Saturday, October 15, 2011

A Grandma Sort of Day!

Last Sunday was my MIL's 82nd birthday. We gathered together at the nursing home to surprise her. She was thrilled to see our kids and grandkids. We only had one kid and one grandkid that couldn't make it, so we had the lounge full. The home had MIL all dolled up. She had such a wonderful time. Of course, I forgot to take my camera, so I swiped some of the girls' pictures. This is Fern (MIL) with our 3 girls, Carolyn, Cathryn, and Hazel.
Here she is with four of our grandkids: Ashton, Ava, Noah, and Izabella.
Jon was late getting there. We all forgot to call him. He was not very happy with the female half of our family. LOL Oh well, better late than never. He made it in time for cake.
Here is a picture of all our family that were there. (This was taken before Jon arrived.)
By the way, in the above picture it is Carolyn, Kevin, me, Cathryn, Ava, Hazel, Izabella, Noah, and Ashton. I think Bob and Jeremy were taking pictures, so they weren't included. (grin)
We had such a nice day. We knew that Fern would tire easily, so we only stayed about an hour. Then Kevin stayed and kept his mom company while we went to see my mom.
You don't even want to know how long I have spent tonight trying to figure out how to swipe these pictures from the girls' FB pages and get them posted here on my blog. LOL It has been a long evening. Now just so I have a quilty picture posted too....Carolyn entered Bob's Patriotic Shoofly quilt that I made him for Christmas last year in their county fair. I won a blue ribbon for it. I was really surprised, as I have never won any ribbons, but then again, I have never entered any of my projects. (grin) Here I am holding the quilt with the blue ribbon.
As you can see, I hate having my picture taken. I always look so dorky. That is why you seldom see pictures of me here on the blog. LOL The kids were all trying to get me to laugh. That is why I look like I just swallowed a prune. LOL 

I even took  picture of the blue ribbon. May be the only one I ever have. LOL
Here is a picture of Bob holding it up last Christmas.

After visiting with all the grandmas, we all met back here at our house to BBQ and just visited. Thank you to the kids for providing all the goodies. All I provided was some chili leftover from the day before. LOL The kids had such fun playing with Buddy. Ava, especially, loved him. They threw his ball and he would fetch it back to them. She thought that was so great. I had the kids line up for a picture before they left. As you can see, they had already eaten. Look at the clothes and around the mouths. LOL

Well, I guess that is enough pictures for this post. I just wanted to share with you all about our amazing time last Sunday. Thank you for visiting. Please come again. Have a blessed Sunday.


Julie Fukuda said...

What do you mean, dorky? That is a nice picture and congratulations on the blue ribbon. What a fun Sunday that must have been with the family all together.

Lynn said...

Your pics are lovely,you are funny (grin)looks like you had a fun day.... well done on the blue ribbon.

Pat said...

What a great family day you had. Congratulations on winning a blue ribbon, too!

Just Ramblin' said...

Looks like your family had a wonderful time with their grandmother. I'm sure it made her day! Love your quilt and how exciting to win a blue ribbon. And, I think your picture is fun! I'm usually blinking, talking, or doing something dumb when my picture is taken so I try to avoid it whenever I can.

Bren said...

You are just beautiful! The blue ribbon is WELL earned! How awesome of your daughter to entere it. She had to be so proud! All the kids look good and those grandababies are too cute! Glad you had such an wonderful day and how blessed your mom and mil had to feel seeing all the family.

Lee said...

Congrats on the blue ribbon, and it looks like everyone had a great Sunday.

~JoAnn~ said...

Winona~ Sounds like a wonderful day for all. Great pictures including the one of you with the ribbon :)

Janet said...

Congratulations on the blue ribbon!! You are an award winning quilter now--how cool. You are so blessed with a lovely family and to have both mothers living to enjoy them too. Your grands kids are so cute. What a fun day you had together. I hate pictures too. lol You really do need to have pictures taken tho, so your children and grands have photos of you. Thanks for sharing all your pictures--it was worth your time figuring it out. LOL

Paula said...

Winona! You are so pretty! And no, you don't look like you swallowed a prune... *hehe*
(I feel your pain- I hate having my picture made.)
Sounds like you all had a wonderful day visiting with your moms... you have such a beautiful family and so many cute grands and I know you are happy to be able to spend time with them.
Yay on the blue ribbon~ I would frame it!

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