Friday, April 21, 2017

TGIF/Spring Break Report

Yippee Skippee - it's Friday and the sun is shining!
In honor all things spring and her love for Peeps,
Maddy tried one of the Unicorn frapps at Starbucks*
the other day.
Isn't it so pretty!
Pretty, but loaded with sugar and she took two
sips and deemed it way too much!!
Since it had no chocolate in it, I was not interested! :)


In other spring break-type news,
Maddy's break from school is centered around  the holiest of holidays,Easter,
 so a bit later than most spring breaks this year.
We used to head to Disney for Spring Break
and Loved  that so much -- but it was incredibly
busy and crowded.  So we switched and stay home at Easter/spring break and
head to Disney World after school gets out at the end of May!
The countdown is on and at 39 days!


We had brunch with this lovely group on Easter Sunday!
They all look so spiffy and cute, don't they!
I'm not sure why I didn't force ask Maddy and Connor and Mr. Tennis
 to get into a photo, 
but somehow I missed that opportunity!

Mads and I spent a lot of time over spring break visiting
fabric stores and sewing!
The doggie bandana business is going strong - very strong!
We sewed 16 bandanas over Easter weekend 
and are currently working on 10 more!

Hope you had a wonderful week.  After seemingly endless
storms and rain here, we're crossing our fingers for a full day or two
of sunshine!

Happy Weekend!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Cheer News!




Yay !
My freshie cheerleader made the JV squad!
We had such a busy week last week with cheer practices, tryouts 
plus homework plus tests!
Seriously -- she had practices and tryouts - couldn't we 
suspend homework
and tests for one week??? :)
Tryouts were last Friday and Maddy and I had tickets to the 
Midtown Men concert after tryouts!
If you have the chance - go see them - especially if you are
fans of the oldies!  They were in Jersey Boys on Broadway
and are fabulous!  She even enjoyed the performance.

Instead of home, we headed to Pius to see who
made the team as the list was to be posted on the door at 10 PM!
Kind of a scary way to find out!
But some of the other JV contenders were also there. 
Happy to report, all these girls made JV!
Congrats girls!

Yes, it was a little chilly out at 10 PM that night!

On Sunday, it was time for the cheer potluck dinner to
meet all the squads, new girls and families.
It was so much fun!

JV Squad 2017-18!
Uniform ordering is tonight (take the checkbook!!!)
and practices start up in May.
Looks like another fun year with cheer!

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Happy Birthday - A Mimi Post!

My youngest grandchild, baby Dorothy, celebrated
her first birthday at the end of March!
So, it's time for a Granny post.
 But wait, the word Granny always reminds me of that really
 old Granny on Beverly Hillbillies - 
anybody remember that show?
So let's call this a Mimi post
since that's what the littles call me.


Seems so hard to believe
that she's hit the 1-year old milestone already!
She is simply a delight and 
they had some fabulous 1-year celebration photos taken.  
She has blue eyes and a really sweet disposition just like me!



Couldn't you just smoosh that little face and
cover it in kisses!



Happy Birthday Sweet Dorothy!! 

Monday, April 3, 2017

Welcome April!

Hello April!
Hello Rainy Weather!
Boo hoo - missing the sun and warm temps here!
I'm hoping that mentioning our rainy and dreary weather will
make it go away! 
Fingers crossed!


In other random news, I took Mr. Tennis to 
the Amtrak station the other morning at 3:05 AM
to catch a train headed East.
Yes, his train departed at 3:20 AM -- not my 
favorite time of day to be out!
I used to take the very same train (well, probably not the exact same train), 
but similar schedule for the train back and forth to college.
I loved riding the rails!  Visiting the club car and  watching Iowa speed by
in front of my very eyes was so relaxing!
Ahhhh - -those were the days my friend!

The el trains I used to take in Philadelphia were not 
quite so clean and relaxing! :)



In other random news -- cheer tryouts are this week!
It's going to be a busy, busy week for Miss M - with cheer practices,  
tryouts and homework too - plus the bandana business 
is going strong and we are sewing a LOT! :)

Soooooo, that's the way our week looks -
hope you have a wonderful week too!