Monday, May 31, 2010


It only takes one glimpse

of the perfectly spaced markers

stretching out in endless rows

to remember

Freedom is never free.

God bless each one who served.

God bless their families.

God bless America.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Has Anyone Seen Grant?

Oh, there he is!!!

There's a new parking garage at the top of our stairs.

At least it's free parking.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Spa Treatment??

Here, Kitty, Kitty, Kitty!!!

Let's play "Kitty Goes to the Spa"

First we'll wash and blow dry your hair fur.

There, that's good.

Now for the styling.

This pretend stroller works well.

Almost done


Now don't you feel better, Kitty???

................or maybe not.

She's such a good cat.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

And I'll Huff and I'll Puff....

This is Grace.

This is Grace blowing bubbles.

This is Grace REALLY working the bubbles.

Good Job, Grace!!

This is Grant.

This is Grant TRYING to blow bubbles....

and trying........


Hey, is this thing broke?!

Hey, let's see YOU try!!

I Wonder If

 Do you think this is why cowboys called them



b  a  r  e   

b  o  t  t  o  m  e  d

b  a  n  d  i  t  
 has struck again.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Fun with Dad and Brothers

Just some fun in the back yard the other evening...

lots of ball tossing

ball catching

 body twisting                                                                       hat wearing                        

technique instructing

and head scratching

and a good time was had by all

the end

Macaroni Farming

Farm equipment has been seen a lot here lately.  I guess that's a sign of spring.
My bedroom floor has been the fields being planted.

I'm guessing he's growing dust bunnies looking at the condition of my house.

When not busy with the spring planting, the two little ones have whiled away these many rainy days doing things like

playing with macaroni

our version of indoor sand

Grace likes to cook with it and Grant likes to farm with it.

No, we do not eat the 'played with' macaroni.  It gets saved for another rainy day.

My edible macaroni is hidden safely in a cabinet.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Busy Baking

This is Grace putting cookies in her "oven"

         Now they're done and ready to come out of the "oven"

 The finished product ready to eat

This is Emily.....
well, actually it is Emily's hand

separating an egg while making cupcakes

This is Emily decorating the cupcakes.

Look at that technique!!!

These would be the finished products.

Emily and I made two dozen cupcakes.  Of course then Grace wanted to make cupcakes so we made another two dozen cupcakes.

Several neighbors received unexpected gifts last weekend. 

You guessed it....


We did NOT need to eat four dozen cupcakes in this household.

Off to iron (again).