Thursday, February 14, 2013

LOVE is Stretching It to the Limit

Sometimes it takes me a week to recover after spending a day with the grand-kids.  When I babysat a few weeks ago for little Mia, it was yet another fun filled day.  You know, life with a four year old is never dull!!!

We made Dirt Cake...something I hadn't made in years. 
But, Mia wanted to make it for her Daddy.

Wanting to do it all...
she poured
she mixed
she hit the button on the food processor, making the Oreos look like dirt
she washed and dried the flowers I brought along
We did it all.
The end result?




Then we played with her stretchy people and slimy eyeball

Yep, you heard me right...a slimy eyeball. 

She'd gotten them from the Dentist that morning for being a good patient. 

"Oh, Nana, I love that smell," she said smiling.

Smell, I thought.  What smell? 

Inhaling deeply, all I could smell was her Mini Bow Tie Pasta cooking.  This little one LOVES pasta!!
Her parents had told me she was excited that I was spending the day with her.  However, she was REALLY excited when I pretended to be afraid of her slimy eyeball!!!

Oh, one more thing.
LOVE comes in all shapes and sizes, you know.

Happy Valentines Day!


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28 comments:

Candy C. said...

Little Mia is a cutie pie! :)
I enjoyed looking through your last few posts, what a lovely "Valentine" cactus!
Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm following back!

trav4adventures said...

My grandson will be 4 in 2 weeks. Yes, it is indeed a delightful age!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Sweet post, JP...love indeed comes in many forms, shapes, and sizes.

Nancy Claeys said...

She sounds hornery like her grammy! :)

Thanks for participating in the Boost-My-Blog Party JP!

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Mia is adorable, and it sounds like you had a great day. I'm visiting from BMB and am looking forward to seeing more from your quiet corner. Happy Valentines Day!

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

Now why on earth would a dentist give out slimy eye balls lol? What a sweetie she is. Nap time now.

Sowing Stitches said...

I'm visiting from the Boost-My-Blog Party!
Happy Valentines' Day! May your day be filled and overflowing with LOVE! :)

Inger said...

What a fun day for Mia, playing with her Grandma! Happy Valentine's Day to you, dear J. P.

Debra said...

Aren't grandkids the best ? : ) Visiting from BMB party over at Rural Journal / Happy Valentine's Day!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Slimy eyeballs were a HUGE hit here around Halloween :-)

Thanks for participating in the blog hop! Your package is en route!

TexWisGirl said...

what a sweetie. enjoying her days.

MorningAJ said...

Oh please..... what's dirt cake? It sounds perfect! (Maybe you could decorate one with eyeballs next hallowe'en. :)

Nina Bille said...

Such a lovely day you've had! Visiting you from the BMB blog hop, your new follower Nina

Ginny said...

Your header is beyond beautiful!!! And what wonderful pictures, she is a real cutie pie!!! It is so awesome to be able to have our grandchildren to ourselves every so often. But I agree, they DO tire me out! Anne wants to be doing something every minute. With ME, I like to do a few things in between rests. So when she leaves I cherish the happy memories, do a blog post, and fall into bed! I love your Noah's Ark birdhouse and the snow on top of your bird baffles, so pretty!

Ginny said...

Your header is beyond beautiful!!! And what wonderful pictures, she is a real cutie pie!!! It is so awesome to be able to have our grandchildren to ourselves every so often. But I agree, they DO tire me out! Anne wants to be doing something every minute. With ME, I like to do a few things in between rests. So when she leaves I cherish the happy memories, do a blog post, and fall into bed! I love your Noah's Ark birdhouse and the snow on top of your bird baffles, so pretty!

Nancy said...

Happy Valentine's Day....I am visiting from the Blog party and it's so nice to meet you.....She sure looks like she's having fun....

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

What a lovely day with your granddaughter! Love the photos.

I'm visiting from the Boost My Blog Party. Nice to meet you and join you!

Ann said...

She's a cute little one and it sounds like the two of you had a fabulous day

Jeanne said...

Love your header and the title of your blog! I am stopping by from the blog party, and am your newest follower. Will look forward to getting to know you . Grandchildren are so fun aren't they! Your little grandaughter looks as if she is having so much fun

Cindy Swanson said...

Aww...how sweet! Got to admit, I'm a bit envious because my grandsons live in Texas and I live in Illinois. I treasure any time I get to spend with them!

Cindy at Notes in the Key of Life

A Garden of Threads said...

It does. Your granddaughter is adorable. Sounds like you had a fantastic time together:)

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

It really does, and those small packages like your granddaughter are really the most precious!

*♥´¨)
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(¸.-´ (¸.-` ♥♥´¨) ♥HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY JP!!

Magnolia Holler said...

Hi! I'm visiting from the BMB party, thanks for visiting me earlier today. I hope you had as much fun today as you did previously with your granddaughter. She is precious!

Tiggeriffic said...

How wonderful ~ you are making memories with your grandaughter.. That is what life is all about~! making memories.. She is so cute ~! The glass eyeball looks like lots of fun...
Have a great Happy Valentine's Day...~! ta ta for now from Iowa:)

On Crooked Creek said...

Katherine,
Love through the eyes of a four year old . . .
and the eyes of a Grandmother. . .priceless!!!
You are truly blessed, dear one!
A perfect love story, indeed!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Empty Nester said...

Absolutely adorable!

Chatty Crone said...

Happy Belated Valentine's Day! ♥

Katherines Corner said...

Sorry I'm late getting here...thank you for adding your wonderful blog to the Thursday Favorite Things hop. xo

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