Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Grandmas for rent

The Thursday before Mother's Day we made plans to go get my grandmother and take her to lunch. (We were going to be out of town with my OTHER grandmother on actual Mother's Day) We started thinking about all the women who live there that NEVER seem to get visitors so we picked up three dozen tulips on our way to Sunrise Senior Living , armed with a surprise. Brady insisted on wearing his suit. He LOVES his suit. He went around to each of the "grandmas", gave them a tulip, told them "Happy Mother's Day" and gave them a kiss on the cheek. They loved it. Brady loved it! I think we have a new family tradition. It makes me sad to see how many of these people don't ever get visitors. I wish I could just adopt them all!




Brady and Arlene


Brady and Ruth

11 "my two cents...":

Janie said...

We used to take the kids on Halloween to a nursing home to "trick or treat" - they love to see the little kids dressed up. And we also did handmade "flowers" for mother's day

I worked in that environment and many NEVER get visitors - you made their day

Chrystalee said...

These are the moments that will live forever in your kids memories!!! Not to mention the memories of all those "Moms" that felt your warmth that day. : )

Amanda said...

That is so very sweet:) And Brady looks SO DARN cute!

Where do you buy little boys suits?

Erin said...

What a great idea! I'm sure you brought a lot of happiness to some special ladies. Brady looks so handsome and the tulips are just beautiful.

Bethanne said...

What a great idea...and seriously, how cute is Brady? Good grief that kid is adorable!

Suz said...

Brady's heart is so tender! Love it!

Jamie said...

What a wonderful tradition. Brady is adorable in his suit by the way.

Walter and Lynsi Hohmann said...

Oh my gosh, this is the cutest thing I've ever seen. Brady is such a handsome, good little boy. What a great tradition to start. It's something he'll always remember. Adorable.

The A Team said...

that's what we're doing over the summer. the boys are going to adopt grandmas. it's so good for everyone. maybe they should get suits too...?

emblair said...

Could he be any more HANDSOME?!

Lisa said...

WONDERFUL idea!