Saturday, July 25, 2009

" YES SIR...That's My Babies "

I will be driving to Memphis, 300 miles, tomorrow to meet my daughter and pick up my gran babies Kohl and Molly who are coming to spend the week with Nana!We will spend the night in Memphis and return here on Monday. This is a hanging plaque they made me last Christmas.



These are the three books I plan to read to them while their here! One of the many pleasures of being a Nana! I also plan to take them to the beach for a picnic.





I caught my baby Jake napping on the dog couch today, as usual, flat of his back!


When the flash went off he turned and gave me a what for look! What for do you wake me up he says?


Like father like sons! They definitely get this from Jake. Sadie never sleeps on her back.



We took the babies outside today for a play time!




They had a ball! They can move fast in the grass!





Hubby calls Hoss and he came running!







We had as much fun watching as they did playing!







In fact they whined when I took them back in!








Yes Sir, that's my baby boy! We are still trying to figure out a new name for him. Hubby doesn't want to call him Hoss. I may give Kohl and Molly a go at picking one.









I'm still strolling the yard camera in hand, looking at Sunsets and clouds! Today's Sunset!









Since I'll be gone till Monday, Hubby's going fishing on the coast tomorrow with his BIL ! He's ready to role out at daylight!











I got the last of the Tomatoes put up today. I was going to put them in the freezer but decided to do jars. I got 1 qt of juice, 3 qts. of tomatoes and made 2 qts of Spaghetti Sauce with fresh herbs from my herb garden. I put Sweet Basil, Oregano,Thyme and Rosemary in it. This is the first time I've done Spaghetti Sauce so we'll see how it turns out.













The peppers however don't want to quit, so I will continue to deal with them till they give it up!











So I 'll be on the road again tomorrow listening to an audio book going to get my babies !!
HAVE A GREAT WEEK EVERYONE!!!!!














37 comments:

Morning's Minion said...

Have a safe trip--that's a long drive. I loved Linnets and Valerians--the owl that hawked up pellets!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh how exciting, Carol. So glad you get to spend some time with some of your grands. I know you (and they) will have a wonderful time.

Be safe driving.
Hugs,
Betsy

Cynthia said...

Carol, have a wonderful time! I know what you mean about reading to children. It's like discovering all of these books again ...or for the first time as the case may be.

I enjoyed reading to my children...so much so because we were in another country with a different language. I was able to bring the feeling of my culture (and love of it) through reading those books to my kids.

I hope the spaghetti sauce turns out great. I think it will be a hit! Be safe! <3

A Brit in Tennessee said...

I just know you can hardly wait...
There is just something so special between grandmas and grandbabies.
I bet your so much fun to be with, they'll want to stay !
Safe journey, and just have to add those puppies are hilarious and pudgy !

willow said...

Have fun with your babies, Carol!! Godspeed. :^)

Renie Burghardt said...

Oh, you lucky Nana! Have a safe trip picking up those adorable grans. And what a fun week ahead for you.

Happy Sunday!

Hugs,

Renie

Elizabeth McCrindle said...

Have a safe trip and a lovely time with the gran kids....the puppies are so adorable and coming on in leaps and bounds...literally lol

NitWit1 said...

How very lucky you are to have a houseful of joyous babies, both two-legged and four-legged, at the same time!

I don't envy the 300 mi drive, as I have made several 240mi round trips 3 weeks straight.

How wonderful you have books to read to them. The special time my Mother took daily to read to us shaped my life. It is cited today as a great deficiency in parenting--not the act of reading so much as the bonds formed between the reader and the recipient.

Parents today have pressing obligations; it is hard to be everything at one time.

Kudos to you!

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

Cute pictures!

Yes, I'm making the 10 1/2 hour drive from Charlotte to Memphis soon, myself to research my next book. Sounds like we'll just miss each other...

Elizabeth
Mystery Writing is Murder

Carolyn said...

What cute fat puppies. I am so jealous!

I hope you have a wonderful time with your grandbabies.

NCmountainwoman said...

Have a safe and enjoyable journey. I know you will enjoy the week with the grands.

KB said...

What a cute pair of puppies, sleeping on their backs just like their dad.

Enjoy your grandkids and reading to them! I love reading to my nephews.

Arkansas Patti said...

Those grandbabies will love the puppies. Hope you take lots of pictures. Love your plaque.
Have a wonderful week and take your vitamins so you can keep up.

steviewren said...

I always listen to books when I'm driving. It makes the time pass so quickly. Have a safe trip and enjoy the younguns.

Vicki Lane said...

Nothing better than a grandmother who reads to you! Have a terrific week!

crochet lady said...

Have fun with your grandkids! I'd like to read the Faire Queen, what a wonderful looking book.

Your puppies look so cute outside.

sizzie said...

I can tell it will be a memory maker of a vacation both for you and for them. I just surfed in from our friend Sydney'e Nature blog and am glad I did.

Angie Ledbetter said...

Your photos really showcase your bountiful lifestyle well. Have fun with the kidlets, Nana. :)

Kathryn Magendie said...

have a good time and drive safely! Enjoy your family! :)

those pups are the cutest things ever :)

Susan said...

Sweet, sweet puppies - have a great week with your grandkids. I still miss my grandmothers - both of them were amazing women.

Elizabeth Bradley said...

I love that the puppy's named Hoss. He just looks like a Hoss! And grandkids are the best. We just moved close to my little grandson Ben and he's obsessed with my husband, he's constantly asking, "Where's Papa?" And he loves for me to read him bedtime stories. Nothing compares to spending time with our grandchildren. Have a good drive with your book on tape. I know you'll have a good time with the grands.

cherie said...

hello, ma'am, i'm new to your blogsite but i like this post. we'll be seeing my parents next week (the first in 6 years) so our young sons will also have a ball! thank you for this post and i hope you don't mind my hopping over every now and then! God bless!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Hopefully you had a safe trip and will have a fabulous visit!

Trixie said...

Have a good trip. Strap me on the top of the car and I'll ride with you like in the urban legend about the runaway granny.

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Oh, what a good grandmother you are. Have a great time and safe trip. I'm still amazed at all the produce you are reaped.

Laura said...

Have a wonderful visit! I had mine for a week this summer and it was great-
I miss them,

Laura

the wild raspberry said...

have a wonderful week with the kiddos!
i'm writing down those books and looking for them at the library. if you have any more "must reads" for children i would love to see your list!!
your fur babies are so cute...
chasity

Elenka said...

I don't know how you can stand it!! Those puppies are soooooooo cute! Any animal that sleeps on it's back just cracks me up!

Dirt Princess said...

Have a great time! I can't wait to hear all about it!

Becca's Dirt said...

That is so exciting Carol to spend time with the grandkids. I know they will have a great time. Be careful and have a great trip.

Cindy said...

Have a safe trip. Enjoy your babies.

Peggy said...

Hi Carol. you visited my blog and kindly took the time to comment.I hope you enjoy quality time with your grandchildren, most of mine live around me so I see them regulary. The dogs are so funny they are like little furry cushions! I envy your harvest of peppers and tomatoes, we have had a washout of a summer...again!
I read some of the book reviews,I am a Gone with the Wind fan also and have read it a number of times over the years. I find I have different feelings about the book when I read it at different stages of my life. I first read it when I was 15 and loved the romance of the Civil War.
best wishes

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I hope you are having a wonderful time with your grandchildren! I hope to see mine soon.

Your tomato sauce looks good! I use to can hundreds of jars when my children were still at home and we caould all work together. There is nothing better!

Janet, said...

have a good time next week with the grandkids. I think your puppies are so cute. I made spaghetti sauce last year with my tomatoes, it was very good. I'm still waiting for my tomatoes to get ripe!

margarethall said...

By the time that you read this you will have already embarked upon your trip. I hope that it was a wonderful, exciting visit with the grandkids and that you found some rich, quality time with them. Reading to children is one of my favorite pastimes...A friend of mine and I search for quality books at sales, garage sales, library sales and even Goodwill for nicely illustrated books for children. We keep them in a large wicker basket and then the children come and "check out" a book, take it home and then return for others...it has been fun..
Your blog is always so colorful and informative and each visit is an adventure...

Katherine Aucoin said...

Have a wonderful time enjoying your week with the grandbabies. i called my grandmother Nana too one day!

A Brit in Tennessee said...

You must be having a jolly good time ;)
Hugs,
Jo