Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Sometimes we're blue

My grandson's favorite color is blue.  He picked out this plant a couple of years ago.  It is a perennial but I can't remember the name.


It is getting cooler here.  Cavin still likes to go out and play a while after school. Recently, he was out just a few minutes alone.  (Really, just a FEW minutes!)  This is what we found when we checked on him.  


His mouth was blue, his hands were blue, and his feet were blue!  He decided that painting himself blue with sidewalk chalk would be great protection from mosquito's.  We rarely see mosquito's here.  He had already walked on the carpet, so I went ahead and took a picture before he headed to the bath.  

This is why I don't post much!  I don't have much time!  Anyone else have a little boy blue?








Thursday, September 11, 2014

Friday, August 29, 2014

Catching Up!

Busy Summer!


Can't believe it has been so long!  We just stay so busy it is hard to find the time anymore.  School has started and made some changes to our life (again).

Summer has been fast and fun.  




Graduation.





An air base open house.




Lily's 4th birthday!




A (too brief) visit to see our other grandson.





Lots of backyard fun!




Back to school!  Lily is in preschool and Cavin is in Kindergarten.  Our other grandson started Kindergarten also.  Time is just flying on by.




Maggie is just waiting for the kids to come home in this picture.  Maybe we will both be able to find more time as our schedule gets more routine, and we will be back to blogging again.  Until then, hope you are having fun out there!



Wednesday, April 2, 2014

March Into April!

We registered one grandchild for kindergarten this fall.  He was so excited!  As we were leaving the school, he called back over his shoulder "Call me!" to the person who had given him a tour of the school.




Sister is so sad she isn't 5 yet.  She so wanted brother to be 4 again on his birthday.



One more year of preschool, then she will get to go to school like brother.  


March was brother's birthday month.  He loves ladybugs.  I found these candy ladybugs at Hobby Lobby made by Wilton.


Saw this idea on Pinterest and made fruit cups for his preschool class for snack time on his birthday.  Their teacher loved it.


I'll end with a picture of some biscuits I made from a recipe I tried from Note Songs blog, by Shelia.  I don't have the link, ( not sure how to do it at the moment)but if you stop by there you can search for it.  They were good and easy!

Friday, February 7, 2014

Oh, February!

January has just flown by!  I spent most of the month with sick ones.  Not fun, but they got extra snuggles and special treats.  February started with a Big Birthday at our house.


My writing has a lot to be desired.  The grandchildren loved the flames coming out of the rocket.  They did help him put out the fire.  


We have had a little snow and some really cold (-1) weather.  That means play time inside and no preschool one day.  


The princess, her wand, and her favorite hat.  Cavin likes to "tell" her how to build things.  You can tell that doesn't go over very well.  

Looking forward to nicer weather!




Monday, January 27, 2014

There's a Cold Wind Blowing!

The wind blew really hard last night.  This is what we woke up to this morning.




The city workers, neighbors, and volunteers have been working all day trying to remove these tumbleweeds.  They covered some of our neighbors front and back yards, roads were blocked, and people were blocked in their homes and driveways.  Tumbleweeds are NOT easy to remove!  

The winds brought in much cooler weather.  Cool weather always makes me want to bake something.  A nice warm peach cobbler!


Easy Cobbler

1 cup flour
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1 pinch of salt
1 cup milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix the above.  Add to a baking dish (spray with a cooking spray).  Top this with 2 cups of fresh or canned peaches ( or any of your favorite fruits).  When I use canned (not in heavy syrup) fruit.  I use two reg. size cans and pour the juice off one can and add 1/2 cup sugar.  When using fresh fruit, add 2 cups or less of sugar with the fruit.  Now, slice a stick of margarine or butter over the peaches.  Don't stir.  Just place in the middle of your oven and bake for just over 1/2 an hour or until browned. The cobbler crust will rise up over the peaches.  Take out and sprinkle some sugar on the top.  Serve warm with ice cream or cold.  It's an easy recipe to remember.  Add cinnamon to apples, almond flavoring to cherries, just make it your own according to your families tastes.  

Have a safe, warm, happy week!


Monday, January 20, 2014

Santa's a Little Late?

We are a little behind at our house.  Everything has just been very busy here.  Grand children have been sick on and off since before Christmas with ear infections and such.  We had a wonderful Christmas!  Loved having all 3 of our grand children with us!  Our daughter in law made Santa pancakes for Christmas morning.  It was similar to one we saw on Pinterest, here.
Our version:




They loved them!

Connecting to Pinned It Made It Monday!

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