Nothing Says Love Like Chicken Pictures On Your Fridge….

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This past weekend our kids and grandkids came to visit. There is not much that is better than having a 5 year old grandson come running through your doorway and launching himself into your lap before you even have a chance to get out of your chair and open the door. Having his little sister trailing behind him wearing her “Wunner Woman” crown. (That crown was an amazing treasure from a happy meal!) just made it better yet.

The two grandkids were excited to give me birthday cards that they had colored for me. My daughter-in-law told me the kids had decided that the chicken pictures would be the most appreciated by their Chicken Grandma…..and they were right!  My fridge sports a variety of grandkid artwork and I love when I get a new one to add to the collection.

My granddaughter decided we really needed to enjoy a tea party picnic the night that they arrived. It was a fine idea.  We put a blanket down in the frontroom and let her set it up.  She proceeded to set out the dishes, had her brother pour the tea (water), hand out the crackers that Grandpa found for her, and topped it off with an offering of her leftover happy meal French fries…..very tiny bits of leftover fries. She was very serious when she handed those fries out with the words, “One for you……one for you….one for you”.  (Grandpa nearly choked on his tea (water) trying to hold the laughter in…..he did survive and he did not spit any out or have any come out of his nose.)

 

While the kids were here my son and husband did do some work. They built the nicest set of steps in our garage. For years all we had was a “rinky-dink” set of steps to get in and out of our house. We now have a really great landing and steps that we should be able to navigate for many, many years. (My husband’s plan is to set this house up so there is never ANY excuse to put him in a nursing home!)

While they were constructing the landing and steps; my grandson decided he should also make something for me. I was presented with an incredible piece of art. I am still searching for just the right place to display this wonderful piece. It is solid and sturdy due to the screw my son helped put through it and it should last for years. My husband did not think I would keep this beautiful piece but I assured him I had every intention of displaying it……..somewhere.

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My son also helped my husband bale the waterway for the last time this year. (I was deeply grateful for that!)  I surprised my grandson with the fact that his Chicken Grandma did indeed know how to drive a tractor. After one round in the waterway my job was done and my son and husband finished the rest.

While they were finishing that job up; my daughter-in-law, the grandkids and I headed for town to visit with the Great Grandparents. I have a feeling I could have stayed home and those great grandparents would have been just as happy with their visitors! There is something about having those little ones around that brings a lot of joy.

We finished off the day with a quick trip to the little park across the road from my folks’ house. It took a lot of persuading to  get those two little kids back in the vehicle when it was time to head for home.

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It is such a blessing to see life through the eyes of grandkids. They find adventure in every corner they look. Nothing is impossible to accomplish when you think like an almost 3 year old and a 5 year old. Life is exciting, the possibilities are endless, trusting comes easy and the joy is contagious. Maybe that is what Jesus was talking about in Matthew 19:14.

May we all have the joy of children and the wisdom of years. Let us grow old without entirely growing up. It seems like a worthy goal to me.

While we try to teach our children all about life,
Our children teach us what life is all about.
~Angela Schwindt

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25 thoughts on “Nothing Says Love Like Chicken Pictures On Your Fridge….

  1. marijo1245 says:

    What a joy, what a joy, what a joy! I remember the excitement of going to my grandparents…I couldn’t wait and was always the first in the door and then straight to the fridge. That’s where my grandpa kept the peanut butter cups he always bought!

    And then later watching the joy of my children and they tackled their grandma with hugs and kisses.

    What a joy for you!!

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    • thechickengrandma says:

      We used to head for the cupboard that had Grandma’s rock candy that she got from Holland. I think is was actually just crystallized sugar on a string…but oh so good.
      We also usually tried to sneak up to her attic where all the “fun” stuff was. It was hard to walk quietly enough that the adults would not hear and tell us to get out of there :).

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  2. Beautiful, Camouflaged Mess says:

    What a BEAUTIFUL post!! And, I agree with you – I love the little wooden project your grandson made for you, too! How awesome your grandkids were able to come visit – I hope this is something your family is able to do rather frequently – getting together and allowing you the pleasure of spoiling your grandchildren on a regular basis!

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  3. peggyjoan42 says:

    Very nice post. There is nothing better than playing with the grandchildren. You are blessed with a wonderful family. I am also blessed in the same way. We are 2 lucky ladies. Notice I did not say old ladies. Lol

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  4. PaperPuff says:

    Sounds like a great day. I have never had a meal of water, cold fries and crackers but it sounds delicious!! And the artwork is awesome. Hope you find a suitable place to show it off to its finest!

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  5. thecobweboriumemporium says:

    This post was an absolutely JOY to read and I didn’t want it to stop. It made me smile from ear to ear, and also made me choke back a tear when I viewed the artwork your grandson made for you. I think it looks like a cheese trap. If you look carefully at that middle section, it’s a triangle of cheese, which has been trapped in a cheese trap!

    Because of the different colours of wood … if you give it a tiny bit of sanding (to remove the danger of splinters) then stand the wood – all in the same colour of stain – the different colours/types of wood ‘should’ take the stain slightly differently – so the cheese might end up lighter in colour than the two parts of the trap. Then give it a coat of varnish (and some felt dots stuck to the bottom to save any surfaces from scratches) – and you have a magnificent work of art from the youngest, latest artistic Artist in you Family.

    A Cheese Trap – by The Chicken Family Artist (#__) (fill in the blank space).

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this post Chicken. Thank you so much for sharing your delightful day with your fabulous family. A true memory making day. (plus some!)
    Sending oodles of love ~ Cobs. x

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    • thechickengrandma says:

      I am liking the vision for the “cheese trap”. The artist could be The Chicken Family Artist Chicken Grandkid #1 (as he is the oldest grandchild). I think that is a title that would stick in people’s minds for years to come.

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      • thecobweboriumemporium says:

        I can see a plan coming together here. Yes… I like it. I like it very much!

        Yup….. that’s just about perfect Mrs Chicken, and so shall it be!
        Grandkid#1 would absolutely LOVE this. (And he’d get a giggle from it not being a mouse trap … but that the mouse turned the whole thing around and caught the cheese! YAY! (I can even see Jerry – from Tom and Jerry – approving of this!)
        ~ C. x

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      • thechickengrandma says:

        I may have to make sure it gets properly stored at some point…..to resurface when the boy gets married….I am sure any wife would appreciate a cheese trap piece of art as a wedding gift….especially one made by her beloved.
        This is going to require some advance planning –like years.

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