Well, as of Monday, Nov. 10th we now officially have 3 grand kids instead of 1! Talk about exciting! I talked a little about this in my last post, but if you go to the blog posted on the side of my blog "Good Times Today"you can get all the details, and pictures!
Although, I will be learning how to post pictures soon! (it's very apparent that I won't be learning from my eldest daughter.... LoL.... she has her hands and feet full right now!) I celebrated my 50 (ahem) something birthday... on Sunday and was spoiled rotten (as per usual) by the family. But, I got a digital camera! My DS tells me welcome to the space age mom! LoL... what a bunch of characters I have as family! Nothing really wrong with my old camera... although, I did manage to mess up a few photo's lately. Alright, practically an entire roll of film was blank when I had it developed! Sigh...... always something. Plus then I didn't remember what was on it in the first place. Heavy sigh... hopefully it wasn't too important!
I've been busy lately working with the children in our ward at church. We needed to plan an activity that the kids could get involved in. One that has a Gratitude theme. So, we decided on a Food Drive! So, the idea is centered around a story book called "Stone Soup" by Marcia Brown. There are other versions of Stone Soup, but that just happens to be the version that I remember reading to our kids when they were younger. My son helped me find it at Powell's books ( http://www.powells.com/) while I was in Portland a few weeks back. Such a cool store, if your ever up in Portland, Oregon you need to check it out! It is advertised as the largest used Book Store in the U.S. This store is huge! Not only does it have Text books (for those of you into higher education) but it has new books too. I can't recall how many floors it has, but it's a lot for a book store. O.K. I digress... so, what I'm doing is; I will tell the story to the kids (o.k., o.k. so I'm going to read it and show them the pic's!) and then we will have given them each a slip of paper with an item of food that will go into the soup! Let me back up, for those of you that are not familiar with the story, it's about some people that are hungry and go into a small village to see if the villagers will share some food with them and a place to sleep. The villagers say no, and so it's decided that these people (3 soldiers) will make stone soup! It gets the people interested because they want to learn to make soup from stones.
Bit by bit the 3 put stones into the pot with water and then begins the real story! One soldier says, hmmm this would be a lot better if it had onions in it! Someone runs to get a few onions, and then all sorts of people are helping out by adding different things to the pot as the soldiers mention different things. Before they know it, the entire village has helped make stone soup! And later offer places for the soldiers to sleep too. We want to teach the children about Gratitude for what they have and kindness to others. So, they will go from room to room at the church to ask if people will share what they have. If the person looks at the paper and doesn't have the item, they will say "No!" As they find the person with the item they need that person will say "Yes!" We will make the soup as they go out with adults to collect canned food in the surrounding neighborhoods! (My DH and I walked ourselves silly.... and I have the aches and pains to prove it! To pass out flyer's telling about the Food Drive) And hopefully the weather will be somewhat good and we will have a lot to donate!
It should prove to be interesting! I hope that they have lots of fun, I know that I've felt good about the planning so I hope that it will be successful!
Guess I will let you know some time after this Saturday! Now I need to finish up a few odds and ends to this activity. I will update you when we are through!
Oh, and by the way... now I have a granddaughter to sew for too! Good Times are here to stay! Busy Times but good...
I forgot to add one more thing... I know your about bored to tears...but it won't be much longer!!! O.K. so last week I went to bake a couple of apple pies because we invited a few people over for dessert! I'm baking away, and it hit me like a blow to the head! The reason that the pie didn't work at my son's house!!!!! It was all my fault! For some reason I had her baking the pie for 1 hour! WHAT WAS I THINKING? Apple pies get cooked at 400 degree's for 45-50 minutes!!!!! So, I called and told my son and told him it was all my fault! I hope that subconsciously I wasn't trying to sabotage their pies so that he will always think mom's are best! Ho, hum! Anyway, apparently they cooked one the other day (on my birthday!) I still need to find out if it was alright!?! But, hopefully it wasn't like applesauce this time! Just thought you all needed to know, that I can admit I do make mistakes.... well, once in a while anyway!
Later, I have 9 patches to make and projects for Christmas etc..... there's no stopping me now!
Take care out there! And don't forget to change your socks once in a while!