Friday, May 29, 2009

I have always dreamed of...........

being called grandma and having longing little faces begging to go to grandma's house! dream has finally come true and it is so rewarding! Margo has been begging for sometime now:) It makes my heart jump because she loves to be with us! Recently, my son told me that Chase wakes up and asks if they are going to Nana and Papa's house! You gotta love it! Last night Laura, my step daughter called and asked if Josie could come and have a sleep over. Josie asked me once before, but the time wasn't right. The fact that these little ones want to be here and take part in what we are doing simply makes my day:) Don't get me wrong.......I love having my own time to paint and create......but OH THE JOY that comes with knowing that my peeps want to spend time with me!!!!!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

GIvEs A nEw mEANing To hANd SOap!

You can find these cute soaps at "Foliage" an Etsy Shop!
II'll bet kids would make sure to wash their hands we these little fellows waving to them
form the sink top......LOL

OH MY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What started out to be a fun trip to the park ended in disaster:( "Terrible Twos" is not a wives tale for those of you that haven't experienced it first hand! Milly and I planned a trip to the neighborhood park to go down the slides today. Once we got to Nana's house, we had to change clothes because the slide doesn't work very well when you are wearing a dress. I had gotten her several new outfits for my we christened one of them. After gathering chips, camera, newspaper and juice we headed down the hill. I was happy to see that it wasn't fact there was only one little girl with what looked to be her grandfather! The little girl's name was Katie and she was only 16 months old:) Her grandfather acted like he wasn't sure what to do with her.....LOL Anyway, Katie decided to follow Milly around.........which didn't sit well with Milly. With a one handed push, Milly downed little Katie much to my embarassment. I asked Milly nicely to apologize to Katie (with her grandfather looming over her). Milly decided that she wouldn't and there was NO changing her mind......OH MY! After many attempts, I finally gave up and apologized myself! Katie continued to follow us wherever we went; the jumpy horses, the swings, even to the bench where we got a snack. Grandfather didn't have a he was following his granddaughter around following us even to the bench to get a snack. The two of them stood not 2 feet away from us as I got Milly her juice and chips. I offered Katie chips, but her G-father said she had better not! Thinking that would be the end of it, I grabbed my newspaper. Grandfather and Katie just stood there in this awkward they were waiting on me to do something.....WHAT???? I have no idea:)

Since the slides were too hot for Milly to go down and the swings were not her cup of tea, we tried climbing on the jungle gym. Katie followed so closely that I was afraid that Milly was going to give her another shove! WOW, I was already exhausted from all the tension. Finally I overheard G-father say to Katie that they would go and get a bite of lunch....Whew was all I could think! As soon as they left the park area............Milly started in with "Where's Katie?" When she saw them getting in their car....she made a run for it. While running after her, I am yelling....trying to stop Milly from running in the street. She acted like she didn't know me, until I picked her up. At this point she started a tantrum that lasted a good 1/2 hour! I said a TANTRUM and I mean it! The poor old man came over to the car and is peering in saying, "I am sorry I upset her".................I am thinking go away I am having a hard enough time here...can't you see! Well, the screaming was SOOOOOOOOO LOUD that I had to roll up all the windows so the neighbors didn't think child abuse was taking place. When we finally got home, I put her in the bed and said, "Don't get up".............that is the last I heard of her. I peeked in about 10 minutes later and she was fast asleep.....LOL This is the part of raising children I had conveniently forgotten! Last Laugh in on ME!

Monday, May 18, 2009


When my kids left the nest years ago, I thought life as I loved it was over for me!!!!! It was a very sad time and extremely hard to get used to:( I always loved being a mother and the realization that it would never be the same hit me hard! What I didn't know was that GOD had something even better in store for me! I should have trusted HIM with my future, but instead I doubted that I would ever be as happy again. Enter.......stage babies!!!!!!!!!!!!!! God knew exactly what he was doing and has blessed me with soon to be 5 of my own grandchildren and 7 wonderful step grandchildren.....some very close to my own!

If you read my blogs at all you know that our lives today are worked around the time we can spend with these precious little peeps!
The more time the better!
We have such fun.....and they do wear me out......playing, talking and working together!
Now that they can all talk and most can carry on a is even more rewarding!
I feel so sorry for those that are unable to experience motherhood
It is the best "gig" in town!
Thank you GOD for all your blessing.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Josie, Gabby and silly soaps!

Last night Laura, Gabby and Josie came over for dinner!
Since their daddy was out of town we got some fun time with the girls:)
Here are the three of them before dinner
playing in our G-Baby room.
Gabby had just discovered the new kitchen I just bought
was having a time of it cooking for all of us.
Such sweeties.........
Papa took the pics and they are a little fuzzy!
Look at these creative ways to make your child want to wash their hands....ha..ha! These little soaps are made by "Dirty Ass Soaps" and can be found here on Etsy:) Wouldn't these make a cute birthday gift?

Lovin the Legos...............

Just don't pick them up and take a bite by mistake....LOL

Saturday, May 9, 2009

For the Love of Trains............

I was invited to join Sheila and boys on a trip to the Whittle Shortline Railroad Shop (Valley Park, Mo.) for a few hours of playing engineer on the local line:) What a wonderful place! Upon entering you see large room full of train tables small and large! Children are invited to their hearts content. This is free (but a donation could be made) and you can stay as long as you want! They have private Birthday Parties there also. We spent several hours there talking and playing with the kids. They had so much fun and the number of train cars to play with is monumental. They produce wooden trains and tracks if you are so pressure though.

Check out this train table........Can you say Huge!

We were actually alone with the trains for just a few minutes....then all the kids and parents started coming in. With this many trains there is no problem. A Birthday gathering was forming and soon we were alone again as the children went upstairs to have their party:)
What a fun place to while away a few hours with your children.....

Friday, May 8, 2009


My daughter in law is the only one that has left a comment on my new blog since I started! Is anyone out there or are you hiding? Just a "Hi" would really be appreciated:) Thanks, Linda

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Sew Nice........

I am always on the look out for cute fabrics for kids!
With our 12th grandchild due next month
there is always someone that needs something....
something I want them to have:)
At Warm Biscuit Fabrics
I found wonderful selection of children's fabrics.
Above are just a few of the boys fabrics I really liked!
Check them out here!

A Banner Year!

Aren't these cute for your child's room or party?
Each handmade to order.
Found them while surfing the web
Really good price too! Check them out here.