Monday, April 25, 2016
We couldn't say no to an invitation from our oldest to Arkansas RV camping with them and their friends.
Though, the objective is to supply housing and backup support for their little one while they were on treacherous four wheeler trails with adults.
While the adults were away in the daytime we blew bubbles, rode the little bike, searched for bouncy balls that bounced behind the couch, and rode into town one day.
The adults first day was a 72 mile rocky boulders trail up the mountain. The second day was a 68 mile easy trail with caves and small water falls.
The third day was the easiest day with a short easy trail ride for all with a little rock climbing, water falls, and mountain creeks.
And river rock skipping and throwing rocks to splash.
We collected a few rocks to take home. I came away with a real white quartz rock. Not quite big enough to redo my kitchen counter tops though.
Sunday, April 17, 2016
Company came. So we made it a girls day with dress-up, a make-over, and a mani-pedi.
What mawmaw wouldn't make it extra special, extra fun. Even if the mom and dad needed to chill just a bit. I don't know why the parents were getting a little nervous.
She did my face, too. She kinda went with the Monster High look of those dolls that are on the shelves in the stores.
Then the mani-pedi. She was so in to this. Her mom polishes her nails and toes often. But it's just something new when you're allowed to have complete control and do it yourself.
Company left. What happens at mawmaws stays at mawmaws.
The parents wanted to kill me for letting their child do this. Especially when I was out of nail polish remover when it got time to clean her up. We did get the make up off and get her back to clean.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
I played the part of chauffeur, doctor, nurse, pet sitter, medication giver, and all around house guest while my patient has oral surgery and recuperates.
Funny how everyone laughs and has a lot to say except the patient.
I'm protecting the innocent here with a photo edited picture with a hat because we all know we don't want our picture taken when looking our best is not a priority in pain mode.
Well wishers came with comfort food and to check in on her which makes for an easy job for me.
TEAM CARE consisting of me, her dog, and all her well wishers and deliverers of food did a fine job getting her well.
Just call me and I'll be there.
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
It's been spring for a while. Way before the official day on March 21st or so. Only complaint has been the rain, the floods, and more rain.
But things are shining bright and giving shout outs to spring.
Azaleas were the first to welcome spring. The bridal wreaths are cascading down with white. Roses have tiny buds bursting open. Deep purple iris' are in full showing.
And lavender wisteria hanging around beautifully. This one wisteria combined from two plants on the front fence at the roads. They began as tiny wild runners that we pulled up along a deserted side of the road about 7 years ago and replanted them at the fence. They grow and grow and grow and bloom and bloom and bloom every year at the beginning of spring.
The only down side is they don't last very long. The flowers will be gone very soon and only an abundance of green leaves will be there. So it has to be enjoyed and shared while its at its peak.
Saturday, April 2, 2016
The first two days of April have been gloomy with a little sun peeking out now and then. It makes me antsy and fidgety. I need something to do to calm me down.
I went by Hobby Lobby to get my fix. Fabric and fancy trim is good medicine.
My vision for a Singing in the Rain themed preliminary pageant for Our Little Miss is a spin off on rain gear colors and duck print fabric.
It quite possibly will all come together in a few days.
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
We are one year into our RVing trips. So plans were made for a one year trip RV-ersary with some of the family. We democratically choose the place nearest to everyone to make it a holiday event so they could come and go or stay and go home for Sunday Church day.
We booked Natalbany Creek Campground. It had good reviews, Easter activities for kiddos, and less than an hour from everyone.
Friday was arrival, set up, and Easter decor. My special purchase of a six foot enflatable bunny from Amazon took center stage for the two day activities.
Egg dyeing was a success. Thirty-six eggs were dyed, glittered, stickered, and a few cracked and a few eaten.
Little ones and adults alike were all hands on with the egg fun.
The campfire took care of cooking our dinner of hotdogs and polish sausage and chili and s'mores. This is like the best way to cook with no mess. No work. No clean up. Each cook their own meal. That rates a 10 !!
Turning in for the night didn't happen till midnight because Cohen informed everyone he was staying up all night. He almost made it. He and I were the last ones to snooze off.
Saturday would be campground activities day with a scheduled egg hunt, a parade, and splash pad fun.
We weren't admitted into the egg hunt because while waiting in the lineup the announcement to show your orange wrist band for admittance was made and I had forgotten to give ours out. I had received the participation orange wrist bands for each of us at the time of arrival on Friday and had put them aside and forgot about them and ruined the egg hunt for us.
The above picture is the start of the hunt without us. The picture below is us on our lonely way back to our site.
Note: We had our own egg hunt later on during the day at our own campsite area with eggs filled with candy.
The parade had the Bunny as the Grand Marshall and other campers following in their decorated golf carts.
Candy, beads, and toy novelties were thrown to parade watchers as we watched from our campsite view.
We made it to the splash pad for a short while. Good it wasn't crowded. Bad the water was not warm as the brochure stated it was a heated pool and splash pad.
We ended the evening riding bikes around the park and playing in a sandpile behind our site. Then Pizza. Baths. And everyone leaves to be home on Easter Sunday morn.
I rate all RV trips we take. This one being a seven out of ten. Location. Clean. Activities/Entertainment. It was good, but not over the top.
It was a Happy Easter.
Thursday, February 18, 2016
I'm linked to Mamakats writing prompt #5 - Five Most Recent Favorite Things. But I added February to the title for the all "F" sounds - Five February Favorites. So I'll get right to the list.
#1 - Happy Birthday Month To Me.
My birthday is special. I'm thankful God gave me another year. I want to make the most of it. I've celebrated all month. I've done pretty good all month so far in celebration with Mardi Gras and Valentines Day and Birthday. And there's 11 days left for celebrating.
#2 - The USPS mailman. The mailman is the deliverer of all things good in February. There were mall shopping coupons in a mailer with a $10 Happy Birthday spending card just for me. I bought a shirt on the clearance rack marked 1/2 off clearance with the $10 Happy Birthday spending card and only had to pay $1.62 more. And spent the other coupons on Valentine goodies. And, the mailman delivered a McDonald's Gift Card to me from a special person. And, delivered my Ipsy monthly $10 makeup glam bag filled with all my favorites. A makeup bag, concealer by It Cosmetics, brush by Luxie, passionate pink lipstick by Chella, eye shadow by Naked, and hydrating creme by Seraphine Botanicals.
#3 - Hobby Lobby visit.
Me and my Christmas Hobby Lobby gift card spent a few hours of shopping bliss for fabric and trims and glitter and bling.
#4 - Spring is in the air.
Temps are up. Thoughts of spring and summer plans are racing thru my mind. My actual favorite time of the year.
#5 - Of course my best February favorite.
If you've visited my blog even once in your lifetime you've seen and read all about my three favorite of all things.
It's been a good month.
Saturday, February 13, 2016
My daughter requested that I make Easter baskets for a commmunity egg hunt. She sent me a few pictures of ideas she saw online.
I'm linked with Sew Can She Show Off Saturday.
So I went with my own design with a little fru-fru and a little bling.
I had the pink chevron and the pink sparkle tulle. I found the cutest mint green/white/pink bunny fabric and matching shiny mint green ribbon which I bought with a Hobby Lobby gift card I received at Christmas. And bought another pink print for the other basket.
I machine embroideried her name and added a bow to the handle. The basket and handle has quilt batting in it for firmness and softness to stay standing. And the bottom of basket has heavy Pellon stabilizer to keep it from turning over.
Friday, February 12, 2016
Of course, I have quite a few Valentines.
But these are by far the cutest.
Mardi Gras baby sitting day (because schools and day care take a holiday for Mardi Gras) was combined with a Valentine party. We had Valentine candy and pizza and made a Valentine banner.
Pink and red hearts were pre-cut before the party. Each chose sizes and colors of the hearts they wanted. We lined them up and taped them together. And applied puffy heart stickers to our heart banners.
And the littlest one put all her puffy heart stickers on all by herself.
Happy Valentines Day to all my Valentines:
❤️ kids and their spouses and girlfriends
❤️ grand kiddos
❤️ And, blogger friends
I'm linked to mamakat's writing prompts #5 Valentine day tradition.