Thursday, August 26, 2010

Turkey Feet

Excited to wear her new school clothes even before school began, Gracie asked me if she could wear her "skirt with the turkey feet."

Turkey feet skirt...huh?

"You know, the one that has all the circles with turkey feet in them."

=) Still giggling.

Turkey feet be with you~
Turkey feet out~
Give turkey feet a chance...John Lennon (well, kinda)

Monday, August 23, 2010

Summertime, Summertime

Great day at the beach~

“Don't grow up too quickly, lest you forget how much you love the beach.”

-- Michelle Held

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Double Grace

Double the fun with Grace and Grace at the Mokena Farm Festival. They enjoyed horse ride, face painting, singing, dancing, and sheep shearing fun! Ok, not so much sheep shearing fun. It looked a bit painful. Good thing sheep are docile creatures or we might not have much experience with wool. =) 

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Backseat singer song writer aboard. She's working up a little ditty about burning flame love.
August 19, 2010 at 7:29pm via mobile · Privacy: ·  · 
  • Linda  likes this.
    • Menia Thats awesome.
      August 19, 2010 at 8:09pm · 
    • Amber Uh oh!
      August 19, 2010 at 9:35pm · 
    • Carmen  I know...but really it was more about the fire part than the love part. She caught a commercial for Camp Rock 2 musical bonfire song something...I tried to turn it into a passion burning for Jesus. Not sure she was going there. =)
      August 21, 2010 at 11:15am

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Looking Back

This moment brought to you by Facebook with a new feature that lets you look back at what you said last year on this same date; couple that with blogspot's feature of backdating your posts and viola~ This is what Gracie said on August 17, 2010: 

Guess what, mom. Did you know chewing gum is the most best for making your teeth get all wiggly to fall out?

    • Kelly  Awww, that's so cute!
      August 17, 2010 at 8:29pm · 

    • Carmen  She's been crunching apples like crazy since finding out another pal lost a tooth eating an apple.
      August 17, 2010 at 8:38pm · 

    • Cammy  I remember losing a tooth in Sis Gunn's kindergarten class, apple and a snickers I think. Yup, I was eating them both at the same time!
      August 17, 2010 at 10:42pm · 

    • Melanie  That girl is like a children's book come to life! Love her!!
      August 18, 2010 at 8:04am · 

    • Carmen  Yes, reminds me a bit of Junie B Jones. =)
      August 18, 2010 at 4:44pm · 

    • Renee  Dawling, she has Eloise in her! I just love, love, love her!
      August 18, 2010 at 5:47pm · 

    • Carmen  and yes, Eloise. I can see that. =)
      August 19, 2010 at 5:07pm · 

      Further discussion led to a list of methods by which her pals lost teeth:
      Caitlyn: apple
      Annie: pizza
      Hannah: wiggling
      Haddon: biscuit with peach jelly                                                   Grace: 1st tooth: rice crispy treat and wiggling it with her finger                 
      Gracie further reported the loss of her 2nd and 3rd tooth came at the end of school one day:  "I stepped into the bathroom and saw it was halfway out. I twisted out and my friends helped my find it when it fell. I lost two in one day and the tooth fairy left $9 for me." 

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Change for a pie?

The computer is on vacation in Temple, Texas for repair. Gee, I miss that guy. Didn't realize how tied at the hip I am to that thing, but given I can't bill for ANY of my work without computer access...I'm hopelessly devoted~ I'm on borrowed time here. Gracie is playing over with her cutie little Sophia friend. Those girls are absolutely CRAZY together & I need to take a turn wrangling the team. Her folks are absolutely WONDER full AND they garden. Oh, yes...a lovely garden indeed. AND they share with their friends. Oh, yes they do. I feasted on some First Light tomatoes from that gorgeous Eden spot. TASTY! Borrowed time..right.

So, yesterday Grace & I went shopping for school clothes - the ALL day kind of shopping that only happens ONCE a year. Thank His holy name. =) We were at Kohls by 7:30 AM & walking out the doors at 9 AM as the crowd thickened. Famished, we stopped in Round the Clock for some breakfast. Mind you, this is no Lumes or Essenhaus by far; but we did enjoy a sit down breakfast with waffles, whipped cream & simply delicious syrup. Approaching the cash register to pay, I handed Grace a five, asking her to get change so I could leave a tip. "Please ask for change for a five." We paid the bill & began our retreat to the car for more adventures in spending when Grace inquisitively asked, "Where's the pie? You forgot the pie." Huh? "Mom, you told me to get change for a pie. Where's our tasty pie?" hee hee...well, the girl wasn't laughing when I told her there was no tasty pie, I wanted change for a five. =) I'm still laughing~ STILL. She is STILL not laughing. Guess my articulation was not as crisp as it should have been. =)

AND before I close (I am on borrowed time, remember?). This Grace FULL moment to share: Climbing in the car this afternoon, Grace was singing a little tune with all the Mary Poppins' British-ness she could muster. "Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down...the medicine go down...the medicine go down." I love a British accent. Ahh, who am I kidding...I swoon at any accent. =) Happy day, friends!