Tag Archives: grandparenting

He’s Got My Priorities Right

During a visit by our son Ben and grandson Thomas this afternoon the four-year old asked My Beloved , “You’re a real teacher, right Mama?” She replied, “Yes, and so were your Mama and Papa Okano before they retired. Do you … Continue reading

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“What Happened to Your Belly?”

During my visit to Maryland one of my three-year old twin grandsons noticed how much his mommy’s stomach had shrunk after the birth of the their new younger brother and asked: “What happened to your belly?” His mommy replied, “That’s where … Continue reading

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Measuring What Matters Most

My recent trip to see my newest grandson, his twin brothers, and his parents reminded me once again that my true wealth continues compounding at an amazing rate. When people say children are expensive they often forget to consider how much … Continue reading

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Yes, I Remember

My Beloved and I just returned from a wonderful visit to meet our newest grandson, Raiden, in Maryland, his parents (our son Brian and his wife Kristi) and his brothers three year old twins Zachary and Alexander.  It was a … Continue reading

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Stargazing Stargazing has always been one of my favorite pastimes! I especially enjoyed it as a child when we visited relatives in Oregon. They lived way out in the country. There were so many more stars to see without city … Continue reading

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“What Does Grandpa Say?”

This evening My Beloved and I were on a Skype call with our daughter-in-law and our twin nineteen month old grandsons Zachary and Alexander. Kristi was showing pictures of animals to them and asking what the animals say. We were … Continue reading

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“Thomas! Don’t Lick the Dog!”

Our 2-1/2 year old grandson Thomas stayed the night at our house on Friday. When I was out of the room, I heard My Beloved say, “Thomas! Don’t lick the dog!” After I stopped laughing, I asked her what happened. She said one … Continue reading

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Blanket Forts and Grandsons

I recently got to build a blanket fort with my oldest grandson Thomas. He’s two years old. I used to love building and playing in blanket forts when I was a kid, then with my children, and now I get … Continue reading

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“Don’t Eat Mickey Mouse!”

My Beloved and I are blessed with being able to enjoy three whole days with our two-year-old grandson Thomas. We certainly made the most of it today, starting with going to breakfast with him, his Aunt Stephanie, and her boyfriend … Continue reading

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Grandpa’s Treasures

It has been a while since I indulged myself by sharing photos of my grandsons… I think the title says it all… With Love, Russ

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