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Best Christmas Present EVAH!

Of all of the great toys Michael and Matthew got for Christmas, one of the coolest was a little treasure hunt that their Gamma got them. This is a bunch of teeny-tiny gravel glued together and shaped into an island. There are even little plastic palm trees. As they chipped through, they found several small treasure chests, with gems (sparkly beads) or coins (tiny, tiny coins). There were also quite a few skulls, snakes, crabs and larger coins. I was amazed at the amount of stuff buried in this. It took the boys a good three hours to get through it, with the help of two friends.

Look at my little archeologists in training:


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Jan. 6th, 2008 03:39 pm (UTC)
Would Gramma be able to tell this kindergarten teacher where she found such a find? It may be too old for my students, but my nieces would think that was COOL!
Jan. 6th, 2008 04:07 pm (UTC)
Strangely enough, I think we got it at Joann's Fabric, but I did a search and found it on Amazon for like half off
Jan. 6th, 2008 10:55 pm (UTC)
as you know, my dog's name is Beta. That's because she is NOT an Alpha dog. The next logical dog name (should Beta's subscription ever expire) is Gamma. Then Delta. Perhaps you see where I'm going with this by now?

That said, whatever happened to "Grandmother" or "Grandma" or even (gasp!) "Grannie" ? Gamma - indeed!
Jan. 6th, 2008 11:04 pm (UTC)
It's even crazier than you would think. My mom and I were watching ER one night, well before we were pregnant. It was back when Noah Wylie was on there as Dr. Carter. He had this old, rich, proper grandmother and he called her 'Gamma'. Mom remarked that she liked that as a name for a grandmother because it was as generic as 'Grandma' but wasn't like my grandmothers 'Mammaw' and 'Nana'.

I remembered that for some reason when we got pregnant and asked if that is what she wanted to be called.

There you go. It's from a TV show. Like the urban legend of the woman who named her baby daughter 'Chlamydia' because she heard the word and thought it was pretty.
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