! emoticon You are a great Granny!!!



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FANCYKAYAH 1/28/2014 7:37AM

    Sounds like you will have a lot of fun with Axel. Such a great name to have! Hopefully you will spend a fair amount of time with him and he will know his granny very well. Yeah, the young ones love to share food, my nieces used to do this a lot but I would decline since hot dogs and cheerios aren't my thing. When you are ready your food will be there smiling at you! That is a good step not eating for comfort's sake and doing other things~

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ELRIDDICK 1/28/2014 7:35AM

  Thanks for sharing

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