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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, X is for EXamine…

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 learned a new word the other day.  I hope you enjoy.

Okay, I admit X gave me quite a bit of trouble and I took the easy way out by using eXamine as my X word.  JP did tell me he could beat me at XBox-ing which was cute because he didn’t really know what an X Box was, but I like this conversation better.

Me:  Guess what Nana found when I was out walking Chief this morning?

JP:  I don’t know.

Me:  Well, of course you don’t.  That’s why I’m going to tell you!  There were two hawks on Jamie’s driveway next door and I don’t know if they were fighting or what, but one of them looked like he was hurt.

JP:  Are they still there?  I want to see them!

Me:  No, I called Animal Control to have them come and help the one bird but I guess he wasn’t hurt that badly because by the time I looked again, the birds were gone.  I had to call Animal Control back to tell them not to come.  Papa went and looked and there was just some blood and feathers.

JP:  I want to go look!  Papa, can I go look at the feathers?  I need to examine them and get a clue to see what kind of bird it was!  (Because I might be wrong about the hawk thing, LOL.)

(They go and look and he brings back a feather.)

JP:  Nana, look, I think it’s a hawk feather.  I want to show Mama when she gets here.  I bet she’ll be surprised!

(And when Mom comes to pick him up, he drags her over to show her the blood and feathers on the ground.  Just one of many “surprises” moms of boys get as they grow up!)

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, R is for Restaurant…

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.

My grandson loves to play restaurant and we have plastic dishes and cups and glasses and he has a pot and spoons to pretend cook with, sometimes even pterodactyl!  But one evening when his mom and dad were over with him he decided that all the grown ups should sit around the table and he would take our orders and bring us our meals, just like all the restaurants he’s been to… maybe too many!

JP:  And what would you like to eat, ma’am?

Me:  I would like a cheeseburger, I think.

(He looks to Mom for confirmation and she whispers, “Cow.”)

JP:  Papa, what would you like to eat?

Papa:  I will have chicken.

JP:  Can you share with Mom cause I only have one chicken?

Papa:  Oh, sure, that’s fine.

(I didn’t realize at first, but it’s a carve your own dinner, because this is what we got, his Fischer Price farm animals.  And he presented each meal with a flourish.)

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JP:  Well, good luck!  What?  (Hiding smiles, Mom whispers something in his ear.) Oh, I mean, enjoy!

I would not wish to return to a restaurant where they brought my food and said, “good luck,” LOL!