Frankie and Slim

Frankie and Slim
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Thursday, October 17, 2013


Did you have a Fall Break when you were in school?  I don't remember having one, but am sure glad my granddaughter does.  Hope is with me this week and it's time for a good spoiling for this youngest grandchild:) 
Hope enjoys noodles at the China Buffet.


  1. Spoiling is absolutely the very best thing one can do anywhere and anytime for someone we love and certainly for someone as cute as this one.

  2. We discipline our children but adore and spoil our grandchildren :)True of me too !

  3. I just love that noodle slurping picture. How old is your grand daughter?

  4. Hope looks fun! I know the two of you will have a good time this week.

    No - I didn't ever have fall break, but when I was her age summer lasted from June until the end of August.

  5. I truly don't want to rush my life and even more don't want to rush my daughters life but I sure do dream about being a grand parent. I have it all planned in my head the spoiling I'll do and the summers I'll plan to save my daughter money on summer camp and the days that I'll watch the little one when schools closed. In my head no matter where she lives I'll move close so I can be there at a drop of a dime.

    People like you inspire me even more!


  6. I don't remember having a fall break, but we seemed to always have a week day off school during the Tulsa State Fair every year.
    I had forgotten that we both have granddaughters named looks like they are close to the same age. My Hope is an 11 year old 6th grader.
    Have fun spoiling your girl.

  7. She's a cutie. I love her noodle fangs ;-)

  8. Hope sure is cute! Spoiling is the best thing about being a grandparent. I don't remember where I saw it or who said it but I saw a quote that said: (re: parents/children) SAY YES MORE THAN YOU SAY NO. I wish I had that advice when I was a parent of 4 babies in within 6 years. I did a pretty good job at saying yes but there were too many times when the kids wanted to stop and look for bugs or some such thing and I said no, we have to hurry. With my grandkids I say yes as often as possible.

  9. I only remember 3-day Columbus Day week-end, Veteran's Day, n Thanksgiving breaks- Hope's lucky to get one! Now I want Chinese food... It's been years-

    Enjoy the spoils!

  10. Anonymous2:01 AM

    Cute granddaughter. I adore my grandkids!

  11. The yearly terms were quite different in England when I was growing up. We had what they called half term probably about the end of October beginning of November
    Have fun in the sun Annie - having her with you will lighten your load for a little while
    Take care

    Cathy @ Still Waters

  12. We never had a fall break. The only "break" we had was the spring one in March. And if you live in Canada, you know March isn't the best month to have time off because it's a crazy month and you could be buried in snow or showing off your new shorts. :)

  13. You are correct Grannie...only time will tell how the ACA will really work, I am optimistic, although I think once this president is gone the insurance companies will make every effort to thwart this as it interferes with them making big bucks.

  14. She's mighty cute. Does she go to a "year-round" school? Those lucky ducks always get a nice fall break.

  15. Not until Thanksgiving :) Have a wonderful time!

  16. My daughter's are off school for 2 weeks now. Here in the UK it's just called a half term holiday. It seems to me that only just went back to school after the summer.

  17. Tabor
    She takes to spoiling very well:)

    It is such a joy to be able to relax with the grands in a way we dared not with our children.

    I am sure her parents will not be as thrilled with the noodle slurping. She is 11 and in 6th grade.

    We have had a ball. At least I have. It is rare that I get Hope all to myself.

    It was a lot easier grandparenting with Ron's help but now all our grands are old enough I can manage them by myself thankfully. Sure miss my buddy helping me though.

    Yep, are Hopes are the same age and same grade in school. Our Hope was born in June, 2002.

    Great title “noodle fangs”. Love it!

    Aunt Betsy
    Isn't it easy to say “yes”. I love it.

  18. Snaggle Tooth
    The Chinese food was great and we both got wonderful fortunes in our cookies.

    How many grandchildren do you and David have?

    It did exactly that – lightened my load. Fun to just let worry take to the wind when grandchildren are present.

    Believe it or not, that sounds a bit like Oklahoma too. Will Rogers said “If you don't like the weather in Oklahoma just wait around and it will change.”

    Oh boy you are really caught up aren't you? Good to believe in your causes.

    No she doesn't go to year-round school but she does go to private school. However it seems all of Oklahoma schools are on a Fall break, even the colleges.

    Riot Kitty
    We are having a great time but it ends today. Her mother has come to take her home. Boo Hoo!

    LL Cool Joe
    Oh my Hope only has three days. Wow, two weeks must be nice for the girls.

  19. Frame this picture!