Saturday, March 7, 2009

Grant's big day!

Well, G made it to age 11 this past week. Of course we had his friend sleepover last weekend, which I already updated you on. Below is a picture of the crew being silly.

G wanted funnel cakes for his dessert last weekend instead of cake or ice cream. We put strawberries, blueberries, powdered sugar and whipped cream on them. YUM! J was the official funnel cake frier--and doesn't he look happy! Really, I joke about it often, but he is such a great guy and a good sport (usually)!

G got a new ipod nano for his birthday. Except the catch was that I paid him a certain amount for his old MP3 player, and told him what I planned to spend for his present. The rest of the amount he handed over to me from the birthday money he got. It is a black one, and he is very pleased. D and I are excited because we get to share the other one! I have yet to have my turn with it tho! We grilled burgers for the family after kids church Wed night and had cake and rocky road ice cream. Grandma made a chocolate fish cake and brought me a beautiful bouquet of daffodils from her garden!

T started real track practice this week, so far so good. He really wants to throw the discus. I think there are about 7 or 8 boys that want to throw and they can only have 6 in the event, so they will do a throw-off next week. He is also practicing high jump, which he loves and a relay. The first meet is in a couple of weeks.
The guys FINALLY hauled my giant mouse house into the shop Fri to "take a look." Amazingly, (as J assured me that they would NEVER find a hole--would be too small) they found A HOLE. Little booger had chewed his way out of my car (J said that would NEVER have happened) thru my windshield wiper thingee. They then made a fast track to my trunk, where upon inspection, a hotel was discovered in the spare tire thingee. HMMM! They will never admit to me that there was, indeed, a small neon sign confiscated. . . but I know there was!! So the nest was cleaned out, the hole was meshed shut, and they tell me that the problem is in the past! We will see. Hope to drive it next week. . . I miss my car!!
It actually rained a bit this afternoon--about a tenth of an inch, but it smelled wonderful. D had left with Granny on the four wheeler to go fix an electric fence down yonder. They hadn't been gone 10 minutes when it started. They came back soaked! She stopped by later and walked with C down to check the heifers--D said "This time I am NOT going with her!!" So he didn't. J listened to my new project list and dirt hollin' plan and shook his head. Got the trees watered that we put in last fall. They are crabapple trees and are already leafing out. The redbuds are about to flower. I have a handful of blooming hyacinths, daffodils and my creeping phlox are blooming as well. A lot of other plants are starting to wake up and peek thru the ground. Spring is nearly here! Wishing everyone a blessed week! M


  1. That cake is tooooo cute!! Happy Birthday, G!

  2. Wow, you'll have to post pictures of your yard starting to bloom. 'Cause you know how my yard looks! Nuthin happening here! ;o)

  3. I love G's cake!!! Hope you get your car back really soon!

  4. Glad to see the MouseMobile back to work today!

  5. Grandma does such an awesome job with the cakes! In fact a few years ago, she was in the hospital over G's birthday and he just KNEW that I could NOT fix a cake right. He even asked why Granny couldn't make it! Needless to say, he was surprised and impressed when I finished his football cake. Not Grandma's by any stretch, but not bad looking to a 9 year old! OHHH, my car is so NICE!! good heat, good radio, so SMALL!! Thanks for the comments! M