Friday, October 31, 2014

The things you do for Halloween!

Happy Halloween

Brody started planning my costume about a month ago.  It was decided that I would be Peppa Pig, a cartoon character I am not familiar with, but one he adores. After scoring the pig nose for 2 bucks I bought a red shirt and felt relieved that I had my costume.

 Turns out the nose was very annoying. I wore it around the house for practice and it left a big red dent, plus I couldn't breathe.  I called Brody to discuss this unexpected change in plans. He decided I should be Elsa or the other one, Ana.  We saw the movie last Christmas, which was a nice memory. Easy, I thought. A blue dress and a necklace. I already have the blonde hair.  I found the necklace at a thrift shop where the young tattooed, styled clerk agreed, perfect for Ana.  I searched high and low for a blue gown. No luck. Came home to my closet and decided to wear this turquoise one. Beautiful, matches the necklace. I was feeling good that I had not donated away the dress that I wore to my sister Joni's wedding many years ago.




I called Kenz  and told her about my decision. Did you get a light blue dress, Nana?  No I have a light turquoise green one. That won't work she said, No one will know who you are!

Then when Brody got a glimpse of my new costume he agreed, that is not the dress in Frozen.
Plus Nana, my friend that is going trick or treating with us is going to be Elsa and that would be just plain weird if you both were her. (His words exactly!)

So today, is the big day. After work I will be going into the night with Brody, his parents and his friends on the annual trick or treat of the whole neighborhood, the block and blocks full of Halloween fanatics!

I have my costume ready and it's none of the above.  If you're interested check back. I will have photos.  Yes, lots of photos and new memories from Halloween 2014!

Have fun everyone. 

Saturday, October 18, 2014


Hello Visitors

and once again I welcome back

Nana.


Oh hi there, Sigh. Saturday. Yes! always a delight!

 Yesterday was the last day of FALL BREAK for Kenz and Brody. They were both over here visiting Daba. When I got home from my Friday they had already gone home.( Daba, why do you look so tired?) It was about 6:45 and already dark. Once I kicked off my shoes and had some food, I explored the house for clues of the day. I sort of know how things were when I left. These were the evidences of discovery and play just a few. I have the feeling Daba was straightening up a few of the we won't call them messes. They are never messes! They are explorations. As we say in my Poetry class, these children are FORAGERS.

I found my doll, the one I keep in my bedroom kicking it way back. Wow, she had here legs crossed and she was reclining. The only thing missing was her pen and paper in hand.
Ah hah, the elf was here! I can just imagine Brody wearing this on his darling head, don't exactly know what he thinks about
when he has it on.

Not sure whose hand Kenz is holding. I will have to call Brody. But I must say he captured Kenzie's legs, Tall and lean Look how her eyes are looking down! Brody likes to draw and he is naturally good at it!
A wall pic from the back of the closet. I hope someone was studying the butterflies!
A collage! A poem as lovely as a tree!
The bottom shelf undone! Wonderful!

Brody made this little green finger pot when he was about three. It was not here when I left this morning.
 He must have had his six- year old fingers on it! I know he enjoys it. I usually keep it right next  to the one his dad made when
he was in preschool.


AH nice and quiet and a good weekend ahead!
Peace and love and happy foraging to all!









 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Brody turns Six!

Turning Six

BRODY'S BIRTHDAY BASH!


These are scenes from the family party. The following day there was a friend party at the Jumping Castles store.   I have to say the family deal was a big hit. Ant Jean was here. We played her invented game called, Guess Ten Things about Brody. What is his favorite color? movie? food? and things of that sort. We all had to keep a list. And the winner was... Mom and Dad. A tie. Mom won the bonus question! We then played Kenzie's favorite ten things. Nana Won! Next we played Head Banz.
 Brody kept us all on target, circling the room answering our inquiries. Do I fly? Do you wear me? This game can go on for a long time. I didn't mind. So fun to watch the family laughing and interacting.


After the games it was time to fly the new elves. Brody still loves these happy red elves. The new ones names are Betty and Perry. Ant Jean had never flown elves before but she knew exactly how to do it! There was lots of running in the house!

 
                                            
I wish you could hear the noise. Very loud and happy!
And then it was time for the CAKE!  Brody's mom paid 25.00 for it. Wait till you see it.
 
 
 


An elf on the shelf creation. It was from a bakery that makes cake from scratch. White cake delicious.
Brody was elated. He is a holiday guy! Loves holidays. We learned from Jean's game that his birthday is his favorite day. I guessed Christmas. What do I know? I also didn't know elves could play with you all year long!
 
 
 
                                                        Pure Birthday joy
                                                        my elf loving boy
                                                        to the North Pole in dreams
                                                        imagination
                                                        celebrated soaring
                                                       seasonal toys that found
                                                       a true every day friend.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Link to Love!





                                              EVERYTHING GRANDPARENT


Click the above link to a whole world of grandparents.  Look at this precious package who picked me to be her Nana (one of her Nanas).




 
And little Brody who looks just like his grandpa came to play with us too!
 
 
Ain't nuttin like it! The love we have for our grandchildren.

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