Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Grandma and Papa to the Rescue

Our daughter, Stephanie, called Monday to see if we would be available for a rescue mission today at lunch.  Seems that our granddaughter, Zoey's, preschool was having a Thanksgiving feast and the Moms or Dads were invited to come and eat with their little one.  Stephanie and our S-I-L both work as managers at grocery stores and there is no way on earth that either of them would be able to get time off the day before Thanksgiving to get to the school.   Hmmmmm.  What to do?  Call Grandma and Papa.

We had nothing going on today except to get Annie the Schnauzer to the local PetCo for her "hair-do".  So....sure....we could be there for our little Zoey.  Stephanie took some pumpkin cake as Zoey's contribution to the pot-luck for 4 year olds, so we didn't have to take anything except the camera.

When we got there, the kids were all on the rug singing songs with their teacher, Miss Kim.  We were the first to arrive and when we walked in, we got all their eyes looking our way.  After they checked us out, they turned and went right back to the singing.  

After the singing, the children all went to their tables, which were already set for them.  They sang a cute little blessing for their food before eating.

I helped Zoey fix her plate, as the Mommies did with their own children.    Zoey did real well with the mashed potatoes and gravy.  That's Grandma's girl, lots of gravy.  There were also a lot of raw veggies and dip, sweet potato casserole, a rice dish, sliced cheese, and one Dad brought in a giant cheese pizza.  I just know that those original Pilgrims and Indians would have been jealous of that pizza!  No turkey to be seen, though.

We didn't sit at the tables with the children, but we did sit in those itty-bitty chairs that are just right for them.

Zoey was all smiles, and happy that she had somebody from her family that came to her feast.

Miss Kim took our picture before it was time to leave. 

We were happy to fill in for Stephanie and be there for Zoey.  After all, that's what Grandma's and Papa's are for.....helping out in matters of love and sharing.

Until next long for now!


Happytrails said...

What a sweetie!! This brought back so many memories. I taught for 35 years and several of those were with that age group and I remember the special "thanksgiving" dinners and programs we did through the years.
I am certain Zoe was so excited to have you all share with her.
Happy Thanksgiving!!

sue and doug said...

what great grandparents you are..sharing your day with your lovely Zoe!..happy thanksgiving to you and your family..have a great day!!!

Jerry and Suzy said...

You are so fortunate to have these "granding" opportunities! You have much to be thankful for!