Monday, March 31, 2008

Lacy loves her Grandpa-Grandpa
Lacy has a really special relationship with her great-grandpa Ollerton. He lives behind my parents house in a little appartment. She loves him to death and calls him Grandpa-Grandpa. Every day Grandpa comes up to my parents house at 5:30 to join them for dinner. Lacy loves going to dinner at Grandma and G-Pa's just so she can see Grandpa-Grandpa. Every time after dinner, if we are over, Lacy follows Grandpa out and he gives her a cookie. I thought that was the only time... but apparently its not! She has a whole routine. She goes out to his gate and shakes it until he opens the door. Then, Grandpa lets her and Molly in and Lacy know's right where to go. She walks right to the correct cupboard and asks polietly (I hope!) for a cookie. Then Grandpa gives her and Molly a ginger-snap, and Lacy walks tall and proud back inside Grandma's house, cookie in hand. I didn't even know she went inside Grandpa's house. I thought he brought the cookies out to her. We had to spy on her to find out. It's the cutest thing ever! Its even cuter if you know my Grandpa. He is a very reserved, shy guy. He has a quiet strength. I have always had a special place in my heart for Grandpa, and I think I may have passed that Love down to Lacy. Grandpa loves her too, and I think it is so cute! Its obvious that Grandpa doesn't like a lot of commotion or noise, so it's surpirsing the relationship that they have because Lacy IS commotion and noise. But for some reason Grandpa just knows how to handle her! The other day when Chantal and Brian were here we were all eating outside, and all the kids were running around being crazy! Lacy was fighting with one of her cousins being grumpy about something and Grandpa say's, "come-on Lacy, lets go get a cookie". She came back out super happy and Grandpa says to me, "if she acts up again, just send her out to Grandpa-Grandpa's". It was so cute. I love their relationship. I love grandpa so much, and he holds such a special place in my heart, I had to name my son after him, Hugh Guthrie Ollerton, the greatest Grandpa-Grandpa in the world!!

5 comments:

Chazilyn and Patrick said...

How cute!! you HAVE to teach me how to make pictures like that!! You're SO creative!

Kyle said...

That is really cute! What a smart little girl she shakes the gate until she gets her cookie..relentless :)

Chantal said...

That is so sweet! They do have a special relationship! Grandpa looks genuinely happy with Lacy.
I love this post!

Deanna said...

I love that she calls him Grandpa-Grandpa! That is sooo precious.

Whitehorn Family said...

What a sweet memory for the both of them, I was really touched. I bet it just makes your grandpa's day when Lacy comes over.