Thompsons Lake, Aug. 15, 2013

This was the week I started a new position that I haven’t had experience with for a few years. My youngest great-grandchild, Nichole had turned 7 in December and now my granddaughter, Danielle arrived at 7:15 a.m., with 7-week-old Zoey for me to care for.

I had offered to by Zoey’s care provider for a few months. I felt she was much too young to go to a baby sitter. We’ll see what happens with me doing it full time after a few months.

I am home bound so far because I’m not used to traveling with a newborn.

I am enjoying all my time with Zoey at this young age. She just wants to be held and is so dependent on my caring for her. Just holding her brings comfort to me and I know she enjoys the same, as she usually falls fast asleep.

On Wednesday, Aug. 7, I decided to have another lobster dinner because, my daughters, Marcia and Kathy, missed the last one. Marcia picked up the lobsters for me as I was home with Zoey. I had prepared baked potatoes and a backed zucchini casserole. Danielle joined us when she got home from work. It was a very relaxing dinner, a real “girls night”.

On Friday, my 11-year-old granddaughter, Kyra spent the day with me. It is a joy to spend time with Kyra. She is very interested in music and can name all the top songs and singers.

We played a new board game she has called Imagine Iff. It was fun to try to make decisions for family members and friends. You pick a card and have to answer a question for each person on the board.

My grandson, Brandon Clark, and his friend, Jennifer Smith picked up his children, Samson and Nichole on Friday night. They stopped to visit me and then on Saturday they went hiking on Bennett Hill in Clarsville.

On Saturday evening, I went with Brandon, Jenn, Nichole, Samson, Marcia Pangburn, and her daughter Kyra to the Park Playhouse in Washington Park to see Shrek, the Musical.

We got to Washington Park and it was full but there were seats to purchase with free seats for the children. The play was very interesting. Nichole learned much from watching it. She noticed the big difference between a play and a movie. She told me the scenery in a play isn’t as intricate as in a movie. The characters in the play seemed more real to her.

Samson and Nichole left on Sunday evening and Zoey returned Monday morning.

I am a very lucky great-grandmother.

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