Tuesday, May 22, 2007

A Day With My Two Favorite Kiddos

Well I guess old age is creeping up on me. They say the mind is the first thing to go. Today was a prime example of that. DIL called me last week and asked me if I would keep D. while T. went for her Kindergarten screening and of course I said yes. That would be fun and D. and I would do some errands and then go to Play Place at Micky D's for awhile.

I hopped out of bed this morning, into the shower, breakfast eaten, all the time watching the clock to make sure I was there at the appointed time to pick up D. I drove up their street and could see their car backing out of the garage. Hummm.... was I late for my grandmotherly duty?

DIL saw me and waved and I sat there wondering what was up as I could see both kids in the car. She looked a bit confused so opened the window and I said is D. ready to go?? No............ that's tomorrow. DUH!

Anyway they had already seen me and wanted to come with me so I took them both and we headed for Play Place. It was almost vacant so they had fun with all the games and slides and I pulled up a chair and a Diet Coke and all was well.

When we got home they wanted to go down to the barn even though the horses aren't there yet. We decided to go for a ride in the Gator so we took off and had a nice but somewhat muddy ride. When we got back they decided they wanted to wash it so I got them some soapy water and they gave it a good going over.

Tonight is D's 4th birthday party. I sure don't know where the time has gone! When I look at the picture that I have on my site, and it is my favorite, it just boggles my mind that 4 years have gone by so quickly. I sure hope the next four don't go as fast but I suppose they will.

I have to make fruit dip and bring fruit tonight. This fruit dip is to die for so here is the recipe:

1 large container sour cream

1 small package vanilla INSTANT pudding

4 Tablespoons pineapple juice

Mix all together and refrigerate. I use more pineapple juice then the recipe calls for (probably twice as much at least) as I like a creamier consistency. This stuff is addictive! I use strawberries, bananas, apples, grapes or anything you like.

Well American Idol is on so I suppose I should pay more attention. I thought Blake would have gotten the boot last week but it was Melinda. I like Jordin, for a young lady only 17 years old she certainly has poise and a killer voice. I hope she wins.


Dawn said...

Thank you for your very kind words about my Woman to Woman post today. It is such an encouragement to get such positive feedback.

Sounds like we have other stuff in common - like losing brain cells! Funny, and something I would do.

I know what you mean about time - in fact, I have a post in the making about the speed of time. Our little one was 3 last week and the other one will be 5 in August and is heading confidently to kindergarten.

Joan said...

I wouldn't worry too much about forgetting the right day...I think we all seem to be suffering that "ailment" lately. And it sounds like you had a wonderful day with the kids so it turned out to be a good thing after all.

Oh...and thanks for the dip recipe...yum.

Susie said...

I think most of us can relate to getting days confused. I have to have my daughter write it down for me because I can't remember from one week to the next if I'm doing drop off, pick up or anything in between. (In my defense it does change from week to week)
The dip sounds delish. Happy birthday to "D" Four is such a terrific fun age!!

palmtreefanatic said...

The kids sure look like they were enjoying themselves!
The recipe looks quite tasty! Will have to try this I have never heard of this one!thanks for sharing! have fun at the party...

tonya said...

You sound so much like my mom in so many ways - LOL. Seriously, though she helps me with my girls tremendously and is always there to lend a hand horse shows or childcare.
The kids look like they were having fun. Hope D has a great b'day.
I've always wanted to see Maine...will ya' show me around??

PEA said...

Awwww your grandkids are so adorable...are they free to come and wash my car now?? hehe They really seem to know what they're doing:-) I don't know about the mind being the first to go...my body is battling for first place there! lol Happy Birthday to "D", hope his birthday party was a lot of fun:-) I've copied that recipe for the dip, sure does sound sooo delish! xoxo