Thursday, December 29, 2011

Knitting lessons

My GrandDaughter Journey always wants to knit with GramMa when we get together...this year at Thanksgiving we found time to sit and knit again.

 The big thing this time was that she finished her first reall project!  A neckwarmer.....we added a button and it was perfect.


While we knitted she would ask me so many questions......I hadn't realized there were so many little stories about my life 'before' her that hadn't been told.....I think the stories of my Grandmother Margwarth amazed her the most......

We made a trip to WalMart and purchased yarn for her next project....a 'real' scarf....20 stitches across and knit away..

.....You could catch her working on it almost anywhere..anytime......



I know she will have made good progress on it by the next time I see her.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Where do I begin to catch up???

I haven't a clue.......maybe with pictures??  Yep...pictures will be fun.......


 and welcome to Ryzon Cordell Charles Imholte



Saturday, November 19, 2011

Amazing........

....a ball....a PopPa D.....and a Grandson....


...a pile of dirt can be fun too...

Pinterest

This site can become adictive! But you can find some interesting ideas that do turn into projects. For instance.....I spied a wall hanging that is used to measure the heights of your loved ones. So being a 'good wife' I asked the hubby to help make one for us to use to watch the growth of our Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren. With a scrap piece of lumber....yardstick...some masking tape.....and a Sharpie pen.......

This comes about!  Then you add a 'short person'........


......a memory comes to life...

Friday, November 11, 2011

I am blessed........

Today I met my GrandDaughter.....
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Thank you Angela and Jeffery for this precious gift.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Thursday with GramMa..

Today was another fun afternoon with Jase......he is growing so fast.......so many new words and he wants us to understand

One thing he loves is the MailMan.....he will watch for their trucks when riding with me ......so what else could we find to play with???? and finally something to do with all that "Junk Mail"...........
Then it was time to head home......we sang 'Old MacDonald' most of the way.......watching for dogs, blue trucks, deer and finally the two stone lions at the house down the street from where they live.  We had fun........or at least I did!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

The DRY is over.....

.......well for a little bit anyway....... 

Remember yesterday when we were so thankful for this?
Well this morning I found it over flowing........so guess we will be measuring like this now........
Isn't it wonderful ????

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Saturday......

Woke up way too early (2:30 in the am....early) .....after a cup of coffee and some TV time the sun finally peeked out of the clouds........YEP.........clouds!  This has been one of the longest hottest dryest years in a very long time......so was nice looking at all those clouds. 

And what else was there to do but go out and play in the dirt!  The hubby and Sea Bee put in a raised garden for me this year.....but because it was the worst summer ever.....not much was happening out there.  So this morning I decided that it needed to be made a couple of three feet narrower so that an old white haired lady could reach across to the middle and beyond to keep out the unwanted weeds when I have a nice garden (someday).....with the cloudy excuse I got busy....

Got both corners turned when something strange happened.......
I wanted to just stay out in it!!!  But hubby said I would catch pneumonia so waited it out.........then back out later this afternoon to almost finish up......

I need a couple more blocks to finish up this end.......then will fill it in for Jase to have a spot to dig and plant something.  The far end I will move those strawberry pots and maybe having them in the shade just a tad will help to keep some going again next year.......OK......a gal can dream.

The leaves have started falling so I can load them in the garden....cover with some dirt.....maybe plant some sort of cover crop for the winter.(will ask the Sea Bee's green thumb for advice)...and come next Spring!!  Watch out!  Jase can help GramMa Alice and maybe we will have a nice little garden.


Friday, October 7, 2011

Starting a new tradition....

Not sure how many know that Tuesday mornings around here are just for "Donuts with PopPa D"....well....we are adding another 'special' day to our week......."Thursday's with GramMa Alice".....So right after nap time on Thursday I get a call saying "we are ready".......and off I go.

         We spent this first Thursday here at the house......

First stop was to pick up Chicken Popcorn from Kentucky Fried....not sure if the chicken or the box was the best???
               Of couse there was PopPa D and Dinosaur time......
                          Then we discovered the rocker.........


 This little rocker has been in my family for YEARS!  When I was born it was gifted to my parents from our neighbor Mr & Mrs Poe......it was their daughter Lucille's when she was a child.  (I really need to check when she was born next trip to Stephenville so we can estimate a date for the chair)  The little rocker survived myself and my younger brother....countless visits from family and friends through my growing up years .....then through both my boys!  They made them tough back then.

 
All in all I think we had a good time.........


Thursday, October 6, 2011

Birthday.......I almost missed the Birthday!

September seems to have just flown by...and that means we almost missed a birthday!

..... finally we got together for 'My Baby's' Birthday.....
.....presents were opened......

.....of course Jasen helped.....
That's his job!!!









He had never seen
'the Magic Eight Ball'...... 

Rodney brought some pictures that he had stashed from way back........and Yes.........Jasen wanted to see what all the fuss was about.....

..... there is always time to play cars........

But before you knew it ........it was time to leave......so Jasen gave the Birthday Boy a great big hug.....

and this is how you celebrate your Baby's Birthday with the youngest member of the family........
Happy Birthday Rodney..........31 isn't that bad.......


Saturday, September 17, 2011

Early morning visitor

The last couple of mornings we have had an early morning visitor. 


...as you can tell he comes complete with Mr. Giraffe....
Today though he came ready to play!!!
....we found that an empty foil roll is more fun than ever.......
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.....and you can do so much more than just sit on steps.....

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.....then when all else fails you get to go for a ride with your PopPa D....
......so you can see.......mornings around our house...
....never dull......


Sunday, September 11, 2011

GrandParent's Day

I am a very lucky lady to be able to say I am a GramMa.....and this is one reason why......

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Friday, July 29, 2011

"the Wedding" ...

It's always fun to see things from someones else's view..
..so here is "the Wedding" done just that way..

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

We have a new member in the family.....

....we flew to California...
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...Welcome to the family Alissa!


Friday, July 8, 2011

July...and too hot to be outside

So.....we have the Jase over and play indoors!  Well PopPa D played and I got to watch and relax and enjoy.....
Snacks of Cheetos and Cheezits....and sharing....

The toy box was pulled out and they went through it and found a book or two along the way.......

Then there was the exciting part.........Dinosaurs!!!

I am not sure who had more fun......me watching or Richard getting to act like a kid.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Something we always do....

Everytime Jase comes to see GramMa we visit the Magic Strawberry Plant.....yesterday was no exception......in fact he kept looking at me wondering why we didn't head out there as soon as he arrived!!!
The garden is a little downhill so walking isn't the easiest for a 18 month old little man...but he seems to have gotten the hang of it.

The PINK Campaign ......

If you have followed my blog you will know that I have had a "Think PINK" campaign going on for Angela and the new baby she is giving us.  Not that I don't love Jase or the fact that we have a wonderful little GrandSon.....but Angela needs a little PINK baby to do 'girly' things with.......Jeffery does have Jase......so it is only fair.   So since the announcement of the new little one I have asked everyone to Think PINK!

They have had two or more visits now with the Doctor or Midwife ...the first sonogram she told them it "sounds like a Cowboy"......I continued to stress Think PINK.....the next visit they were told "it sounds like a happy little girl".....in other words........who knows.......

Yesterday was THE day to find out what they are expecting ........ The way they do this is to have the tech doing the sonogram do her thing.....then write down or print out on one of the pictures what the baby will be......then they go out to dinner and open the envelope..  Wonderful tradition ......true......but a little hard on the GramMa.....

So.....we get a phone call while they are waiting for dinner....."We know the results so can we swing by on the way home?"........duh.......am I gonna say No?  Then after hours (it seems) pass we get another call....."Jase is really tired so we are just going home and will come by tomorrow or the next day"......HA!!! I don't even think that is an option!

I have been collecting and knitting for this new arrival and have a Pretty Flowery Box full of PINK things.......and a storeage bag full of litle blue things.....
I know not very equal......but remember I was Thinkin' PINK........so I have them on the coffee table waiting for everyone to come over......when they get here I tell Angela she can have which ever she will use.......

Our Sweet Angela went over and looked at them both......then picks up the blue bag....I really tried to sound excited ......"oh...It's a Boy!"......then with  a very serious look she hads me the bag back and says "You may want to keep this for the next baby"........WHAT????....


.......So now you know the end of our story..........Thank you all that were with me on the "Think PINK" campaign .......I do believe it worked!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Once is never enough

Remember when we put pavers at the back door to keep the furbaby muddy paw prints down??? Well..we have been brewin' over having more space on the other side for a table when we grill.

So early this morning the Sea Bee and Richard left to buy pavers so we could do just that. I woke to an empty house so got dressed and went outside to find this parked in my front yard......

So what else to do but get started!!!
First you dig out and level.....add a border to hold it all in..

..then sand that needs to be leveled out....then the pavers.....

.....Cricket was not impressed......

Today's rule was #1 Take it easy and do it right. No other rules....just the one. And that is what we did. We worked at this normally 3-5 hour job, all day...But it is finished and we are happy with the results.

Now to find a table...comfortable chair...and a large glass of Iced Tea...

Three Generations ......

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