Sunday, November 23, 2014

I forgot to post Kaddie's Birthday Party

We had a delightful time on the 15th for Kaddie's party. She turned 7th on the 15th and her Mom threw a party at the 'Atomic Bowl' and the kids loved it. I sat at the bar overlooking the two alleys they were using. They had the boys on one alley and the girls on the other one. It was a hoot watching those under 12 yr olds bowling. Ages 12 to about 4. Having one more boy than they did girls they just had the baby bowler take the 2nd ball his bigger brother threw.

I didn't get any pictures of the bowling but after they got through with that Kaddie's mom gave each one of them an in house card for the 'arkade' with some money on it and then turned them loose in the arkade. I did get a couple of pictures of them after they finished at the arkade and then sat down to have cupcakes. The cupcakes were great but way too much frosting. Pre teens with that much sugar is like giving the energy drink to the cartoon character that tears everything apart.

Here's the pictures from the party.
Grand daughter Bridgit and Kaddie's mom Lorene at the birthday party.

Kaddie loves her auntie Bridgit (even though they are really cousins).

Kaddie looking over the prizes at the arkade. I'm not sure what she got with her winnings.

Kaddie her birthday present (one of many)!

Put a couple of pictures together showing a happy little girl.

Gr-granddaughter Olivia with Kaddie's sister Mia, mugging for the camera.

Lovely Olivia wearing her many strings of tickets she won in the arkade which they turned into another card to be used in the arkade for prizes. Just like the prizes at the carnival. I think she looks good in Miriam's kit Denim & Lace

Saturday, November 15, 2014

November's Artic Blast

I can hardly believe the temperatures I've been hearing this past week. But luckily we haven't had any snow in this "Hanford Bubble" we live in. There are mountains on two sides of us and the Columbia Gorge on the other two sides. Some how when the weather comes down from Canada it sort of sends the clouds higher and they just skim over us and into the Blue Mountains through Oregon and Idaho.

But it has been down right cold over here on the Eastern side of Washington's Cascade Mountains. For the last few nights it's been in the 'teens' and then it warms up into the low to mid 30's.  And the mobile home park I live in has been a little slow getting the sprinklers blown out for winter. For the last few mornings driving my gr-granddaughter to the school bus I've traversed through a frozen section of water and ice.  The really big trees at the park in the Park were still green last week and then Wednesday we had a really big wind come through and all the green leaves came down. It was a real chilling wind so it must have just snapped off the green leaves. Now there is about 4 inches or so of green leaves loosing their color all over the park. I guess the maintenance workers are waiting for them to change before they run the big machine over them that picks them up and bags them.  I can't say anything too much about leeaves on the ground since our yard has a ton of leaves and they need to be put into bags and placed out for the maintenance men to pick up. My new ramp out front for my wheel chair, when I use it or the walker has been given a nice layer of leaves.

Here are the last of the Halloween or October pages I've done.
Connie's party was on November 1st so this is Ann & Charlie. in a page made from 'Spooky Times' by Kyra @ RDH

This is Brian w-Mike his son and then Brian w-wifie Ann at Connie's party. The page was made using cluster by Arlene from Spooky Time by Ky

Hostess Connie and friend Jaimie in a QP from Hocus Pocus by Raspberry Roads

My two Great Grand daughters, Kaddie & Olivia on Halloween night.  Another QP from Hocus Pocus by Raspberry Roads.

And now it's time to start getting ready for Kaddie's birthday party. She's 7 today and a gathering at the bowling alley is on the blotter for today at noon-30. Olivia's birthday is in December and she'll be 10 this year.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Cold Weather on the way

Watching the weather last evening was really enlightening. They showed where the cold weather coming in from Alaska & Canada was going to dip all the way South into the Carolina's. And on the West Coast there was a little red area that the Jet Stream missed and we just happen to be on the edge of this thing but not going to get the cold temps like they are anticipating in Chicago & all parts East of there. Temps in the 30's and maybe warming up into the 50's during the day!!  Sounds like WINTER to me...especially since they expect snow with that cold snap!

I'm putting the last of my Halloween pics and then maybe tomorrow I'll start on the other fall pictures.

Party at Connie's house and these two are Ann DiAngelo and Charlie Corbin. Don't know the photo bomber in the back.

This is Brian Holmes with his son Mike, and then it's a pic of Brian with his lovely wife Ann. Same party.

This is the Hostess with the 'mostest' Miz Connie with a friend Jamie who happened to be dressed also as a pirate so he got in the picture.

Two cute little girls going out on Halloween to see how much candy they can come home with. It was a few pounds worth for each of them.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Halloween is gone Here comes the Turkey

Halloween is a great time for the kids and the young adults. The littler ones love to get the candy and bigger ones love to shock their peers. I've done quite a few pictures of them and I'm not finished yet.

Gr-grandson Aayden in his turtle costume. Papers from Raspberry Roads but the picture in the middle Aayden's mom did on her "Smart"phone.

Aayden's birthday Oct. 1st.  Now he's a 3 yr old and he's thinks he's the cream cheese now. Hodge podge of designers.

Granddaughter Bridgit and her BFF Ashley whom Bridgit is sharing her Nana (me) with. She says she doesn't have one. Two of Kyra's kits.

Four of the five Great grandchildren. These are Kadence, Olivia, Dominic, & Aayden in front. Another kit by Raspberry Roads.

My two crazy grandchildren, David and Bridgit. They are more like bro & sis than couzins. Kit is by Kyra.

Dabid won Best Costume at Alan's party. Kit by Manuela Zimmerman.

I'll finish off the rest of the pictures today and then I'll post another blog to scare every one.