In a well-furnished kitchen there are not only crystal goblets and silver platters, but waste cans and compost buckets---some containers used to serve fine meals, others to take out the garbage.
Become the kind of container God can use to present any and every kind of gift to his guests for their blessing.
" You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies." Psalm 23:5

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Sunday we went to the Sportsman Show at the Civic Center here in Saint Cloud. It sits on the banks of the Mississippi River so I had to take a picture. It is still frozen but it won't be for long if these temperatures stay above freezing. With so much snow there may be a little flooding if the snow melts to quickly.

Ellie decided to play under the table with a few balls from the toy box.
I think she may have got the idea from the other day when Hunter was here. We tried to make a little fort under there with some blankets and then we kept hiding from each other. We all had fun.
She was doing quite well coming and going and remembering to watch her head...but the last time out she forgot and stood up to quickly. There was no more playing under the table and Grammy had to give lots of kisses to make it better.

We decided to make cupcakes for Valentines Day and Ellie was a good helper. Ellie put all the cupcake liners in the cupcake pans and she took her job seriously.

Grandma had an enjoyable time watching her

Maybe I could make a game out of this sometime to keep the grandkids busy.

A few of the liners were slipping out so she had to straighten them

One of my favorite things to do is watch the grandkids play and see how their little minds work. She doesn't like the noise of my kitchenaid, I think it is a bit loud. She will have me hold her and then look at it mixing but doesn't want to help as much as Hunter likes to do. ( he knows there will be a sweet taste at the end of mixing time)

Yes...this was very messy but lots of fun. It is so cold outside and we were trying to think of something to do. My sister had told me about playing with beans with her granddaughter so I thought I would give it a try.

The next day I went out and bought lima beans that are bigger and easier to pick up.

My new granddaughter will be arriving on February 21. There will be a 6 week maternity leave for her mother and then Hunter and his new baby sister will be coming to Grammys daycare full time. Ellie is coming full time now which is 3-4 days a week. Most weeks it will be 4 days. We are working through most of the challenges and when the weather gets better we will get more outdoor time and trips to the splash park. Hunter loves swimming at Grandmas but Ellie does not and with the baby I won't be able to take all of them to the pool anyway. The splash park will be a good alternative. They seem to be happy and all though I am in bed by 7 everynight I think it will be worth it for now.
~~God is and has been very faithful and good to me~~
Thank you to everyone who has prayed for me. I know it has helped.

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