Friday, September 30, 2011

A New Florida Home

Oh my goodness is florida
~ awesome~
a little hot and sticky right now but who cares
when you get to
jump into this

dad wanted me to come down and check out
his new digs
and well help him with
~designing and decorating~

do I have to?

I am really picking up on the
so I think i might be able to squeeze this into
my winter schedule

I am pinching myself
this is a big project and we have worked so
hard all week getting things lined up
for a big job ahead
~heaven for me~

a lot of stuff doesn't work

but that's fine with me
I love discovering
everything about it

but this is why he bought this place
he loves boats and there is 
three slips
deep water

and he's in the coolest little harbor

ok so maybe it's a bit hot
but I'm gonna suffer through it

I can't wait to tell you all about it
I'm so excited
I'll be home next week

love you
thanks for bringing me along on this

Friday, September 23, 2011

Florida here I come

Leaving the baby grands

and heading for Florida
where the humidity is still going to be 
but there will be ocean breezes
~I hope~

meeting my dad there

you see he just bought a winter home
and needs me to help him put it together
~shopping~ I have to
be back in a week with details
where's the best place to shop in
~St Petersburg~

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Fall is in the air but not here in D.C.

OMG the humidity is like 100% I swear
It feels like 
without the palm trees, ocean breezes, beautiful flowers
Mai Tai's

going through my daughters computer pictures 
and ran across pictures from a trip I took
to see her in Germany
Those Germans know how to celebrate 

This is in Ludwigsburg
at King Ludwig's
they have a huge celebration
there every year

Madeline was so tiny then

Sister Becky and I 

Well i had a ton more but
for some reason I can't download them
so this will be it for tonight

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Only 2 more days with the Baby Grands

The kids are enjoying themselves in Hawaii

it's so nice to give them a very well deserved 
oh man do they owe me

They will be home Friday...
ok so am I  a bad Oma if I'm counting the days?

this is exhausting work 
for this out of shape Oma

how can 2 cute little things like this be work you say..

sorry about all the blurry
mostly taken on my i-phone
and they move at such high speeds
I'm lucky to get any shots at all

we walk to the park everyday
~sometimes twice~
very good for me until today when the humidity got me
how can ya'll take this heat and humidity...
i needed the nap at the end of that walk
and well forget the hair..
it's no longer curly just frizzy

we bake cookies

sorry about the no shirt
I am finding clothes are very over-rated
all you have to do is wash them
what's wrong with no clothes?

"Oma, when we can take them out"
~this is said every minute~

not very good for me as i can't turn away a good cookie
Madeline and I fight over them 
thank goodness for the walking and sweating..

we play London bridge 
under Oma's legs

we watch the dog Sugar
chase her tail

we play stickers
sometimes first thing in the morning
before Oma's even out of bed

I love this picture of her soft face

lots of this all day..
notice my daughter used a gutter for the book shelf

watching the big kids waiting for the bus
oh how they dream of being able to do that

yesterday we ventured out shopping to 
thank goodness the neighbor girl wanted to go 
with me to show me how to get there


we made a jewelry box for mommy

ok so i got a C- in art..
but I can balance a checkbook to the 

we play dress up

Oma get this one off it's too

"please Madeline, Aunt Becky wants a picture of you 
in this pretty dress she got you"


"I want to put the warm soft coat on again"

then it's a bath and bedtime..

he looks so much like a baby
all wrapped up

lots of hugs and kisses
make it all worth it

then they fall asleep
I don't dare go into Charlie Bears room
after he's fallen asleep

only 2 mores days

but I miss my other sweetie

this was when he dropped me off

next time Opa's coming to help

Monday, September 19, 2011

High Tea at Pinkadilly

Have you ever done Tea at
in Fredricksburg, Virginia

It was so sweet
It was suppose to be just us 3 

but a certain someone
promised he would be quiet and just watch

~yeah that didn't happen~
(the 2 fingers in the mouth mean TIRED)
but he didn't spoil our fun
Oma bought her this purse
I want one too!

such a little 
waiting for her tea

just look at this array of

Madeline loved the 
~madeline cookies~

it was all so much fun 
when we were getting ready to go she said
"Mommy & Oma this was the best tea party I've ever been to"

~me too~

and guess who finally fell asleep on the way home