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Sunday, July 12, 2020

Sleepover!

Friday night Alaina and Ruby spent the night with us.  When we got to their house to pick them up, we noticed something different.


 They had pink and blue in their hair!  They said a new troll movie came out and Laura helped them put pink and blue in their hair to be like the trolls.  Alaina's is already washing out, but they thought it was great fun!



 They love to play in the driveway, riding bikes and the scooter.  They thought it was great fun to pull Grandpa around in the wagon.




 Here they were inspecting a caterpillar.



The evening was full of fun and they fell asleep as soon as they got in bed!


 On Saturday morning, we tried out something I had seen online.  It showed how to make a bunny and a teddy bear from a washcloth with no sewing.  It involved rolling the washcloth, twisting it and folding it, then putting rubber bands on.  The bunny also had eyes, nose and tail hot glued on.  It wasn't as easy the sites promised, but we got them done and the girls were happy.



 Here's the bunny...




 and the teddy bear.


Around noon we headed to my Dad's house so I could do a pill set up.  The girls like this, and we often pick up McDonalds to eat there. 

Here's my Dad with Alaina.  He loves those girls!
While they were eating their lunch, Dad was sitting between the two of them.  Ruby looks up and him and asks "Grandpa, why do old people get wrinkles?"   He thought that was hilarious and I know he'll be sharing that with his friends.    :)



 And Ann loves them too.  She was walking around the yard with them, showing them her flowers.  She had just finished weeding when we got there.  She's 91 years old!



Dad and Ann have this swing on their porch and the girls think it's the best.  They love to sit out there with them.

After our visit there, it was time to bring them home.  We had picked up some flowers at a roadside stand for Ann and for their mom, so they were anxious to give them to her.
We always have fun, and are so blessed to have them close and be able to spend time with them!

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Cooking Thursday

I have a yummy recipe for you today! We went to my sister Cheri's house for supper on the 4th and she asked me to bring a salad.  They were grilling burgers so I thought a potato salad would be good.  I found this recipe that's a little different from the normal potato salad.  It's another recipe that is really easy, and it was so good!


Red skin Potato Salad

2 pounds small red-skinned potatoes, quartered
1 pound bacon, cooked until crisp and crumbled
3 large eggs, hard boiled and cooled, then chopped
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
3/4 to 1 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoons mustard
6 green onions, finely chopped
1 small red onion, diced
1 tablespoon sugar
Salt and pepper, to taste

Boil potatoes until fork tender.  Drain and let cool for about 10 minutes.
In a small bowl, stir together the vinegar, mayonnaise, mustard, green and red onions, sugar, salt and pepper.
Place the potatoes, eggs and bacon into a large bowl.
Stir mayo mix into potato mix and refrigerate.