jam over at   JAM'S OWN REALITY       hosts memories on Monday! please go over and check her blog out! 
it is fun on Monday deciding who or what to feature.
today i decided to explain the origin of the name GRUMPY.. here he is 2 1/2 years ago i just love this picture! 
9 years ago when we were talking about "grandparent names"  i had always wanted to be GRAMEE.  i have been Auntie to my nieces and nephews, so i thought Gramee was a name that fit well with Auntie. when Jenn our daughter in law was throwing around a few names for "grandpa" to be, i think she wanted to say  "how about "Grampy" thinking it went well with Gramee..
but it didn't come out Grampy.. it came out Grumpy! and wow we all thought that fit him perfectly!! and since then he has been GRUMPY to the grand-babies.. and a lot of other people. lol! some people might think it strange.. but not our babies. he is just Grumpy to them. 
this picture was taken of him at Jeremy and Jenn's house the day Ian came home from the hospital. look at that face.. he couldn't have been more proud! no one ever gets a picture of him smiling like that!

Edit~comment from said daughter in law!
Blogger TheLadiesRoom said...

Now that is one happy Grandpa! I too think it's funny that 'Grumpy' was a funny haha thing we joked about.... but it stuck. And it stuck so well. =) I think that Gramee and Grumpy sound fabulous together too!

Monday, April 20, 2009 9:43:00 AM


Blogger Emalee said...

its funny cuz you never see dad smile much in pictures well not like that anyways!!

Monday, April 20, 2009 11:23:00 AM


disclaimer: if any of you remember this event differently please let me know!