Tag Archives: Granddaughter

Finished

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I am finished with the quilt.  This will be for Alexius (oldest granddaughter on her birthday).  Next I am starting on Sam’s.  His birthday is next.  Last week seemed to go by quickly.  We got our haircuts and enjoyed a nice afternoon with Faye and Gene.  The girls and I went to Sam’s one day to get stocked up on a few things.  Hubby cut wood while we were gone.   Imagine that, choosing to cut wood over going shopping!  On another day, we did some more electrical for our friend that is moving.  And before we knew it the weekend was here.

So now, school is finished, outside chores are done, the girls have taken a walk on the tractor road and supper is in the oven.  Wow, how good is that!  Tonight we are having something new.  I bought some marinated turkey breasts at Sam’s last week.  We are baking one of them for supper.  It smells awesome.

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I wanted to share this picture with you all.    You remember a while back when I made the comment that our pond was overflowing.  Well, we finally figured out why.  A duck has somehow got sucked into the drain pipe.  Not pleasant, I know, but strange things do happen.  Marvin told me he read somewhere that if he fell in, he had 20 min. before hypothermia set in.  I told him I’d be watching and if he fell in I would let him know when his time was running out but to make sure he got the duck out while he was in the water.  (lol)  Anyway, they are trying to get the drain unstopped.  So far, no success.

Well, I think that is about all that is going on around here.  I hope you all have a great day and God bless.

 

July 4th

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I hope you all had a great 4th of July.  This MawMaw was very happy!  For the first time, EVER, all our grandkids were here at the same time.  Chuck and his crew arrived first.

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They managed to find a few ripe blackberries.

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We did hamburgers and hotdogs on the grill and sit in the shade most of the day.

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My oldest granddaughter, Alexius.

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My youngest, Miss Katie.

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Everyone was very impressed by the little frogs that are in the “little pond”.

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Sam, just being Sam.

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The swings got lots of use.

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I think the hammock was the most loved though.  They spent lots and lots of time making the hammock into a big swing.  After we ate, we all took a ride down the Parkway to Mabry Mill.  I, of course, forgot my camera but Dave took a picture of everyone there at the mill.  He is going to email it to me so if I can figure out how to transfer it over I will post it.  I so badly wanted to get a group picture but the day just sped by and it slipped my mind.  Then on up to a little place called Meadows of Dan.  We ate pizza in a little gazebo there.  Thanks Dave!  The little boys had tons of fun playing with rocks that were there.  We then came home and Dave and Chuck set off some fireworks Dave had brought with him.  The first boom sent 3 or 4 deer running out of the cornfield.  I guess they thought it was hunting season starting early.  After that it was off to “little town” to see the big fireworks display.  We all had a great day.  From about 10:30 in the morning till about 9:30 that night, my entire immediate family was together.  God is good.  Now, I wonder when we could do it again!!

I hope you all have a great day and God bless.

 

Happy Birthday, Alexius

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Today we will be celebrating our granddaughter’s 6th birthday.  It is amazing how quickly they grow up.  Weather here this week has been pretty chilly.  Yesterday’s high was about 35 degrees with lots of wind.  COLD!  We have had some snow, rain, ice and lots of wind.  Hopefully today will be better, at least the sun is shining.   I have one load of clothes on the line and another washing as I type.  We have had to dry clothes inside all week.  YUCK! 

I better get busy.  Lots to get done before party time.  Enjoy your day and God bless.

Apron

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This is my first little girl apron.  I made this one for my granddaughter, Alexius.  I am sure there are many things I did wrong as I am just learning how to read patterns.  Most of the time, I did not know what the pattern was telling me to do so I just figured it out my way and did it.  I used some old material I had,  just in case I messed up.  I thought it would be better to practice some with the new machine.

Temperatures are very cold here again.  Wind chill this morning was -10 degrees.  The wind has been whipping all day, gusts up in the 50 mph range.  Our snow is now blown into 2-3 ft drifts.  The predictions are, though,  for it to warm up by the weekend.  I certainly hope so.

I think I will go work on another apron pattern.  This time, I think I will try the pattern I am wanting to make to sell.  I need to practice on it some and besides I can always enjoy a new apron.  Take care and God bless.