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Saturday, November 22, 2008

Ta Da - Just from Fixing Breakfast

Looks simple on the schedule where it says...smoothie and 2 slices of Zuchini Bread lightly toasted. This is a photo from JUST the smoothie after about 5 minutes of prep time. I guess it is all in what you used to doing in terms of food prep.... It was fun and she did like it and of course I just made a couple of extras for Peeps and me and it was a good way to start day II at the Tree House and thereabouts. MayMay
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Mesmerized by video on ReadDaddyRead

Avery must have wanted to watch this little video on ReadDaddyRead a dozen times. She just loved it (and ate dinner) TV in any form is just flat popular...

Peeps feeds two at once with commentary

MayMay was fixing food as fast as Peeps could get it shoveled in. We both think the boy has an excellent future as a linebacker ---

Mast Farm Inn and Carmen Road Trip

What a wonderful time at a wonderful place. I had seen where Carmen was playing in Boone of all places and decided to surprise Jonathan with a little early Christmas present. Everything was PERFECT. The opera - the meals- the company and the break.
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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Lost and found

Cell phones, hand held recorders, and digital cameras are big with the under three crowd.  Toddlers feel a certain glee at being able to change your ringtone, set an alarm to off in the middle of the night, or call someone with the tap of a button.

My Sony hand held recorder is my favorite gadget.  I take it everywhere, and of course, have recorded lots of special moments.  The recorder's hold switch locks the unit doing whatever it was doing, one reason why it's a perfect gadget for grandaughters Grayson and Avery to play with.   Can anyone tell me why toddlers turn handheld devices over and over and over?  Do they think whoever is making the sound is going to fall out?  As Anne blogged about earlier, Grayson visited Camp Toad Hall week before last. 

On the living room floor, laughing and playing, I figured this was as good as any time to record her happy voice, and so I gave her my Sony.  Locked in "play" mode, Grayson looked quizzically at the recorder, hearing her cousin saying what every dog says, "Huff, huff, huff, huff, huff, huff."  And yes, she turned it over and over and over as if expecting a little Avery (or a little dog!) to fall out. 

Grayson moved on to riding her little red Fire Truck that makes lots and lots of pre-recorded sounds at the tap of a button.  Then we moved on to blocks, reading, and then we went for a wagon ride. 

Come Monday, I couldn't find my Sony.  I figured I must have left it on my desk at work.  When I didn't find it on my desk, I figured it was in my car.  When it wasn't in my car, I figured it was in my top right drawer in the front hall table.  And when it wasn't in the drawer, I gave up.

Two weeks later, at home with my first bad head cold in several years; bleary eyed, I was lying on the soft staring at nothing, when I realized I was looking at the little red Fire Truck.  And then I remembered how Grayson had recently discovered that the Fire Truck has a trunk, the seat lifts up, and that she could stash her Little People, blocks, balls, and you guessed it, my Sony IC recorder.

Anne said, "You should have just asked her in the first place, after all she's a woman, and we both know women find things better than men."

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


She is a real fun little girl...the higher and faster the better :) MayMay

Monday, November 3, 2008


bubbles make bathtime fun...note water music in background --- new standard for bath time :)

Where's Grayson

On the way to the park - having fun all the way there.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Again - again -again

She knows what she wants - to go down again again again.........

At the slide

Grayson Just loves the slide....we didn't know whether she had been ---we should have known from the looks on her face should have told us she seems to have NO fear.

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Get some coffee - start another day

WELCOME TO STANDARD TIME _ or what in the world to you do with a one year old's schedule when you have a time change??? Oh Dear ++++ Millie said we could just stay on DST but that just seemed to much like taking the easy way out....Grayson really likes to smell the coffee every morning...she must do it at seems like the way she believes the breakfast gets going - or at least that is what she has us believing :) Waffles, rasberries, banannas,eggs, and scones we forgot to eat on Saturday YUM YUM - then it's off with Tyler to Walmart...she says it just isn't a Sunday without a trip out to Wallyworld......

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Dad and Mom - things have changed...I am expecting Water Music for bathtime from now on...Love, g (little G)

The ending of a happy day !!!

We were pretty sure it had been a swell day when Grayson laid right out on the floor as she was playing with Peepsie. Then she had a bubble bath in the kitchen sink and was just a slight bit fussy - we think because the day was closing in quick on her... So Peeps ever the amusement park in the family....put her nighttime diaper on his head and then MayMay read 3 books to her before saying her prayers and nighty night. She is a trouble at all. One is a really really sweet little age...

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Signs of the Season ----

Just a few rare sights in the neighborhood....A real honest to goodness house voting for McCain.....
A seasonal visitor noting how many Obama signs there really are on Ridgeway Drive
What Jonathan calls perhaps the lovliest tree in all of Greensboro in our friend Janet's yard
Yep - it Truly is an azalea blooming in November........the world has spun off its axis...
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Collecting Fall leaves before lunch

Before lunch in that little mini time slot - we gathered leaves for fall decorations.. then we had a good lunch. She is so agreeable.

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Saturday, November 1, 2008

Grayson at Market

Fun and games every Saturday morning at a long loved Greensboro tradition. Grayson has been going to the market since she was old enough to be out with all those people. She seems to know just what's happening there and loves every minute of it. You can hear here singing in the backpack. It is fun to travel with her...

Breakfast - CampToadHall Style

Is that wittle girl drinking coffee, Peeps? Nope he says - just smelling it. She seemed quite interested in smelling the coffee as they say - She did a great job with her mini waffles - asking for more in sign language - which I don't see her use much with her mom or dad...hmm. Maybe she thinks we are hard of hearing... don't know... But here we all are eating our respective breakfasts watching the time carefully so we could go to see all her friends...

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Halloween 2008 Tu Tu Cute

I normally don't go to the door on Halloween since Peeps LOVES it and I can take it or leave it but when he said "Come Quick" it's Millie and little Grayson in her TUTU - I sprung outta my seat...found the camera and this is what I saw. She LOVED the Jack O' Lantern
and coming to the front door of the famous Toad Hall. CAMPTOADHALL at its finest with Grandchildren. We had about 1,000 or so Trick or Treaters come after she did but she never even stirred with dogsabarking and doorbellsaringing she slept right through till 8 AM on Morning #1 of CampToadHall for her.

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