Friday, April 22, 2011

Easter Bonnet

Growing up I always had a new Easter hat and wore white gloves to church. 
Mom had a green satin glove box that contained her good dresss gloves and our assorted white ones too.
My hat is this picture has little flowers on the ribbon. 
The picture was taken when I was around seven years of age.

I put together this arrangement over two weeks ago for a meeting and dessert I was having here.
It has held up very well and has been well received. This week when I hosted a special pot luck meeting of my book club the flowers were still looking great.   

Monday, April 18, 2011

Hannah is 14

This morning Hannah got to pick her breakfast.  We presented her with bacon and rainbow sherbet. 
She also got another gift as her Grandpa has been joking with her that she needs spenders.   

I had a rather nice write up about this lovely young lady but by accident I deleted some files today and it is gone along with spending too much time trying to find where it went.  I think it is time to call in an expert.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Samantha turns Nine

Our Samantha has two middle names.  Her initials form the word sass.  She is seldom a sassy girl unless you want to refer to her style of dressing.  In a day when girls outgrow putting on dresses at an early age she still enjoys dressing up.  Her closet is filled with party dresses.  Kelsey and Hannah have handed down their out grown dresses.  And with two grandmothers and one great grandmother who like to buy pretty things Samantha has a closet filled with lovely frocks.  She is a gal who when issued an invitation to a restaurant will pick out a dress to wear when the rest of the family wears slacks or jeans. 


Before Samantha was born, while everyone was wondering what date the babe would arrive, Hannah announced that she would give up her April 18th birth date to the new born.  In exchange Hannah would just take a different date. It still makes me chuckle that she would give up the date but she did not want to share the date. This all made for perfect logic in the mind of a soon to be five year old.

Samantha’s birthday this year will be her last in the single digits.    When Stacey and Rhett announced they were going to have a baby we were happy to know that we would have another grandkid to spoil and love.  I recall making a vague promise to not do too much spoiling.  The truth be told I do not think we have done too badly………...   I confess I think that spoiling is in the job description of grand parenting.

Sunday, April 3, 2011


Today we had an early celebration of Hannah's and my birthday.  We went out to brunch and then opened gifts. 
 I have to wait until the 11th to celebrate the real date but as next Sunday is busy we thought today would be a nice time to get together. 

First I opened my gifts.
Then Hannah got her presents.  Her 14th birthday is not until the 18th but we treated her special and she got to open her gift too.

Samantha has her birthday on the 14th.  I have our package all ready to send off on Monday to Australia.  We will have to wait until she visits to do something special together.

Saturday, April 2, 2011


I like so many others have been watching the eagle cam of the nest in Decorah, Iowa.  Last night we saw the small hole in the egg and a bit of movement.  It was also the first time we saw both eagles.  Today I can not see a baby chick.  Is the chick not hatched?  How long with it take for the first of three chicks to emerge from its egg??

Join me and right now over 13,000 others at the above site to see this interesting happening.