Friday, November 19, 2010

Six Word Saturday...November 20

My six words for today are:

Gone to see Disney On Ice!

When we discovered that the Disney Princesses were going to be featured on Disney on Ice this year, we knew it would be a good year to go. Granddaughter, Madison, loves all of the Disney Princesses!

It's been over twenty-five years since I've been to an ice show, so I'm kind of excited to be going. My husband and I are going as "tag alongs" with Madison and her parents! Pictures to follow shortly!

Thanks to Cate for hosting this fun meme each Saturday!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Books, Books, and More Books...

I love books.
I didn't have many books when I was growing up, but I've made up for it during my adulthood. I made sure that my children always had plenty of books to read.
When I worked at school, I made sure that the students had plenty of books to read.
Now that I have grandchildren, I have built a nice library of children's books for them to read as well.

My daughter, Brandy, has always loved to read. It wasn't uncommon for her to read well over one-hundred books during summer break from school.
One year she even read over two-hundred!

Madison seems to already share our love of books.
She's loved books since she was old enough to sit up.
Now that she's going to preschool, we have an opportunity to purchase scholastic books. I love it!
I feel like I'm at school again.

The first month of school, scholastic had a great sale on books.
Madison's mama and I had a great time shopping for new books.
Madison is having a great time enjoying the new additions to her library!

Brandy says that one of Madison's new favorites is "Go Dog, Go.
Ah, the memories that book conjures up.
I've listened to many, many students read that book.
Before I know it, I'll be listening to Madison read it, too.
Then I'll feel like I'm at school once again!

Monday, November 15, 2010


Saturday was my husband's birthday, and we were having a family cookout to celebrate. I always bake him a German Chocolate cake, because that's his favorite cake. Unfortunately, nobody else in the family really likes German Chocolate cake. So my daughter Brandy, and her daughter, Madison, volunteered to make some cupcakes for a second dessert.
About lunchtime on Saturday, Madison came sashaying through the front door and declared, "We've been making cupcakes!" I took one look at her--with blue frosting all around her mouth, and white frosting in her hair, and said "You don't say!" I soooo wish that I had a picture of the way she looked--but she's gotten rather camera shy lately.
Anyway, she had come over to borrow some sprinkles for their cupcakes--which she put on by herself. Later, we arranged the cupcakes into the shape of "61". Creative, huh? The cupcakes with no sprinkles were at my request--I don't like sprinkles! It's so hard to please a crowd :)
Great job on those cupcakes, girls! They were delicious!