Monday, November 21, 2011

Dinner with Grandma Ison

Tyrel had a girl friend fly in from Arizona for the weekend
It was his idea to make and take dinner to Grandma Ison
introduce his friend to Grandma
Here is Lexie showing pictures of her sibling family
Grandma is studying
and asking questions

I made a fact sheet for Grandma
All about Lexie
So grandma can read and re-read it
to remember the visit

So you and Tyrel met on an LDS cruise?
And there are 5 children in your family?
And you live in Gilbert, Arizona?
And your work is selling eye glasses?
And Tyrel is learning to fly small airplanes?  Oh you better be careful, Tyrel!
Tyrel:  Grandma, do you want to go up and fly with me?
Gma:  (eyes wide)  NO!  I'm too old and I'd be scared!

Tyrel was mashing potatoes in the kitchen

Roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, red jello with bananas, rolls, green salad, pineapple upside down cake
Daddy Brinton, Sterling, Amber
Sterling in the multi-generation high chair

On grandma's fact sheet
she also had me write down her age
She is surprised each time she re-discovers she is 96!

Grandma was in her usual humorous quipping mode at the beginning of the visit
After initially meeting Lexie she said
Well if you stick around here long enough we may just make you part of the family!

What cute faces
Lexie is and easy to be with
Tyrel did a great job of organizing dinner

As for now, they are figuring out how to date LONG distance
Good thing he has cheap cell phone rates!


  1. I hope Tyrel keeps this one. She could fit in nicely.
    What a great day for Mom.

  2. HOw nice Tyrel chose to visit Grandma and introduce Lexie.

  3. I'm glad grandma could meet her and hope the sheet gives her some sort of memory retention. Lexie and I got there first and as I shouted (so she could hear) that "Grandma, this is my girlfriend,Lexie.....(no response), We're dating!". Grandma said "Oh realllly? Well its about time!" And clapped her hands together. Haha, funny grandma