Sunday, March 31, 2013

Day Ninety 2013

Granddaughter Shelby, grandson Elijah and son in law Jerry stylin on this soggy Easter Sunday.
The Myers Family ~ Shelby, Elijah, Jerry and Holly
Neil and me with our Myers Peeps
This is grandson Knox’s second Easter.
Holly and the kids made these beautiful Easter eggs and deviled eggs. Delicious eye candy!
Elijah looks like the mushroom character in Mario Bros. with his Easter basket on upside down.
Niece Sarah lovin on Shelby
We were forced to hide eggs in the house this year, but that just made the hunt more of a challenge. Sort of.
Knox was excited about his Elmo Easter basket.
The hunt spilled out onto the front porch where Elijah checks out the contents of one of his eggs.
Knox got into the hunt ~ with a little help from Aunt Holly.
I love this smile on Elijah’s face. Makes me smile.
Sarah is beyond the egg hunt stage, but she did have to look for her prize egg which she found in the kettle on the woodstove.
Niece Julia found her prize egg pretty easily, too.
And so did Shelby.
It took Elijah a while to locate his. Grandpa hid it well.
My Easter Peeps ~ Elijah, Sarah, Knox, Julia, and Shelby. I love our Easter egg hunt tradition which means more to me each year as these kids grow older. Love all of you!
“I’m all ears!” What’s Easter without a chocolate bunny?!
Happy Easter!

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Day Eighty Nine 2013

Chasing Chicks
Grandson Knox got to meet two of his cousin Shelby and Elijah’s Easter chicks this afternoon. He had a great time chasing them.
And almost catching them.
He didn’t get to hold one [for obvious reasons] but he did happily and briefly pet one. Shelby and Elijah have six chicks. Elijah named his Junior, Bob, and Mario. Shelby named hers Shelly, Lou Lou, and Chicketa [my favorite name of all]. All the peeps [bird and human] will be joining us for the Easter egg hunt in the back yard on Sunday. We’re hoping the rain will be gone by then.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Day Eighty Eight 2013

Daughter Kelly and grandson Knox are visiting this weekend.
Knox will be 16 months old in four days. He’s getting so big ~ the consummate toddler, always on the go and curious about everything.
He sat down with Elmo and his mom long enough this afternoon to watch America’s Funniest Home Videos. And then he was off again because there’s a whole house full of stuff to explore.
Happy TGIF, y’all!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Day Eighty Seven 2013

Easter Egg Hunt
Peeps! My grand peeps Shelby and Elijah got a half dozen chicks in time for Easter. Daughter Holly brought them to my house today so Elijah’s first grade class could enjoy them during their Easter egg hunt.
Holly and one of the other first grade moms came to the house this morning to set up for the egg hunt and lunch. I love those Easter egg plates and checked napkins.
Elijah has been looking forward to his class egg hunt all month long.
Neil and I enjoy hosting the kids’ egg hunts. Our yard is conveniently across the street from their school. I’m so glad they had a beautiful sunny day for the hunt.
Each egg is numbered, and each child looks for the eggs with his or her number on it. Elijah is number 16. Finding your eggs takes time because you have to look at every egg to see if your number is on it. Makes the egg hunt last longer.
Elijah and his classmates gathered for a group shot. Love those smiles.
They were surprised by the chicks and got a kick out of watching them in the cage. One of the chicks escaped a couple of times. We had to keep a close eye on them. Our neighbor kitty Lily was very interested in the peeps.
Who wants pizza? I do! I do! They had pepperoni pizza and cheese pizza. Most of them chose the cheese. I can tell you it was yummy.
After lunch they played games like egg toss and this game where you try to walk while balancing an egg on a spoon without dropping it. Classic. I think all the kids had a great time at their Easter party. I know I had fun just watching them having fun. The Easter egg hunt is such a wonderful tradition. I’m happy to still get to be a part of it with my grand peeps.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Day Eighty Six 2013

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
~Louisa May Alcott

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Day Eighty Five 2013

SNOW DAY [again]
Grandpeeps Elijah and Shelby were thrilled to have another snow day today. We enjoyed lunch at Arby’s.
I’m thinkin’ curly fries.
It was another cold day with snow flurries. I always enjoy snow flurries and watching the birds on the feeders.
Does anyone know what kind of bird this is? I thought it was a Mockingbird. I don’t think I’ve seen one like this in our yard before today. Maybe some kind of wren?
The woodpeckers crack me up when they’re hanging onto the feeder and trying to eat at the same time.
Blue Jay Away
Enjoyed some yummy frozen yogurt at Mae Pearl’s this afternoon.
Elijah was in desperate need of a haircut, so to save his mom some time after work today, I took him to Village Barber Shop where Russell trimmed him up neat and nice.
Shelby spent time this afternoon making a colorful Happy Easter picture while Elijah played some ‘Zelda’. They both had fun playing Wii Sports and Mario Karts together, too. I’d be surprised if they didn’t go back to school tomorrow. The snow has melted and it’s supposed to be warmer [forties maybe?]. Elijah is looking forward to his first grade class Easter egg hunt on Thursday, and then Friday they’re out for Good Friday. Two day school week = not too shabby.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Day Eighty Four 2013

Ah, Spring! Who’d have thought March 25th would be a snow day? Talk about March madness. Students and teachers in our neck of middle Tennessee woke up and rejoiced and then went back to sleep.
I was going to make a new recipe this morning for the Crockpot that called for mild chopped green chilies. I had the chopped green chilies, but the operative word here was ‘mild’. Alas, mine were hot. Just wouldn’t do. So off I go to Wal-Mart for the proper ingredient. First, had to scrape the snow off the car. Looks like we got an inch or more.
It’s spring time in Wal-Mart (or maybe more like summer time). Guess Mother Nature didn’t get the memo.
It couldn’t have been a bleaker day, but I do like the snow flurries. It flurried here all day long. May get another inch or two tonight and tomorrow.
The new recipe  is White Chicken Chili ~ thus the need for chopped green chilies [mild]. I’m not a great cook, but I do know how to create a great mess when trying some new recipe.
Looked good. Smelled good while it cooked all day long.
I used the last of the bird seed to fill up one of the feeders this morning. And I always put out peanut butter when it’s this cold. The birdies love that stuff.
Even the doves didn’t want to be walking around on the cold ground today. They’re always welcome on the feeders …
… if they can manage to hang on and eat at the same time.
Grandpeeps Elijah and Shelby came to stay with me around lunch time today. Since our fave Thai food place is closed for the next six weeks, we had lunch with the Colonel. I wish I knew what Elijah was saying to Shelby … that’s what happens when you’re too busy taking the picture … you miss stuff.
Meat and potatoes kind of guy.
And girl. Love those KFC taters.
We hit Ralph’s Donut Shop after porking out on chicken and brought home a dozen to be savored later at snack time. With cold milk, of course. We didn't eat them all ~ just in case you're wondering.
The White Chicken Chili turned out great. A hearty meal on a cold windy snowy spring day. Especially with a dollop or two or three of sour cream. Fritos, too, which are always good anytime anywhere.
Seems like it was a day for chicken in various forms. Since we were out of bird seed, Neil and I went to Tractor Supply after supper to pick up some seed [the birds still need to be fed until the bugs start to hatch] and they had baby chicks for sale. [Easter is on its way.] They’re such cute fuzzy little peeps. You just want to hold them and squeeze them and love them.
And they had Easter bunnies, too.
And Easter ducks. Quack! Hope they all end up in good homes.
Happy Monday, y’all!