Tuesday, August 30, 2011

fairie tale

My granddaughter, Olivia, believes she is a princess...(and indeed, so do I!)
She adores wearing princess dresses and princess shoes
and, of course, a crown!
So, while enjoying some time by the campfire awhile back,

I made this fairy princess crown.

Now she keeps asking for wings! :)
  So her mom and I are planning a fairy princess birthday party in November.
Olivia doesn't know I already picked up several pairs of wings at the dollar store the other day.
("Gotta get 'em while the gettin's good," my Mom would say! )
Olivia's mom knows I love to plan a party with a fun theme; so she indulges me.
Oh, it's going to be so much fun!
Do you have a childhood birthday party that you remember as your favorite?

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Batten down the hatches...

This is the calm before the storm.
We're getting HEAVY RAIN and the winds are beginning to pick up.   
The power has flickered a couple of times which is a bit unnerving, 
but my kids are all safe at home, I've got LOTS of candles, 
we're dry and safe, so, right now it's a bit exciting!
Hopefully there will be minimal damage here in New England
and it will be a quiet (except for the thunder!) day at home.


Have I not commanded you? 
Be strong and courageous. 
Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, 
for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go."
Joshua 1:9

I just found out my middle daughter does have to work today.
I covet your prayers for Bethanie's safety.  


Saturday, August 13, 2011

We've been flocked!

 We woke up this morning to fifty flamingos in our front yard!
To raise $$$ for sports programs 
the local booster club 
will "flock" any house in town
for a cash donation. 
{Thanks Crystal and Kenny!} :)
When the woman came to 
pick up the flock she said, 
"This is probably the only house in town 
where the flamingos actually look good!"  
pink door
pink flamingos 
 That is a compliment, right?  
 Did you notice the ducks checking out the flock?
Now it's our turn to do the "flocking!"

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

happy birthday!

My daughter, Jade,
and her friend Holly,
celebrated their birthdays together 
with a very fancy black and white birthday party.

 I made the cake

 and babysat the grandkids.

Looking forward to seeing pictures 
of their lavish affair!
Happy 23rd, Jade 
Love you.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Summer’s popsicle

 And a pool to eat it by.
What more do you need?
                    ~ Neal Ross Attison