Monday, April 25, 2011

Life: The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. - Nelson Mandela

Hi and hello and howdy-doand boyhowdy, I missed you all...



I'm glad to be back safely and I realized traveling and spending time with a first grader is VERY enlightening..

I learned a lesson each and every day I was on vacation. 


First great lesson?  Trampoline!

 "I got on! Yay!"

 "Can you say 'ta-da' !"

 "You can't just pose Grammie...you gotta jump!"
"Wha...??"

 "OK...I jumped..now how do I get off this thing??"

 "YIKES!!"

 "Help!"

 "I've trampolined and I can't get up!"

 "I am looking at the ground..I feel earth!!"

 "Houston, we have touch-down..."

 "That's one small step for Grammie...one giant leap for Grammie-kind!"

"This "teaching Grammie" thing is exhausting!!"

More "lessons" to come...

-me

13 comments:

Lucy (aka rharper) said...

LOL! Rarely do I laugh out loud at reading a blog. It's just that I can SOOOO identify with it. I just got back from DC this morning so I'm going through all the photos I took and wondering why all my email is automatically going to trash. Gee Thanks Google.

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

You are home!!!!!!!!

Now!!!!

Do you have a week off, to rest up?

-chuckle-

Gentle hugs...

Jillian said...

Love that you're back, love the Urkle quote, love that you're back, love the landing on the moon parody, love that you're back...

just call me jo said...

I missed you too. You and Lucy both back on home soil. Life is good. Your trampolining is hilarious. You were up so high too. (My grand's tramp has a stair case that I have maneuver. That's quite a sight too. Welcome back!

Vee said...

Oh that is so much fun! Every picture is better than the last. You're a riot and I'm so glad that you're back and blogging about your visit. Looking forward to seeing more of your trip.

Pearl said...

I'm so glad your back! We have missed you and you are one brave Grammie to get on that trampoline. What a fun Grammie you are, did the pups kiss you all over? Mr. B ?
I'm so happy you got to spend time with this sweet little gal. Welcome back :)

diane b said...

Welcome home. I have missed you and your funny posts. You are back in fine form and I too LOL. You are looking great and i bet you got lots of exercise with that gorgeous little teacher.

Ming said...

Welcome Back! We missed you too. Looking forward to your 6 yo lessons... kids have the greatest rules! LOL...

Muffy's Marks said...

Grammie you are crazy!! Enjoyed the photos, and glad you didn't get hurt.

T's Daily Treasures said...

Welcome home! I think I would have saying WHOA DOGGIE! on that trampoline. I haven't been on one of those since I was like, 12. I used to do flips. Yikes! I think I would just get a head rush now. Bravo to you for trying. I bet you gave your precious little grand daughter something to laugh about. Best wishes, Tammy

Vicki aka Jake said...

Only you Colleen, only you:)
Welcome home.

Life is good! said...

so glad you got to spend time with your darling granddaughter. and jump on the tramp! your a brave soul to get on that thing.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

That is so cute. Looks like you had a blast. Way to go grammie!