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Friday, January 21, 2011

Have a sweet weekend.

My dears, what are you up to this weekend? My dad is coming to visit, and I'm soooo excited to hang out with him. He seems so debonaire that it feels odd to refer to him as "Grandpa," so we're trying to think of an alternative name for Toby to call him. What did you call your grandpa? Anyway, have a wonderful weekend, and here are a few fun links from around the web...

Ha, well played, Domino.

Kate surprises her sister with a trip to Paris; here's her cute reaction.

Loving this shade of pink makeup...and here's Charlie wearing it!

Stunning photos of statues at the Met.

An adorable way to reveal a baby's gender.

Beer does a body good? Good to know.

Damn, those are sexy swimsuits.

Blue wish list.

Inspired by Harvey Faircloth's inspiration wall.

Ann Taylor, is that you?

Hang art without poking holes in it.

A chewing gum artist, of all things.

And a funny little video: Baby's first audition.

Have a good one! xoxo

191 comments:

Anonymous said...

LOVED THE WONDER YEARS!!!!!!!

jean goddard said...

Remember watching "The Wonder Years"? Such fun. Have a great weekend with "Grandpa"!

Kristen said...

That is so cute! My grandfather apparently really didn't want to be called Grandpa, so he tried to get all of the grandkids to call him Daddy Baxter, which turned into Dado. It's the perfect name for him :)

Anonymous said...

The chewing gum artist is brilliant.

Aura said...

I always called (and still do) my Grandpa a silly version of his first name.
In Persian, Baba-bozorg means "big father" so our little one will call my Dad Baba for short :)

Toby could always call your dad Gramps, I think it's actually a cute, and somewhat hip (maybe?) version of Grandpa!


And oh, how I loved the Wonder Years. Do you remember the rumor that Paul was Marilyn Manson? haha!

Joanna Goddard said...

aura, WHAT?! seriously!?!

arteriole said...

My Littlest Sis called my Grandparents Bompa and Bompa and it made us smile every time!

Rachel said...

After living in Spain for 5 months, I wouldn't trust that beer statistic! I'm being sarcastic, sort of. and p.s. I called my grandpas D-Daddy and Grandad.

Rachel said...

oh and my step grandpa goes by Boppa.

Michelle said...

How exciting to have your dad come visit! I'm not really doing anything special, there's a party on tomorrow night... we'll see how that goes.
Happy Friday! x

annie said...

One of my grandfathers was Grandpa, and the other was Papa. My fiance's grandfather was nicknamed Bud, so his grandkids called him Grandbud, which I think is pretty cute.

Ashlae said...

My family is German, so we call my grandparents Oma (grandma) and Opa (grandpa). My Oma always said she hated 'grandma' because it made her feel old.

LINDSAY said...

My kids call me dad Poppy, which I love.

Shanti Knight said...

My younger cousins always called our Grandpa Baboo (pronounced Bah-boo). Very cute. I called my other grandpa "Granddaddy," which I also really like.

Joanna Goddard said...

poppy is so cute!

Catie said...

We called my grandfather Pop--and he was a very suave gentleman himself!

Heather from the bar said...

When I was born my moms dad said he wasn't old enough to be a grandpa so we called him Mr. Bill (his name was William). It fit perfectly for him!

Ashlae said...

Oh! And my boyfriend surprised me with a trip to Paris :) Except he waited to tell me at the airport in Montreal, where I thought we were spending Thanksgiving. I can't imagine my sister surprising me - that IS amazing!

Ruth Minaki said...

My little Hugo was slow at starting to talk (bilingual Eng/Jap)and could not say Grandma/Grandpa....but could say the easier Japanese version for my hubby's folks Baba/Gigi...which made me sad for my folks...So we chaged to Nana/Pop and Haven't looked back it only took a few days and my parents were soooooo stoked ;-)

Gaia• Illustration said...

My cousin Ian and his wife just had a baby and they call my aunt and uncle, "Ima" and "Ipa" ( say it ee-ma.) It stands for "Ian's Ma" and "Ian's Pa" which I thought was super cute.

Croatian_Latina said...

my father in law is the same way. too hip to be a grandpa but he is such a sweet and darling man. My daughter calls him Dida (means grandpa in Croatian.and grandma is Baka. and her great grandparents were: Dedo (meant grandfather and Grandmother was Baba)

re: Aura
interesting how in Persian, Baba is grandpa!


Joanna, keep us posted on what nickname Toby ends up calling your Dad.

Amy Rene said...

I'm buying those photo hangers! They're so cute... and I'm decorating my office at home right now. Great find :-)

Ana* said...

I call my grandpa daddy just because he's a young soul.

Jaclyn said...

your wonder years pic brought a smile to my face - love all the grampie nicknames, makes me think of my own, such a cool guy. x

Hannah said...

Hi Joanna :)

A cute and unique alternative to "Grandpa" is Taidy ( pronounced tie-dee). It's Welsh for grandfather. Thats where my dad is from.

Just an idea!

Joanna Goddard said...

NO WAY, Ashlae!!! that is SO cute!!!

amyC | fashion folk art said...

Thought I was gonna get a taupey polish like the jacques OPI but NOW!!!! you've turned me way way onto the Nars Schiap for curing the winter blahs

NYC, Style and a little Cannoli said...

wow..cute photo from Wonder Years..that show was addicting! Have a great weekend!!

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anna said...

we always referred to my grandpa as papa. not too chic, but i always loved calling him that!

Colleen said...

We called our Grandpa "Pop-pop". We stopped once we were old enough to say Grandpa without much trouble.

Giulia said...

Papa was something we called one 'grandpa.'

I see someone got to Taidy before I did...but go Wales.:)

Giulia said...

I have to add...my favorite person in the world - ever - was my Poppop & I still called him that way after I'd mastered 3 other languages:)

He's always your Poppop (or whatever you call him). Always!

Erinn said...

We call our grandpa "papa". Simple & sweet.

Katie Ann said...

The chewing gum artist blew my mind. Who would have ever thought?

Have a splendid weekend!
Katie

nadia said...

The Wonder Years was my FAVORITE! Ahhh, this post makes me want to dig up old episodes!
I heard the same rumour about Marilyn Manson.. perhaps google can shed some light on this? Haha

Have a wonderful weekend with your dad!

xo Nadia

the gardeners cottage said...

i called my grandpa, granpa. but our grandaughter calls my husband pops and me, mimi. so it's mimi and pops.

xo
janet

Alexa said...

One of my girlfriends calls her grandfather "Doc," which I think is so cute. He feels too young to be called Grandpa :)

Leigh said...

Ah, the WONDER YEARS! What a fabulous show.

bussbuss said...

Whoa. Your Dad does seem super cool. How about Big G or G Money? ;)

My niece calls my Dad (her Grandpa) Papa, which is kind of heart-melting.

p.s. Those tiny hangers are darling!

Josephine said...

Hi Joanna!
We called my Mother's father 'Dandy' – apparently, when my eldest cousin started talking he couldn't pronounce 'Grandad', so Dandy it was, and Dandy it stayed. It suited him perfectly, he was always quite the English gentleman ;-)

Rosalind said...

My Dad is Papa to my kids and my Mum is Mardi - which I love and we can't find the origin of! Her Auntie was Mardi to her grandkids.

pixelhazard said...

I called my gandad appacha which just means dad or grandfather in an indian dialect. Good luck of your search :)

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S and O said...

I hope you have a great weekend with your dad! :)
xoxo
Olivia

Ann said...

We chose the German Opa (my sister's husband is German & called my Grandma Oklahoma Oma). Anyway, we were living in Colombia, so my daughter changed it when she was really little to Opatio, more Spanish sounding, which became Opati. Long story, but your son will come up with his own version. Also have a friend whose dad was called Babe by his grandsons.

An Invitation said...

Thanks for sharing. Think I'll drink a beer and shop for pretty swimsuits online :)

kate said...

My dad was supposed be Gramps, but Calvin couldn't manage the R sound, so it came out "Gump". My mom (Mamie) said, "We're keeping Gump." Best name imaginable. I recommend it.

Jamie said...

I called my grandpa pop-pop. :)

Tonia said...

We called one of our grandfather's Boompa. My parents got it from a Jimmy Stewart movie - Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation.

The other we called Paw Paw. I think it's a southern thing.

My husband called his grandfathers Dandy and Bum Bum.

Jordan Streetman said...

My mom wil lbe the same way. She actually refuses to be called grandma anything. She wants to be like an aunt. Crazy woman! :)

Deanna (Silly Goose Farm) said...

My grandmothers are Mamie and GG. My grandfather was Papa. My kids call my parents "Mam" and "Pap"

Lollipops & Pig Tails said...

The Wonder Years were great!

My dad is called Poppy and mom Mia by the grandkids.

Allie Burnham said...

Being a big Arrested Development fan I swear that when I have kids my parents are going to be called Gangy and PopPop
stay well,
allie

a beautiful ride

{lovely little things} said...

We always called my grandpa, "Papa," it just suited him. I can't picture calling him grandpa.

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Mari Huertas said...

Your dad sounds amazing! :)

Love the blue wish list, and I also have to say about the Ann Taylor post – I went into ATL the other day when they were having a sale, 40% off everything, and scored big time. Lots of beautiful pieces in lovely fabrics and nice cuts. I'll be stopping by again to get some tops soon.

JennyCash said...

my kids call their grandfather "Papa". have fun!

Creativechaos said...

I have three grandfathers and they go by grandpa or grampy. My three grandmas are all grandma or grammy. Finally, my great grandmothers are called GG M or GG F. Sadly my GG M just passed away this December. She was 95 and had a very good, long life.

Oh, yes I do have a very large family. Ah, the beauty of being a child of divorce.

Amanda

Robin said...

Micah calls my parents Papa Eddie & Nana Lizzie because Grandma/Grandpa felt "to old" to them.

Love love loved the Wonder Years!!

xo

lily said...

my dad is poppy and he loves it- and my boys sound adorable saying it...

Liz said...

I called my grandfathers Grandpa. But, my boys call my dad Glamps, and my husband's dad Papa

Sarah said...

I've got a Poppy and a Granddad - heard of a Grandpapa (with emphasis on the pah-paaah) and thought it quite endearing...

CC Interiors said...

Although I always love your roundups, what really caught my eye is that darling picture.

Is there anything cuter than Kevin Arnold and Winnie Cooper? I've had wonder years on my DVR lately and I love them!

My dad is Poppa, not that original but it sounds so cute when a little voice says it!

artdecodiamonds said...

Aaahhh the wonder years.... just great!

Mari Huertas said...

P.S. My brother's girls called my dad, their grandfather, Pop-pop when they were little, and it's stuck. :)

Erin Wilson said...

I used to know a wee one whose grandparent's names were Lady Bird and Old Bob. They didn't want to be known as gram and gramps (or any such thing). And the earnest way that the wee one called out for Old Bob... well, it was cute enough that I remember it 25 years later!

becomingjolie.com said...

we called my grandpa "poppy" on my dad's side and "opa" on my mom's side. :)

Jesse said...

a post i had last week had the same picture of the wonder years. my kevin arnold crush remains in tact. check it out: http://semiweeklyeats.blogspot.com/2011/01/im-thankful-that.html

Her name was Lola said...

Have I told you lately how much I love and look forward to your weekend roundups? xo Lola

Hannah said...

You should just make a call to all of your Southern readers. Lot's of different "Grandparent's names"

My boyfriend calls his "Pawpaw" (all southern and everything)

My niece called my dad Bee-ba for awhile and my nephew currently calls him Boppy.

I've also heard "Pops", "Preacher", "Lolo", "Doc", "Oompa", "Papa", and this one takes the cake: "Gonk Gonk".

Seriously.

I personally enjoy Gramps. Or you could just go with Bond ;)

Jules said...

My sons call my dad Papa. It's really cute, and my dad isn't a grandpa kind of guy, either. :)

p.s. That Wonder Years picture! What memories. I don't remember the Paul/Marylin Manson rumor, but I do remember everyone thought the guy from Mr. Belvedere was Marylin Manson!

Sofia said...

My grandfather was not unlike sweet Toby's. An old-fashioned man man's (and a ladies man ;), cultured, with a great sense of style, and always up for adventure.

He told me to call him by his first name. My other grandparents liked it so much, they had me do the same!

evie dear said...

Our little one calls her grandparents Nanna & Pa and Nannie & Poppie.
My husband calls his grandpa Pumpa - its what he could say when he was little!

Kiley said...
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C.R.A.F.T. said...

we call our grandparents grand buddy and grand martha :)

Kiley said...

My mom is having the same problem; she doesn't want to be called Grandma. Fortunately she has some time to think about it. I used to have 'Grandpa' and 'Grandpa Jack', but I vote for Papa, that sounds so sweet.

mysterymeatballs said...

My grandfather insists on being called only "G", because it allows him to "maintain (his) mystery". Worth a shot and easy to say for Toby ;)

Whitney said...

When my older sister was born (she was the first grandchild on both sides of the fam), my mom's mother decided she didn't want to go by traditional grandparent names. Therefore, she took it upon herself to come up with names for her and my grandfather. So she settled for 'mamoo' and 'papoo'...i love it! it is so fitting of the both of them & unique:)

PoetessWug said...

Granddaddy and Poppy.

dizzy_izzy said...

We always call our grandparents by their first name but add grandpa or grandma first i.e. Grandpa Rudy! But last names are reserved for great-grandparents i.e. Grandma Garcia :)

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megan lane said...

ahhh the wonder years!! i miss that show so much!

Amanda said...

I called my grandpa, grandad.

But his parents were called ma B and pa B. Because their last name was Brode and they didn't want to be called grandma and grandpa.

I think it's a cute alternative

Nicole said...

One is Pop Pop, the other was Grandy, which I love.

Anonymous said...

My little boy calls my Dad, Papa! Have a sweet weekend!
Vanesza

My Beautiful Life said...

I'm doing brunch with one of my best friends on Sunday morning to celebrate her baby bump! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend together. I know you will treasure your time together!

Oh, and our boys call their Grandpa Opa. (German)

erin m. said...

I call my grandpa 'Papa'. Always have, and always will!

lazyllama27 said...

I'm a big fan of Papa! I can imagine James Bond wanting to be called that.

Anonymous said...

I called my Mother's father, Grandaddy. I always loved that name for a grandfather. He was very distinguished as well. :)

La Boheme said...

My parents are still pretty young and like to have fun but oh man, when my sister had my niece it was "babicka" and "deda" (in Czech) all the way. They embraced their grandparent-hood all the way and in their cool way, I just love it! Have fun with your dad and thank you for the links! What a great idea to hang art!

Melinda said...

Papa is what my girls call my dad .. and grosspapi to their Swiss grandfather.

Erin said...

Kevin and Winnie! Yay!

I had two grandpas. They were Grandpa and Pop.

Have a wonderful weekend, Joanna.

Anonymous said...

I called my grandpa "Pops"

Jenni Austria Germany said...

this photo makes me think of princess bride. :) i love the lipstick. and the art hanging clips are genius! i've had some friends reveal their babies that same way too, it's such a cute idea.

Tinna said...

You could call him afi (grandfather in Icelandic) seeing that he loves Iceland so much. You can listen to how it's pronounced here: http://translate.google.com/#is|en|afi

liz said...

I think my "papa" is quite debonaire ;)

Lori said...

I called my dearest grandfather Big Daddy. Of course, I am originally from Texas. :)

Lexi said...

I called my grandpa papa, which a lot of people call their dads.

ms.ashley said...

My sisters and I called our grandparents Papa and Mema, (long e, short a).

Anonymous said...

My Dad insists my children call him Grandfather. :)

Sanja said...

Well, it's kind of hard to translate from my mother tongue, but I guess that 'mate' would be the closest translation. It implies love and a very deep and strong friendship :)

Annalee said...

i called my grandfather poppa/pop/poppy. i just had a baby, and we call my dad "doc" because he's a dentist. but i also LOVE bubby, bibby and umpy.

Poppy said...

Wow it seems like Papa was a popular choice for Grandpa names! We all called my Papa, Papa because my oldest brother couldn't say Grandpa when he was tiny and could only manage to say Papa. So it kinda stuck for all of us. =]

PATCHART said...

This weekend my son takes part in a fencing competition!
On Saturday night, I have a birthday party just for girl friends!

In Catalan, we call grandparents iaio and iaia :-)

MAUD said...

these are so great! the beautiful swimming suits, the chewing gum artist, the nautical outfits... i hope you have a nice weekend!

Lydia said...

ahhh!!! love this...love the wonder years :). And I'm obsessed with those little photo hangers. I might have to order some for myself! have fun with your dad! sounds like a great weekend :)

Lucy said...

We called my grandfathers Pop Pop, Grandad and Popsie. My favorite one I have ever heard is Walrus!

annette said...

My grandpa is Papa and my husband's grandpa is Grandfather.

toria said...

my nieces and nephews called my dad "gramps!" my son calls his other grandpa, "grandpa" or "papa"

kate reymann said...

The Wonder Years. My favorite show ever.

My son calls his paternal grandfather Pop Pop, something he came up with on his own and my parents Nan (my mom's first name is Jan) and Charlie, which was my great grandfathers name.

Orchid Grey said...

I called my grandfather "GF" a shortened version of the German word for Grandfather: "Grosvater"

I called my grandmother "Nanana" or "Nunnie", which is what came out when my mom tried to get me to pronounce "Grosmutter" as a two year old.

lesson: don't try to teach your two year old German

Christy said...

Our daughter says Angrad - her way of trying to say Granddad. So freaking cute.

Anonymous said...

Hi Joanna

My dad is referred to by his granddaughters as Pops, his grandfather was also known as Pops. I thought it was just a British thing! From memory I *think* your dad is a Brit too so maybe it will work for him?

Let us know!

Nicola

PS Loving your blog!

Bri (like the cheese) said...

My father-in-law wanted to be called Dadoo (or Dadu, nearly 4 years later and we're still at odds on how to spell it ;oP) as a nod to an old inside joke between him, his sons, and the Animaniacs. My father is "P-pop." My daughter started calling him that in a failed attempt to say Grand-pop & it's stuck.
I like "Poppy" too.
And I LOVE Fred Savage!

SV + TH said...

Some friends of mine did a similar baby gender thing, except they used cake! They had the ultrasound technician write on a card what the baby's gender was, then took the card to a cake shop and asked the cake decorators to color the inside of the cake pink if it's a girl and blue for a boy. Then they threw a huge party with their family and cut into the cake together. It was such a cute idea to let everyone else in on the fun!

Bri (like the cheese) said...

P.S. When we have grandchildren, my husband and I want to be "Grump-pa" and "Groan-ma" or Grumps & Groany for short! ;oP We want to be all crotchety.

Megan said...

We called my grandpa Bunka because my oldest brother couldnt say grandpa, so that is what came out. And then it just stuck!

Meine Liebe, das Essen said...

nonno,
that's the italian version of grandpa.
we call my mum nanna, normally it would be nonna, however, she loves it and the kids do as well, and she isn't just an ordinary grandma...

enjoy the weekend!
V

designchic said...

We called both of our grandfathers granddaddy, but I'm so in love with grandy...that's what my husband will be when he's a grandfather!! So endearing ~

sherri lynn said...

the photo hangers are brilliant! i think i'll have to order some. and to dominos: touche.

Aditha said...

Love "Les années coup de cœur". Great memories !!!!

Molly said...

we called my grandpa "rich"...his first name was richard...it was perfect. and we grew up calling my father "poppy" which seems to be an excellent grandpa name.

Laura said...

My Dad is called G-man (Grandpa man and "government" man since he works for the govern't ;) When I was growing up, we called my Dad's parents Meemaw and Pop pop. They both grew up in KY and that's what they called their grandparents there :)

Courtney said...

Wait -- I don't get the Dominos joke! What am I missing?!

Anonymous said...

Instead of Grandpa, how about Papa?

jill said...

my grandfathers were called popsy and gubby.

that photo of kevin and winnie....love.

mosey said...

pappi is a great name for grandpa. I don't like grandpa either. pappi is awesome. My dad is now a pappi.

Off The Peg said...

Talk about a blast from the past! I loved the Wonder Years back in the day. Thanks for the links too. Have fun.

evdv said...

I had a PAPIE :)

birdy popcorn said...

We all called mine BARPAR- and he was the biggest legend ever! My brother invented it because he couldn't say grandpar and we all copied.

ps i have always ♡'ed the wonder years.
My middle name is winston and my partners is kevin... Kevin&Winnie, talk about ment to be..

shoutingforha said...

My father-in-law didn't want to be called Grandpa. After a little debate, we settled on Pop Pops.

La Franglaise said...

Great links! The baby playing virtual guitar is hilarious. As for the nicknames, my father-in-law - who is French and is called Francois - does not want to be called "papi" because that's what his dad was called. Since my dad is already "grandad", he looked for a new name and decided to go for "Frandad" (Francois + Grandad). I think it's cute!

betsy-marie said...

My grandfather on my dad's side we called bestefar (or bestefad) which both mean grandfather in Norwegian! Gotta love the scandinavians :)

A Flourishing Perspective said...

love this post! sounds like a wonderful weekend for you, the hubby, and the cute toby:) i'm sure you'll all have a spectacular time with your dad! he seems hilarious&brilliant from that one post you linked to. :)

i absolutely love the inspiration wall:)

happy weekend, jo!!

xoxoxoxo

Dylana Suarez said...

This is such a lovely blog!

xoxo,

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upatreecupatea said...

We have cute little name for my grandparents, like my grandpa is called Paype (paypee) I'm not really sure why but that's what we always called him.

One day when I have kids, they're going to call my mom Crabby and my dad Cranky hahahah :)
(I'm serious tho!)

Jossie said...

Pops, Moppy, Poppa, Mr g - there you go - something might work for James Bond snr!

Jossie said...

Pops, Moppy, Poppa, Mr g - there you go - something might work for James Bond snr!

mosey said...

Papa. which is what my daughter now calls my Dad. sigh....

Miss Stovetop said...

Grandad? Naah... too formalish and long! Maybe take a cue from other cultures? Naana (Not like Nanna... Naana is Grandad in Hindi and Naani is grandmom) or Baba. I love the suggestion of Dad Baba too! :)

Marine said...

Looooooooong sunny windy 3 hour walk along the coast near Edinburgh, lots of sand, sea, dunes and blue sky! :)

M

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Linnea said...

What about his first name? Perfect winther here, kids all over playing. What a Sunday!

dreamday said...

i love your friday posts...filled with so many goodies!!! the back of the anthro suits sold me. i'm buying the first one today. love xo!

Irene said...

gran-pee... not spelt that way... just say it!

Hi, I'm Rachael said...

We called my mom's dad Papa.

Deyse said...

I moved from NYC less than a month ago (for a job), but reading your blog makes me feel like I'm still a part of it. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

I'm in the South, so I have a Grandaddy. But I recommend for anyone! It's also a cool band.

dc said...

My grandparents were Nanny and Poppy and Omi and Opa.

Anna Elena said...

the gender thing is so cute! Someone I know did the same thing, only with a cake - the icing on the outside was chocolate and in between the layers was blue, for boy. and they cut it open at a special party they had just for that occasion, and found out with all their loved ones around them.

If I ever find out my babies' genders, I'm doing it this way!

Jayne said...

My Mother was 35 and my Dad was 37 when they became grandparents. My mom is swedish so she was called Mor Mor, (translates to Grandma) and my Dads name came from some jimmy stewart movie where he was called Boompa...they altered it a little and my dad became Boompie (So he sounded like a clown) I don't suggest this though. LOL

jardelle said...

lovely picture

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Love the blog. Just found it. I'm excited to see all the great lifestyle articles from a fellow mom.

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Found said...

Poppop, Poppi, and Gampa are some of my favorites that my family doesn't use. My mom's side is Italian so we have Nonnu (affectionate version of Nonno for Grandpa...which I thought sounded pretty fancy!) used for my great-granddad, and Grandad for my non-italian grandfather on that side. Nonnie (or Nonna) for my grandmother.

Geneviève said...

Hey Joanna,
I love the photos of the statues at the Met and the blue wish list! Here's another artist who works with bubblegum, his name is Jason Kronenwald and all pieces are made out of chewed gum. Hope you like it! http://le-gallery.ca/artists/6/jason+kronenwald/

and here's my art, which you may also like :) http://le-gallery.ca/artists/5/genevieve+jodouin/

Courtney said...

oh how i love the old school wonder years photo. that brings back such fond memories of growing up.

Brittney said...

ahhhh wonder years. and many of those links. so great.
speaking of links (quite the segway, no?), feel free to check out mine--i'm an amateur daily outfit poster...with dry humor. and am having a great time.
have a wonderful week. :)
-brittney
http://adayinlifetoo.blogspot.com

Kate said...

My niece uses Grandy, which I think is very sweet, and a friend uses Teddy.

Vivek Chamoli said...

Hi

Hope you had a nice weekend with your family.

take care
ks :)

Bailey said...

We called my grandpa Papa. And my niece calls our dad Bear. So sweet to come up with a name that sums the man up more than grandpa.

autumn1329 said...

That picture is too funny, yesterday during the Jets/Steelers game I said "I bet Kevin Arnold wouldn't be happy", and everyone just looked at me, until I said you know, he always wore that Jets jacket. Haha.

Annie said...

First of all, GREAT pic. It just transported me to 5th grade and now I feel warm and fuzzy inside :) Second, we called my grandfather "Dziadziu" (pronounced JaJu)... it's grandpa in Polish and now my own father is a Dziadziu to my niece and nephew! Hope you find a fun name for your Dad!

Stella Annabelle said...

Hope you had a WONDERFUL weekend with "Grandpa!" I called my paternal grandfather, Papa ("paw-paw") and my maternal grandfather, PopPop. (They were 2 extraordinary men and I miss them both terribly.)

What name did you decide?
Opa? Poppi? Nonno?
http://www.thenewparentsguide.com/grandparents-nicknames.htm

isabug said...

I call my grandpa Papa! And he's about the most wonderful man I know.

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I totally tried on that pink lipstick this weekend at Sephora. Its so good.

Lindsay T said...

My cousins and I all called my grandfather "Grumps" or "Grumpsie"! I think my oldest cousin came up with it when she was little and it stuck.

my little apartment said...

I started calling my grandfather Boompa and it stuck!

late to add to the list, but unique nonetheless...

I am not a fan of Grandpa or Grandma, I hope my (whenever) little one comes up with a more creative name for my parents...

2 by Design said...

Love the baby-gender-revealing idea! We spent Christmas in Chicago with my husband's family and got everyone onesies that said, "the spoiling begins in 9 months." It was SO fun seeing their reaction!!

kerri lynne said...

i like "gramps" and "poppy"

...when i'm a grandma, i want to be called "glammy" for glamorous grandma :)

Nerissa said...

I heard a report on NPR about baby boomers eschewing "Grandma" and "Grandpa" in favor of hipper monikers. My parents and in-laws are guilty too. My parents are "Bunny and Chuka" and my in laws have chosen the traditional Hebrew "Bubbe and Zayde". The aunts and uncles are on board too, we have a Cookie and a Zio!

Annabelle Merg said...

On my dad's - very German side - instead of a grandpa and grandma I have a Papa and Nana.

I've always loved the sound of those words.

elissa, ebb & flow said...

what a perfect image. hope you had a fabulous weekend!

Anonymous said...

I called my grandfather Pop-Pop. Pop for short. I think it fit him well.

Anna said...

Arhhh The wonder years. Smile on my face for the weekend! Thanks!

Talia said...

We called my gandpa on my dad's side Pa, and on my mum's side Grandad

poppybird said...

my grandparents were papa and ganga and grandbobbie and granddaddy... my boyfriend calls his grandparents precious and big daddy - - and their names fit them absolutely perfectly :)

madiebaby said...

Hi Joanna!
My grandfather on my dad's side was Poppa. When my dad became a grandfather, it just didn't seem right to also call him Poppa. Instead, he just became "Chief". It suits him.
My mom is Nanu, which is a hilarious, bastardized version of the Italian "Nonna". We're not even Italian! :) You just gotta go with what sticks.

Mélanie A. said...

in french I call him Papou

Jen said...

Hi Joanna,
I'm French and my father chose to be called by my baby girl : Papinou (usually grandpa is called Papi here).
She's only 5 months old... will see if she agrees !

Adler said...

My grandpa's name was Luis..so I grew up calling him Papá Luis. My parents were Mami and Papi so as a kid there was no confusion.

Robin and Mould said...

My little boy calls both his Grandads 'Pappy' as he couldn't say anything more and it's stuck. We love it and so do they!
ps. The Wonder Years rocks and I only discovered it at age 30 on repeat (I grew up without a tv)!

Lashley said...

I was going to comment on the gender-finding-out method initially, but got distracted with all the grandparent names! As far as fetuses go, my friends did a similar thing, but had a cake baked with color-coded icing and had a party with local friends and far-away family on Skype. It was SO fun.

My grandfathers are Papa and Pop. Does your dad have something he'd like to be called?

Jamie said...

Skipper, he was the captain of the sailboat we raced and after hearing everyone on the boat call him that all of us little ones decided to follow suit. It's actually pretty cute because all of our friends - even my mom's friends - now call him that! We also have a Grandpoo and we call our grandma nana. And my mom is now going by GiGi instead of grandma because she didn't want to be left out of the fun!

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