Oldest has been carving pumpkins for JP for years and Motley Crue is his latest! JP is going to be Vince Neil for Halloween. I know, so proud, lol! And we now have snow and more forecast for tomorrow, so I’m afraid he’ll be covering up those tattoo sleeves with his winter coat!
JP 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!
JP is my now 3 1/2 year old grandson. He and his mom and dad and their English bulldog lived with us while their new house was being built. One of the best things about having them here was spending time talking with him. It makes me hopeful for the next generation. He is so wise and so much fun! Even though they have their own house, I still get to babysit him on Tuesdays and Thursdays. You can find all my Me and JP stories here.
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, okay, but let’s settle down before you get hurt, please!
JP: ZUKA ZAMA!
Me: Is that on Lion Guard? Who says that on Lion Guard?
JP: Bunga. (He’s a honey badger and Zuka Zama means “pop up, dive in.” Yes, I looked it up at the Disney site.) I love Lion Guard. Look, Nana, I have my Lion Guard shirt on today.
Me: I know, I love it. 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 awhile…
Happy Father’s Day to dads and grandpas everywhere!