Sunday, May 31, 2015

Birthdays and Graduations

Happy Birthday to "The guy with the perfect hair."  He is the sweetest kindest 9 year old boy ever.  He gave me $40 for my birthday. hah. He is the last of the three to turn 9.    Now the officially ages of the grands are 12, 9, 9, 9, 6, 5.  Lots of birthdays lately.  Yes, in case you noticed, he is ladies man already.

Happy birthday to the lady in the monster hat, my sister in law.  She is a gem.  She is also the grammy of the cake sitter.  You will never meet a kinder person.

These two were graduates.  KT. Bug graduated from the Intermediate School to the Middle School.  They had a nice ceremony.  Each child was give either a honor/merit roll or/and a fun award.  She had straights A's and got "The smile that lights up a room" Award.  She walked up on stage and when they said that she flashed that special smile.
Her little sister missed her ceremony because she is an awesome soccer player.  Year around and 5 days a week.  She graduated to the Intermediate School from the Elementary school.  They had a fun clap out, that I missed.  I wish I could share the picture of her and Mr. Perfect hair together on the last day of school.  But it is on my phone.  Mr. Perfect Hair also graduated .  Two of the nines.
This pretty girl, L Belle is the other nine year old.  I think she is staying in the same school.  She's my Colorado girl.  She loves to dance. And she is the first of the six to get braces.  She wanted glasses to but she passed her eye exam.  She tried to cheat but the doctor knew better.

And my Fisher boy Q. graduated from pre-school as he is going to be a Kindy next year.  Oh, I hope they are ready for him.  He knows everything about fish, snakes, toads, frogs and bugs.  He might just be bringing some to school.  I haven't seen his grad pictures but I hear they are awesome.  He's also a Colorado grand.  I haven't seen them for 6 months.  That's the longest ever.  But that will change in just one week.  I can't wait to see them.

Let me see, that's I 2, 3, 4, 5, someone is missing.  Who could that be.
It's Mabel.  She is moving on up to first grade.  Her brother and cousin won't be there next year.  She will make up for them.  She's a tumbler and a dancer and our first grand that has visited the principal's office.  Probably more than once.  To be fair, here is a better picture.

With her Bestie.  Both their brothers moved on to the Intermediate School.  I think they are excited.  Mabel is the one in the dress.
Now we did have another birthday girl.  My other sister in law.  I love this picture from a few years ago.  But she is in Aruba right now again.
Can you see the green intruder?

For this guy, this week hasn't been a happy one.

Piper is still saving space for his sister.  That's her little fleece.  He still checks us out every time we come home to see if we have her.  Hang on little doggy better times a coming.

We had a quiet spot on showings then had two on Thursday night, one on Friday night and one on Saturday.  As always we do our thing, leave and come back later.  This time we thought no one was here and they weren't.  But as soon as I tear apart a drawer looking for something they show up an hour late.  We ask for five minutes to restore the house and they come in while we sit in the car with the dog and the A/C.  Still no offers.
Want to know what I was looking for in that drawer......a ring......that I placed there awhile ago.  Not there.  Then suddenly I remember not seeing my husband's brand new in the box, Kindle Fire.  That was in my dresser.  Yep, it's gone.  We are still searching to see what else was missing.  We will be filling a report with the Sheriff soon.  If it was just the ring, I might say I forgot where I put it, but not the new Kindle.  (Yes, I have misplace my old Kindle but I found it.)  I might add that I have only a few things that I treasure and that are valuable.  Of course this was the case with this ring.  We have an idea that it was a certain person that came "alone" to show our home.  He never filled out the online survey.  Our realtor called him four times and he never responded.  Since then he has changed real estate companies and is in our town.  Not going to judge but just saying.
One other time I lost my heart shaped diamond ring, 1 1/2 carot , my husband bought it for me in St. Thomas.  I looked and looked everywhere.  It was strange that nothing else was taken.  I suspected a friend of my son.  But just a year ago I said something about it and our youngest, you know the one with all the drama, said "No, he didn't take it.  I did, I gave it to Mandy and she wouldn't give it back."  Mandy was a girl with Downs that he went to prom with.  Well that was 10 years ago.  Nice, huh.  So, I do know when something is gone.  My other jewelry was locked or on me. 
Now, and you thought my life was always good.  Nope, just glad that there are more ups than downs.


Consider It All Joy said...

My this IS a busy season, isn't it?!?! All of those grands of your are darling! Sorry about the missing items, hope they really are just misplaced :( Sending many blessings to you, Cindy

NanaDiana said...

Well, first off- happy birthday to EVERYONE. The kids are great and cute as bugs. Gotta love that little Mabel. She is a corker, for sure!
I hope, hope, hope that the items turn up and just got stashed somewhere quickly when you had a showing and will surface again. If not that is awful...and really awful about your heart-shaped necklace. I suppose 10 years is too long to ask for it back? lol Hope you have a good week, Debby! xo Diana

Miss Merry said...

What gorgeous grandchildren! It is hard to keep up with all their doings, isn't it! It is a very Happy Birthday time at your house. Best wishes to everyone. I have had friends who have had items stolen during home showings. Little things that you don't miss right away, so you aren't sure when they left. One friend had special crosses in each of her girls rooms. She was cleaning and one was gone from the wall. This isn't a new thing. When we had my grandparents home for sale in the 70's, a realtor called my mother and offered to purchase my grandfather's collection of antique tie-backs, which was buried inside a drawer in his dresser. Luckily he just didn't help himself to those, but we had not inventoried the house so who knows what might have left. Praying the right person comes through your home soon! I think the Sheriff's report is a good idea.

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

I just love the photo of your grandson with the snake (lizard?). What a character that boy must be.

Musings from Kim K. said...

I'm so sorry for your recent losses. Darling pictures of your grands. Praying that your selling time is upon you. Enjoy your upcoming visit with your CO grands.

Connie said...

Debby, your family is wonderful . . . I know that you are counting the days to see your Colorado bunch again. Your little fisher boy is adorable . . . I'm sure that his momma has found some strange things in his pockets on laundry day:) The photo of your daughter-in-law on the beach . . . that would have scared the beegees out of me.
Have a lovely week.
Connie :)

Cranberry Morning said...

Wow, there's one nine year old that's destined to break the girls' hearts!! What a cutie! All the kids are cute, of course, and I love the family photos. Quite a lot of birthdays there. Hope you have a wonderful week.

Simple and serene living Laura Walker said...

Your family is just wonderful. I am so sorry that you were robbed. That should never happen when your house is being shown. I do hope it sells soon for you. xo Laura

At Home in English Valley said...

Dear Debby, You have riches far more precious than diamonds and gold , those amazing grands! I love seeing them all and all your sweet comments. You appreciate each and every one, and I know that they must love you a bunch. Nasty that someone would take things from you. Hope your home sells and you can move on. Take care my friend, enjoy your Rocky Mountain travels. Love, Penny

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You handle things so well and always keep your positive outlook...I know it's hard. I hope this week is much better! Sweet hugs, Diane

Edna B said...

After losing several very expensive and precious items I've learned never to leave anyone (except my children) in my house when I am not there. It's a sad way to live, but I did not create it.

It's so much fun watching the little ones grow and move on to new life levels. My youngest grandson graduates high school this week, and will soon be off to college. It's been awesome watching him grow into such a fine young man.

Enjoy your little ones. They grow up so fast. Have a super day, hugs, Edna B.

Doris Gibbs said...

What a cute group of kids! I have a nephew who wanted glasses and also tried to get fake the doctor out. He was so disappointed when they said no. I told him that he may need them in the future, but to appreciate that he doesn't need them now. My glasses drive me crazy and I'd love them gone.

Doris Gibbs @ Moody Eyes