Monday, June 23, 2008

Family Day

Sunday was a WONDERFUL day here. I did not do anything that was planned, but everything was perfect. It was a gorgeous day and I did 2 long walks.
After a trip to the store to buy ingredients for Bud's favorite meal, I spent a bit of time in the kitchen.
The menu???....Homemade Lasagna......homemade white bread.......salad...and store bought carrot cake.Everyone said is was good. I did not eat any of it except the salad.
You are what you eat, and today I am not lasagna, carrot cake, and white bread!
My son had a wonderful birthday. Thank you for your wishes. He brought his mom a present.
A Missouri mug. We all have our favorite destinations...mine is Missouri, down in the hill country! When Bud travels to a state he knows is special to one of us, he gets a little something. He got Kyle an Alabama t-shirt last week. Kyle and Sweetheart have a running joke since Kyle was tiny. If Kyle said "Where's Mom?" Sweetheart would reply, "She went to Alabama!" Silly I know, but tradition. Charlotte received a map of Charlotte, North Carolina a couple of weeks ago. Zachary will get a Texas "something" next time Bud has a run to Tyler. My son is very thoughtful. Though he was quite irritated in this picture cause I kept snapping....
Here is some good news for me and the blog. TJ has decided getting his picture taken is not quite so bad. Instead of dashing off and leaving the photo a blur, he has a "say cheese" face for you all!

What a riot. Here he is with Charlotte saying cheese for me again. This time he closed his eyes tight!
While I was cleaning up the kitchen, TJ came in and said, "Grandma, can I have a Popsicle?" Oh, no...Charlotte and Zach ate the last 2 earlier. "Oh, honey, Grandma is sorry. I don't have anymore." "That's ok, Grandma." Well NO it is NOT! "Let's go get a surprise, TJ." With hands still wet, I grabbed my purse and off the two of us went. To Baskin Robbins for an ice cream cone! I had a water. I will be getting Popsicles today!!!
After the cone, TJ helped me water the garden.He is growing up SO fast!
Having my entire family here for the afternoon and evening was such a blessing! It could not have made for a better day. Zach was in and out all day, and Kyle had a friend over to watch a movie and play basketball. This morning Bud is back on the road, a year older, and a little happier I hope. Now I am out the door to Tackle a job for my mom. I will share it for Tackle It Tuesday!
Thanks for sharing my day with me!!! See you tomorrow!


Kelley said...

Sounds like all of you had a wonderful day!
Belated Birthday wishes to Bud!
Wishing you a great week, Bren!

Niki RuralWritings said...

Lovely Day!

Katie said...

Homemade lasagna and bread ~ YUM! Love the pics. I love Missouri too ~ that's where we just got back from! So much fun! Looks like a beautiful day here. You've inspired me to go on a walk. I'm thinking of you and your pursuit for healthier eating ~ I need to do the same! I just finished a cheetoh and cracked a soda...yikes! Warm blessings Bren! :-)

Guðrún said...

It is lovely how thoughtful Bud is buying these things for you all from your favorite states. I think TJ is SO big on the picture he is watering the garden for you.

Copper's Wife said...

What a wonderful day!

Honest to Ya~Ya said...

Looks like a wonderful day and your menu is a favorite around here for birthday's and celebrations!

My favorite state destination would be Florida! Love the shores of Destin...sigh...wish I were there!!☼

Donetta said...

I am so glad for you that your day was a delight.

Donetta said...

I am so glad for you that your day was a delight.

Julie said...

What a fun day! I love TJs cheesy smile. And good for you sticking to your Eat 2 Live!

meggie said...

Those days are the best of our lives, I think.

Angie said...

You are such an amazing Gramma - will you adopt me? LOL!
I'm so proud of your discipline ... it's hard to do and here you had to bypass carrot cake (my absolute fav cake) AND ice cream (another big hit ... especially the chocolate and peanut butter ... yummy!!).

Love Bears All Things said...

TJ is getting so big. And your garden looks so good.
Mama Bear