Friday, August 31, 2012

Olivia Loves the Water

 Olivia loves the water!
One day I took her to the water park and held
her under a water fall - like fixture and she
giggled until she fell asleep.
And in the bath... she likes the water left on~
She likes to feel it rush out of the faucet
and over her hand.
And when the water is not running
she is still smiling!
Don't you just love that smile?

Thursday, August 30, 2012

See My Little Water Fairy

 On one of the Tinkerbell Movies, Tinkerbell
wants to change talents. She looks around
and tries to find something she is good at
other than tinkering!
 And she learns that she is no good at moving bubbles.
When she picks on up, it pops! She is never able to
get a single dew drop on a spider web!
But, Grace can hold a bubble in her hand!
She can put it anywhere she wants
without popping it!
So..... she could be a water fairy!
She's got the talent!
All she needs is a little
pixie dust and some wings!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Tea Room Decor

I have a little tea room in the front
of the house!
It's where the girls and I have our
little tea parties!
This year, I've been decorating it,
and it's coming along nicely!
My favorite decorations are the little tea cups
hanging around the top of the room!
Aren't they darling?
I've been collecting them for several months
and I almost have enough to go around
the whole toom!

There are some duplicates, but there are
also several "one of a kind" pieces!
I've got a nice mix of color, too!
Now.... if I could just fina a vintage buffet
or side table, my room will be complete!
I can't wait!

I'll show you the rest of the room
someday! Hopefully,
I'll have it finished SOON!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Running Through The Sprinkler!

 I've finally figured out how to get Grace out of
her pajamas!
 If she could, this girl would stay in her
pajamas all day long!
She loves lounging around and taking it easy!
 But - you can't sit on the sofa and eat your breakfast
with wet pajamas.
You can't snuggle up and watch a movie, either!
 You HAVE to change!
 But, hey!
That's okay!
It was so much fun getting all wet
that not even Grace minds having to change!

Doesn't she look like she's
having a blast?

Monday, August 27, 2012

Somewhere..... Over A Rainbow!

 We had planned to go to the water park and
it was closed, so I set up a sprinkler beside
the pool and let Gracie have her own
little waterpark.
The water from the sprinkler created a
rainbow and Gracie got to pretend
she was climbing up and sliding
See.... in the photo above she's
sliding down a rainbow!
 And I've always heard that treasure could
be found at the end of a rainbow.
Now that I've seen a rainbow up close,
I know that that is definately true.
Grace is a treasure, sure enough!
I wouldn't trade her for a
pot of gold!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Building Blocks!

 Brilyn loves building things with blocks!
Normally, we build towers to knock down, but
this time we decided to build a chair and let
Brilyn play "Goldilocks" and bust the chair
into pieces.
It doesn't really matter what we build.
If the blocks come out, Brilyn has
a good time!
And here is what our chair looked like
before Goldilocks got to it!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Way, Way, Way Up In The Air!

 Gracie loves playing in the pool!
Especially when Daddy gets in and plays, too!
Here he is tossing her way, way, way up
in the air and she is coming down with
a great big splash!
What a fun way to spend
a summer day!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Brilyn Having A Tea Party!

 Brilyn is getting quite effecient at enjoying
a tea party.
 She's started getting the tea cups and plates
and setting them out while
saying, "Tea, tea!"
 This particular day it was just before
noon and I really didn't want to
spoil her lunch, so I opened a couple
of lunchables and we had those for
a tea time treat!
I've found that it's not the
snack that the girls find so important,
anyway. It's the pouring of the tea
that they love so much!
And - Brilyn still got to enjoy
pouring her tea!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Olivia Gets A Ride!

 Gracie gave rides to her Daddy and Olivia!
Look.... do you see Grandpa with his hands
up in the air. Gracie is steering!
And look closely at Olivia!
Olivia is Grandpa's Girl!
She's about as taken to Grandpa as I've
ever seen a kid taken to anyone!
And - the greatest form of admiration is
If you look closely, you will see
that Olivia is imitating Grandpa!
She can ride that ride with
her hands up in the air, too!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Look Whose Driving!

 It's Gracie!
She used to like to stay on smooth
trails, but now, she likes going up and down
and over the bumps in the Razor!
 And she has started helping
Grandpa Drive!
She's getting pretty good at it, too!
Anyone want to go for a ride?

Friday, August 17, 2012

Brilyn Having Fun In The Sun!

 Brilyn really enjoys her pool time!
 She THINKS she is too big to wear a
floatie, though!
 She's a very brave girl!
 She doesn't mind going under, and water
in her face doesn't bother her at all!
She might actually swim if I would
let go of her long enough to give her a chance.
She kicks and paddles
but when I let go she goes under
so I scoop her back up.

It's funny how much more cautious you are
wtih your grandkids than you are with
your own children.
When her Daddy and her uncles were
small, they all swam under water
and it didn't bother me a bit.
With grandkids I want to see those
little faces sticking up!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Olivia's Photo Shoot

 Olivia was all smiles for her
photo shoot!
 She's even taken to posing!
Could she pose any more perfect?
 When she wasn't posing she played
 Isn't she just adorable?
You have to love that smile!
 And - of course, I did an accordian mini
for Olivia, too!
Hers has a Berry Berry Red cover
and a fun dot background paper.
It is SUPER, super cute!