Doc McStuffin and a giant squid. Mr. D decided that grandma's so good with the sewing machine so this year he requested a giant squid costume, complete with tentacles and suckers.
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Thank goodness for pinterest! Grandma gets some crafty ideas from it. Today we took plastic cups, drew a jack o lantern face on it with Sharpies
added a battery operated tea light
- and ended up with our own pumpkin jack o lantern
- next we glued stones together and made insects
Sunday, November 17, 2013
On a beautiful fall day we took a day trip to Pere Marquette Park for lunch and a drive thru the park to go leaf peeping.
D would love this giant chess board, he is learning to play chess at school.
view from the restaurant out to the river
Pere Marquette, a French Jesuit missionary priest. In 1673 along with explorer Louis Joliet, he became the first European to enter what is now the park at the confluence of the Mississippi and Illinois River.
view from the bluffs above the river
We also stopped at Eckhart's farm to get some apples and pumpkins. I just took photos. I love the color and texture of the gourds and pumpkins.
We also stopped by a winery and I brought a most excellent bottle of wine called "Captain's Blush". Will save it for the holidays.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Saturday, November 9, 2013
My new place!
I moved into a senior community a little while ago. Above is the living room, small in size but big enough for me. I have 2 bedrooms, and a bath. Each bedroom has a big walk in closet. It takes about 1/2 hour to clean which I really enjoy.
the kitchen, bigger than I need
the gardens and patio
the exercise room, down the hall from me. Everyone has made me feel so welcomed. The activity calendar is jam packed with thing to do every day. There is a big community room and kitchen for entertaining, a library, computer lab, big screen tv for watching movies and several sitting areas. I used the patio area a lot when I finished moving in.
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Friday, November 1, 2013
my daughter did the Warrior Dash for a children's charity.
B and her friends before the dash started.
the dash is a 5k running course with 12 obstacles run for time. this one is towards the finish line.
B going up and over. We couldn't see most of the obstacles
running towards the finish line
crawling thru the mud pit
crossing the finish line
B and me
I missed the girls going thru the finish line the first time, I lost sight of them, so I made them go thru again! Think I'll try this next year, minus the running and the obstacles except for the mud pit, think that would be fun. B finished 5 minutes faster than the 70 year that ran it