Friday, May 28, 2010

Friday's Fave Five ~ Juggling Men

Here we are at the end of another week.
For my past few weeks I've been juggling....
Some days I'm with the young and then with the elderly,
and then I mix them all together....
It's called, Juggling Men!

My older grandson, Levi loves to visit his Opa's shop!
It's called the Chocolate Factory.
He loves to create and imagine in this shop.
You see, there's lots of tools and interesting things...
Yesterday, he was going to make a new invention.

There it you see that spinning tennis ball?
He grabbed the shop vac hose, propped it against a desk.
and plugged it in....the massive air movement spun his ball in space.

Meanwhile the little one loves nothing more than cutting lawns...
When he went home in the evening...he proudly stated,
"Nite Nite on Opa's lap."
Sometimes I want to stop TIME!!!!
I can still hear him singing...Willy Wonka, Willy Wonka!

I think this is the first time ever, that he fell asleep,
stayed sleeping while I found a blanket for him...
and enjoyed an hour of quietness with Great Opa.

There sits his Great Opa, admiring this little fellow.
I can just see him blessing this fellow through prayer.
Great Opa is 98 and Silas is just over two..
And the brown colored blanket is special....It belonged to Great Oma,
many years ago...and it's known as the cuddle blanket for
watching TV, or camping or just whatever....

He's up to another invention, as he proudly shows his Great Opa!
He loves to play with nuts and bolts and screw and wire things together.

Here we are, three generations.
What a rich heritage.
Great Opa has been spending more time with us,
as his be-beloved Helen has been hospitalized with medical concerns.
What a wonderful week of juggling these men.
What a wonderful opportunity to share life.

Thanks Susanne for letting me share my highlights.
I look forward to Friday's.
That's my life for this week.
I've learned so much through this past week.

Hope you've had a great week.


  1. Marg, your little Silas is so sweet.
    Who knows what he will all invent in his
    You are so right, what a rich heritage you have and what a privilege that Silas has to still have his great-opa enjoy watching him.
    praying for Helen, as we know that this is a difficult time for your family.

  2. Those memories will be wonderful for your grandsons, even though they are so young since you captured them in pictures. It must be very hard on the great grandpa to worry about his sweet wife. My father-in-law suffers more for his companion than she does when she is ill. Hang in there!

  3. AnonymousMay 28, 2010

    What a lovely set of fives :-) Sweet memories that you have stopped in time, just a little bit, with these images.

  4. AnonymousMay 28, 2010

    Marg, the picture of the little one with his great Opa is so precious! I love it. I am praying for the old ones, in this difficult stage of their lives. And may you and hubby find strengh you need in this time, as well. Dairymary

  5. Oh what sweet photos. You really know how to tire a little one out with all those grand boy adventures at your place!
    How wonderful that you honor their great Opa. Blessings on all your generations!!

  6. How blessed you are to have all the generations one your place. Great photos to remember this time by!

    My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  7. I love that 3 generational picture! Also, pictures of Silas sleeping are so adorable.

    How wonderful that you have the time to "juggle your men!"

  8. Such a blessing to have generations gathered together on an ordinary day. Thank you for letting me peek in on it!

  9. Looks like you have a lot to be thankful for, having three generations together is spectacular.

  10. Wow -- what a blessing this week has been to you. These pictures of Silas and his Great-Opa are just priceless, and three generations, too.

    Hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend.

  11. I just loved this -- the different generations and all the love between them. I love the cuddle blanket, too!

  12. I love these faves this week Marg! What a blessing it is for both Great Opa and your grandsons to know each other! You'll be blessed too for your service and love to all of your men.

    Have a great weekend!

  13. I love these pictures. How incredible for the generations to enjoy each other like that!

  14. Thanks for the encouragement! In answer to your questions, our school district has one more week of school. No, it is not a private school, just a title I school in a low income neighborhood. (I enjoy it.) Retirement is still down the horizon a bit-I have only taught for about 13 years and don't have that much retirement built up. I guess I'll stay until I physically can't keep up! (Unless I win a lottery or something!)

  15. Awwww Marg,
    How wonderful
    How sweet

    all I keep thinking is

    98 + 2 = 100

    a century of life and love ♥

    Blessings to you all ~ Maria

  16. Your grandboys are adorable! I could just scoop that sleeping little Silas up for a hug and kiss. How wonderful for them to have their great-grandpa still in their lives. My children did as well - my husband's grandfather, a minister, lived to 92 and he loved them and prayed for them every day.

  17. How I love the picture of Great Opa watching over the sleeping great grandson. All your pictures and your story of your week is wonderful. What a great blessing to have those generations in your family!

  18. How precious to see the legacy of love passed from one generation to another. And good for you, to minister to your Father in law. I know you have been feeling overwhelmed by all the responsibility but later you will look back on this time with a thankful heart.

  19. What a treasure of a post! Loved it! You're not in an easy place right now. May the Lord give the strength for everything and everyone He has placed in your care!

  20. Marg, what a very special post. It reminds me of the three generation pictures of long ago. What a treasure your men are. .such wonderful moments captured here.

  21. I love the picture of the little one sleeping while great-grandpa looks on.

    I'm glad that there are happy moments in the middle of tough times. I will think of Helen and "Great-Opa" and say a prayer for them today.

  22. Marg, your post dug deep into my emotions and stirred them all up! If only time could be stopped! at least long enough to let those moments be fully savored. How blessed we are to be able to capture them with the camera!


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