summer 2011

summer 2011

Paul and I, all 16 kids and Ashley, Benjamin's wife...Christmas 2012

Paul and I, all 16 kids and Ashley, Benjamin's wife...Christmas 2012

Thursday, March 2, 2017

spring yesterday, winter today....

It was so nice and springy! I went for my walk, we went to the playground...

And today...well, I woke up and it was no longer 67 (19.4) was 20 (-6.6).

The wind picked up, the cold front came through, and brought snow, lots of it.

But yesterday...oh it was nice. We went to the park...sunshine on my face. I know, we were just in Florida, but's my favorite. We went to the library, where we met up with a few good friends, it's always nice to see friends when you go out and about. Then the thrift store, and:

We found an American Girl doll for Camille, the 2013 Doll of The Year, Saige, for $3.99. When I lifted her hair and saw that logo, it was rather fun. Charlotte Claire found Adidas pants, a sweatshirt, and a nice gym bag. The pants are too big for her, but believe me, she found an older sister who was interested.

We stopped into the grocery store because I had cut some coupons and the stuff was all on's the time to get razors for the girls, and shampoo, ect. And who did we see in that store but my brother Bob! And, it was his birthday, of course I totally forgot and my sister reminded me later, oops. we're back to winter. It stopped snowing, the sun is shining, but it's still in the twenties. The kids have almost finished school for now and are going to go out and play in it before they finish up for the day.

Mali is coming over today with little miss Lydia, yay! Lydia knows we babysit for her sometimes because her mama has to work, and I think she is smart enough to worry that her mama is going to leave while they visit here together, which makes her very clingy and we therefore get very few hugs and snuggles. When we do babysit for her, she cries when mama leaves, but then settles in and is fine. But I love the visits. She's learning to talk, and when she makes connections, it's a riot. She's only a year and a half, but she seems so smart.

My other granddaughter way far away in Seattle is doing well too. (She's going to be a big sister!!! Grandchild #3, this is getting serious! I really AM a Grandma!) I am hoping Paul and I can visit out there before long. Maybe we could just take a detour down the coast and visit California before heading home.

I am thinking of making cookies today...why would I torture myself, you might ask...I wonder the same thing, but when I think of the girls getting off the bus and being so happy...:)


Jeannine Wakefield said...

Congratulations! Grandchildren are just the best. I have 5 and #6 is due on my birthday in May. He'll be the 5th boy.

Tercia Bester said...

Thank you so much for your blog. I love reading about your life and all the kids. Congratulations on the new grandbaby!

Just to let you know I am reading from all the way in Cape Town, South Africa.

16 blessings'mom said...

Congratulations Jeannine! What fun! And hello, Tercia! Did you know that two of my daughters just went to South Africa? They absolutely loved it! How did you find my blog, if you don't mind my asking? I honestly forget that people actually read it, ha.

Rose Sperlonga said...

Congratulations ! I love, love , love my grands!! I just got done watching them. Such joy.. after I yelled due to them being a bit out of hand! lol They are not used to gram yelling, but they settle down.

I would take a ton more! lol