Saturday, July 12, 2014

Extra Sweet Faces

 Aw!  Look at the sweet little mouth of James!  Isn't he so precious perched on his mommy's shoulder?  
 She's a good mom. He has a secure little face.
 Thank you for bearing with my unleashed granny gushing.  Can you believe how darling Plum Cake's feet are?  Delicious!
 A garden bouquet in a wine glass!
 A grocery store bouquet that is WAY too expensive but free to photograph.  
 I made the cookies for you!  They were delicious, but when you eat too many . . . yeah.

 This is one of our favorite cabbage salads.  Crunchy!  Tasty!

 When two grands were here for the day, I was reading a little Gladys Taber while they played.  A picture of a stove top coffee pot gave me a huge craving for some perked coffee.  I drank three cups.  They were delicious.
 Plum Cake is growing fond of Grampy.  She told him, "I drew a picture of you, Grampy!"
 Sam put on her apron for a cupcake baking.  She's a good sprinkler!
Plum Cake's portrait wasn't quite as cute as the real deal.  Oh, I love this face! (sigh of contentment!)
I spent the morning watching a Winston Churchill film (I know it's weird, but I really like learning about him) and knitting.  I felt a little less than jazzy and I think it's because a year ago at this time we were at my dad's memorial service and I am missing him.  
I can't wait to visit my mom in August.

I hope this weekend is chugging along just fine for you, friends.
Thank you for stopping in to say hello!

33 comments:

Happy@Home said...

Gush away on those grandchildren, Pom. I do believe the world would be a nicer place if all children had a loving grandma like you.
Your garden bouquet is just as lovely as the expensive counterpart.
Thanks a million times over for the cookies. I have been craving them, but trying not to bake them as I know I will overindulge.
I love Plum Cake's hair do. Our family seems to be heavy on the boys. I love them to pieces, but secretly dream of having a little girl to play with someday.

TexWisGirl said...

she is a cutie pie as is your little grandboy. :)

Lisa Richards said...

You have a quiver full of sweet grandkids, Pom. They have the best of grandmas! I'm so glad you are so appreciative and content with your fabulous husband. I think Winston Churchill is an interesting persona. What was the movie? Are there craisins in those cookies? They look yummy!
I just got home from work and your blog always makes me feel like I'm giving myself a treat. :) Just let someone try to stop us from bragging on our grandkids! lol!

ann said...

What sweet photos. You have a very busy house. Precious little ones, good food, inspirational vibes. Excited to meet.

Debi said...

Your grands are adorable... I don't mind you gushing at all!

Farm Girl said...

Lovely day and lovely pictures. I love that you got out that peculator. How cute.
I love all of the faces and I do love your gushing. Isn't it nice to gush sometimes. I think you are just happy and not gushing at all. I am glad you do.
Life is so sweet. I am so glad you take pictures.

April said...

Sam and Lizzy are going to be good bakers after spending all this time with you. Your cookies looked yummy!

Granny Marigold said...

Such pretty pictures and such pretty grandchildren too! Have you read the book about Winston Churchill by Gretchen Rubin? I haven't but I know she has written one. My DIL gave me G.R.'s "Happiness Project" for a recent birthday and inside there's a list of her other books. BTW Happiness Project is another great book!

Betty said...

Lovely pictures. Gushing is good! you have a beautiful family.

Elizabeth said...

How sweet!

Melanie said...

Oh Miss Pom Pom , your world is always full of love and warmth. Your blog oozes happiness and honesty and I love it. You even have dirty dishes in the sink…..love it !
Sending you hugs from across the pond xoxo

Melanie said...

Oh Miss Pom Pom , your world is always full of love and warmth. Your blog oozes happiness and honesty and I love it. You even have dirty dishes in the sink…..love it !
Sending you hugs from across the pond xoxo

Melanie said...

Oh Miss Pom Pom , your world is always full of love and warmth. Your blog oozes happiness and honesty and I love it. You even have dirty dishes in the sink…..love it !
Sending you hugs from across the pond xoxo

Melanie said...

Oh Miss Pom Pom , your world is always full of love and warmth. Your blog oozes happiness and honesty and I love it. You even have dirty dishes in the sink…..love it !
Sending you hugs from across the pond xoxo

Melanie said...

Oh Miss Pom Pom , your world is always full of love and warmth. Your blog oozes happiness and honesty and I love it. You even have dirty dishes in the sink…..love it !
Sending you hugs from across the pond xoxo

Amy at love made my home said...

Wow, it really is all go at your house! I like to watch interesting TV programmes while I crochet sometimes! xx

Jeannette said...

I had a dear friend who never spoke a gushing praise over a child without a companion word of praise or gratitude to God. You have a lovely passel of opportunities for rejoicing!

Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams said...

You carry on gushing, you have every reason too, they are all sooooo gorgeous!! xx

Maggie said...

I agree. Sweet mouth cutest toes and your hubby's face is very nice! X

Nana Go-Go said...

S'all about babies with me too! Babyface your hubby has too!Poor Winston - he got such a hard time of it over here after World War II you know. Was it 'Young Winston' you saw? Anne Bancroft was fabulous in it as his mother. Have a great week, friend o'mine. x

Left-Handed Housewife said...

I love seeing the pix of your grands! They're all so beautiful. And those toes!

Bill has a good and handsome face. You're lucky to gaze upon his countenance, and he's lucky to gaze upon yours!

xofrances

Leslie aka the wayside wanderer said...

I like seeing Bill's face. Did he get a new haircut? We need a picture of the two of you together because that is immediately where my mind went...imagining you next to him.

Those cookies are PERFECT. I would love one...or three, please. :)

Sarah H said...

Your grandchildren are simply beautiful, you gush away!

The cookies look yummy and your flowers are gorgeous.

Julia said...

Hi Pompom, thanks for visiting. You gush away grandma, your grandbabies are so cute, especially that new little one.

Your cookies are tempting and so is a nice cup of fresh coffee.
Hugs,
JB

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Churchill is one of my favorites and your man has a beautiful smile. yes, James is adorable...love his little rosebud mouth! Were my cookies good? [lol]

Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor said...

You are having such a fun summer!!! That is why you are such a good teacher when school starts back, you have so much to give back. Keep enjoying the summer...I am counting down, and not ready for school to begin again.

theshepherdshouse said...

Everything is sweet around your house! I'd love one of those cookies...yum!

Blessings,
Sharon

Kit said...

Oh how I love to hear about your contented daily events. Gush all you want! :) Happy hot days! Kit

Sara said...

Hello dear Pom Pom. You have such a lovely family. It's wonderful to see you enjoying them and your days this summer. Blessings to you.

Tassell, Tea pot, and life down under said...

Plum cake is the cutest and baby James is looking more like a little grown up. Ahh the joy of retirement, surrounded with grands and dong the things you like.
Those cookies are scrumptious.

Enjoy your week PomPom.

Hugs

GretchenJoanna said...

Your "unleashed granny gushing" suits me just fine. Baby feet are so photogenic!!

I have been wanting cookies all week. Thank you, friend!

And thank you for the lovely bouquet. Those colors are a work of art.

M.K. said...

When I look at Adam's face, I feel that same contentment and happiness :) Oh, I read once a biography of Churchill's mother. It was just titled "Jennie," and it was a two-volume set and very good. Gives insight into the man himself, coming from such a family as that.

Your grands are having a grand summer, I see! Both bouquets are perfect, and it's a great idea to photograph the ones you can't buy, and enjoy them -- and the photo doesn't die on you! haha ;)

Aura Main said...

That is a neat percolator! Where did you find it? I remember something like this when I was young and living in Panama. How wonderful that you can spend time baking with your grand daughter and those cookies!! I have yet to make cookies that taste as good as yours look.

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