Here's Samantha making the dirt soup. Millie made some, too. Mud is fun.
Look at the gigantic fireplace in the dining hall, at the mall (that's a lot of prepositions).
Kelli's seeing mountain bluebirds out at her house! The previous owners placed many bluebird houses along the fence. Yay!
Yesterday Jenny was sick so the girls came over to our house to play. Granny was able to sneak in LOTS of hugs and kisses.
Don't you love Plum Cake's lovely little feet? So young and beautiful!
We had a lot of fun on St. Patrick's Day! Kelli's family comes over every Tuesday so we planned accordingly. I made very tasty stew (with no carrots because the girls say yuck to them). Here's the recipe:
Place three packages of stew meat and one quartered onion in a cast iron skillet. Of course salt and pepper the meat.
Bake at 250 degrees for five hours.
One hour before dinner boil a bag of fingerling potatoes until done. Take the meat out of the oven. Drain the potatoes and put them in the meat skillet.
In a saucepan mix two pkgs. of gravy mix with the recommended amount of water. Stir it up until it thickens and add it to the meat and potatoes. Leave the lid on until it's time to eat.
We had warm Irish soda bread, deviled eggs (green), green jello, and green Kool-aid. Bill bought green jelly beans.
I read the story of St. Patrick while we dined.
The daffodils smell SO spring-y!
Yesterday Birdie was recovering from a cold. She snuggled under my great granny's hand sewn quilt. Oh, I cherish these relaxed visits with our grands.
And I can't forget to tell you:
I'm not doing any more Pauses until Easter. I'm going up to spend a week with our Brad and Aria and Atticus. Their mama and CB and Finn are going to the east coast to celebrate April's granny's birthday. They'll go with April's parents (two GEMS!) and tour DC, too. Yay! I will enjoy being at their house! I must remember to take my chicken boots! I'll probably blog quite a bit so that they can check on our doings while they are away.
Thank you for popping in today. Happy SPRING to you!