Grandparents’ Day

Nanny Jane and Grandpa came to school with us!

Photo May 13, 7 39 58 AM

It was a rainy day so we didn’t have recess, but our teachers had plenty of projects for Nanny Jane and Grandpa to help with. Mia’s class put Nanny Jane to work because she was the only grandma at Mia’s table, so Nanny Jane had four grandkids in Kindergarten that day!

Photo May 13, 8 31 16 AM

They even sent her home with some of their artwork on her folder, a collage of drawings of the classroom. What a fun day!

Photo May 26, 10 27 59 AM

  1. Cindi says:

    How fun!!! Don’t their little minds astound you? Kindergarten seems such a long way from adulthood but I’m certain that is one kindergarten memory that is going to stay in StellaJane’s memory long past the day she becomes a grandma herself!

  2. terry steinmetz says:

    You are so lucky to be able to do this. My grand girls live 11 hours away.

  3. Winnie Nielsen says:

    Stella Jane and Mia, what fun it was to have your NannyJane and Grandpa come to school with you! I love the photo of everyone at their tables working together. You must have had a lot of fun showing them the routines and enjoying their company. Thanks for sharing your special day!!

    • MaryJane says:

      At the school we ate a good breakfast and also lunch before we left. A couple of the little ones who didn’t have an oldster there fought for turns to sit on my lap. Sweet, well-behaved kids, all of them. I loved it.

  4. bonnie ellis says:

    I love kids. The best is being with them but second best is having their artwork to display. That was the joy of being an art teacher.

  5. CJ Armstrong says:

    Yes, how fun that must have been! I agree that you are lucky to be able to be around your grandkids.

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Don’t Worry. Be Happy.

Can you find something in your life to be happy about today? How about for 100 days in a row? It sounds like a pretty tall order, but is challenging people to attain an attitude of gratitude by simply snapping a picture every day.

It started in 2013 as a personal mission for founder Dmitry Golubnichy to bring happiness back into his life. As is so often the case, Dmitry suffered from lack of contentment in a modern life so full of everything. He made a visit back to his hometown, where he tried to express his dissatisfaction to his friends and family, but found that he was met with happy people who were mostly content with their lives. He left promising himself that if all of those around him could find happiness in the everyday, then so could he.

Dmitry made himself accountable by posting his intentions and a daily photo on social media sites with the hashtag #100happydays. Much to his surprise, his friends started asking to join in, and then strangers wanted to join in, so he launched a website and had a staggering 3,000 participants sign up on the very first night.

To date, the challenge has been taken by 1.5 million people from 220 countries! Sounds like lots of folks want to be happier.

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A snapshot of my happy … I am grateful for my children, a campfire, ice cream, flip-flops, sweatpants, and cozy quilts.

Intrigued? Visit to register for the challenge and pick a platform for sharing photos. You can share your pictures on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram with the hashtag #100happydays, or if you’re a little more private, you can simply share on their website or link to your own private space. At the end of the challenge, you can receive a set of all 100 prints to remind you about the everyday beauty of your life.

  1. Winnie Nielsen says:

    This is sure a happy photo you shared! 100 happy days is a great idea if you are feeling like something is missing. I’ve done the daily gratitude journaling which also brings awareness to blessings that are always around a person. I am thinking a photo a day helps a person catch more outside where it is easy to overlook the beauty and happiness just outside your door. Don’t you think?

    • Megan says:

      Winnie, I agree. I have enjoyed thinking about this as I go about a normal ol’ day. Although maybe not so photogenic, it’s a reminder to appreciate and be thankful of every aspect.

  2. Karlyne says:

    I think gratitude is the foundation of happiness, so seeing in black and white (or color!) all of the things we have to be grateful for just has to increase the joy in our lives. Looks like a fun program!

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