Showing posts from May, 2013

Birthday Time

 Jack turned 7 and Lucy turns 6 and this is their first big family birthday party.  When you are military, it isn't often you land in the middle of your extended family during birthday time.  A short vaca during the move to Alaska prompted this celebration! The kids had a wonderful time in P-Pops pool.   A kiddie fence is necessary around a pool.  But with nine children and over half  of them under age four, this kiddie fence was screwed into the door jamb for the duration of the visit so no child could remove it or knock it over.   One either climbed over or walked around the house.  For Mom, at 84, a quick hop over the fence seemed easier than the hot walk.  For the first few times anyway!   The youngest of the nine children present, Andrew walked alone for the first time today.  By the end of the day he was almost running.  Hugs for G.G.!   There was fishing going on down at the dock and Priscilla showed off her catch to everyone.  It wa

The Tale of the Scooby-Doo Food

My mom bought these to snack on while reading in bed.  She loves a little treat and especially a cinnamon snack.    Just as she pulled out the first pouch she saw the dog and and saw dog bone shaped "cookies" and hastily put them aside, laughing at herself for almost snacking on dog treats.  "I never knew dogs liked cinnamon" she chuckled. She set them aside for my dog, Gracie and I took them home a day or so later. We had a good laugh when she showed them to me and I opened a pouch as soon as I got home to give Gracie a treat.  The cinnamon sugar scent caught my attention and I looked again at the package.  They were Keebler.  Elves bake cookies not dog treats. But these look exactly like dog bones.   I read the nutritional statement.  Wait.  Nutritional statements are for people food.   I wanted to taste test one, but had a very hard time biting into what looked like a dog bone.  I decided to call  the number on the packa

Mom's Mother's Day 2013

We had a wonderful day, of course!  It's like magic to spend the day with my mom after living one to two thousand miles away from her for nearly forty years!  We have fun vacation pictures, but few holiday pictures together.  I love celebrating with her now, special days!  Our gift!   A Nifty Grabber!   And a great meal out!  Mom clowning at dinner!  I had to get a shot in front of her beautiful flowers! The sign from Patty & Wayne that she asked for to mark the  area they landscaped when they were here in February. She was very happy with it!   Mom & me Mom & Bill  What is Mother's Day without cards?  And a lucky strike extra!  Patty sent some flowers and some spending money!   Janet sent a card and a gift card for several meals out and Karan, who was away sent her card and $'s in plenty of time so Mother's Day began early as the largess of cards and gifts and flowers arrived