Saturday, June 22, 2013

It's all about the grandkids this week...

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Ben, Abby's little brother, is ten months old now, cutting his first teeth, and is just adorable.  Abby went home today, I have a couple more posts to make about her, then it's back to business as usual.

I do all of these blogs about my grandchildren and tag each one with their name so that some day, when they are grown they will be able to look back at their childhood thru the eyes of Grammie and her blog.  I think it's a special gift I'm giving them.  So bear with me ladies, all the Grammie gushing will be over soon, pinky swear it will.

The house is quiet now, LC and I miss her so much, but she will come again.  She had a blast visiting us, I haven't laughed so much in years as I have this week, oh we had such fun with her...

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Huh, what crayon???

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Most dogs eat off the floor, pick things up, put them in their mouth, but  that has never been Maggie.  She just doesn't.  You drop food, she ignores it, she doesn't sniff for crumbs, nada, zilch.  

Well, that has all changed since Abby's arrival.  Three year olds leave lots of things behind, things that would entice any little dog, and apparently Mags has decided that she likes what Abby likes.  She has a particular fascination with crayons.  Why, I don't know, but she licks them, she carries them around in her mouth, and her human Mom is not a fan.  I wouldn't think crayons would be toxic, after all they are for kids, but I don't like her carrying them around in her mouth.

Abby is good about not dropping things, but she's not perfect, so occasionally I find "things."  This afternoon Maggie had dibs on an apple slice from Abby's Happy Meal, and she wasn't giving it up.  She just follows Abby around seeing what treasure she can eat and/or play with.  Kids and dogs, is there anything cuter….

Abbyisms...

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Abby:  Grammie, I really like your home.

Grammie:  You do Abby, why?

Abby:  Cause you have pretty stuff… and no stairs!

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Abby:  Ppa, why are your feet dirty?

Ppa:  Because I've been walking in the garage barefoot, Abby

Abby:  Well, you need to wash them...

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Abby:  Grammie, does Mrs. Dowd have a little girl? (Mrs. Dowd lives in the condo next door)

Grammie:  No Abby, Mrs. Dowd is old

Abby:  How old is she, Grammie?

Grammie:  96

Abby:  NINETY-SIX, that's almost a hundred, Grammie...

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Dear Abby...

 

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Today I would like to introduce you to Miss Abigail Leigh (wearing Grammie's glasses).  She graciously sat down for a question and answer session for The Daily Dish.

Grammie:   What is your favorite thing to do?  

Abby:  Play with my Dad

Grammie:  What games do you like to play?

Abby:  Horse, it's my very favorite.

Grammie:  What do you do at school?

Abby:  Ummmmm, I do stuff.

Grammie:  Who is your best friend and why?

Abby:  Chloe, because I like her, I give her a snuggle and a  kiss.

Grammie:  What is your favorite thing to do with mama?

Abby:  Ummmmm, I like for her to read to me.  My favorite book is Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Grammie:  Who is your favorite dog?

Abby:  Izzie and Maggie because I like them so much.

Grammie:  Abby, what do you want to do when you grow up?

Abby:  I want to be a good drawer.

Grammie:  What is your very favorite thing to do with your brother?

Abby:  I like to play with him because he swings with me

Grammie:  What is your very favorite food?

Abby:  Big crackers, because I like them so much!

Grammie:  What food do you think is icky?

Abby:  Chicken, because I don't like it, it tastes funny.  Macaroni and cheese tastes funny, too.

Grammie:  Are you looking forward to going to the zoo tomorrow?

Abby:  Ya, I want to see a unicorn (oh-oh).

And that concludes our question and answer session.  She sat on my lap and informed me when I forgot to put a question mark at the end of my sentences, and reminded me to put Abby and Grammie at the beginning of each question and answer.  Oh, dear Abby...

 

 

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

More from Glamperland

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If you love all things retro, and who doesn't, these campers will just make you swoon.  I'm not even a camping type girl and these make me want to rush right out and buy a vintage one just to see what we could do with it. 

But no, I'm not going too, I'll just drool over these and post pictures for all of you….

Enjoy ~ Jan

Abby's Summer Visit 2013

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Lindsay and Ben brought Abby half way to Heavensville  today, we met at Cracker Barrel for a quick lunch, and Abby came home with us for a few days.  It's her first visit, and she was reassuring her mother.  Linds was telling her goodbye and hugging her tightly and Abby said, "Don't worry, I'll come back."

We've got so many things planned, what a fun week we have ahead...

Monday, June 17, 2013

Miss Minnie Smartest Little Yorkie I've Ever Seen

 

 
 

This little dog is less than six months old.  I am absolutely, positively astonished at how smart she is.  When my Yorkies were six months old, I was still trying to teach them not to pee in the floor.

If you're a dog lover, you must see this video.  It is one of the sweetest things I've ever posted, well except for that precious two year Emma and her horse Cinnamon...

Oh, this tiny little fur baby brings back so many memories of Maggie, with her wispy hair.  She reminds me of my friend Diane's Miley, as well.  I do adore Yorkies...

It's National Eat Your Veggies Day...

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Okay gang, last week I told you about what I now know to be called "zoodles."  It's the faux spaghetti made with summer squash and zucchiniZoodlesNow you all know that I've always given you good information, and trust me, this is absolutely the best, ever!  Last night, thanks to Ang bringing me a grilled pork tenderloin that she had wrapped in bacon, seasoned with Tony Chachiare Creole Seasoning and grilled, dinner was easy breezy.  The tenderloin was amazing, and since I'm low carbing, I made strips of Zoodles with summer squash, using my nifty julienne cutter, sautéed them for just a minute in butter, salt and pepper, and you have no idea of how good this is.  I had been tossing them with olive oil, butter takes it to a whole other level ;o)  And tonight, I'm making it and adding fresh basil from my garden and shards of freshly grated parmesan.  Yum!

It's a must try, pinky swear it is.  And yes, I know I just blogged about this peeler last week, but it's so good that it's worth repeating  with a bit more information.

I have this Oxo julienne peeler, but people like the the Kuhn Rikon even better.

Here are the links, do yourself a healthy favor this week and buy one.  I got mine at Bed Bath and Beyond, but its 's much easier just ordering on Amazon.

Such a good thing...

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Here's the link for the Kuhn Rikon

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Here's the link for the Oxo that I have

 

 

Sunday, June 16, 2013

A Glamper! Is this not the cutest thing ever...

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Quite possibly one of the coolest retro-camper yet.  We need one of these hubby!!!!!

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