Saturday, November 5, 2011

Adventures with the Grandparents

Today was a beautiful fall day and also a very eventful day, especially for Little Pea. Nannie and Big Daddy (Frank's parents) came to visit last night, so when Little Pea woke up this morning, the fun began. We first had breakfast, cooked by my loving husband, and then played and played until she wore herself out and took a 2 1/2 hour nap. When she woke up, we went to one of the favorite restaurants of local residents, Clark's, where they have wonderful chicken fingers and catfish among other things. After lunch, we headed outside the restaurant and walked around to enjoy the beautiful weather. This was Little's first discovery of pine cones. There was also a log cabin next door where we took some pictures.There is a little shop next to the log cabin where they sell handmade products made by local residents. They have photography, jewelry, crafts, pottery, quilts and all kinds of other things, and today just happened to be their Christmas open house. We stopped in to check it out and ended up with some really great buys, including two antique oil lamps for $3/each. I got a beautiful handmade piece of pottery, a serving tray, that would easily go for $60 or more but only paid $15 for it. I couldn't believe it. By the time we got home, we had just enough time to pick some vegetables from our garden before Little's second nap. We got some green tomatoes and quite a few carrots today. Impressive!Little took a second 2 1/2 hour nap and woke up just in time for her other grandparents, Momma J and Daddy J, to show up for supper and the big football game between LSU and Alabama. While Momma J and I were cooking supper, Little Pea came in the kitchen wearing my shoes.What a sweetie! It worked out great that she slept so long for her second nap because it allowed her to stay up extra late to make up for the time change. And of course it let her watch more of the football game, which by the way she loves football. But who doesn't?

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Playdates...We are Back!

This week we had a playdate at our house, thanks to me feeling better with my RA. It's been a really long time since we've had one at our house. In fact, the last four were all at different people's houses. It's so nice to be feeling better and to have everybody over again. We had a really good crowd. It got really loud at times, but I loved it! I remember at one point noticing that every child here was playing with a different toy that made noise, all at the same time. Frank called from work and I could barely hear him on the phone. It was great! We tried to take a group picture, but this is what we ended up with.The other kids were on the couch at one point, but they all started crying one after the other until all we were left with was Easton and Little. If only you could've been a fly on the wall watching us try to get the kids to sit for a picture together. It was pretty hilarious.Thanks to some great friends for a wonderful playdate where I got some much needed girl time.