Monday, March 9, 2015

Is it spring yet???

This weekend Chad and I spent the weekend at the ranch, I wanted to see Mrs. Lee's Daffodil Garden in Gladewater while the flowers were in bloom, but the snow, sleet and ice last week was pretty hard on them, they were still lovely, but not as prolific as usual, many of them still had their little heads down as if they
were bracing for the cold.  I really like this place, its just acre after acre of yellow daffodils - such a peaceful drive through..

We did a little antiquing in Gladewater - was so glad to find 3 white ironstone cup and sauces of Innerpace to go with my collection, Chad found a Stock Market Bull all at St Clair, they usually have the winners - guess the trip was a hit. I left a little cabinet behind that I know now, I should have purchased - oh well, guess I'll have to go back.  That afternoon we headed over to Shreveport to have supper with Casey and his family.  Abbie sat across the table from me this time, she was so sweet in her little lacey pink dress and white maryjanes, clutching her baby doll.
Looks like her Dad!
She is still not too sure about me - whats that Casey been telling her ;->

Almost a smile - the straw in her mouth is keeping her happy at the moment.

It was so nice to see them - they look good and seem very happy - really makes the trip to the ranch even more fun now!!

Jacks 2nd Birthday - January 11

This year Jacks birthday party theme was baseball - and so much fun, Candice and Matt were in the middle of preparing to move into their new house, but that didnt curb the fun - they still came up with a great party for baby Jackers!  I think we all got him some kind of construction oriented gift - he really enjoyed that!
Blowing out the candle with his mommy!
Preparing for his career in construction
I can fix that for you!

One day he will trade in his bouncing pony for a real ride, but he's good for now.

He was so cute, Matt said the next morning when he got up for church, Jack was already up and in his little construction costume, helmet and goggles, ready for church!  So precious!  Happy Birthday Jack - we love you and praise God for giving you to us!!

Leo and Jacks new swing

This year we decided to give the boys a back yard swing set for Christmas so Chad; the engineering elf pulled out his old drafting machine - i.e. his laptop, and began his clever design - he planned and plotted, calculated and crafted and finally came up with a winning design any 4 or 2 year old would be proud to swing on.

...he measured...

...and drilled...

...and finally created a perfectly lovely swing set for two happy little boys.