Wednesday, December 31, 2008
I'm late in getting my New Year's greeting up today. But I hope that 2008 brought you more good memories than bad ones and I hope 2009 brings you many blessings all year long. Thanks blogging buddies for being such good friends all year. I appreciate your kind words and encouragement. Have a wonderful New Year and be safe.
Monday, December 29, 2008
And it was pretty outside this weekend! Sydney(aka SAS) came over to Grandma's on Saturday while Mommy and Maddie went to meet some friends. I never get Sydney time all by myself so it was fun lovin' on her exclusively. It was so pretty outside that we took a walk. We both have bad head colds so I thought the fresh air might be good for us both.
Sydney loved being outside. All of the neighbors were out also because we just don't see 70 degree weather the end of December. Isn't Sydney just the sweetest little thing??
You really didn't think I was going to let Christmas go by with only one photo did you? LOL So here's a few more. I was having some fun on Snapfish with their borders.
Maddie had so much fun opening up gifts. These are really Sydney's toys but since Sydney didn't care one way or the other, Maddie was so happy to open them for her.
This is me, Cameron and my sweetie Christmas Eve morning when we all went out for breakfast. I really enjoyed this time,probably because I didn't have to do any work. LOL I hope we do this again next year. hint hint........
You mean you don't have someone doing this in your home on Christmas Day? LOL This is Troy(our daughter Christina's boyfriend) and my sweetie. Troy is a physical therapist and he brought his equipment to evaluate my sweetie's shoulder. Sweetie has been having alot of pain in both shoulders and has some kind of problem and will have to go and see a doctor soon. I'll probably have to drag him there. LOL
Miss Maddie enjoying every bit of her toast when we went out to eat breakfast Christmas Eve. I think she liked licking the butter off of it the best.
Here's Maddie and her new Fisher Price digital camera(and it's pink). I was so excited about giving her this gift that I forgot to pick up the AAA batteries that the camera needed to work. LOL We took a few from other things in the house so she had a ball taking photos. Everytime she took a picture she would look at the screen and say "wow."
My sweetie and our grandson Cameron and our son Jim at breakfast Christmas Eve. Did I already say how much I enjoyed breakfast?? :-)
And my Dad with all of his grandchildren and most of his great grandchildren. It is really hard to get a decent photo of this many people at one time.
And this last photo is of our son Jim and grandson Cameron with a book that Grandma and Papa gave him. We are getting each grandbaby a hardcover book every Christmas and write in the cover the year, a message etc..... I hope to pass down my love of reading to our grandchildren. Can you believe it's almost 2009??? I look at that number and just can't believe it. Well, I have a ton of errands to run today so I better get movin'. Have a good one! Oh and some of my photos have captions today.
Friday, December 26, 2008
I hope everyone had a great Christmas! Ours was filled with family, babies and good food. I am still going through all of my photos and will post more later. I took about a million, mostly of the babies(big surprise, LOL). We took this family photo last night, this is all three of our kids and our son-in-law and all three grandbabies. Little Sas was all worn out from too much Christmas. Having little ones around makes Christmas so much fun. I usually take the tree down today(it's real and has been up since Thanksgiving,which means it's dead) but I don't feel like doing that today. So I am just going to rest and get a few things done around the house. I got my sweetie one of those digital photo frames for his desk at work so I am going to try and load it up with photos for him today. Have a good one and guess what, Cincinnati might hit a record high temperature tomorrow. We are suppose to make it to the 70's. Woohoo!! Wish that weather would stay all winter. Well, a girl can wish, can't she??? LOL
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
These three little guys(our grandbabies) are going to put the FUN in Christmas this year. And to think that last year, Maddie was the only one here to enjoy all the fun. Amazing what a new year brings and we have been very blessed to have not one but two new grandbabies in 2008. I know the real little ones won't be into it all just yet but Maddie loves Christmas and everything that has to do with it. I need to get a photo of Cameron with his red sparkle hat(I got it and posted it above) in the next few days and if I am lucky(and that's a real big if) I will get a photo of all three of them with their Santa hats on. LOL
Sunday, December 21, 2008
These things taste so much better than they are looking in the photograph. The chocolate ones are the ones I am talking about and the other cookie is one of the pizzelles that we also made today. To make pizzelles you will need a pizzelle maker. I got mine at Sur La Table. Pizzelles are crisp Italian cookies and we make them almost every year. They are so yummy and my sweetie loves them. So here's the recipe for the Andes Mint Cookies:
Thursday, December 18, 2008
I really can't blame her, the sheets were flannel and so soft and warm and it was getting pretty boring waiting for Grandma and Papa to decide what to get our kids and son-in-law. But right after this we found the perfect gift for all the kids, I am actually pretty excited about it. My sweetie and I both looked at each other after we seen it and said that's the perfect gift! Can't say what it is because some of our children actually read Joan's Journeys(and they tease me sometimes, not that I am going to name any names or anything). LOL I think I am done with all the Christmas shopping, we just need to get the food for Christmas Day. So maybe I'll just go take a nap in some nice cozy flannel sheets(but I don't have any)! Have a good day!
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
You can always go - downtown
When you got worries all the noise and the hurry
Seems to help I know -downtown
Okay, now that great old song by Petula Clark will be in your head for the rest of the day. Sorry. LOL
So my son, Jim and oldest daughter, Melissa and I took the grandbabies downtown to see the Christmas train display. Maddie and Cameron loved it. SAS(Sydney) didn't wake up the whole time we were there. Here's a few(maybe more then a few :-) photos of our time there. It is worth the visit and if you are ever in Cincy around the holidays, make sure you visit the train display. And it is free. :-)
Look at Maddie with her face pressed up against the glass. She loved this train display. Thomas the train is one of her very favorite shows and they had a Thomas the train going around the tracks. I love this area that is set up for little people to see the trains up close.
Doesn't this little town area look real?
Is Petula in your head for the rest of the day? :-) And don't even tell me you don't remember Petula, you'll just make me feel old. If you want to do pay it forward with me, it's in the post below this. I signed up on Twitter today also, it's on my sidebar. Not quite sure what it's all about yet but thought I'd try it out. Have a good one!
Monday, December 15, 2008
To fulfill my obligations, I am to add the PIF symbol to my blog and add a link back to Donna's blog. Then, I am to invite the first 3 visitors to my blog who leave a comment saying that they would like to be involved and receive a handmade gift from me within 365 days of joining. The first 3 to leave a comment and say that they want to participate will get a handmade goodie from me sometime in the next year! You also need to follow-up with an e-mail to me at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your spot. To participate, you must have your own blog, follow these steps, and do the same for your first 3 visitors. So if you want a handmade gift from me in the next 365 days, just let me know. And even if you don't want to play along, just leave me a comment saying hey because I just love my bloggy friends!
In other news, it's suppose to snow here in Cincy tonight. Whenever the mere mention of snow is talked about on the news everyone flocks to the nearest grocery like they will never see the light of day again, ever...LOL I really had to go to the grocery today(really I did) and it was filled with people getting supplies for the snow(bad four letter word). I am meeting all the girls I used to work with in the morning(we all work from home now) so I was looking forward to that and also meeting one of the girls brand new baby boy. So I hope all the news of snow is wrong because I am not a fan of driving in the stuff. That's it for now, I am off to blog hop and see some of the gorgeous Christmas decorating that is going on around blogville today. You can go to Rhoda's blog at Southern Hospitality for all links to the different open Christmas houses going on. Have a good one!
Saturday, December 13, 2008
My friend Sherra(who lives in Hilton Head) took the girls and I to some fun shops in Bluffton. In all of the time we have been going there I never have visited this area. I just loved this antique, boutique shop and this old bike with a Santa on it. I don't know why but I liked the look of the place.
Every time I see a Betty Boop I think of my Mom. She loved Betty Boop. Do you ever see things like this that remind you of someone, especially someone who has passed on? Anyway, I thought Betty was too cute in her Santa hat and Maddie loved her too. We ate lunch at this restaurant and it was delish!