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Me & JP, Z is for Zuka Zama…

IMG_1766JP is our youngest grandson who turned five in September. He and his mom and dad lived with us while they were building their house a year ago. Though they’ve moved into their new house now, we still get to pick him up from preschool on Tuesdays and Thursdays and spend the afternoon with him. Next year he’ll be in kindergarten all day. He’s so full of fun and remarkably wise for his years!

Today is the last day of the Blogging A to Z Challenge, because, hello, we’re on letter Z!  I want to thank you all so much for following along and I hope you enjoyed my stories.  I have had such fun pulling these together and in some ways, I’ll miss the challenge of posting daily.  Special thanks to the new people who’ve signed up to follow my blog and I promise I will be around to visit everyone soon.

JP:  ZUKA ZAMA!

Me:  Is that from Lion Guard?  Who says that?

JP:  Bunga.  He’s a honey badger.  I love Lion Guard.  Look, Nana, I have my Lion Guard shirt on!

Me:  I see.  I love that shirt.  (FYI, The Lion Guard is a cartoon on Disney Junior television, a follow up to their wildly successful Lion King movie.   Zuka Zama means “pop up, dive in.”  Yes, I looked it up at the Disney site.  Who thinks of a honey badger as a character anyway?  Other than those incredibly smart, incredibly rich Disney people…)

I’ll leave you with some of my favorite pictures from the last five years!

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Me & JP, Y is for Yardstick…

IMG_1766JP is our youngest grandson who turned five in September. He and his mom and dad lived with us while they were building their house a year ago. Though they’ve moved into their new house now, we still get to pick him up from preschool on Tuesdays and Thursdays and spend the afternoon with him. Next year he’ll be in kindergarten all day. He’s so full of fun and remarkably wise for his years!

For Blogging A to Z, I’ll be sharing some of our many conversations over the last few years.  I hope you enjoy.  I know this sounds a little contrived, but he really did say this.  And wonderful Nana that I am, my first thought was, “Yes, there’s my Y word, LOL!”

JP:  Nana, guess what?

Me:  What?

JP:  I’m taller than a yardstick!

(I’m not sure how tall he is, cause I don’t even have a yardstick.  And I don’t know if he knows what that is, but he’s probably right, cause he’s kind of a big guy for his age!)

Me & JP, S is for Sleepover…

JP is our youngest grandson who turned five in September. IMG_1763He and his mom and dad lived with us while they were building their house a year ago. Though they’ve moved into their new house now, we still get to pick him up from preschool on Tuesdays and Thursdays and spend the afternoon with him. Next year he’ll be in kindergarten all day. He’s so full of fun and remarkably wise for his years!

For Blogging A to Z, I’ll be sharing some of our many conversations over the last few years.  I hope you enjoy.

JP:  Nana, can I sleepover pretty soon?  I haven’t been over for a sleepover in a really long time.  I’ve only had like three sleepovers.  And one time I threw up!  (He did and you can read about that here!)

Me:  I know you’ve stayed over more than three times!  And what about the time you stayed here while your house was being built?  That was like hundreds of sleepovers and you even had your own room!

JP:  Nana, it’s not a sleepover if Mom and Dad are there!

(So, of course, he’s sleeping over tonight because who could say no?) 🙂

Me & JP, Q is for Quiet…

JP is our youngest grandson who turned five in September. IMG_1763He and his mom and dad lived with us while they were building their house a year ago. Though they’ve moved into their new house now, we still get to pick him up from preschool on Tuesdays and Thursdays and spend the afternoon with him. Next year he’ll be in kindergarten all day. He’s so full of fun and remarkably wise for his years!

For Blogging A to Z, I’ll be sharing some of our many conversations over the last few years.  I hope you enjoy.

JP:  Let’s play soccer, please, Nana, please??  Nana, Nana, don’t you want to play?  What are we going to do?  I want to do something!

Me:  Okay, well, what if we’re quiet for just a little while?

JP:  I can’t, Nana, I’m a wild boy!  (Running around and trying to kick the soccer ball).

Me:  (Rolling the soccer ball past him).   Oh, look, I got a goal!  I’m winning!

JP:  Nana, no!  It wasn’t your turn!

Me:  (Teasing)  Oh, boo hoo, don’t whine.  I got a goal, I’m winning!

JP:  (Pouting)  Nana, let’s be quiet for a while…

Me & JP, P is for Pterodactyl…

JP is our youngest grandson who turned five in September. IMG_1763He and his mom and dad lived with us while they were building their house a year ago. Though they’ve moved into their new house now, we still get to pick him up from preschool on Tuesdays and Thursdays and spend the afternoon with him. Next year he’ll be in kindergarten all day. He’s so full of fun and remarkably wise for his years!

For Blogging A to Z, I’ll be sharing some of our many conversations over the last few years.  I hope you enjoy.

Me:  What are you cooking in there?  

JP:  I’m making pterodactyl and apple rice.  Now that’s my idea of a delightful lunch!

Me:  Oh, darn, and that’s what I was making for dinner…

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JP:  Nana, where do pterodactyls go potty?

Me: Um, like birds, I think, you know, maybe they sit on a tree branch?

JP:  No, I think they use the pterodactyl bathroom!

Me:  Well, okay…