Tuesday, April 19, 2011

I'm Bragging Again

because I'm Proud as Peaches........



Once again I ask you to indulge me in some bragging.



Andrew flanked by his two sisters, Little One and Beauty


My ten year old, bald by choice grandson, Andrew reads Alex And The Amazing Lemonade Stand to all the preschoolers at his little sister's school.  This is quite a large group considering there are several classes, each named after a different animal.   This year Little One is an Owl, but there are Teddies, Butterflies, Froggies, Tigers, Penguins and Kangaroos!  

The teachers said the kids listened intently as Andrew read the story about a four year old little girl  with cancer, named Alex and her goal to raise a million dollars to find a cure selling lemonade.  She reached that goal before passing away at the age of eight.  Since then, her foundation, run by her parents has raised over 40 million dollars through Alex's Lemonade Stands across the country.

I love how Andrew brings awareness about love, caring and sacrifice to even the youngest children.


17 comments:

Life with Kaishon said...

Something like this is a GREAT cause for bragging. He is the cutest thing. I want to give him a squeezy hug! I'm linking you up at Communal Global because you are the best and this post is awesome sauce! Happy Wednesday beautiful!

Mildred said...

What a sweet post. You should be very proud of Andrew and what a great photo.

Mark said...

I love this post. What a great kid he is.
Your Friend, m.

Jennifer Bowen said...

You must be very proud! He is such a kind and loving boy. I'm sure he had the whole class mesmerized. Great photo! =)

Busy Bee Suz said...

I am proud as peaches as well!!! He is an amazing young man. I can imagine what he is going to accomplish in his lifetime!

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

What an amazing grandson!

Daisy said...

What a great kid! You should be proud of him. I'm proud of him too! :D

Daryl said...
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Daryl said...

I am fa-klempt from how wonderful Andrew is and how amazing it is that he does these things so selflessly .. I am so damn proud to know you and through you these children (and not just these grands, all your grands!).

I deleted my previous post because spellinggg does count

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

What an awesome young man! And proud as peaches you should be GJ! I am proud of him too!
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The Incredible Woody said...

What a great kid!! You have every right to brag!!!

Bluebird49 said...

What an awesome boy you've got there, Grandma J.! Sounds like you've made a lot of memories with him, too--aren't grand kids the most wonderful beings in the world? (And everybody say, "AMEN!" I honestly can't think of mine without a smile coming to my lips--and these days, it's kinda hard to find a smile at times.

Tamar SB said...

What a wonderful moment! You must be super proud!

Tamar - linking up w/ community global

Keetha Broyles said...

I've heard of Alex's Lemonade Stands, but never all this story to go with them.

Thanks for sharing.

Margaret said...

That's one special kid. I can see why you're so proud.

Jen said...

(((((hugs))))

Anonymous said...

Way to go Andrew!!! The apple doesn't fall very far from the tree, now does it Grandma J?

Karen B.