Monday, November 23, 2009

Generations Together Makes a House into a Home

Nothing make a house feel more like home than having family over for dinner.
It takes some doing for that to happen around here...while Jeff and Rachel live but ten minutes to the west of us, my Mom and Dad live eleven hours away by car.

Thank heaven for direct flights that last just under two hours instead!

Mom and Dad arrived last Thursday at 4. I picked them up from the airport, and had just enough time to show them the house and the views before sunset. I got dinner started at 5:30, and Jeff and Rachel came over around 6:30.

Rachel brought a fabulous Key Lime pie that she had made from REAL key limes for dessert.

It was amazing...and the gingersnap crust was a surprising twist on the classic recipe.

They brought a little surprise along too...

Well, after all, how long should my parents have to wait to meet their Great-Grand Kitten Cheeto?
(And boy was Tiggie ever surprised too. He gave Cheeto a good hard stare, then headed downstairs to the office chair, where he sat and thought about what he had seen for the rest of the evening.)

Cheeto made himself right at home. He checked out the "Art"...and played with his Uncle Hart and Uncle Tiggie's toys. So fun to have a baby in the house!

Like many tykes, he just was NOT going to let go of one favorite toy that he found:
"Grandma's Wienie"...a knitted snake filled with catnip.
Great Grandma had made one for each of her grandboy cats, Tiggie and Hart, and one for each of her four Great-grand kittens as well.
(In case you have forgotten...I have four grandkitties...that would be ten year old Meowsie, and six month old Cheeto, and the four month old twins Cessa and Hensley. Try to keep up...I only have four grand kittens, and I'm not going to have sixty some grand kittens or grandkids like some people do around here. Sheesh...)

Cheeto decided that he like the bigger wienie toy that Great Grandma had made for Uncle Tiggie.
(MINE! It's mine! MINE MINE MINE!!!!)
(Proud 6' 2" tall papa Jeffrey and his kits.)
Yes...the grandkittens are growing like crazy.
Meowsie's summer buzz cut is growing back in just in time for winter, and Cheeto's furry tail is getting quite impressive don't you think?
(To be continued....)


Sara said...

Meowsie and Cheeto are definitely ready for winter. What luxurious fur coats they've got....very fluffy!

Islandsparrow said...

They are BIG kitties - I thought Rollie was big and fluffy but they beat him. Poor Rollie was "snipped" yesterday - he's fine today but last night he was rather tipsy - which was very amusing.

Family dinners do make a house a home - we're having my 2 middle boys tomorrow evening. They've been on tour and away for 2 months. I'll be so glad to have them home!

Lovella ♥ said...

Oh what fun to have some of your family together at one table. Your table looked so nice.

Fun to see the grandkitties too. . .so funny.

Anneliese said...

They look like a cozy, furry armful! I hope you will have the pleasure of other grands too, one day soon!

Marg said...

Some people talk about their grandkids and then there are those that talk about their grandkitties..

I love watching families come together. It's always a real blessing, especially from all generations.
Have fun getting ready for this Thanksgiving weekend.