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Saturday:) Some More Adventures in Grandma-land

11 Dec

“Winter, a lingering season, is a time to gather golden moments, embark upon a sentimental journey, and enjoy every idle hour.”

~John Boswell


Well, another day of adventures in Grandma-land. Everyone was home, so nobody rushing off to work or school. But, when you have little ones running around, There’s no such thing as a quiet peaceful weekend. Did you know that 4 and 6 year olds eat and snack and get thirsty 457 times a day? Me neither. Interesting.😳

When the family went off to a production of “The Nutcracker” I made some phone calls, checked Facebook, and took a long walk over to The Dollar Tree. It wasn’t too cold out and it was less than a mile each way. I picked up some stocking stuffers for the little ones.

On my way, I ran into a colorful Santa Dinosaur , a big Christmas tree, and a WWII canon in front of the village hall. (That dinosaur better not mess with me.

The rest of the evening was busy with afore mentioned feeding frenzies, flying toys, favorite TV shows, and bedtime rituals. (Thank goodness they’ve out grown “Baby Shark” do do do do. That song sticks in your head for days.


Happy Saturday, my friends.

Wednesday:) Words of Wisdom From Grandma

8 Dec

“Grandmotherhood initiated me into a world of play, where all things became fresh, alive, and honest again through my grandchildren’s eyes. Mostly, it retaught me love.” ― Sue Monk Kidd


Another fun day in Grandma-land. My morning was pretty quiet, filled with emails, Facebook, a little tidying up, walking the dog, and working on my ornament projects. Then, the little ones came home from school and daycare. That’s when the nonstop action began.

Can anyone say “Balloon fight!”
Two against one, not fair!

I guess we have to relearn how to play through the eyes of the children. Thank goodness they just had balloons and they are little girls. I think little boys would not have been as gentle with Grandma.

Happy Wednesday, my friends.

Tuesday:) Toni’s Traveling Adventures

7 Dec

“In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future.”~ Alex Haley


Yesterday was a big day and a busy day. Someone turned six years old, and was able to celebrate with her kindergarten class, then at home with her family, and then out to dinner, and she topped off the evening with a pink donut with sprinkles, as requested. one happy Grandma here.

Saturday: So, Where in the World is Miss Toni

4 Dec

“I wouldn’t change my grandchildren for the world, but I wish I could change the world for my grandchildren.”~Unknown


Can you guess where I am? Kinda like where’s Waldo, but where’s Miss Toni?

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Here ya go!

Visiting the grandchildren!

Happy Saturday, my friends. I’ll weep you posted.

Tuesday:) Toni’s Two Favorite Little People

26 Apr

“Becoming a grandmother is wonderful. One moment you’re just a mother. The next you are all-wise and prehistoric.”

~Pam Brown (and my family agrees)


I spent a lot of time looking at old photos on my iPad today and discovered that the majority of the 12,946 photos and 197 videos are of my beautiful granddaughters. so, I thought I’d share a few recent ones. They always make me smile and realize that being a grandmother is one of, if the the greatest blessings in the world.

Sophisticated and silly all rolled into one.
Double trouble, double the fun.
Pretty princesses in pink. What do ya think?
Happy Tuesday! 🤗

Montage Monday:) A Week in a Grandma Peek

13 Jul

“The strength of a family, like the strength of an army, lies in its loyalty to each other.” – Mario Puzo


Woa! What a busy crazy whirlwind week I’ve had. Too many pictures to post, so here is just a sampling. Happy Monday, my friends.

I hadn’t seen the granddaughters since Christmas 2019.
Grandma is exhausted and elated all at the same time.
I was so happy to babysit so daddy and mommy could go away for a couple of days to celebrate their 6th anniversary. The lockdown was tough on all parents with little ones, I’m sure. And tomorrow is my son’s birthday. A double celebration.

Yes, Happy Monday!

Saturday:) Some More Exciting Grandma Adventures

11 Jul

“The days pass so slowly when you’re a young mother. But, the years fly too quickly when you’re a grandmother.”

~Toni Armenta Andrukaitis


Another fun day with the grandkids, and my first day on Grandma duty. It wasn’t even a full day on call, only starting around noon. Mommy and Daddy are taking a brief two day getaway for their anniversary, and very well deserved after these crazy pandemic lockdowns with a two and four year old.

Big sister in blue and her best friend from daycare at dance class.
My little artist protege.
Sisters playing with their Barbies, and don’t forget Elvis and the Prince.
This evening’s entertainment for Grandma and Nanna was about twenty super high speed giggling “Ring Around the Rosie” songs with hysterical, “They all fall down” finales. We were exhausted and dizzy just watching.

Feeling blessed. ❤️❤️

Friday Fun With the Family:) Feeling Blessed

10 Jul

“The greatest blessing in the world is our children and our family. And it seems the tinier the child, the bigger the blessing. “

~ Toni Armenta Andrukaitis


Another fine fun filled whirlwind day with the “wittle ones.” Uh oh! I’m starting to talk wike them too. That’s what Gwamas do. A few photos to show its true.

Drawing, tv, a trip to the park, and giving Grandma a little preview of tomorrow’s dance class.
Checking the dog for any possible illness, enjoying the park, playing with her babies and sliding on the big slide.
Big sister reading to little sister after her nice nap.
Making veggie tacos for Mommy and Daddy and me after the wittle ones were in bed. Everyone was hungry.

Ah, finally. It’s Black Russian Friday. No ice cream, but I found some vodka. I couldn’t find a glass, so I used a mason jar, only to find out there were many glasses all right above the kitchen sink. Duh! All is quiet now, The adventures continue tomorrow. Life is good.

Cheers, my friends!

Thursday Through Grandma’s Eyes

9 Jul

I love music of all kinds, but there’s no greater music than the sound of my grandchildren laughing; my kids, too.

Sylvia Earle


Another fun and fine day visiting with my grand-babies. Ah, grandchildren laughing.

Today, we played, read stories, colored, painted, played house, tea parties, played on the swings, took a walk, and awesome Chicago pizza for dinner. Life is good.

Life is good. Grandma is in heaven. ❤️❤️

Wednesday:) Where in the World Is Miss Toni?

8 Jul

“Becoming a grandmother is wonderful. One moment you’re just a mother. The next you are all-wise and prehistoric.”

~Pam B


Remember “Where’s Waldo?” Who can guess where Miss Toni is. I’ll give you some clues.

What’s up? ME…

Where in the world?….

Can you guess?
Yes! Visiting my grand-babies. Its been too long. Happy Grandma!