Sunday, July 24, 2011

Shakes, a little beauty, and the Happiest Place on Earth.

Last weekend was a Grantie sleepover night with Natalie and great-niece and nephew.  We had a super-fun non-stop good time.  They got here after Natalie's dance class and we were non-stop from then on.  I loaded everyone into the car to head out to pay a visit to Papa while Granny was at a baby shower. Grantie, two kiddos and a cute lil' Yorkie headed out to Riverside.

Precious cargo...all safe and sound and buckled up!
After we got to my parent's house, we all headed out for lunch at Johnny Rockets.  We had burgers and shakes that were oh so yummy. Natalie and Papa carefully checked out the menu so they would know which shake was the best...

What do you think Papa??
Natalie's menu art for Grantie
Natalie Anne....such a cutie pie

Andrew and Papa
Grantie and Natalie shared the double dark chocolate shake.  It was delicious!

 I finally got to meet my newest great-niece Peyton Grace. She was born on June 1st, but I was sick, then out of town, and then I just couldn't get out to meet her any sooner than last weekend.  But man oh man...she was so worth the wait.  Take in this beauty and enjoy the cuteness!

Grantie loves you Miss Peyton

After a really long day, we finally got home at midnight.   As I was driving home I kept in the heck am I going to get two kids and a Yorkie into the house when all three were sleeping, yes even Tiffy, she falls sound asleep in her car seat too.  We live in a super safe neighborhood but a good Grantie would never leave one sleeping babe alone in the car while I ran the other one into the house. What was I to do? Could I get Andrew out of his car seat while he was sound asleep and carry both him and Natalie in and then leave the front door open and then run back to un-hook Tiffy from her seat and then get her in the house...oh man, I was in a panic. Yikes, it has been such a long time since I have been faced with this dilemma. Alas, these little punkins must have sensed my stress because on cue, they all woke up so Natalie walked in, I got Andrew and Tiffy un-hooked and we we were all safe and sound and locked in for the night. Phewwwww! We passed on baths, those could wait until the morning.  I tucked the kids into bed so we would all be well-rested for our long day out on Sunday, took Tiffy potty, then it was slumber time for all four of us.  In the morning, after baths, but before heading out, the kids wanted to take Tiffany for a walk. Tiffy loves to go for a walk around the neighborhood and loved having the kids join her~Natalie loved being the big girl walking Tiffy all by herself.

Mr. Andrew, being all boy, didn't have a problem when I asked him to carry Tiffy's poop bag home....actually, he thought it was cool. I am quite sure no one will be offended by Andrew holding Tiffy's poop bag because: #1) she is a dog and she needs to poop; #2) she is little so that means little poops; #3) I can use baggies instead of grocery bags so it doesn't look so yucky; and #4) I am a responsible pet parent because I clean up her poop and never ever leave it on anyone's lawn. Sorry about all the poop talk, but it is what it is..hehe :)

Andrew...can you be any cuter.
Being annual pass holders...we love to spend the day at off we went.  Natalie, Andrew and I headed out at 9am and met up with my mom and my sister Nancy and two of her grandkids, Landon and Bailey, at the Happiest Place on Earth.  We had such a great time.  The kids were great, the crowds were not too bad and the weather was perfect.  Being an ex pre-school teacher, I put together teams for the day which made loading onto rides easy as pie....

Team Cinderella...Grandma Nancy & Bailey
Team Tink....Grantie,  Natalie and  Landon 
Team Snow White....Great Granny and Andrew
Consolidated...Team Cinder-Snow 
We got to go on the new Little Mermaid...Ariel Under the Sea ride...

Ahhh, True Love, Disney style
America's Royal Wedding

The Carousel....
Granny's boys~Landon and Andrew

Grantie's Big Girl~Natters
Miss Bailey aka Diva
Grantie's Middle Girl Bailey
After a couple of hours at Disney California Adventure...
We said good-bye and headed to the Happiest Place on Earth

Landon...where should we go first??
Great Granny loves her punkins so much
Andrew and Bailey were not so sure about the Pirates of the Caribbean ride
Right now these little angels do no not realize how lucky they are to spend memory-making days with a group that consists of least they know how loved they are by all the members of our family. Until next time....
Good night!!


  1. Love it! sounds like you had a blast! Way to blog mom! xoxo

  2. I am so gonna buy a page in Buddy's yearbook for that pic of him holding Tiffy turds with a big ol' shit eating grin!! ;-)