What every grandparent knows is that the offspring of their offspring are the most talented, most special little people that have ever walked the face of the earth. My Fab 5 are no exception. I would never have believed that I would be this crazy over five kids under the age of 12, but there you have it. I have often said that I was enchanted by and head over heels in love with each of my daughters the very first time I laid eyes on them. That hasn't changed to this day. What I didn't know was that these feelings would be multiplied times infinity about my grandkids!
The firstborn, Erin, is such a combo of Paige and Matt, but yet very much her own person. She is at the present time a Tween. Gifted in dance, she is breathtaking to behold on stage and will render you speechless and to tears at her ballet finesse. Erin is limber and agile as a cat, and where she gets THAT is a mystery to us all! She is smart, witty, and headstrong. Competitive to the bone, Erin LOVES to play games, any game and she really likes to win! She takes her family and sisterly responsibilities seriously. Erin has inherited our family's, shall we say strange sense of humor. What fun we have when she and I are together, laughing at things only we think are funny. Oh, to be Erin and know what you want and how to get there at such a young age.......
Carson is next in line. He has so much of his Daddy in him. I know that James would be so proud of Carson, as well as Olivia. Carson is a jokester and makes us laugh with guffaw! He tells terrible, but funny, knock-knock jokes that are made up on the spot. He plays a mean game of soccer and is getting better at the sport each season. And like his sister, he is quick-witted. He is eager to please, gets his feelings hurt easily, and at age 7, still loves his Thomas Trains, Cars and likes to read, watch movies and cartoons. He detests meat unless it is a hamburger, hotdog, chicken nuggets or pepperoni on pizza, but loves salads and vegetables. Go figure. He loves to wrestle and tease his grandfather. And like most boys, he is a clown and a disaster waiting to happen! One thing is for sure, he loves his family!
And last, but in NO ways least, there is Cale. Cale, Cale, Cale - I say that shaking my head and laughing. What a hoot our Cale is! He is part monkey and part tasmanian devil! At 5 years old, Cale has the makings of a comedian, a time management engineer, an actor, a stunt man, circus performer, or lawyer. He climbs, he rolls, he asks a million questions an hour. He is dramatic and funny. When Art Linkletter said that kids say the darndest things, he had to have been talking about Cale. That boy comes out with the funniest, most hysterical words of philosophy and wisdom I have ever heard! He is obsessed with time and schedules. He is a good brother ,and though he is the younger, he often takes on the role of big brother to Walker. A whiz at wii games, he would play for hours and hours. Fortunately for Cale, he has a mom that makes him earn wii time or he would never stop! He is a never-ending source of amusement and embarrassment for Paige! Cale, never, ever stop being you!
Well, there you go! My FAB 5 are a never-ending source of delight and amusement for me and their DaDa. I wish for all of you to have something or someone that brings you as much joy as these five have to me. I can't get enough of them; it's a lovely addiction to have. They are the heart of my world! Love ya, kiddos!