Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Happy 6th Birthday Princess Abigail

3-13-13...Special Numbers, Special 6 year old.  Today is Abby's Birthday.  She is a very special Grand-daughter.  She has such a tender heart and loves Jesus.  She points out when we are watching a certain t.v. show if it is not appropriate for her or her brother to watch.  She is a leader and I see her being a Teacher one day, just like her Mom.  She loves to tease her little brother and tells on herself whenher parents comes to pick them up when I babysit.  We will celebrate her Birthday on Saturday, by going to see the movie "OZ".  Her favorite movie is The Wizzard of Oz.  We will have a Birthday dinner at her other Grandma's house after the movie.  I asked Abby what she wanted for her Birthday and she told me, with excitement that she wanted a Sleeping Beauty Dress.  So, I found the dress, matching shoes and headpiece at the Disney Store...She will be so excited.  Her favorite thing to do is dress up as a princess or beautiful character.  It will be a fun party.  I just wish her cousins from Oregon could join in on the fun.  Happy 6th Birthday Beautiful Abby....Mimi & Grampa love you to the moon and back!!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Snowstorm of March 5, 2013

The weather forecast called for 8 to 10 inches of snow.  Some schools were closed even before the first snowflake fell, as they were anticipating the major snowstorm hitting and thinking of the safety of the children and how the buses would get around.  I went to work as usual and it started snowing around 9am but it wasn't sticking to the ground.  By Noon it was coming down pretty hard and steady and my boss decided to leave for home.  He told me and everyone to leave early if they think they should.  You didn't have to tell me twice to leave.  I did stick around til a little after 1:00 to finish up my work.  It was starting to get messy as I was on my way home.  Within about an hour of getting home it was like the sky opened up and poured buckets of snow on Portage.  It was almost a white out.  I made the right decision leaving when I did.  It was a very pretty snow, I have to say.  It was heavy and made the tree branches look so fresh and happy.  I let Halle & Lilly out in the backyard and tried to shovel a path for them to do their job.  They were romping and playing like little kids.  When Mike came home from work, he snowplowed a maze in the backyard for them to walk further.  They were so happy....I, myself, love snow.  I live in the right place, I guess.  I wanted to build a snowman but had no one to play with me, so I just watched it from the window.  So, after all was said and done, we got about 10 inches.  It might be our last big snow of the season.  I can say that I will miss it when it all melts away.