Happy Birthday Sam!

Our eldest grandson turns six tomorrow, August 10.  Happy Birthday Sam!

Watercolor painting of grandson Sam on his sixth birthday

One day Sam, you will understand how you helped turn our “world” into one filled with magic and wonder.  You weren’t the first to do that however.  Your uncle Nick and your Mom were, but they weren’t as perfect as you!  Perfection is reserved only for GRANDCHILDREN.

“Being a grandmother is our last chance to act like a kid without being accused of being in our second childhood.”  – Janet Lanese

My current life is filled with proof of the above quote.   The bird on my head in the photo below is just the tip of the iceberg. Thanks to you Sam, I have photos of me playing in the dirt, climbing on a playscape, and hiking up a slippery hill with the hope that I land on my feet instead of on my rear end.

Photo from Louisville KY zoo, of grandson Sam, and Grandmother Artful Barb, who has a bird on top of her head

Then there are the times we spend together where every piece of art equipment in the house is used to create a joint masterpiece.  Let’s face it:  you can never have too many art supplies!

Finally the magic of baking.  You on the stool and me trying hard not to sample too many goodies.      The clean up was always interesting.  It appears that you cook just like our master chef – Grandpa.  Always focusing on the creative part, not so much on the aftermath….

Very soon we’ll be eating cake, singing happy birthday, and generally celebrating your big day.

With any luck my “elephant memory” will hang on to your special day to relive the magic again and again.

Love, Grandma.

Watercolor Hummingbird Signature

2 thoughts on “Happy Birthday Sam!

  1. Hi Barb, this is a lovely drawing of your grandson and what great, happy photo. I have no grandchildren – yet; it must be wonderful! It seems like you, I find great joy in being a mum and wife, so I’m sure I’ll love this next exciting phase in family life! All the best, Janette.

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  2. When Sam saw his card, he said, “The rock’s gone and I’m on the world!” So funny – he remembered standing on the rock with his arms spread. You and I definitely share a love of the same things. Grand parenting is better than I’d imagined and I have quite an imagination!
    You’ll enjoy it too!! Fondly, Barbara

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