Monday, August 2, 2010

HAVE YOU EVER HAD TO MAKE UP YOUR MIND?

ONLY WITH THE GRANDPARENTS!
After I tell you about our day, you will understand.....We slept in until after 10 so decided we would go to market tomorrow...Since we had missed breakfast, we headed out for the CHEESECAKE FACTORY. It should really be called the DECISION FACTORY.
Parker and I love their pizza and Pop wanted fettuccine, so that decision was EASY. The BIG DECISION is the CHEESECAKE....Finally Parker chose the RED VELVET and the HOT FUDGE SUNDAE CHEESECAKE....for us to share. I hope YOU do not gain any pounds from looking at it...
THIS IS WHERE THE GRANDPARENT PART COMES IN. I had located all the GAME STOPS in the area of where we were eating, so we put them in the navigation system and DROVE, and DROVE and DROVE some more, only to find the first one had moved. Then we decided we would try the one on Preston (for any of you that live in DALLAS)....found it after about an hour of looking. Parker turned in all the games he wanted to trade and got a LARGE credit. Then the really nice guy that worked there told us the 3rd largest Game Stop in the nation was at Preston and Park...No problem...about a 20 minute drive, but no big deal....PARKER was in shock when he saw how big it was...TOTALLY OVERWHELMING, so he needed some time...Take all the time you need....We went next door to Barnes and Noble and Parker spent an hour looking at all the games. This was truly a boy that loves GAMES dream place. Guess what? The one game he REALLY wanted, they were out of, BUT the GAME STOP at The SHOPS at Willow Bend had it and would hold it for him...No problem, it was only about 15 minutes away. At this point we had spent about 4 hours looking for and in Game Stops...ONLY GRANDPARENTS WOULD DO THIS. You have NEVER seen a HAPPIER BOY!
AFTER all the GAME SHOPPING, we made a few stops at Target, Steinmart, and Tuesday Morning. (and found Jack a WOODY outfit)
then back to the HOTEL to play the GAMES....and eat left over cheesecake. So tonight we are STUFFED and TIRED, BUT HAVE ONE LITTLE MAN that is SO HAPPY. Moral of the story..IF you ever need to know where a GAME STOP is in DALLAS, CALL ME!

36 comments:

Kelly Howard said...

That is the most adorable story! Yep, grandmas give their all for their lil punkins! You are an amazing Grammy!

Weezer said...

I wish we had a Cheesecake Factory here in Augusta. Atlanta's the closest and it's almost 3 hours away. I've never been to one but those photos are enough for me to want to make the drive.
I'm like you. I'll do what I'm able for the little ones. You're a warm Grammy, I can tell.

Anderson Home Furnishing said...

You are such a great grandmother! (You remind me alot of mine!) How funny!! My aunt and uncle live in Willow Bend and we spent all last week housesitting for them. I am so glad I...I mean JR didn't know that Game Stop over there is the 3rd largest. He would have never left!
Y'all have so much fun on your mini-vaca! I am chomping at the bite to go to Market!

Channa said...

You are such a great grandmother! (You remind me alot of mine!) How funny!! My aunt and uncle live in Willow Bend and we spent all last week housesitting for them. I am so glad I...I mean JR didn't know that Game Stop over there is the 3rd largest. He would have never left!
Y'all have so much fun on your mini-vaca! I am chomping at the bite to go to Market!

Nezzy said...

It's all in the job description of Grandparenting!!! Just kill me now 'cause I'm a gonner....that cheesecake looks like it's to die for! It's a good thing the only Cheesecake Factory I know is almost five hours away. I do love a good cheesecake! :o)

I bet Mr. Parker had the time of his life.

Have a blessed day sweetie!

Merana Leigh said...

You're right...ONLY a grandparent would do this! My patience would have run out just in the drive to the first place - LOL!

Theresa said...

You are so right Teresa, us Grandparents will do almost anything for those grandchildren:)

My oldest granddaughter had me at Taco Bell at 10:30 this morning!

Enjoy your day my friend! HUGS!

ethelmaepotter! said...

You had me at Cheesecake.

Just Breathe said...

I love the cobb salad at cheesecake factory. I have had that red velvet and it's so good!
It is always a tough decision.

-stephanie- said...

I need a piece of that cheesecake since all the news near Green Bay is that Brett Favre is NOT returning to football. Sad, but your time with your grandson looked FUN!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Spoiling the grands---that's the job of Grammy!!!!! You did GREAT, Teresa. I'm sure that Parker is one happy little boy--even if he may have been a little overwhelmed.

Save some cheesecake for me please.....
Hugs,
Betsy

skoots1mom said...

can i fly out and be a long-lost cousin who hasn't eaten at cheesecake factory in over two years and NEEDS to sink her teeth into one of those lovely desserts? i'll even make my bed...
hahahaha...
what a great 'grammy' you are! We have a grammy who lives in north carolina and we don't get to see her very often

billypandnikkysmom said...

looks like you are all enjoyin gyour vacation!

michelle said...

they really should call it the decision factory. too many yummy choices. i am salvating just looking at your pictures.

Kat said...

I'm sorry...did you say something? After drooling over those photos of the cheesecake, it's hard for me to concentrate. Hehehe! Just kidding. I know Parker is one happy boy.

Hugs,
Kat

Sunny Sue said...

Thank you for your continued prayers! My hubby spends his days at the library in the nearest town to use their WiFi and job hunt. The in-laws have wireless but it is limited and SLOW as molasses. That's country living. :-)
My new e-mail is ksue21@gmail.com. I can't use it for blogger so that is why my old address is still attached to my blog. Shoot me a message and I will respond with details about my parents. Looks like we are headed down there again tomorrow so I will have internet available too.

Anita@Theycallmejammi said...

Here is your Grandparent of the Year Award....and your standing ovation. Such a good Granny you are. I had a lot of trouble reading this post....my mouse kept moving back up the page to the pictures of the cheesecakes. Shame on you for doing that to the unsuspecting. LOL. Have a greeat one Teresa.

Tammy said...

So very true! Brad just told me he wants to trade in his DS for a DSI...so when we get back from vacation we will be heading to the Game Stop up here in WA...don't need to know where the Dallas ones are...lol!

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Screen Door Prep said...

Ha! The Cheesecake Factory is one of my favorites, so this post made me hungry. =p Cute blog!

Terra said...

You are a specially good grammy as I can tell from your posts, and a very patient one, with all that driving and shopping. Like you say, grandparents have a unique role to play.

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Hi! I'm already following. Just stopped by to say hello from the Thursday blog hop. :) You are a wonderful grandmother. The kind I wish my children had. My grandparents were the same way with me and I'm so sad that my children will never get to experience this. You family is so blessed to have you!

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Alysha said...

wow you are such a great grammmy!!! And boy oh boy am i craving cheesecake now! :) Thanks for linking up to my Thankful THursday post and i hope you keep reading!

melonbelly said...

I'm a new follower and happen to be living in the Dallas area too! You have my mouth watering for the cheesecake factory now - were the great pics really necessary? ;) Found you on the "follow me chickadee".

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Sherrie said...

I found you from Friendly Friday, and am now following. Hope you get the chance to stop by and visit:0)

Joyce said...

I am still stuck on the Red Velvet cheesecake...I haven't had cheesecake in forever. My mom has a Cheesecake factory near her so I'm thinking its time to go see my mom : )

Kat said...

I love the cheescake factory and I think your pictures actually made me drool :) That Gamestop looks huge and you really did make you grandson's day.

Joanne@ Blessed... said...

Best Grandma Ever.

LOVE your blog too. I'm so honored that you stopped by last night, or was it early this morning?

Your grandkids are so BLESSED!

Bringing Pretty Back said...

What wonderful grandparents you are!!!! That is such a sweet story!
Thank you for visiting my blog! I am so glad you got a laugh when you needed it!
Thank you so much for following me !
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

Bringing Pretty Back said...

I forgot to add~ I am your newest follower!
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RawknRobynsGoneBlogWild said...

Thanks for your sweet comment, Teresa. What a fun post, and I'm still salivating at the top pictures.
xoRobyn

Hazel said...

Oh man, that cheesecake looks divine! What a fun day.

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Naila Moon of the Grey Wolf said...

Oh I love this story and post!
I am a fairly new Grandma (who had yet to see the little one) and cannot wait to spoil her rotten!
~Naila Moon

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