Thursday, December 30, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Friday, December 10, 2010
Baking Christmas wonderland--Part I--Wednesday
Owen, Liesl and Clara love to make our annual "Christmas Wonderland". This consists of a Christmas Tree with a Train around it. It involves LOTS of frosting, candy and creativity.
Part III--Friday at Charlie's 1st grade class. Each student was allowed to invite an "adult" to participate in the annual "gingerbread house" decorating day.
"Gramma, we can invite a parent, a grandparent, an aunt-tee or an adult friend. I choose YOU" I had to hold back the tears.
I found this gingerbread-type house to be a SUPERIOR concept from my point of view. Graham crackers, a milk carton for stability . . you get the picture. No baking, very little clean up and just as much creativity and fun. This idea may be enlarged for next year and replace actual baking. We'll see.
It was more fun than a barrel of monkeys. And this one IS a monkey.
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
The snow lasted a couple of hours--just enough time to break out the cute winter outerwear.
Tracey did a terrific job on all the food. Lots of people helped--but her turkey was the best.
Lots of little elves helping.
It was such a great week full of family, fun and good food. Well worth the drive. I'd do it again tomorrow. (well-maybe not tomorrow--but I'd do it again.)
Friday, November 12, 2010
So cut to yesterday. . . .Veteran's Day parade in Bakersfield. We LOVED watching Riley's middle school band march in the parade. It was soooooo fun. And we also were able to honor Papa and his service. Melted my heart.
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Question: How many parents sneak candy from their kids stash? Lots!!
Monday, October 25, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Tonight I decided to take a swing through Marshall's and look what I found!! Isn't she pretty? And my new wallet is edgy/quirky and adorable. I'm so happy. Marshalls rocks.
These little angels are coming this weekend for a visit and we're going to "Disney on Ice"! I'm excited.