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Seven years as Mama

My sons’ great grandma is 81 years old.

She knows that Disneyland holds a special place in my older son’s heart. For the first five years of Li’l D’s life, we shared many sweet memories there.

Great Grandma’s birthday gift to Li’l D was a family day at Disneyland. Since Great-Great can’t make the trek anymore, she asked for pictures–lots of pictures–of both her grandsons having a blast.

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Also, tiny Donald Duck

The day was equally full of sweets and sweet moments. The best of the latter were short, brilliant flashes: Littler J’s shining face as he swung ’round and ’round on the Mater ride. Li’l D howling joy as we rode California Screamin’ for the first time in ages, and then again the second time, and every other time afterward. The moment where I looked up at my big boy and saw a glimpse of the man he’s becoming.

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“Dude, Mom, it’s just a truck.”

My heart was full before I met Li’l D seven years ago, sure. It’s just that it was a full cup. Now, thanks to both my boys, it’s the largest pool in the world … and yet still, somehow, overflowing.

  1. September 27, 2016 at 7:09 pm

    I initially had Great-Great as 81. Anthony said, no, she’s 82! I published with 82 just in time for him to say, “Just kidding! 81.” So, yeah … age immediately corrected. 🙂

  2. September 27, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    Adorable 🙂

  3. September 27, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    Happy bday to Lil big d. I hope he liked his present

  4. Paul
    September 27, 2016 at 7:55 pm


  5. September 28, 2016 at 4:27 am

    I’m amazed how children have opened my life in ways I never thought possible.

  6. September 28, 2016 at 11:43 am

    Such a kind and smart great grandma you’ve got there. I love her no matter how old you decide she is!

  7. September 28, 2016 at 7:22 pm

    That Donald outfit is so adorable!

  8. October 1, 2016 at 9:05 am

    Your son’s great grandma is younger than my mom. Just my first thought as I was reading your post. haha

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