Saturday, March 12, 2016

March 12, 2016

A Very Nice Day
March 12, 2016

White-winged dove
You would think that on a Saturday when both Ron and I could sleep late, that we would.  Instead we were both up before 8:00.  Ron took care of breakfast and we discussed plans for the day.  I spent the morning reading, sewing, bird watching, and baking - four of my favorite activities.  Ron spent time working in the yard, but when I asked him what he had gotten done, he said, "Very little."
Oatmeal, raisin, craisin, and coconut cookies
During the morning I put loops at the top of the flip-flop quilt to use for hanging it.  I worked on baking some oatmeal cookies to take to the grandchildren.  When I had baked enough for them, I bagged them and we headed to McAllen to see them.  We were going to pick up an elliptical trainer that our daughter in law was passing on to me.  Since we were doing that, we took Ron's Suburban instead of mine.
Youngest grandson, a.k.a. Cookie Monster
We arrived there about the time they arrived home from a long list of errands.   The grandchildren were as glad to see us as we were to see them.  Two of them were at their church working on a project and it was an hour or two before they arrived home.

Large cluster of bougainvillea blooms 
All over the yard bougainvillea plants are in full bloom and they are huge.  One of our granddaughters and I walked around the yard with our cameras taking flower photos.
One of the many bougainvillea plants

Ron and Jeff spent most of the afternoon sitting outside visiting and watching the children while Barb and I visited in the house.  We had so much catching up to do.  At one point Barb got out her planner and I got out my calendar and she filled me in on upcoming events.  There are so many things coming up in the next 2 or 3 months, with recitals, graduation for two of the grandsons (one in McAllen and one in San Antonio), trips, etc. 
Which is your favorite block?
The Flip Flop quilt was given to the girls and they each selected their favorite pair of flip flops on the quilt and there were no duplications in their choices.  They are eager to get it hung.
 Two of the granddaughters in front of one of the bougainvillea plants
We had pizza for supper and everyone enjoyed the four choices we had.  Our youngest grandson who is always wanting sugar, chose spinach pizza and ate 4 pieces!  Oh, what a bunch! 
The young gardener
Our grandson who will be 9 in a few days, planted this poinsettia plant that I still had from Christmas and he added it to the flower bed where there are several other poinsettia plants growing well.  It was already dark, but he got it planted and watered before we left.
He is such a willing helper!

The sun was setting as our grandson finished his planting.  It had been such fun to be together for the afternoon.
It was a good visit and we hated to head home, but with the time change tonight, we knew we needed to get started on our drive home.

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