Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Uno Anyone?!

Even though he doesn't know his numbers yet, (He's got his letters for the most part, but for some reason, which I can't explain, we haven't really worked on the numbers?)

Benson has learned to match the colors and the "shape" of the numbers in Uno. We started out trying to teach him how to hold the cards in his hand...

but eventually decided that it goes smoother if we just let him lay his hand on the table.

Us knowing what he has in his hand, in no way effects the excitement he has for the game! :)

We had fun getting to tell him stories about playing Uno with Benjamin's Pa-pa who passed away about six years ago. Whenever he would have one card left in his hand, instead of "UNO!" he would shout

" YOU KNOW!!!..... What I meannnnn!!"

(This picture was taken in 2000 and yes,
that is my boyfriend sitting on the far left. Well, in 2000 he was anyway :)

It was cute watching Benson imitate his great grandfather whom he's never met. What a blessing it is to be able to pass on Pa-pa's fun, light-hearted memory to his great- grandson!

Here's a couple of my favorite pics ever of Granny and Pa-Pa... I don't know the dates on these, but I do know, that in the hand-stand pic, they are grandparents already.
Pretty much the coolest grandparents ever, to be able to pull this off...

If I'm riding a camel at their age, I will have accomplished something!


  1. What a great story. Was the camel picture taken in Jerusalem?

  2. Ahhhhh! I have a tear in my eye! Or two! I have wonderful card-playing memories with Na-Na (Granny, whatever, why do the grandkids all have to call her different names???) and Pa-Pa. I love the old pic of Christa and Jason and Benjamin. Whose back is that, it doesn't look like Thomas...? Love the headstand pic. What a wonderful sweet couple they were...I know Na-Na is counting the days until they meet again in heaven.