Thursday, February 14, 2019

Practical Gift

What could be more practical than a pouch for keeping teeth that have fallen out?  It will make it much easier for the tooth fairy to find the tooth and a safe place  for her to pay  him for  each tooth.

Well, I'm not sure what is going on here, but I am about to fall asleep and it isn't even midnight yet.
This is one really tired grandmother.

Oliver, I'm glad to see you receive so many cool gifts this Christmas. We all love you.

You are right if you saw this Thursday night and think it looks different now. It does. I did the last one late and was not thinking clearly. Once I had posted it, I knew it just wouldn't do, so now this morning, I redid it. Is not digital scrapbooking wonderful?

This is the first one...Just too busy, the background was the focal point and the mood wasn't right.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

The Daniel Tiger Show

Julia's dad watched Mr Roger's Neighborhood on TV when he was Julia's age. Now she likes to watch a show that was modeled  for  that show. It is called the Daniel Tiger Show.  She was
very happy to open this present which was a set of figures  for that show.I love the look on her face as she studies them.

When her mother asked her which character was her favorite, she answered, 'Everyone!"

Monday, February 11, 2019

Tippy Toe Dancer

It is so much fun to see Julia in this Christmas gift. She knew what to do with the tutu right away.  She certainly wears it well. Looks like she is anxious to start ballet lessons. And thankfully, she has a grandmother who can probably work that out. (Not me, by the way.)

Julia puts on this tutu and voila (walla)  she is a tippy toe  dancer.  So sweet. Julia is our little star.

And  on a different subject, our presidents a big star in my eyes. He gave another wonderful speech tonight in Texas. There were thousands of  people there to cheer him on. I love the way he is working at putting God back at the head of this country. Things had been getting worse and worse  after taking God out of our schools, our government, our hearts etc. It is encouraging to see Him getting some respect and honor again.

Thank God for the freedom to worship him as we please.
I pray that He wins more and more hearts in the years to come.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Little Girls and Dolls

Little girls like their  dolls and this two year old knew exactly which doll she wanted for Christmas.
She described it well for Santa and she got it. This is it...the one with a purple bow! She is a happy little one.

We were talking with her on FaceTime tonight and found out she has been practicing showing three fingers. She will be three in mid March and she wants to be ready.

Saturday, February 9, 2019


For those of you checking this on your cell phone, I'll just copy the journaling from this layout.

Oliver got some cool Duck Tales toys. Then, this is a scary thing, Caleb unwrapped a travel set of Rummikub! Now why, you ask, is that scary? Well, that is a game we play when the grandkids are here.  It gets harder and harder fo me to win.  Now I will have to try to beat Caleb as well. That is a big deal. We really work hard at our games!

That was on Christmas morning. I imagine by now he is looking forward to beating me...
Really, it is a blessing to see my grandchildren grow into bright and competitive people.It beats 
'group think' for sure.

As a child  I had a teacher who had escaped from behind the iron curtain and she taught us to think for ourselves. What a blessing that was. I thank God for her and  all the others who brought history to life.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Cotton Candy Machine

Cotton Candy is generally a summer time thing, served at fairs and amusement parks, but Santa brought  one  to this house at Christmas and this fellow enjoyed eating  it...and goofing off a bit at the same time.    His little sister enjoyed her's as well...

One of the evils plaguing our  country these days is the idea that babies can be dispensed with at will.
As our  President Trump so rightly said, "All children born and unborn are  made in the holy image of God." 

We do not have to right to murder. And it is hard to imagine how people could be so wicked as to want to  kill innocent babies.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Christmas Eve Tradition

Not only did I get pictures of these sweet ones' Christmas Eve, I got a video as well. It is difficult to get good stills from videos, but I did get a few and the best part about it is, I got to hear what they were saying. I've used that in the text for the layouts. It was heart warming for me to get to hear them talking to each other as they celebrated their Christmas Eve tradition of opening presents to  find new pajamas to wear that night while they wait for Santa to bring a lot of presents. Julia being 2 did not remember doing this before and evidently  Oliver didn't realize they do this every year, since he had to ask if they could wear their new pajamas. 

I haven't said much recently about our president, but I am quite happy that his state of the union message was well excepted by the those who watched. 

These numbers are especially good for Trump when you look at party breakdown of #SOTU viewers:

* 43% Republican (97% approve)
* 24% Democratic (30% approve)
* 30%  Independent (82% approve)