Tag Archive | Wal-Mart

Bad Weather Makes Me Cook = Gaining Pounds!

With the weather coming in the form of ice, sleet and snow k11253065 Sunday night … through Monday… and still on the ground Tuesday… I didn’t have to work…

Our Seniors stay home on such bad weather days… No one wants them to fall…k12864083

I was getting ready when I got the call…k7108300

I’ve been in the house like so many others… that I was really looking forward to seeing my Senior Friends at the YMCA

When I’m in a lot… I tend to look for something to cookk14082118 NOT a good idea… I know I’ve gained pounds ouch! this winter!… but, hopefully summer and warmer weather will help me…

A simple snack for our TV watching night is Velveeta Cheese/ Rotel (Famous Queso Dip) with Tostitos Scoops… I like the way they are made into a little cup…

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I used Wal-Mart‘s Brand of Rotel…works fine!

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and also Wal-Mart’s version of Velveeta… “Melt and Dip“…works fine…tastes great!

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Just added to my small crock pot and heated until melted…stirring occasionally…

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Yummy with Tostitos Scoops! tostitos-scoops

The simplest recipes are sometimes the best!

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Sunday Grateful: October27, 2013… PEZ Candy

We had a knock at our door this morning… actually knocks and doorbell ringing again and again…k14811626

Who could it be?

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Maybe my Grandkids… more like my youngest son (their dad)… as far as the doorbell ringing… over and over again… He’s known to be quite “funny” at times…

But, no… it was three little boys… three of the ones who had pestered me yesterday at my Yard Salek0838422 https://babyjill7.wordpress.com/2013/10/26/ill-never-do-it-again-ha-ha/

They had come by over and over looking through the PEZ Candy Dispensers justiceleague__38535_1322497926_400_400

I had for sale…

I wanted to sell them as a group… if I could… I had over 60+… probably more… just estimating… and know people collect them… Halloween_SmFeature2013

At the end of the day I had given them all to one of the boys… since NOW… that I wanted to talk to them… they had all disappeared…k13808920

Isn’t it the way!..

I had him promise me  k9583610 to share the “wealth” k0335677 with all of the others…

I found out he did just as I asked…

Loved that!… made me happy inside

but, now they wanted candy to put in them… k5119294

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I didn’t realize I needed to fill them up before I gave them away…

How stupid of me!… k0376157

I had to inform them that I had no candy… but, Wal-Mart could help in that direction for a couple of dollars… pgi0161

One looked at the other two and said, “I told you!”… and immediately thanked me

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They all said thanks… k15101753

Is that not a grateful!…

That they had the manners to say Thanks!…

They left… and I feel they were on a mission at this pointk3735920

To talk Mom or Dad into candy to fill their  PEZ …

What do you think?

You Can Always Ask Grandma!

Granddaughter callsk9934059I’m usually surprised… because at 11 years old… she just doesn’t call me to chit-chat

She is wondering if I have anything I would like to have done… She is in need of money for vacationk14025282

My mind starts thinkingWhat can I have her do???

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I tell her I will think about it… but, I’m sure I will come up with something…

Actually she will be having two trips

One with Mom, Dad, little brother and maybe big sister… to KennywoodlogoIn Pittsburg…

Her Momma has fond memories of it… where she grew up… and knows the kids will love it like her…

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The other is to a family reunion k2528525 with her other Grandma, her Mom, and little brother to Missouri k1896155and k13402358 …

Lots of plans for that and sounds like a lot of fun

But, she NEEDS MONEY! k12282242

With our son… coming over to have his Dad put brakes on their car k5922727k12404745before their trip… I called and asked if the kids were coming with him…

Yes, they are coming…

So, with me just getting up… my plans were slowly coming together… as to what they could dok8377680

Because now… it was Kennedy and little brother wanting to make some money

I had to come up with double the jobs… and ones suited for each…

plus double the money!

Kennedy… unload dishwasher… and reload… I will start it…

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Carson… Come help me make the bed… k7783236

Carson… I’ll plug-in vacuum sweeper… You can run it in the hall, living room and computer room…k12349625

OK… no problem!…

Kennedy… through with dishes

You straighten my papers on my computer table… It will look quite a bit better in a straight stack instead of my “throw it in a pile” look… u10220881

and if you want to straighten anything else… feel free

Carson has now finished with vacuuming… so taking out the trash to the bigger can was done…k0599872

Looking around… what I saw… was quite nice and neat

Actually… they did a great job!u15116730

My day was starting out much more organized in such a short time…

They were giving me that look… you know the one… when they don’t want to ask

but,  want to find out how much I’m going to give them… for all they did!…

I told their Dad we are going to Wal-Mart to pick up a few things… and I needed to get some cash…

We walked through Wal-Mart… They kinda hint and sometimes come right out with something they might want… first watermelon k1598590… No, we have some at home…We keep walking…

I hear them whispering that they would be getting paid… so don’t ask for things…k13864888

They are just so cute!

They wanted to try the new “Sherbet” Oreo Cream Cookies7155657361_c35215617c“Shure, Bert!” …

and Gator Ade 1371652786084529423017is always a winner…

I picked up what I needed and when we left the store I handed each a $20.00 bill…

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I wish I could have done more… but, they were elated!…

Going on and on how great it was to earn their $20.00…

That made me feel good!… and with “thank yous” a few times…

Kennedy is explaining how they are putting all of their earned money together and then will split it up between them… k9196819

How neat is that!…

Carson was having a little withdrawal I think when we passed the Crane Machine… where you try to pick up stuffed animals or other objects …

but, he made it past it… and he was proud of himself that he was able to restrain himself… (he’s only 8)…

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They were tickled telling their Dad what they had earned… and when Mom happened to call I heard them telling her too…k7259297

I think it makes kids feel good about what they achieve… when given these small beginning tasks…

I give their parents credit… for putting the “bug in their ear” k8641201 about asking Grandma for some jobs to do… What better way to teach… and have them learn!

Fresh Baked Bread the Easy Way!

My daughter-in-law always serves fresh baked bread  k10328568when we go out to their house to eat…

She had said, “It’s at Wal-Mart in the frozen foods“…k10812190

So, the other day I found it!…

It is made by Rhodes… I believe I had bought some of their dough for rolls k6045401a few years back…

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I picked up a package of the bread dough… There are three loaves in a package… and it comes to about $1.25 per loaf…

All you have to do is:

Remove dough from wrapper… (I just took out one… all I was going to bake for us)

Spray a loaf pan with cooking oilk7687870

Put in bread…

Spray bread dough… with cooking oil also…

Cover with plastic wrap

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Carefully remove plastic wrap and bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutesk11056943

Perfect bread!

and tastes so good warm from the oven

We had it this morning toasted… Almost didn’t fit in my toaster k9473461… it’s such big slices

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Delicious!

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So if you like the smell of fresh bread baking k13040455in your own kitchen… I highly recommend this easy baking project!

My Sunday Gratefuls: May 19, 2013

I went to Wal-Mart to pick up a few necessities?… coffee k3702550… soft drinks k10117059… a “goody” k2342269 for my husband…

As I walk in… the display of “fresh corn” on the cob…  grabs me…

I picked up  an ear from the stack… pulling down on the husk k6652634a little to better see what was inside… white u19763315 … yellow x19150595 … variegated k10443979 …

I love white corn and to my surprise that’s what I had in my hand…

and it looked so fresh and good…

I gathered a couple of more ears making sure they had white kernels

A lady standing near by proceeded to hand me a plastic bag k9156499to put them in… She asked, “Do you need two bags?”…

“No, thanks”, I said…”one will do”…

I probably looked like I was going to fill up my basket with itk7656825 … by the smile on my face…

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I was just thinking of how good it was going to taste

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and a little salt/pepper Yummy! … a little licking of the lips was probably seen…

Not on my list…. but, part of lunch was already being planned…

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The best on hamburgers, in salads or chopped up on hotdogs which I was going to grill today …

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I needed to get on my way… because I could buy all of the fresh produce k12396930 that is so abundant this time of year…

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Taking off husks… and shiny silks…

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(also fits in my pan better) … Plenty for the 3 of us…

Keep that white corn coming!

Neighborhood Photos…

We’ve been trying to walk at least around our block a couple of times a week… I decided to take my camera and grab a few photos

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My Kentucky Derby Flag… blows in the breeze…

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This pretty Purple Flowered Weed ( I think it’s called Henbit) has taken over lots of yards in the neighborhood…

Ours would have had it… if my husband didn’t “weed and feed”…

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This tree sitting so close to the sidewalk has had to make its own way…

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City of Louisville Water Meter

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Gate going out the back of our yard… to the little bridge my husband built…

It doesn’t look like “Weed and Feed” was put here!

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I still love these little Dandelions… with their bright yellow…

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A wild Violet finds its way in a crack… pretty too… don’t you think?

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Mallard Ducks find their way to our backyard every spring… Wetlands are right behind our fence… so we get to see many water fowl

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These group of rocks seemed enormous to my granddaughter when she was little… stepping on them as we rounded the corner…

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These last two photos were taken at the Wal-Mart parking lot… Baby Ducklings

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Momma had 14 babies and two young men stopped traffic on our busy highway to let them cross the road… Such a nice gesture…

I wanted a photo of them all lined up one behind the other following her across the street… but, too far away for my phone camera…

Daily Prompt: Perspective

Write about the last disagreement you had with a friend or family member — from their perspective.

This lady… I don’t even remember her name… who helps my Grandma by taking her to Doctor’s appointments… picks up her prescriptions… takes her to Wal-Mart to shop… uses her car and gas…was so mean to me the other day…

I had met and talked to her one time when she picked us up and took my Grandma and me to Wal-Mart to grocery shop

Anyway… she had picked Granny up from the hospital after some tests were run on her… and then taken her to Wal-Mart to pick up prescriptions as usual and to do some major grocery shopping…

You see… my Mom and I had been living with Grandma for a couple of months… and we had finally gotten an apartment…

Granny had loaded the back of this lady’s car up with things for us… The lady had to help my Grandma with her walker… and take the riding grocery cart back in the store… after loading all of the groceries… They were really heavy!..

Anyway… I got home from school to find I had forgotten my key… and my Mom and Grandma were not home!… I dare them!… I called both of them and wanted to know when they would be home??? … I was cold!… and didn’t want to wait long… so I said, “Hurry up!”…

The lady evidently didn’t realize that I was COLD!…

Because when she and my Grandma got home… she had the audacity to ask ME to help them in with the groceries!… I said, “No way!… I’m COLD and I’m going inside!”…

and I said to my Grandma, “You could have at least had the key ready!”

The lady said, “Will you just take some things in as you go?”…

“No way!”, I said…

and proceeded into the house…

The lady seemed to think I had done something bad…”I dare her!”… I thought…

“Who does she think she is!”… asking ME to do anything…

So my Grandma hung 3 big bags on her walker and made it slowly up the ramp… as the lady grabbed as much as she could carry and came into the house…

She said, “You really aren’t going to help your Grandma in with the groceries?”… “Like NO!”, I said…

“I’ve been waiting outside in the cold … My Mom will get them in when she gets home”, I said….

She acted like she couldn’t believe her ears… and proceeds to go outside twice more and bring in all of the stuff my Grandma had bought my Mom and me…

She even seemed a little put out… when I said, “You need to mind your own business!”…

My grandma says to her… Just leave the things inside the door…

And this lady says, “No way… I’m very capable of bringing in the groceries, unlike some people!”… I do believe she was talking about me!… I dare her!… and let her know I didn’t like what she was saying in the least…

I start to cry… She had hurt my feelings… I even ran outside and met my Mom coming down the street… and by the time this mean ole’ lady came out of Grandma’s house, my Mom jumped her butt good!… I had really laid the tears on… and made this women out to be the mean thing she was!… Who in the world does she think she is!… as my Mom is hollering at her as we drove up and slammed on our brakes… My Mom was really mad that she had made her little girl cry… The lady proceeds to say something like, “All I was doing was helping your Mom and your Grandma… and I’ve done it often… I just asked her if she would help bring in some groceries”…

The lady seemed to be upset with us… I don’t know why?… and just got in her car and left…I say, “Good Riddance!”… How could she treat me so bad?

Phoneography Challenge: My Neighborhood

Phoneography Challenge: My Neighborhood

Photos taken by phone of my neighborhood…

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Coming out of my front door… I noticed the grass turning green…

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My “Magic Flowers” greenery is up and looking healthy…

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My oldest Granddaughter’s hand print …we made together… Can you see her little hand print and name…Taylor??? Been there about 14 years…near a big tree in my backyard…

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Neighbors walking to Wal-Mart… we stopped to chat and catch up… winter keeps us in way too much… We have a short cut that runs by the woods in back of our house…

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“Heartbreaker”… the neighbor’s Husky…

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Another neighbor has a Husky too…Their deck is above our fence… so he watches me every time I come outside…

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Looking across the street… We have such big trees in our neighborhood… I love the summer when everything is green and leafed out… Not so pretty now…

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As I came around the house… Jill was waiting for me…

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I took a short drive to Wal-Mart …Didn’t feel like walking today…

We have to go up a hill to exit…

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and then we go down a hill…the view is pretty cool…

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Wal-Mart coming into view…

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many people shopping today… I’m checking for a little bit closer parking space

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I pass this little church as I enter my subdivision from another route… It has the bluest roof…

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Our subdivision is called “Candlelight”… and we all had Light Poles in our front yards at one time… We still do… My husband converted ours from gas to electric… He’s a whiz!

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I circle this Middle School as I cut through to our street…

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I’m back at our street… Just a little tour… hoped to do better… maybe another day…

Moon Pie and RC Cola

Went out with my two good friends who I worked with at school for lunch…

We ate at Cheddar’s75px-Cheddars … I love their grilled shrimp/ rice/ broccoli with bourbon sauce 00910746 …and since they insist you get another sde…I ordered slaw

All was delicious!… I ate everuy bite!

Cheryl loves fish… but, especially crab legs… She can put them away!…

The catfish sandwich special caught her eye… with fries… extra crispy k5980829 …

Linda decided on tortilla soup… and Edamame ( fresh green soybeans) k9661790appetizer… you dipped them in a sauce and seasoning…

No dessert… We were too full!…

We talked and talked… They with two young granddaughters… 8 months and 14 months old… and me with older grandkids… My youngest being 8 years old and a boy… and then an almost 11-year-old old granddaughter and an 18-year-old granddaughter…

We hadn’t been together for awhile so there was lots to talk about!

After eating we all went our separate ways

I ended up at Wal-Mart 75px-Walmart_exteriorcropped … Shopping for my Grandson‘s birthday which was Feb. 13th… but, having a roller skating party next week…

I picked up a few snacks… while I was there… Some Valentine Soft Cookies were on sale… and I have fallen for Vanilla Moon Pies

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All they had was the double decker“Break my heart!”… so I picked them up along with  some drinks  2921349398_59d19ca093_s …

I got home and found my son and Grandson visiting…

I had to sneak the packages in… where Carson wouldn’t see his birthday gifts…

Of course the snacks were attacked… well, the Valentine Cookies… and then that called for a drink… I’m glad I picked them up…

After they left I went to sit down… and decided to have my special snack of a Moon Pie

 moon-pie-half and an RC Cola Rccolauslogo …

Haven’t you heard that is how they were eaten when they first come out… It was in Chattanooga Tennessee 1917 when the first Moon Pie was made… and RC Cola came out in 1934… The combination happened in 1950’s and sold as a special for 10 cents

It was probably by accident… that this combo lunch was such a hit…

Actually I drank mine with a diet cola drink… but, the taste is the same…

As I opened up the box of Vanilla Moon Pies… my favorite…

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although they come in chocolate, banana and sometimes coconut… Even chocolate /peanut butter…

I picked out a package and it felt a little funny… maybe heavier…

And what to my surprise!… I had a package with a double-decker pie and a half Moon Pie cut right in the middle..

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I looked and then looked again…

and then it registered …

The machine who cuts off the packages must have gotten two packages somehow… and cut one in half as it was being wrapped… It was sealed tight and fresh as it could be…

I had to laugh!…

I wasn’t disappointed by no means…

I now had one and one-half of my favorite snacks and no!…  I didn’t share!

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Now, I’m wondering if any more in the box are this way???

If so… I’ll let you know!

Bell Buckle TN… has a Moon Pie – RC Cola Festival

Here are a few photos…

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Oh…by the way… I felt all of the packages and no more surprisesOh, well …

A Tired Grandma???

Memory…

A day with my Grandkids is the best day I can have!…

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They just have a few days left until Christmas Break is over

As Dad went to work… he dropped them off…

Not the oldest one… being almost 18… she has a job… a boyfriend and lots of friends

Not that she doesn’t come over and like being with me… but, does not need to be watched

I give of myself for the day…  when they are over…

That means little cleaning k9574809 cooking  k0589216 but, for them… and thinking of interesting things for us to stay busy…

They arrived a little sleepy and me… still in my PJ’s k10910249

Dad had gotten them pancakes  k9288661 at McDonald’s

They decided on some chocolate milk k7319212for Carson…and strawberry milk k1333550for Kennedy… and to watch some TV… for a little while…

After Grandma got herself together… we headed for our walk to Wal-Mart… We cut through the back woods near our home as all kids do…

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and look for anything interesting along the way…

Today we saw Lichen growing on some logs since we have had lots of damp weather

They say “YUCK!”… and I say it’s quite pretty

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The path is worn from all of the kids and adults taking a short cut

We cross the back parking lot

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and spot some interesting looking concrete blocks used for decorative purposes… Carson said they would make a great garage… We have called him “Builder Bob” since he was small… loves to make things!

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We decide to get a movie… at the Red Box… for $2.00… it’s a deal

Kennedy picks “Timothy Green”  51Bh0jHefUL__SX500_ and Carson picks “Madagascar” 61pNq2T3EQL__SX500_

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They get to pick lunch from the deli… for quickness sake… and then something they will eat for supper… Kennedy picks Popcorn Chicken and Mashed Potatoes… Carson… just BBQ Chicken but, says, ” I want something in the Cake Mix aisle”…

I guess we will be baking!…

He has already indicated PIZZA would be great for his supper!… and of course that’s fine with me… He’s at Grandma and Poppy’s house!

Kennedy decides on Cheeseburger Macaroni Hamburger Helper… How easy can it be!…

and they both decide on corn…”We love corn!”, they both say…

Big Red from the soft drink aisle and then Carson shows me what he wants to bakeChocolate Whoopies… sounds like fun to me!..

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After I pick up a few things… we decide to head back…

Uncle Doug shows up as a surprise… and says he will take the groceries back in the car… He kinda figured we would have a “few” things to carry…

Thanks , Doug!

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We sttart walking back and find a new hat (toboggan) with the tags on it… Hate to think it… but, I think someone has stolen this from Wal-MartSo sad!…

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We see where the fence opening is as we get to the path behind our house…

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The kids cross over the bridge Poppy has built across the ditch that runs behind our property…

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We close the gate…and arrive home…

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The fresh air has felt good!…

We rest…

We eat…

We make hotels and castles from all of the empty boxes I save…

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We make books with stories…

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We play on the computer… k3896878

We play soccer ball outside…

We watch “Karate Kid” 220px-Karate_kid … instead of the movie they bought… pretty typical

Carson did watch Madagascar later…

They play on their indoor basketball goal in the hallway…k0213453

to save my breakables…

Suppertime comes and their favorite foods are fixed… with their help in making the Whoopies

I tell Carson to get a wooden spoon to beat the cookie batter… and he proceeds to tell me, “I don’t want splinters in my cookies!”… and gets a plastic spoon…

That makes me chuckle

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Time has gone by fast… and Daddy is coming in the door to pick them up around 9:45pm… He works a funny shift… but, it works with their schedule

They leave with hugs and kisses… and Grandma collapses! k3145675 …

I wonder why???