Wednesday, November 24, 2010

“Let Me Tell Ya ‘Bout My Grandkids”

Being the fine grand parents that we are, let us dote on our grand kids for just a little bit.  Even though we are very, very young, we still have six adorable grand children.  Three of them live in New Hampshire and three of them live in Tennessee.  So, let’s begin with the New Hampshire brood first.  All the pictures below are up to date having been taken within the past two months.

Marc is our second oldest child and is married to a wonderful woman named Amie.  As you know, from above, they live, play, and work in New Hampshire.  Their oldest (and our oldest grand child) is Briana.  You remember her?  She went touring with Grandma and Grandpa this past summer.  Briana is 12 years old and is now in the seventh grade where she writes on the school newspaper.


Lola is their number two weighing in at 3 years old; and she’s extremely good at it.  She can create two more messes before you can clean up the first one, that’s how “good at it” she is.  We call her our pay back child; she’s paying her parents back for all the wacky things they did to their parents while they were growing up.  Ya gotta love it when a plan comes together!!  Lola is an artist, just like her mom, and is able to sketch pictures of people that show their identifying likenesses, not bad for a three year old.


Last, but certainly not least, is mild mannered Rocco.  Poor kid, with two older sisters he doesn’t stand a chance.  Lucky for him that the family moved into a nice large house last month so he now has a bedroom of his very own.  Rocco is 18 months old.


Now moving south to Tennessee.  Matthew is our youngest child and he also was wise enough to choose a very wonderful wife, Jackie.  And, as you know, they live, play, and work in Tennessee.  Their oldest (and our second oldest grand child) is Catia (pronounced Ka-tia).  She turned five last December and just started school this year; just loves it.  Catia, just like her dad, is involved in various sports; remember the tee ball and soccer blog entries?  She says that she has the silliest grandpa in the whole world – I can’t imagine how she could have arrived at that conclusion.


Matt and Jackie’s number two is Kalina.  She is just a fun loving free wheeling two year old who, also, is very good at her job.  At first she was not very happy about her older sister going off to school and leaving her behind, but now she looks forward to having “her space” all to herself and “helping” mommy look after baby Radek. 


Well, we finally get to our youngest grand child, Radek who is almost five months old.  He is another Patterson grand son with two older sister’s and seems to have his older cousin’s laid back temperament.  Radek has already attended more professional sports games (football and hockey) in his first five months than his grand father has in his entire young lifetime.


As those of you who have been following our blog know, our daughter Mary sought out and found a great man named Joel.  They became husband and wife on May 1st of this year so, hopefully, there will be more grand children to come in our future. 

The Bible teaches us that children are a blessing from the Lord and Psalm 127:5 says “blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them.”  Proverbs 17:6 says that “Grandchildren are the crown of the aged.”  Well, we’re not exactly aged, but we are truly blessed and have certainly received a crown of glory.

Can you say, “Amen” to that?  Take Care Until Next Time - - - - -


  1. We are going to be in the Gulf Shores area for most of the winter. I see that you winter there also. We are in need of a dr. when we get there and wondered if you know of any or have any recommendations. Thank you.

  2. Shirley, Judy has a doctor in Fairhope. Please email us at Wandering.America at

  3. I agree with you completely. . .grands are the best!

  4. Beautiful family. Thanks for sharing them with us..
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.....