Monday, November 5, 2012

My Great Grandma

Sophia playing with her great great grandma // Another one with her great grandma // Picture with her Great Aunt & Uncle // Goodbye kisses for Grandma Birdie

Yesterday Sophia and I spent most of the day at my great grandma's house. Her name is Birdie and she is 94 years. She lives at home alone and takes care of everything. She makes her own food, cleans her home and also takes care of all her plants, which are always so beautiful. If I make it to 94, I hope to be just like her. Such a strong, beautiful woman.

I've always loved going to her home. Especially when I was little. I used to beg my mom to let me stay the night there when we'd visit.

I visit with her throughout the year now with my grandma. I  have enjoyed being able to take Sophia with us. I feel that Sophia and I are very lucky to be able to spend time with our great AND great great grandma. Sophia just loves her. She calls and grandma and liked to bring toys over to her chair. 

It's always interesting to go to my great grandma's and just listen to her talk and tell stories. I also spend so much time just looking around her home. She's got pictures of every child, grandchild and great grandchild all throughout her house. I've seen all these pics so many times but I enjoy looking at them. 

My great grandma also has the most random stuff through out her house that Sophia just loved getting into. But the vintage magnets on the refrigerator were Sophia's favorites.

My grandma's brother and his wife were there when we went yesterday so it was nice to see them too. Spending the day with them made me so thankful for everyone that is in my life especially my family. 

I am also very thankful that most of my family members are still here, and for the most part, they are all pretty healthy. I think about my family all the time and always worry about something happening to them but days like yesterday take all that away.