Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Visitors

For 10 days, through last week, I had the ever charming Maddie and her little brother, affectionately called "5" by his uncles, while my son went to Nova Scotia for a symposium or meeting or something-or-other (I try not to remember; he's always busy) and then a couple of days down-time.  "Of course I'll keep the little ones!" You all can just hear me saying that, right?  Yeah, and they're planning another visit to Camp Grandparents in January.  Fun, fun.


Talking to her brother.  It looks like he's sharing the Cheerios, but, trust me, nothing could be farther from the truth.  He's just barely allowed to look at her.
 Brushing her hair with her great-great-great grandmother's brush.  This is actually a sterling clothing brush from around 1900, but the bristles are so soft that with a little shampoo, it was perfect for baby hair brushing.
 And while Little Miss brought her own toys, and had some of ours, she ultimately found Grandma's toys in the cupboard.  They make a great tower, don't you think?  Grandma was really unreasonable and wouldn't let Maddie play with the glass jar of marinated artichoke hearts; she mumbled stupid things like "Oh, that can break."  Stupid Grandma.

And, last weekend the girls and I threw a baby shower for Erin, the bride from about 7 years back.  Her baby is actually due on my birthday, but since it's supposed to be a boy, they won't be naming it after me if he arrives on his due date.  I can live with that.  To be fair, when I say we threw a baby shower, I mean that I paid, and made the favors, and the girls did about everything else.  The theme was dinosaurs, and look at this wonderful dinosaur nest, complete with eggs, that Shannon made!

So, I'm going to try to get back here more often; I'm even trying to figure out how to cook for only 3 people, without too much in the way of leftovers.  The jury's still out on my success there.

Happy Wednesday, everyone!

7 comments:

~~louise~~ said...

Happy Wednesday Marjie! You have two beauties hanging around your house these days:) It's so funny how most kids love playing with cupboard toys, lol...I see Maddie has her favorites...

What a GREAT theme for a baby shower, dinosaurs, Shannon is so creative and talented!!! Glad you got to take it a bit easy too:)

While the "jury is still out," you could always light a fire under Cookbook Wednesdays!!! Doesn't look like I'll be blogging any time soon...

Thanks for sharing, Marjie...

p.s. John and Robyn are visiting this weekend. I'm going to put them to "work" collecting seeds. I'll be saving some to send your way too:)

Sue said...

My nephew loved dragging all my pots and pans out whenever he visited. I remember playing store with my Aunt's canned goods too. So, 5 is learning his place in the pack?

Rhodesia said...

Bet you enjoyed having them. You are going to be kept busier and busier as the years go by and more grand children arrive ;-)
I have only ever cooked for two and I still have masses of left overs so good luck to you getting it right. Luckily we both enjoy left overs.
Take care and enjoy your week Diane

Pam Greer said...

What fun!! I love her red hair! If you're like me, you have to take a nice long nap when the grandkids leave!

gMarie said...

Camp Grandparents is the best - isn't it? We get our first camp experience this week while the kids celebrate their anniversary. I want to know how cooking for 3 is going. I can't manage it. G

Pam said...

So much fun! I have a feeling you had the best time.

grace said...

what dolls! oh, how i wish my mom was closer, and i know she wishes it as well!