Unique Ways For An Easter Egg Hunt

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Easter egg hunts become such a tradition for grandparents, parents and even businesses and communities.  We enjoyed this blog post from HowDoesShe.com. Click HERE to see these adorable ideas for changing things up a little from year to year. Happy Easter to your family!

90 Days To A Fit Grandma

I am going to be completely vulnerable on this blog post and share with you my 90 day journey to get myself in better health.  May I share with you my story and my journey? Everyone has a “last straw”!  What I mean is that in life we have certain results based on our lifestyle and choices that we are showing up in our lives.  We are disappointed in some of those results and after a length of time we decide we are going to make a change.  There is…

Reindeer Party with Nana & Papa

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Each Christmas we try to give “experiences” with the family along with the gifts.  In previous years we have had family dinners with gingerbread decorating, sleigh rides in Park City and Breakfast with Santa.  This year we did a theme of “Reindeer Games”.  Here is a sample of the invitation: When they arrived we had  a pair for each of them of antlers with blinking red noses for them to wear. At the kitchen table, we had a dice drawing game called Roll-A-Reindeer that I found on Pinterest and can…

2015 Back To School Party

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It’s that time of year when Back-to-School activities are taking place.  I remember as a mom how much work and money  it took to get the new school clothes, shoes and school supplies.  As a little girl I mainly remember getting new clothes and a new box of crayons.  I also remember a few jitters in starting a new class with a new teacher. As a Nana, I can now have some fun and enjoy this time of year!  This year I simplified our party due to time restraints.  You…

The Night Before Minnions

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It seems I am always either too early or too late to take my grandkids to the first opening day of the fun movies that are released.  They were coming to my home for a sleepover and I would need to take them back  home before we could see the movie in theatres. Thanks to one of my Facebook friends,  I was able to celebrate with them on the night before the minnions’ movie. My friend told me about a little short movie available at Wal-Mart (ask them to match the Target…

Fourth Of July Flag

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This patriotic treat comes from a tradition from Giddy Grandma Board Member, Cameron Miller.  Once she started this tradition, her children have asked to do this every year after.  It is quick, easy, adorable and tasty.  Here are the steps: STEP ONE STEP TWO STEP THREE STEP FOUR STEP FIVE STEP SIX – TA DA!   Let’s us know some of your favorite things to do or eat to enjoy this great holiday celebrating our freedom! We would love to have you send or tag us in your Fourth of…

Power of Grandchild’s Letter

I would like to share with you a personal experience that happened to me just today.  It was powerful and I hope that it will have a lesson or a meaning  to all of you as well! Today my day didn’t start very well.  It’s been a busy week, month and time for me since the start of 2015.  There have been life changes that have brought many blessings to me and to my family but also some added responsibilities. I work full time, have an extended family and grandchildren,…

A Spoonful of Sugar….

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…helps the  medicine go down”! My mother used to sing that song to me when I was a little girl. With blissful thoughts in my head I knew how lucky I was to have a Mom who stayed by my side to nurse me back to health whenever I was under the weather. And yes, that usually included a spoonful of some type of unpleasant syrupy concoction every few hours followed up with a delightfully anticipated popsicle to comfort my tormented taste buds. While I am most grateful for western…

More Meaning to Easter

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It seems every holiday is crowed with commercialism, hype and rows and rows of candy.  If we are a religious people we need to make sure that each generation is taught the purpose of our holidays and bring more meaning to each one of them.  Even something as simple as celebrating Independence Day has been overcrowded with parades and fireworks and the holiday passes without even a mention of our blessings of freedom.  Let’s make sure our grandchildren know the meaning behind the holiday. I am sharing an idea today…

My Little Lepra-grands!

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I try to not blast my blog and Facebook page with pictures of my own grandchildren.  However so that you can get to know me and our Giddy Grandma  Board members a little better, we will post a few.  I wanted to share with you pictures of my grandkids.  I didn’t go all out with a big party or gifts this holiday.  I simply gave them a tall, shamrock drink bottle and some glow-in-the-dark shamrock glasses.  They seemed excited and carried them around a day or two.  It only takes…