Yep That's me with some pretty purple elbow length knitted mittens! I was so surprised when Rhonda handed me a birthday present! And ... ever so pleased when I opened the box! Her beautiful daughter Amber is a Rhodes Scholar knitter! Thank you Amber for letting me benefit from your artistic talents :) I love them! And Thank you Bob & Rhonda for thinking of me on my upcoming 58th birthday!! We look forward every Saturday to our breakfast soirees!
Watch this short video of Dillan getting her Cinderella Doll.... Pure Delight!
There had to be at least 500 or more little girls dressed in a Princess dress.... Every Disney Princess dress was represented! Lots of glass slippers & tiaras and magic wands! Dillan watched the entire show with the prettiest & sweetest smile on her face, she was in awe and full of fascination! The stories of Cinderella :) SnowWhite & The Seven Dwarfs :) and Beauty & The Beast :) magically presented by Mickey & Minnie and a few other favorite Disney Characters! I even shed a few tears during Beauty & The Beast! I had never seen the movie!
From what I hear ... Our sweet little 3 year old Princess Dillan took a nap just like a cuddly little bear in hibernation would have... after the show! Upon awakening, she was whisked away to a birthday party that included a clown & magician and lots more of happy stimuli ....
So are you wondering if Dillan's Abuelo loved all of this? Probably as much as our sweet "Dill Pickle" :)
Dillan was so excited to be having a baby sister (that's what she wished for) ....for some reason she wants a little baby sister and she gets one in June! Maybe even around Aunt Meg's birthday !!! We are all so excited for Beau & Ashley, they just moved into a really fabulous house with an ever so special room for Dillan!
Stephen and I absolutely loved this movie and we highly recommend it to EVERYONE! Please go see it NOW! Before the Academy Awards! In fact go see all of the nominees! It's really a fun year to compare and figure out great movie stuff! Once again, it just doesn't surprise me anymore now... how Stephen tends to cry at movies... once again he got very emotional and I dearly love him for his inner sweetness :) Of course, it seemed to be mostly over the wonderful dog ... who should have been nominated! The Artist was really a great movie!
My longtime dear friend Kerri & her husband Jim are making a permanent move to the wilds of Livingston, Montana! She lovingly offered this beautiful crystal chandelier to us and we had it installed in our entry way this week! Thanks to Picnik I made the otherwise pretty boring picture into a happy face.... Thanks Kerri & Jim! You made us very happy with your generous gift!
Little girls love so many things! We are so totally embracing Dillan Princess-ness! Because we know that she will always be a Sweet Princess to us! Just like her Aunt Megan is still our Princess too! Two Princess Taylors, what a Kingdom!
Forget Dora The Explorer... Forget Yo Gabba Gabba! Even Toy Story is fading a bit! It's the Princess phase in this little girl's life! After wandering around the Disney store in rapture .... Princess Dillan actually wore the Cinderella wedding gown, glass slippers and veil out of the store! People passing by Dillan continued to comment on how beautiful she was ...If they didn't, she would stop and ask them, "Do I look pretty?" And then low and behold there appeared in her sight, a Merry Go Round with sparkling lights! Sooooooooo we took the trip fantastic! There are some moments in your life when time stands still, you forget your cares and woes and just live in the moment! Think about it? It always happens on a Carousel :)
I wonder who Thelma is? Was she Bill's wife? Or is it just another shack next door to Bill's?
We'd heard the "food buzz" that this run down burger joint was going to be featured on National TV!
We'd seen it along the freeway in a pretty shabby part of town ... And never ever never thought about sampling a Bill's Jumbo Burger until ......
Friends that know of my quest for the perfect cheeseburger actually double dared us to try one!
So yesterday on a quiet Monday we pulled up into their parking lot and much to our surprise, we couldn't even find a place to park! We parked next door at Thelma's bar! We had to wait for over 20 minutes for a Bill's special and because there is virtually no place to sit (a few stools inside and some picnic tables outside) we dined in our car!
I didn't expect that we would join our Saturday morning breakfast friends but Stephen insisted and I think it did him wonders! Dilly Deli was delicious as awhiles! On their menu they have a dish called Meg & one called Beau? How crazy is that?
Abuelo & Tay Tay love our IPAD cuddle time on the big bed with Dillan! She loves all the Princess videos and lately she has asked for Cinderella or Snow White! Some how the Betty Boop Cinderella cartoon always comes up and the song just keeps sticking in all of our minds ....
"I'm just a poor Cinderella, nobody loves me but me" When Abuelo sings it Dillan goes crazy because HE just can't be Cinderella!
Stephen saw these socks at SAK'S 5th Ave on Christmas Eve Day and loved, loved them! Some how a little Elf named Megan had them under the tree the next day! Fun socks!
The sweetest little old ladies of Tulsa make these books at the church! They are called Quiet Books! They show wee ones how to zip, tie a shoe, braid hair, match shapes, counting wheels of buttons, how to tie a bow, button a shirt & to tell time the old fashion way!
I suspect I'll have these house shoes forever! I love Ugg boots so I know I'll love these comfy round about slip ons!
Of course New's Years was pretty boring here! But we had Dillan just about the time she was to go to her bed ....The perfect place to drop off your Grandkids on the last day of the year! The young at heart go on to parties and celebrations! We all fell asleep together and in the distance we heard fireworks exploding and going bang.... and we fell asleep welcoming the New Year in our dreams!