Makin' Memories - 05/30/14

    Just back from a road trip meeting my parents halfway to deliver my daughter for a week of  Nana & Papa's Camp.   For 6 years now, my amazing parents have been taking each grandchild for a week.  They've always hosted each child separately so they can focus (spoil) that child individually.  We meet at a Cracker Barrel, eat and part ways for a week.
     I feel so fortunate that my parents are well enough to do this.  Simultaneously, I feel so blessed that my children are getting to experience all that Nana & Papa are about:  spoiling, exploring, field tripping, shopping, story telling, crafting, dispensing wisdom.
     My mom documents every activity they do with a picture.  Then, at the end of the week... she gives them a memory book with each moment captioned.  My parents also let the kids stay up as late as they want, watch as many movies as they want (we limit screen time @ our house,) go anywhere they want, do anything they want & skip their vegetables if they want.  As you can imagine---- by midweek the little inmate is running the asylum. 
     On the trip today, I talked to my kids about how important this time is.  How special these memories are.  How no one can ever take them away--- And how one day these memories will mean even more than they do today. 
   While it was hard to let my baby girl go today....  I'm so thankful to my parents for this priceless investment in our children.  I want to be just like them when I grow up. 

 

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POLICE CHIEF DELIVERS OWN BABY

DENVER (AP) -- Police officers have been known to deliver babies in the line of duty. But in this case, a Colorado police chief delivered a baby in the role of both police chief and father. The Denver Post reports Eagle, Colorado police chief Joey Staufer was able to help bring his own daughter into the world -- after dialing 911 for help from a highway off-ramp. A dispatcher on the other end walked the chief through the process. Eventually, emergency responders arrived and took mom and daughter to the hospital. The newborn is doing well.

BIG BEN - TARDY

LONDON (AP) -- Chicago had a hit decades ago with the song "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is." That's Chicago, the band, not the city. Now it appears London may be asking the same question. That's London, the city. Seems that when Brits cast an eye toward Big Ben for the correct time, the big clock may be leading them wrong. People who keep track of such things report the famous clock at Britain's Parliament building has recently been off. Not by a lot though -- an estimated six seconds. Not enough to blame for a late arrival, but enough for people to take notice.

SNAKES HEADED TO VT. SANCTUARY

NORTH CLARENDON, Vt. (AP) -- Snakes on a sanctuary? It's true -- but it's hardly worthy of a Hollywood movie. Two giant snakes have been rescued by a Vermont man and turned over to game wardens. The slithery creatures are now going to be spending their days at a snake sanctuary in Massachusetts. The snakes are reticulated pythons -- and the largest of the two is between 17 and 18 feet long -- and weighs about 220 pounds. The "runt" of the two is "just" 15 feet long, and tips the scales at "only" 150 pounds. The Vermont snake collector says he got the reptiles from a New York man who decided he couldn't keep them. And since the Vermont men didn't have the permits to keep them, he contacted state game officials.

 
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