Thursday, July 15, 2010

Alphabe Thursday, Z is for......





The last letter of the alphabet...And it is a tough one. I have been playing along with Jenny (click on the logo on my sidebar) right from the start along with about 80 other bloggers...It has been a fun way to meet other people and to also write down some fun memories...
Last night I asked the grandkids to think of Z words...I told them they could not say Zoo or xylophone....yes I know xylophone starts with x, but I was tired ok? Besides it sounds like a z. They gave me zucchini, zebra, zoologist and zephyr....Then Olivia piped up...."I have a good one and it is one of your favorite words!"..."zillion." As in "I told you a zillion times"...It is one of my favorite words. It just really speaks to me...Why say a million when there is a zillion or in times of great stress a g'zillion. What smart kids. So here is a little list of things I say a zillion times a day.

Good morning sunshine.

Breakfast!

Did you flush?

Go wash your hands please.







I don't want to hear it unless there's blood.

Quit running in and out.

Lunch!

I need a diet coke.

Cooper quit begging.

Andrew quit giving Cooper your food.

Come give maga a hug....









You're such a good boy.

Who wants a snack?

Naptime!

Dinner!

You're my special girl.

Grandpa, Trace wants you...(poopy diaper haha)

I love you.....

Pick up your toys...

She'll be home soon.

Boy I'm glad they went home.







I love you Don, sleep good.

20 comments:

Sue said...

Zillion! Perfect word.

And I use it all the time, too...(in similar ways).

=)

gin said...

Smart Olivia! Zillion is a good word.

Viki said...

What a great word. Whether your a mother or a grandmother you have to say things a zillion times to kids sometimes. Loved all your examples. Great fun, Z post.

Mrs. Sew and Sew - Karen said...

Great Z post! I have enjoyed all you stories using the alphabet.

BEAR's Mom said...

this is adorable...especially the one about the <<>>...

my favorite z word: zzzzzzzzzz

(((nap time)))

~victoria~

BEAR's Mom said...

the word DIAPER was supposed to appear betweeen those <<<>>> duh?!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Melinda,
You are a good Grandma :)
THANK YOU for my AWESOME Whimsy Jar..it arrived today and you are so thoughtful..Love the treasures and I'll post about it Sunday PM!!
You even sent little frogs :)
Warmly,
deb :)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

And thank you for putting a zillion smiles on my face from this post. I'm really sorry to see this project come to an end. It's been more than a little fun to read each week.

Pondside said...

Ah, this was the BEST! Good for you for asking for help from a child - they always think outside that box.

Jingle said...

unique take on z...
hope that you enjoy a wonderful z day.

Kristin said...

Oh, what a wonderful post! Great word, smart kids and perfect sayings - you can describe your whole day in those words! Kristin xo

Pat said...

What a "ZUPER" post...and I've enjoyed reading all your alphabet posts!!!

signed...bkm said...

Great post...so cute your little ones...they deserve a zillion hugs and kisses....bkm

Jenxo said...

hah, what lovely post, it brought back lots of memeories...

Sarah said...

A zillion hugs for this smile inducing post.

Laurie said...

Wow, you were so faithful to do the entire alphabet! Good for you, Melinda! Things I say a zillion times:

Go wash your hands.
What did you say? (I'm going deaf.)
Did you eat breakfast?
It's time to get up.
Can you turn it up, please? (see #2)
Hello babies! (to my dogs)

The Muse said...

And that zillion contains the one...
love.

Awwww such a delightful Alpha Meme Z day post. I bet those young ones adore you!

Life@Cee said...

Leave it to kids to come up with the perfect word. Your grandkids are so blessed to hear those zillion words from you everyday. Great job, and very well written.
Cee

Jenny said...

What a sweet, sweet stop on our little journey through Alphabe-Thursday's letter "Z".

Melinda, I can so relate to this post.

It really made me smile.

Thank you for linking up with A-T. It has been really fun enjoying your posts through these letter links!

A+

joanne lendaro said...

Such (another) cute post!! I am going to miss these!! LOVE the Zillion word!! But mine would have fallen under "B", I like the word ba-zillion, like it actually means more.....