Emma, Jack, smiles and a thank you!


“Good Morning!”

I made pancakes for breakfast and Emma felt the need to share a smile with hers!


photo taken this morning!

I apologize for the delay in having more posts by Emma and Jack, but each has been very busy in their world of creativity.

As for what’s been keeping Emma’s creativity muse busy, She has been learning how to make short movies uploaded from her DSI flipnotes – cartoon clips, she creates with her own original characters! And doing tons of sketches and taking more creative photographs!


photo taken this morning!

Jack sends a smile with his legos. He has been alternating his creative muse by learning and understanding why the Titanic sunk (and how) by recreating the event with his legos and bathtub water, also he’s been learning to make short movies while creating “stop motion” action with his lego characters.

While they still feel the loss of their daddy, (and then she waited), they are happy and healing well as both stay creatively busy when not learning or playing with other children in their neighborhood.

ThANK YOU for being loving and caring online to both Jack and Emma, through your comments and emails. They do read and appreciate them very much!

They also view online viewers as a part of their world-wide extended family! That’s YOU! You have helped make a healing difference for them and I appreciate you more than I can say! So again I say thank you from my heart! xo

~ Penny

36 thoughts on “Emma, Jack, smiles and a thank you!

    • Hugest thank you back Steffi. We are still working out the bugs for Emma and Jack having their own blogs (in a safe and protected environment), they are excited to do “their own thing” where someone else isn’t looking over their shoulder” LOL, Much love from all of us – Jack says hi and thank you too, πŸ™‚ xo

      • Thank you Penny!
        It’s great to have your own safe space – regardless of age. I am sure you will get beyond those “bugs”, soon and looking forward to see Jack’s stop motion pictures and Emma’s animations.

        Sending much love to you all and “Hi” back to Jack!

        By the way – I usually do not link up my own blog posts in the comments of others, but I just had a feeling you would like to know about this one in case you have not seen it, yet:
        It’s some happy personal news. πŸ˜‰

  1. I came back to read the story you linked to titled and then she waited. What I love about this post, other than it’s from your heart, is that your daughter and grandchildren are strong and very loving. I have been following your daughters blog for months now, and did not know you were her mother. Like her, I never wrote poetry until I started blogging. While reading your stroy, I thought, this sounds similar to another blog I follow. Horrible and cruel events that are unnecessary. I got all teary eyed reading your post because I was supporting your daughter and didn’t even know it! How happy it makes me to know that you are surrounded by strength and love everyday. The kids are cute as ever, creative as ever and as I re-read your posts, the light of love that I needed, filled my heart. Thank you for sharing this story and for bringing the much needed smiles of awesome children into our lives. May your family continute to stay strong and blessed.

    • Yes Sharla, it is indeed. More than you can possibly imagine, after viewing the sad ones for so long! Children are so very precious, our gift we can treasure every day. I am most blessed with them, thank you for your caring words, Penny xx

  2. Wow! You are an amazing mother and grandmother. A great big hug! Emma and Jack are two lovely lovely kids…. look at their smiles. Jack reminds me of my own son when he was that age and how he too was fascinated by sinking ships in the bathtub (I put my foot down when he wanted to teach frogs how to swim in the bathtub!). Emma looks like an angel who stayed behind to make the Earth a more beautiful place and the smile on the pancake is priceless. Take care!

  3. I love the smile on the pie, but it is out shone by the smile on the children’s faces… a smile from a kid is like a kiss from above.. a grand parent gains strength from such a smile.. and these two look like true smileys.. love this post and all the comments…

  4. Having a Mother who is present in mind and spirit and support is very important. It is hard when you are grieving yourself to complete this part of living, but you seem to have that balance. Hugs to you all! Wishing you continued strength.

    • Thank you Liz very much. As it turns out, I am their grandmother, I came up to Washington to help my daughter recover from a serious illness, while I was here her husband, the children’s father was killed by a careless motorist. I stayed! My daughter is amazing and is doing well now as are her children. Thank you for your support and your hugs, very much appreciated by all of us! Penny xx

  5. πŸ™‚ Nice to see you Emma & Jack.
    And – THANKS for sharing your smiles with us πŸ™‚
    Especially the ones on your face πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    • RoSy they each had big smiles reading your words! Thank you my friend, you have helped them heal, often they read over my shoulder at one of your comments and it has brightened their day or made them laugh! Thank you RoSy to help them feel you are part of their extended family, it means a lot to them – and me, my friend! πŸ™‚ xx

    • Jack and Emma say a special hello to their friend in Scotland, AnElephantCant, and thank you for his poem to them! They loved it!
      Christina and I thank you for caring about them and making such a positive difference too, much love, Penny

  6. So glad to hear that they are healing from the loss of a parent at such a young age. They are pretty lucky, I would say, to have such an amazing mother and grandmother. πŸ™‚

  7. Emma I love that pancake smile. I bet it tasted just as good as it looked. πŸ™‚
    Doing videos with a DSi is a great idea. It has the ability of a camcorder and you can play with it there and then. By doing that you get to see things in a different perspective, a different point of view. I know when I take photos, I see things differently, and when I use my camcorder, I can see and capture more. Thank you for sharing your smiles Emma, and here is a huge smile for you (and it makes your gp laugh) :mrgreen:

    Jack I love Lego, so that smile with the eyebrows and ears is awesome. πŸ™‚
    I love the idea of recreating the Titanic. I saw a book in a shop yesterday and for some reason I picked it up. It was all about the RMS Titanic. You probably already know that Titanic was one of the first ships to use the SOS distress call rather than the Come Quickly Distress (CQD) that it was before then. That is a massive project to get into. You could even become a Titanic historian if you keep on with that. Thanks for the smiles Jack, here is one for you as well πŸ˜†

    Have a good day both of you.

    Thanks Penny for allowing them to hijack your blog.

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