Tuesday, April 30, 2013

4-30-2013 Surprises

DH has a surprise
for our grandbabies
the next time
they come over!

And while DH was outside working on that surprise,
I was inside working on this surprise...
a fresh-from-the-garden
rhubarb (and strawberry) pie!
His favorite!

One good turn deserves another, right?!?!?

Monday, April 29, 2013

4-29-2013 Arris

Finished up Arris the Raggedy Rabbit
last night...
the result of a mystery Knit-A-Long.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

4-28-2013 Rhubarb Pie

Back from Chicago
and helping our son build his garden boxes...
DH started planting OUR vegetable garden today!
And it looks like it is already time
for some Rhubarb pie!!!
Check out that bush on the upper right!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

4-27-2013 Spring is in the Air

DH & I drove to Chicago this weekend
and helped our son put together some
small raised salsa garden beds.

 It was actually the first day
that has felt like Spring! ~Beautiful.
Grandson enjoyed being outdoors in his backyard
as long as mama was nearby.

We all went for a walk to the local dog park
and hung out there for a bit
so their 3 dogs could play.

Afterwards, we were treated to some DELICIOUS 
homemade pizza for lunch!
Thank you sooooooo much!
(And thanks for sharing the recipe!!!)
It is always a blessing to see you!

4-26-2013 Oblivion

DH & I went to see this movie...
it was one of those movies
he had to explain to me afterwards,
but I still enjoyed it. 
Cool graphics!

4-25-3013 Dedication

 Since it was 30*F outdoors this morning
DH & I decided to take our morning walk 
indoors at the mall...
and saw this young lady
out for her walk as well...

Going for a walk with 5 small children!!!
Now that's what I call dedication!
If it were me...
I'm afraid I would say to myself,
"I can' go for my morning walk...
I have 5 kids to watch!"
You go, girl.
You inspire me to be more faithful
with my walking and running
and to quit making excuses
not to do so!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

4-24-2013 Signs of Spring...

...even though it is still in the 30*F temps!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

4-23-2013 OM girl's Buxom Babe

I finally finished her today!!!
(She was over 4 months in the making.)
My pattern for this doll
is available here on Ravelry
and here at Craftsy.

Monday, April 22, 2013

4-22-2013 One Year Old

Today our granddaughter
is one year old!
Happy Birthday, dear one!

Last night we had a small, quick get-together
at her house to celebrate.

Here she is playing in the new toy box
that Grandpa/my DH made for her...

and playing with her younger cousin...

and enjoying her 'birthday cake'
(I made carrot cake cupcakes)...
We are so happy
that you are in our lives, dear baby!

4-21-2013 Heavy Flooding

Heavy flooding
of the Mississippi and Rock Rivers
has inundated downtown
and the outlying areas
of the QC.
On top of that,
it snowed all day on Friday the 19th!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

4-20-2013 Need a Hand?

4-19-2013 Spring Flooding

...brings huge fish kills...
this is what the Mississippi River looks like where I live.
On top of this,
it snowed all day today.
I think Old Man Winter did NOT get the memo
that Spring started a month ago!

5-18-2013 Glutton For Punishment

I must be one...
I'm starting to knit another shawl...
this one has pine trees in it.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

4-17-2013 Bike Ride

I love going for bike rides
with daddy!

4-16-2013 Tabled

 DD & S-I-L
purchased a beautiful
dining table and chairs today
and invited DH and me over for dinner!
We think your new dining set is beautiful...
and dinner was so delicious!
Thanks so much for having us over.
We feel special that we were the first ones
to try out your new furniture!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Sunday, April 14, 2013

4-14-2013 They're Back!!!

Pelicans have started migrating into our area.
(You can click on the pictures to enlarge them.)
They are such oddly shaped birds
one would swear they could never fly
yet when they do
it looks effortless.
They have a 9 ft. wingspan!

4-13-2013 Secret Compartments

I'm helping Grandpa build wooden boxes...

...and looking for the secret compartment
Grandpa always builds into his projects...
Someday, I will hide my treasures
in the secret compartment!

4-12-2013 Pretty Proud of Herself!

She's a climber!

4-11-2013 Dog Park

Granddaughter with daddy and grandpa
checking out the dogs
at the dog park...

Thursday, April 11, 2013

4-10-2013 Go Big Red

Today I started a baby cardigan hoodie
for my great-grandniece
(or great great niece)
due to be born in May!
I'm making it a Nebraska Cornhuskers
"Go Big Red" sweater!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

4-9-2013 Saying GoodBye

This morning I am saying "Goodbye"
to Kira Kangaroo and her Joey
(whom I stitched up last month)
and sending them on their way
to a friend in Australia.
I hope that Kira delivers my hugs and kisses
and many thanks to my friend!

4-8-2013 Celebrating

...Joy's birthday
with a balloon...

I love seeing the world
through the eyes of a baby...
everything is a first...
and amazing!
Babies are a great reminder
to be in the present moment
and see the wonder
in the ordinary.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

4-7-2013 Stealing Kisses

Spent the afternoon
stealing kisses
from my GS.
Can't believe he is already walking around furniture!!!

4-6-2013 Pickled Red Onions

Today I made a batch of Pickled Red Onions
for topping my summer salad
and grilled fish.

Friday, April 5, 2013

4-5-2013 Looking Forward

...to seeing our precious grandson this weekend!

Yesterday my Granddaughter was
checking out some new toys...
comparing Meap and mini-Meap...

4-4-2013 Mystery KAL

Starting a Mystery Knit-A-Long...
not sure I like the red...
think I'll rip back and change to black....
There, that's better...

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

4-3-2013 Kira Kangaroo

Finished Kira Kangaroo
and her Joey today.

The pattern was reasonably priced,
well written,
easy to follow,
and I didn't find any mistakes.

She is a 'thank you' gift 
to a friend in Australia.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

4-2-2013 Sheepish

Finished my sheep today.
I wish computer monitors
had feel-o-vision...
she is unbelievably SOFT!!!

4-1-2013 Happy April Fools Day!