When we did the roll call at our family weekend away .. .
we numbered . . .
about. . .
I was sorry that I didn't make a mark on one of these posts at the resort. .
with their initials. . .
so that we could do a yearly assesment and grand count.
Grandgirlie. . .helps grammie takes pictures. . .
she's a bit camera shy.
. . . we think she is the most darling little girl . . .
with sparkly blue eyes that twinkle when she smiles. . .
We don't really call her grandgirlie. . .
she has a name that suits her perfectly.
The lil' farmhands . . .
. . real name has somehow had "Baby" firmly attached to it. . .
since day one.
He's starting to lose it. . .
and he is completely unaware . . . .
He might be a big boy when he thinks he's being watched. . .
but when he needs to be lifted and cuddled. . .
he remembers he has a grammie as well as a dampa.
In grade three. . .my teacher called me Louella the entire year.
My mom and dad called me Toots. . .till I was too old to be called that.
My siblings called me Vellie until after I was married.
My beloved has always called me Hon .. .
My friends all call me Lovella . . .
but recently. . .my newest name is ammie . . .
and it is the sweetest name I've ever heard.