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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OBAMA - BOYFRIEND

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Maybe he thought he was talking to a certain one of President Obama's Democratic predecessors. A Chicago guy saw Barack Obama casting an early vote in Chicago the other day -- and when the president ended up standing up near his girlfriend, the man issued a mock warning to the chief executive: "Don't touch my girlfriend." The president took the joke in stride, laughing and saying of the boyfriend: "There's an example of a brother just embarrassing me for no reason." The woman apologized, but then Obama flipped the script on the make-believe jealous suitor. He gave the woman a kiss and told her to "Give him something to talk about."

ELECTRIC BILL

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- That should pay for an awful lot of lights on an awful lot of nights. A New Mexico man says he made an error while paying his electric bill that led him to overpay by thousands of dollars. KOB-TV reports Ira Karmiol made a mistake in keying in his bill payment -- instead of$278 dollars, he entered a fourth digit, rocketing the payment up to $2,787. He noticed the mistake a few days later and called the utility, which said its policy requires up to a month to process a refund. A spokesman for The Public Service Company of New Mexico says it will try to resolve the square up the matter "as quickly as possible."

BOBCAT ESCAPES

STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) -- It's one thing to see a Bobcat at a construction site -- since the machine is pretty popular. But a real, live, bobcat that keeps getting loose in a neighborhood is not so popular with New Jersey authorities. The Asbury Park Press reports Rocky the bobcat has again gone missing from the home of Ginny Fine in Stafford Township. The 38-pound feline was spotted later in the day -- but it ran off into the woods before it could be captured. Town officials and Fine have been clawing at each other over the bobcat's habit of busting loose. Authorities say if Rocky is caught, it will be taken to a zoo. Fine has already been cited for letting Rocky run free.

 
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