Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The Help

I read this book and really enjoyed this great page-turner.  I was excited when I knew a movie was being made and couldn't wait to see it.  I called a couple of friends and we went to see the movie the very first night.  Those at the movie  really responded as the movie went along and even clapped at the end.  It was a great movie!  This may be one to purchase when it comes out on DVD.

Did you see it or read the book?  What did you think?

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Missouri State Fair

Cora talking with Otto the Car
Having fun at the Missouri State Fair.  It was a great day and great weather (until it rained).  It wasn't too hot .... that was the important thing!  There are several places at the fair for the girls to play and have fun.  They really enjoyed Papa's fair!

I stayed overnight and enjoyed the fair for a second day.  I love the Home Ec building.  Displays and demonstrations about crafts and cooking.  Always gives me great ideas.  

The fair ends this Sunday, so soon my husband will be back home and finished with working at the Highway Gardens for this year.

Cora and Olive having fun riding the whale

Olive and Smokey the Bear

Cora enjoying the balloon ride

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Baby Girl

My daughter is turning 29 tomorrow!  How can that be?  We called this her Pebbles look - putting her little bit of hair into a barrette.  She always played so well by herself.  These were sweet days, when she was little, and I am reliving this now watching her little girls be so similar to their mommy.

We are getting ready to go on a vacation back to where both of our children were born and lived until my daughter was in 3rd grade.  I'm sure there will be some reminiscing for both my husband and myself. We are vacationing as a family with our daughter and family as well as our son.

Looking forward to making more great memories.

Happy Birthday Baby Girl -- love you.

Friday, August 5, 2011


I made this little sundress for Olive.  It is McCall's 2213.  Very sweet and simple pattern.  I made one previously that was brighter colors.  This has white eyelet material on the front and blue plaid on the inside.

I looked through my button jar for quite a while to find the perfect white buttons for the straps.  Olive tried on the dress for Nana and she looked very precious in it.

Hopefully I will get a picture of her wearing it before the summer is out.