Sunday, May 31, 2009

Yummmm Cupcakes

Celebrating the Memorial Day weekend we had a lot of things to do because Cara and her folks were up for a visit. One of the many things that we enjoyed was a cupcake party.

There is a certain art to eating a cupcake. Cara was so careful getting the tiny crumbly bite sizes of cake onto her fork. Eating with the hands, we all soon discovered, could be too messy.

We all thought we looked funny with our blue icing all over ourselves. Yes, even the two older ones had messy blue mouths.

With Cara's cupcake in pieces too small to go onto the fork it was time for Grandma to share hers with Cara.

Soon it was time to clean up but before the washrag came out Cara tried to get the last of the icing off of her face. Good to the very last. Later in the day we went on a nature hunt with our own binoculars . . . that will be my next post.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

A New Member Of The Family

What do you do when your vehicle is facing 160,000 miles on the speedometer? Think about the upcoming repairs or think trade in and buy a new Honda . . .

. . . the newest family member, her name is Pearl.

Not only do I get a dependable car that will get better gas mileage but I am also stimulating the economy.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Beautiful Late Spring

Finally our bushes and trees are in full bloom and things are looking beautiful on the property. After the last three years of blooming too early, with the promise of spring, and getting nipped by cold and frost everything on the property bloomed late this year. We are really enjoying the beauty that all the flowers are adding out at our place.