Wednesday, October 11, 2017

High Five

Another birthday cake, gifts, and party for the second five year old in the family. 

Rather chaotic with Birthday girl sitting on the table. The parents threw the bday party in the midst of moving in a new house and unpacking. So there was no set rules. But you can't let a five year milestone pass by without a celebration. 

So she made her wish and blew out the candles. 

And enjoy her cake. 

And opened her gifts.

Happy Birthday Brooklyn. 

Friday, September 22, 2017


I've been stitching up a few quilts the past few weeks. Seven to be exact. 

#1 was for my daughter's neighbor's baby shower for her baby boy. I was given full roll on color, theme, etc. All her requests was if I would make her something for a baby shower for a boy. 

Cutest dinosaurs ever. With soft minky fabric for backing. 

And I added two matching burp cloths just because I couldn't get enough of the dinosaurs. 

#2 was for my daughter-in-law's friend's new baby boy. She ordered the fabric off Etsy cause it had to be a specific theme. I stitched it up and oh so pretty it became. No picture of the finished piece, but the fabric was navy, tan, and white with tan minky backing. 

#3 and #4 was a request from the sister of daughter-in-law. She supplied the fabrics and I stitched them up. 

One for a girl. One for a boy. 

I had to add fabric to my stash cause she only sent fat quarters, which wasn't quite enough. She supplied fleece for the backings. 

This for baby girl. 

With the pretty coral back. 

And for baby boy. 

And the pretty green/real backing.

#5, #6, and #7 was a brainstorm idea of my daughter and me. She wanted new covers for her girls beds for their new house. We agree on a carousel horse theme. And she gave me the go ahead on my choice of design and fabrics. I had a vision and altered it as I went step by step. I found carousel horse fabric for a stuffed project on etsy. I ordered all 4 they had cause I thought I might have a future use for them. 

I gathered my coordinating fabric and started the stitching. Pinks and mints made for a pretty combination. With a fuzzy pink backing.

Two made for two twin beds.

I made another one baby quilt size for my other daughter-in-law's sister who's expecting a baby girl. 

The fabric is laid out a little different on the baby one. 

They are all given out to the respective babies and little girls. I really like them all. Which do you like?






Monday, September 18, 2017


I must have taken the month of August off. No blogging. But I was alive and well and the month went something like this:

A) All three adult kids' families were selling and buying houses during the summer. We helped pack, clean, move and unpack. I was tired. 

B) I went on summer camp field trips as a grandma chaperone. Once to the bowling alley. Twenty-seven 4/5 year olds were really good bowlers. 

 My two were almost pros!!

And to Global Wildlife ride thru to feed zebras, buffalos, cows, etc. up close.

C) School started. We have a kindergartner and a pre-k4. 

And a 3year old daycare goer. 

D) I threw in a few sewing projects along the way. And a weekend at Mawmaw & pawpaw gig. More on these two later. 






Thursday, July 27, 2017

Happy Birthday Parties

Every month is a celebration. There's a Birthday this month for a growing 5 year old. I gave him a surprise party with balloons, cake, ice cream and gifts when he and his dad stopped by the Saturday before his bday day. It was just us and he was surprised. 

Then a real Birthday pool party shared with his cousin who has the Birthday. 

Happy Birthday Cohen!


Sunday, June 4, 2017

Happy Three

The youngest of the clan turned three. 


Gifts, cake, noise makers and family. 

So glad we celebrated with you!


Friday, June 2, 2017

More Wedding Pictures

March 4th was the wedding day for our youngest son and his new bride. I posted the "I Do" pictures/post a few weeks back. And here's a few more. 

A photo booth got everyone into the pictures. Attach one strip to the photo album for the bride and groom and one to keep for yourself. 

Late nite on the dance floor made for sleepy little ones. 

Everyone had a dance partner for a moment.

The one who caught the bouquet gave it to this one.

Happy 3 month anniversary!!




Thursday, June 1, 2017

Red, White and Blue Day

Memorial Day was for remembrance of those who sacrificed for our freedom. We honored them with the Pledge Allegiance and our own rendition of the National Anthem acapella while RVing for the holiday weekend. 

We made good use of the splash pad and the pool.

And a lot of time on the giant water slide. 

 There was a Memorial Day golf cart parade, bike riding, and good nights of sleep with everyone being so tired by the end of the day. 


Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The Graduate

Love, love, love this Pre K4 Graduate. 

Love watching him grow and learn and experience so much. 

Loved celebrating with him and his parents and his other grandparents.