Sunday, February 28, 2010

Birthday Bash . . .

We celebrated Ethan's birthday Saturday afternoon.

Before he enjoyed his first taste of cake
he took off his shirt so he could really get messy.

He didn't know what to think about
tasting something so sweet!

After getting cleaned up it was time for opening gifts.

What a fun birthday bash!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

1st Birthday . . .

Happy 1st Birthday to Ethan!
It's hard to beleive how quickly this year has flown by.
A year filled with joy & love.

From the first moment I saw Ethan my heart was
overflowing with so much love for this sweet little boy.

Now he's a big boy . . .

Happy Birthday, Ethan!
Nana & Papaw love you so much!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Spring Fever . . .

Definition of "Spring Fever" . . .
A feeling of restlessness and excitement. . .
Even though it's 27 degrees this morning
I have a bad case of spring fever!
I'm anxiously on the lookout for the first signs of spring.

robins pecking in the grass . . .

forsythia blooming with sunny yellow . . .

Oklahoma Redbuds showing their beauty . . .

The first day of spring is just 25 days away.
Can't end this post without the lyrics for this song.

Might As Well Be Spring
Lyrics by: Oscar Hammerstein II
Music by: Richard Rodgers
From the film: State Fair 1945

I'm as restless as a willow in a windstorm,
I'm as jumpy as puppet on a string
I'd say that I had spring fever,
but I know it isn't spring
I am starry eyed and vaguely discontented,
like a nightingale without a song to sing
O why should I have spring fever,
when it isn't even spring
I keep wishing I were someone else,
walking down a strange new street
hearing words that I've never heard
from a man I've yet to meet
I'm as busy as spider spinning daydreams,
I'm as giddy as a baby on a swing
I haven't seen a crocus or a rosebud,
or a robin on the wing
But I feel so gay in a melancholy way,
that it might as well be spring
It might as well be spring.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Faux Shopping . . .

When I was a teenager I
liked to do pretend shopping from the
JC Penney & Sears catalogs.
My sister & I called it 'pick'.

As we turned the pages we
would guess which item the other
person liked best.

Don't you love these 70s styles?

Large collars & empire waist lines.

Short hemlines were popular.

These Neiman Marcus catalogs arrived
in the mail this week.

Do you like the diamond key necklaces
ranging in price from $575 to $1,600
or the sterling silver plated brass chain accessories
with Swarovski crystal detail?

pick the $1,495 silver Gucci bag from this page!

Faux shopping is fun & very easy on the budget!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Batman Baby . . .

We've had beautiful weather the last two days.
Yesterday Kari took Ethan out for
a walk in our neighborhood.

Batman baby . . .
He always gets cute
comments when he's wearing the hat.

It's hard to believe he's turning one year old
a week from today!

Monday, February 15, 2010

George & Abe . . .

When I think of George & Abe the first thoughts that
come to my mind are cherry tree & log cabin.
When I was in elementary school we were
taught the little stories about Washington chopping
down a cherry tree & Lincoln living in a log cabin
and teaching himself to read.

Here are some quotes from these great presidents.

" America will never be destroyed from the outside.
If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves."

" It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible. "

I wonder what these wise men would have to say
about our country today?

Sunday, February 14, 2010

The Greatest Of These . . .

Happy Valentine's Day !

Friday, February 12, 2010

Friday Show And Tell . . .

Welcome to another . . .

Take a look at this recipe book
that belonged to my mother.
The copyright is 1947, one year
before my parents were married.
I remember my mother using this a lot
when I was growing up.
I also remember thinking how yellowed and old
the pages looked.

The food pictures are very retro.

There are so many categories.

I love to read these handwritten
recipes that Mother wrote on the blank pages.

Here are a few of the unusual recipes.
Anyone in the mood for Creamed Lamb?

Or maybe you would prefer
Scalloped Fish and Lima Beans.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

I'm So Lucky . . .

So far I've been very lucky in 2010!
I won two giveaways in January!
Both packages arrived on the same day,
which really brightened my day!

I want to say a big thank you to the following ladies . . .

Shelley @
for sending me this pretty tote bag.
I plan on using it for Ethan's books.

Also . . .

Paula @
I'm going to use this sweet little cupcake
purse for saving mad money!
Thanks again friends for being so generous!

By the way . . .
Yesterday's snowstorm treated us to some
beautifully large snowflakes.
Fortunately, the 2 inches we received
quickly melted away!
Whew, what a relief!

Monday, February 8, 2010

#3 . . .

Our 3rd snowstorm of the winter arrived this morning!
We may get up to 6 inches!
I know, I know, it seems like most of
my posts have been about the weather!

I do love snow, but this
is getting to be ridiculous!
All of you that live in regions that receive
lots of snow are probably used to the whole routine.
However, here in Oklahoma this is very unusual.
We're about to break the record for snowfall
during one winter.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

God's Beautiful World . . .

Even the sparrows and swallows are welcome
to come and nest among your alters
and there have their young,
O Lord of heaven's armies,
my King and my God!
Psalm 84:3
All over the earth, you can see the artistry of God.
Mountains reach up toward the sky,
majestically pointing toward their Creator~
their snow-capped peaks offering silent praise.
Farmers' fields of grain wave to the King of Kings.
All the earth grows tall,
as if reaching up to receive His touch.
Animals of every kind show gratitude to their Maker.
Birds sing, fireflies dance, and little furry
creatures scurry in a fast festivity of life.
God created nature for His glory, and when you look,
you see a glimpse of His greatness.
It is a reflection of an even greater glory
that of His presence in the life of a human being like you.

Nature is but a name for an effect whose cause is God.
~William Cowper~

Taken from ~God's Daily Answer

Friday, February 5, 2010

Friday Show And Tell . . .

I haven't posted a 'Friday Show & Tell'
in quite sometime.
Today I'm sharing a fond childhood memory.
I told you about this song last year in January,
and I just couldn't resist sharing it again.
I don't remember how old I was when I
heard this cute song on TV.
Maybe it's one of the reasons I love snow!

It had a catchy little tune . . .

it was sung by Rosemary Clooney . . .

here's Suzy dressed in her snow-white gown . . .

Enjoy the song!

Here comes Suzy Snowflake,
Dressed in a snow-white gown,
Tap, tap, tappin' at your windowpane
To tell you she's in town.
Here comes Suzy Snowflake;
Soon you will hear her say,
"Come out ev'ryone and play with me;
I haven't long to stay.
If you want to make a snowman,
I'll help you make one, two, three.
If you wanna take a sleigh ride, The ride's on me."
Here comes Suzy Snowflake;
Look at her tumblin' down,
Bringing joy to ev'ry girl and boy;
Suzy's come to town.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Cabin Fever Fun . . .

Here are a few of the fun things we did last week to deal with our cabin fever.
watched this giant icicle grow larger . . .

I haven't seen an icicle this big in years.

At night with the deck light shining on the icicle it glowed like a neon light.
Monday morning the icicle fell to the ground after a few hours of sunshine.

played the piano . . .

Ethan & his Mommy & Daddy stayed with us, which made the days lots of fun.

played in the snow . . .

We let Ethan play with a bowl of snow.

a mini snowball . . .

made snow ice-cream . . .

Kari had a great idea to make snow ice-cream . . .

start with 16 cups of snow . . .

add vanilla, sugar, & milk . . .

drizzle with chocolate syrup & eat . . .