Thursday, March 22, 2012

A Visit From Lucky

I made these little bunny crackers for the kids the other day.  I've seen them in various places in blogland, and just did my own version.  I sent these home with Cooper and Jackson.  They have a long car ride home and a little snack helps.

I found these on a great website, here, and they were perfect for the kids.  I just used bags from Micheals and rainbow licorice.  I had some chocolate gold coins for the treasure.

The kids were coming over for dinner on St. Patrick's Day and at the last minute instead of using these as favors at the table I hid them in a little box with the rest of the gold coins.  I made up a few clues and put them on shamrocks.

The hunt for clues is on.

Luckily, Elizabeth is  a good reader.

The clues led them to the living room and then they were stumped.  

The clue said something about Rainbow Brite protecting the treasure and you can see her sitting on the table.  My grandchildren are terrible at hunting for things!!  They looked all around the living room... all the little doodads on the table...

but not one of them looked under the table skirt until Grandpa gave them a huge hint.  {And I always hide Easter baskets under this table so you would think they would remember.  Guess we'll see how they do in a few weeks!}

We had a fun evening followed by a movie and sleepover.  Laura and Jessica and I played a new to us game, Qwirkle.  It's fun and would be fun for school age kids too.

We are getting ready to have our floors done on our first floor.  Refinish the existing hardwood and then take up the tile and add wood to the kitchen, family room, and master bedroom.  It will be nice, but I am dreading the mess.  I'll try and remember to take a picture or two.

Happy Spring!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Life is Grand!

 I haven't fallen off the earth, just had an action packed February and stepped back from the computer a bit.  We had a lot of company, which was so fun and a few fun activities with the grands.

Elizabeth played on her very first basketball team.  I think basketball is my favorite sport and these first graders know how to play!  Stressful for Grandma to watch!  Her cousin, Josh, {left} is on her team.  {he is in kindergarten}

Unfortunately, a trip on cousin Josh's motorized scooter ended her basketball season prematurely.  She gets the cast off today and she is very excited.

Cooper's class led the chapel service at his preschool, so I attended that one day.  They did a great job, and sang a few songs us.  

This cutie sat with Grandma.

This is the only picture I took of the Valentine goodies.  I always get these suckers and love the photo op.  I don't know where Ben and Elizabeth were.  

We attended the lovely first grade Valentine Program at Elizabeth's school.  She is in the back row, 4th from left with her broken arm.

That's a lot of first graders!

And, to finish off the month we went to Ben's last basketball game.  So cute, and he really started to follow the ball so that was fun to see.

This month promises to be action packed too.  Cooper is in soccer and I believe Ben starts soccer too.  We don't have any company until the end of the month, but I have got to start looking for fabric for my family room.  I want to change up the colors in there, but I really don't want to go looking.  I want to be like Samantha on Bewitched and just twitch my nose and have it done. 

Warmer temps have come to Texas and my carolina jasmine is blooming and leaves are popping.  
I love Spring