Sunday, May 31, 2015

5-31-2015 Shhh, don't tell mommy....

 Shhh... don't tell mommy
that Oma lets us go outside
and play in the warm rain...
It will be our secret!

Saturday, May 30, 2015

5-30-2015 GB#4

GB#4 is a sweetheart...turns one this summer.

Friday, May 29, 2015

5-29-2015 GB#3

GB#3 is a sweet year old!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

5-28-2015 GB#2

Hard to believe GB#2 is 3 years old this summer!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

5-27-2015 GB#1

Cant' believe GB#1 is already 3+ years old!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

5-26-2015 68th and Final Teddy Bear

Yesterday and Today
and I have been working on creating/sewing
my 68th (and FINAL) denim teddy bear.
These teddy bears are a labor of love.
This one is for my Grandson #2.
I hope he will love it 
as much as his Oma loves him!

I made one for each of my children
when they were small
(and all our friends & neighbors 
who were having babies at that time)
and it was their favorite snuggle toy.
Here's a pix of my son
snuggling with his bear 30+ years ago.

Monday, May 25, 2015

5-25-2015 Blessed Be Their Memories

Thank you
for your service
and sacrifice!
DH & I
attended the 50th annual
Quad Cities Criterium today
to see our S-I-L race.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

5-24-2015 Rainy Day

It's raining outside today
(and my Iris has started to bloom!)
so the GDs and I came up with some
indoor activities...

Monkey Bread!

Her favorite part is
licking out the sugar/cinnamon bowl
when we are done
as you can tell from her sugary brown smile!

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Friday, May 22, 2015

5-22-2015 Green Blob

Any guesses as to what this is???
I found this in a bag of oranges I purchased!
Not sure how I didn't notice it at the store
before I bought it?!?!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

5-21-2015 My Grandbabies

My fave pix from the Mother's Day photo shoot!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

5-20-2015 Will You Marry Me (Again)?

As DH & I were eating the salads for lunch today
(which I had prepared yesterday)
he found my wedding ring in his salad!!!
And he walked over to me and asked,
"Will you marry me, again?!?!"
We were both sooooo excited to have found the missing ring!

We had actually thought about it maybe slipping
off my wet fingers as I prepared the salads yesterday
and had checked in the garbage disposal and drain
for the missing ring, but did not thing to look in the salads!

Thank you, St. Anthony!!!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

5-19-2015 Lost My Wedding Ring

Sometime, somewhere,
during today's busy schedule
of doctor appointments, a mammogram,
grocery shopping, dining out
and other errands around town,
my wedding ring
which has been on my finger
for 42+ years
accidentally slipped off un-noticed.
I am heart-broken!
I took this photo last weekend
to show my Jamberry Nail Wraps for the 
Mother's Day Photo Shoot,
and it shows the ring...
so I printed off this picture
along with all my contact information
and retraced my steps to all the locations
I had gone today
in hopes that someone had found it
or will find it.

I am so sad.
I've never seen another wedding ring
remotely like mine.
It was very unique
and holds lots of sentimental value.

I cannot allow myself to get too upset
or grieve too deeply though
and risk my health (heart)...
I will try to remember that it is "just a thing"
(that can never be replaced!)
which I have enjoyed for 42+ years
and now it is time to "Let it go"
and see what comes next.
Still, the tears keep leaking from my eyes
and probably will for days to come.

Monday, May 18, 2015

5-18-2015 Ready to Walk

Grandson #2 is almost ready to walk solo!
He can stand behind a walker and push it around.
You go, big boy!

Sunday, May 17, 2015

5-17-2015 New Bed

DH & I bought a new king-size bed this weekend.
When company comes, we give up our master bedroom
and go sleep in the guest room's Queen-size bed. 
It takes a full days work to take off door hinges,
move out chairs and lamp tables, 
and move in youth beds and cribs and such)
to make these arrangements.
After sleeping in a king-sized bed for many many years
DH & I get little sleep 
in the guest room's smaller Queen-size bed.
So, we decided to fix that problem.
We are moving our current king-size bed into the guest room
and buying a new king-size bed for the master bedroom,
so both rooms will now have a king-size bed
and we will not have to move out of our 
master bedroom when company comes!

Saturday, May 16, 2015

5-16-2015 Chillin'

Love this pix my DD took of the GDs
playing in the water on their back deck yesterday.
I totally stole this pix off her FaceBook page!

Friday, May 15, 2015

5-15-2015 Tribbles, Fairies, and Shoe Racks

Started knitting this "Tribble" today
(a dish scrubbie)
to use up some leftover cotton yarn scraps
from other projects.

Also, starting to design some clothes
for the 2 fairies I'm making 
for my GDs...
The yellow one on the left is going to be for JP:
Ember Reedfilter 
She plays reed pipes and sings spellbinding songs. She lives where fireflies mate and breed. She can only be seen on midsummer’s eve. She wears dresses that glow with fiery colours and has deep green butterfly wings.

The red one on the right is going to be for DE:
Cherry Pepperwand 
She plays tricks on small children and old folk. She lives in fruit orchards and vineyards. She can only be seen when the seeker holds a four-leafed clover. She wears red, cerise and purple berry colours and has autumnal brown wings, like a butterfly.

And, check out the awesome shoe rack that DH made
for my daughter's entryway!
He is so talented!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

5-14-2015 Yo Yo Ma

DH & I attended
the final concert of the 100th Season
of the Quad City Symphony Orchestra
with guest soloist, Yo Yo Ma.

To celebrate the 100th season
and Yo Yo Ma's coming,
the QCSO decorated 100 cellos
and distributed them around town
and auctioned them off tonight.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

5-13-2015 Ouch!

Minor mishap with a drill
sent my DH to the emergency care clinic.
Poor Babe!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

5-12-2015 Lucky Girl

My knitting friend
(she is in the first 2 pix of this post)
got to meet Chris, the Bachelor today in CR.
Lucky girl.
They talked about DWTS.

Monday, May 11, 2015

5-11-2015 Mother's Day Photo Shoot

Today is our Mother's Day Photo Shoot!
(Thanks, Dear Daughter, for such a lovely gift!!!)
My DD, D-I-L and myself
decided to wear some Jamberry Nail Wraps
for the photo shoot.
Here are the ones I chose:

Here are my D-I-L's:

Here are my DD's:

My grandson would NOT go down for his nap
today of all days,
and finally fell asleep when we were ready 
to leave for the photo shoot at 5p.m.
and he was not a happy camper
once we got to the park!
The photographer finally got him to sit down and smile
by entertaining him with a stick on her head.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

5-10-2015 Rainy Day Trip to the Family Museum on Mother's Day

Son and family came in from Chicago
for Mother's Day weekend, 
so we took them to the zoo yesterday
and the GDs showed their cousins
how to do their favorite things.

Today's weather, however, was dreary and rainy
so we made a trip to the Family Museum
where the grandkids had fun playing
in the pizza parlor...

driving the tractor...

playing with the toy trains...

and the favorite was the water park
that features the Mississippi River Locks and Dams...

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Also, I got this wonderful card from my Sister-In-Law
for Mother's Day:
She always sends them most amazing 3D cards
and lovely sentiments!
Thank you soooooo much, dear Sis!!!
Love you!

Saturday, May 9, 2015

5-9-2015 Match This!?!?!?

DD texted me this pix
of the outfits she and the girls are wearing
for our Mother's Day Photo Shoot
so I could find an outfit
to match or coordinate with them.

Friday, May 8, 2015

5-8-2015 At the Zoo

Today was another perfect Spring day
so we took the GDs to their favorite playground...
the ZOO!

Teased the Kookaburra
with a dandelion...

 Fed the giraffes, fish and goats...

And last but not least,
rode the LIONS!!!