Saturday, July 6, 2013

Grandma's 80th Birthday

It is Grandma's birthday, she is 80 years old today! Happy Birthday Grandma, we love you! I came up with an idea for her birthday which was to cut out 80 hearts and write a simple thing we loved or reason we loved her. Some are silly, some are specific, some are just because! I am putting them in an envelope and giving them to her to read over, hopefully she enjoys it, and gets a giggle out of a few!

80 Reasons/Things We Love About Grandma
(no order, just how I pulled them out

1. Pearly Tea
2. Your empathy with others
3. Sticking shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant, soap, body wash, toothbrushes, and lotion in our gifts 
4. Worrying so we don't have to
5. Coming to help whenever I need you, making me a priority
6. Chewy Ginger cookies
7. That you get up first so there is someone to wake up to
8. Teaching me in Sunday school - Annaliese
9. Always making time for bedtime stories
10. Your beautiful artwork
11. Making us good healthy lunches for school
12. Cutting up cucumbers - Vi
13. Making our birthdays special.
14. Making Jesus a priority
15. Taking us to the beach everyday in the summer
16. Teaching me Kindergarten
17. Buying a pull-out couch for me to sleep on - Joel
18. Your generosity
19. Having sleepovers - Annaliese and Violet
20. Party Tuna Buns
21. Remembering our favourite things
22. Raising Jonathon and I - wanting to out of love
23. For being an awesome Grandma
24. Making a house for my Teddy
25. Always willing to cuddle, no age limits
26. Getting cool magazines at Christmas - Joel
27. Random food left in our fridge
28. Your BIG hugs
29. For picking Poppa
30. Your servant heart
31. Loving my babies - Amy-Lynn
32. Letting me hold your hand when I slept beside your bed
33. Calling us for dinner 20 minutes early
34. Labeling my underwear - Joel
35. That you give kisses to me even though I rub them off! - Annaliese
36. Dad's cookies
37. Holding my finger in ice water all night long
38. Keeping the house well stocked
39. Correcting our grammar, so we can function in society
40. Your faithfulness
41. Your patience
42. Your cold iced tea and lemonade
43. Keeping my cats, mice, bunnies, dog...
44. Your gentleness and love
45. Never giving up on us, always loving us no matter what
46. Getting your point across in notes
47. Your chicken noodle soup 
48. Grandparent's Day (that was all about us)
49. Coming to our dance recitals - Amy and Annaliese
50. Never picking favourites
51. Your yummy stew
52. Making me name all my stuffed animals
53. Always thinking of others
54. Long walks in the summer, showing us God's beauty in creation
55. Letting us live with you for two years after we moved out - Joel and Amy-Lynn
56. Teaching me how to cook, bake, and add love to food
57. Your sense of humour
58. Making your home warm and inviting
59. Your prayers for us
60. Your unconditional love
61. Looking after my girls while I was on bed rest
62. That you have to think about which kids are adopted
63. Making yummy snacks; apples with cinnamon
64. Your hard work and dedication to your family
65. Teaching us right from wrong by example
66. Your kindness
67. Little gardens of rescued plants
68. Bringing found sweet berries to me when walking up the driveway
69. Your Irish soda bread
70. Printing large letter stories for me when I was learning
71. Always willing to add 1 or 20 more to the table
72. For being a great example of how to be a good mom
73. Sharing with others whatever you have
74. For always being happy to see us
75. Making enough for 2nd's 3rd's and taking home
76. When you took care of me at your house when I was a baby - A&A
77. Snuggles - Joshua and Hannah
78. Posie Stories
79. Getting the pepper out of my eye
80 Sharing your memories with us!