Babies at a Pool Party :)

What a blast!!! So much fun!! Think of families, babies, toddlers, puppies…lots of them!!! Here are a major number of cuties, both the little ones and their parents!!

Cheers!!!

Daddy...and host!

Uncle, checking out the bar!

Aunt S and sweet pea...first ones in the pool

more fun...

little one getting ready for the pool

high five :)

fun with K

checking out the fun

still playing

B with baby N

counting 3 little ones

new arrivals

busy folks!

2 more little ones!

and another one!

can you see 5?

mama and babe

Mommy, hostess...and her buddy!

2 little ones and a pup

J with baby M

one last view of the pool

watching the fun!

L holding the youngest partier

enjoying playing with a phone....2nd only to her enjoyment of the pool!!

newest mama E with baby K

Papa J with M

I didn’t get photos of every single mama and daddy, but that might be a lucky thing for you!!!!!

This wonderful get-together included one 7-year old, two 2-year olds, one 1 year old, and 4 babies under 6 months!!! Along with their parents and 4 fur-babies….and a few extras, too!!  It was such a treat to watch all the interactions and activities of all kinds.

Talk about a blessing…I am so lucky!!

 

Enjoy those little ones!

Happy Parenting!

D and C

Sunshiny Sunday #6

Here we go with three awesome and wonderful things that make me happy:

1) It is always exciting to see a launch of any kind while in Florida…this time an Atlas delivering GPS satellites!

2) Friends from school surprising me for my birthday…love them!!!

3) sweetie pie, growing up so fast…it’s hard to believe!! She makes me laugh :) :)

cool in her shades!!

trying to share with the kitty

…and because I only have boys…I get to play with her hair…Boy, do I need practice?!?

but she sure is cute!!

Find your sunny times…whether they come from outside or inside!!!

Happy Parenting!

D and C

Sunshiny Sundays #2

Sunshiny Sundays #2…here we go!!

Here are three things that bring me joy, make me happy, and encourage the positive side of me:

1)  spending time in a 7th grade classroom doing Egyptian projects with C…fun!!

they are working hard…see the pyramids and sarcophagus??


weighing the heart ceremony..

items that might go in a tomb…

All six groups did a fantastic job…way to go 7th graders!!

 

2) Love this egg cooker…makes hard boiled eggs….easy to peel hard boiled eggs…amazing!!

see???? perfect!!

3)  ….and always, sweet baby girl:

hanging out with her puppy!

uh, oh…she thinks Daniel Tiger is hilarious!!

I hope you are all finding your joy….keep it up!!

Happy Parenting!

D and C

Gratitudes

Well, I haven’t been on here for a few weeks, not because I don’t care but because I do!!!  I don’t want to leave you with inconsequentials or silliness or any kind of negativity…so I thought and thought about what you might like to hear! My response was…hmmm, I have no idea:))) So, I am back to what I love! I have had Happiness Tuesdays, Thankful Thursdays, and Super Saturdays in the past, and I did love sharing with you things that make me happy. I am still going to share those kinds of things with you but without the label…I am trying not to categorize myself too much!!

 

The main object causing me infinite happiness these days is the adorable granddaughter…3 months old and a delight! How perfect is it to be able to watch your son’s little girl 2 days a week… I’ll tell you: Perfectly perfect!!

newborn sweetness

 

And many more perfectly perfect photos of the little one:


LOVE this pic...

she says, "seriously, another picture???"

stylin'...

This little sweetie will be keeping me happy for years to come!!!

And here is my cat, thinking he is much smaller than he actually is, sleeping in a shoe box!!

Finally, my philosophy, in a nutshell:

Loving life because life is good!!!

 

Happy Parenting!

D and C

Shan’s Birthday…Twice!

We celebrated beautiful Shannon and her birthday twice during the last week….and she’s definitely worth it!!

…at her house with the guys in her life…

her brother

her dad

her grandfather

and her newest guy :)

 

lots of fun with family and toasting!!

my boys!

and my girls:)

Day #2…out to dinner at Shan’s favorite restaurant….we all love it too!!

cute, huh?

 

Happy Birthday, Sweet Girl…love spending time with you:)

 

Happy Parenting!

D and C

So Much Fun!

Our TLG has been celebrating 30th birthdays with the kids of the ‘originals’….you know, the regular kind of ‘old-timer’ birthdays with gag gifts.

Well, this weekend, we celebrated wifey L’s 30th coming up on the 10th of May! She is so cute, and since she’s pregnant (with grandchild #1!!!) people were quite kind to her:))

With a a darling little girl baby and an adorable pup there, we all had plenty of things to keep us busy!

So here for you are just a few !! lovely photos of the event!!

rainbow skewers

raspberry cheesecake muffins

banana chocolate chip muffins

blt chopped salad with corn and feta

grilled ginger chicken slaw

 

Ridiculous use of Pinterest…all 5 of these recipes…whew, it took way longer than I expected. But…they were all very good:))

birthday girl with the cute baby and the adorable puppy:)

how do we keep these things on our heads???

S practicing reading with the babe:)

 

a little unsure of each other!

here's a card, birthday girl!

some silly gifts...

leather for the baby :) Grampa Fink would be proud!!!

worn out pup...

worn out kitty...

…but the baby, still going strong:))

M keeping the stairs safe:)

 

If she could, she’d be singing “Happy Birthday to you, Auntie L!!”

 

It was a wonderful day, with wonderful people!!!

 

Happy Parenting!

D and C

 

 

Super Saturday #39

Hurray for Super Saturday #39…

Beautiful things, exciting things, inspiring ones…I’ll share with you those things that bring me joy and make me happy!

 

Here are three things that make me happy:

 

1) I got to spend time with this guy last weekend while his parents were traveling….goooood puppy:))

relaxing on the couch...

ha, ha....sleeping on the pillow!!

 

2) hoping this beautiful view will be filled with green grass and fields for a certain weekend this summer:))

3) trying very hard to be happy about this kind of scenery in the middle of March….high tomorrow….25 degrees….hoping for continuing sunshine and higher temps please:)

Much, but not all, of the snow is gone today…so now we’re just waiting for that actual touch of spring!!

 

Happy Parenting!

D and C

Super Saturday #32

Hurray for Super Saturday #32…

Beautiful things, exciting things, inspiring ones…I’ll share with you those things that bring me joy and make me happy!

 

Here are three things that make me happy:

 

1) Frozen lake, then more snow, then it starts to melt…and this beautiful blue color appears!

photos just can't capture the color...

 

2) the guys and girls gave me a wine tasting for Christmas, and we took advantage of it last night….great place, Filipo Marc Winery! We tasted 15 different wines, with great explanations and tasty snacks. Yum!! Then we went out to dinner…great night with those favorite folks of mine:)))

cute couple #1

cute couple #2

(a few other slightly obnoxious photos were taken, but I’ll keep them secret)  ;)

3) goofy cat has decided that sleeping on cast-aside newspaper from Christmas boxes makes the best place for a nap….lots of crinkling going on:)))

silly kitty!

Happy Parenting!

D and C

 

Super Saturday #21

Hurray for Super Saturday #21…

Beautiful things, exciting things, inspiring ones…I’ll share with you those things that bring me joy and make me happy!

 

Here are three things that make me happy:

 

1) I did remember to buy some flowers to pass out to the Meals on Wheels seniors:

pretty yellow!

 

Comments included: “Thank you sooo much!”, “These will sure brighten up my day”, and my favorite: “ohhh, posies for my sweetie!” from a gentlemen for his wife:))  There were also a few shocked faces, but I think everyone liked the sunny flowers!

After leaving some at the senior center where the meals are prepared, I took these beauties home to brighten up my kitchen!

2) This over-laden apple tree is in one of the senior’s back yards. I’ve watched it with blossoms and then tons of apples this year after absolutely none last year! Check out the spike of tree at the top still trying to stand tall after all the rest of the branches have bent under the load of apples! I guess we could use this for a metaphor of our lives, huh? Stand tall, everyone:))

3) …and you know this little, okay big, guy is my forever buddy!! He had a birthday…12 now!!! Yikes! I guess he needs his beauty sleep:)

look at that cute little nose:)

 

Enjoy your last Saturday in October….are you ready for Halloween??

 

Happy Parenting!

D and C

Super Saturday #18

Hurray for Super Saturday #18…

Beautiful things, exciting things, inspiring ones…I’ll share with you those things that bring me joy and make me happy!

 

Here are three things that make me happy:

 

1) trying to decide if the cat is approving of my reading material or keeping me from reading it:)))

2) enjoying the pouring rain from inside the house…curled up, reading…if the cat allows it…, watching mindless TV  -  all just because I can!   A definite perk of being retired!!

3) having a lovely little lady on the Meals on Wheels route say to me, ” Dear, I love your hair. It makes me happy!”  Isn’t that the sweetest thing to hear???

 

Happy Parenting!

D and C