Five On Friday (Link Up)

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Last night we decided to go out to dinner with the kids at the Home Town Buffet and roam around the Maine Mall for a bit of time after my hubby got home from work after eating we ended up over at best buy. I decided to break away ad go admire cameras. (A girl can dream, right?)  Because at tax time we decided to forgo the camera we had picked so I could have a new computer. Hubby walked up behind me and says “That’s a nice camera. Is that the one you want?” I told him at some point I would like it. He picks it up and buys it…Along with a camera bag, new rechargeable batteries, and a bag. So my number one is how blessed I feel by my husband’s gift. There were things he needed that he put aside for me.

Sony DSC - H300

Two

Friday visits from my little Grandson and his daddy are always a great ending to my weekdays. Watching my son interact with his son is heartwarming to me.

son and father

Three

I have a great little playmate in Little Miss Toddler. My girls never liked Barbies and she adores those Barbies! My cute little excuse to get down and play with them and of course her! Just look at that smile!

toddler and barbies

 

Four

Finally, the two plus feet of snow is starting to disappear from my yard and I am not complaining in the least. I am ready for kiddie pools, popsicles, sunglasses, tall cold glasses of sweet tea and sunshiny days. I am even excited to start the spring yard clean up.

Spring is Coming

Five

This week I happened to get my box from Pinch Me. It’s nice to get something in the mail besides bills. New FREE body wash is a pretty cool sample and Lucky Old Boy will enjoy his wet dog food treat. I do not have any affiliation with www.pinchme.com and have not been asked to post this I am simply sharing with you something I enjoy.  So if you love freebies Pinch Me is a pretty cool site.

Pinchme

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Squirrel Named Charlie Visits Our Family In Maine

We have a squirrel (Actually it is possible there are three or more however, we just call them all Charlie. Keeping it simple.) that sticks around our yard that we have named Charlie.

Much to Little Miss Toddlers sheer delight he comes up onto the deck to visit and steal peanuts and put on a quick show for the shrieking child, whom honestly most likely scares him (them) out of his wits. “Charwee Giga Charwee! Giga look!” She looks forward to his visits each day. Today Little Miss Toddler is napping and Charlie the squirrel came to visit. He was eating from a bag of popcorn I had dropped when I had to untangle the poodles run for the millionth time. (I need to go grab that popcorn bag before poor Charlie is running about with a pop corn bag over his head!) So I grabbed my camera and got a picture of him finally. So adorable. We just love Charlie the Squirrel.

Charlie the squirrel eating popcorn

This Mom Life and Making Room for Blogging

Sometimes this mom life and/or grandma life gets in the way of doing the other things I enjoy. Such as blogging today. I think it is safe to say you can all relate. So I am just going to tell you a bit about my Moms Life day because, it is my goal to make room for blogging in some form each day even if it is in the wee early morning hours. It gives me a nice platform to be a bit creative 🙂  and connect with other moms .

 

I cleaned today. There is a big surprise. However it seems I have been quickly losing steam lately. Midafternoon I was bored out of my mind, didn’t want to clean anything more  and was seriously thinking of any excuse to get out of the house. So I mentioned to hubby I would like to go to Best Buy to checkout  their cameras.

I am not by any scope of the imagination a photographer but this is what we came up with.

Nikon – COOLPIX B500 16.0-Megapixel Digital Camera in Plum

Ahhh, she is so beautiful <3 LOVE!!!

Nikon Cool Pix

We are just waiting to get our taxes back. I played with it in the store and just loved the ease of use and the way it felt in my hand. I don’t care too much about the color but the hubby would like to see me have it in the plum color so if they have it in that color I’ll be getting that if not black is great too. The camera I have now is a FUJIFILM and it is the biggest piece of junk I have ever laid my hands on. Though to-day. I did charge its batteries and such because I do not think the cell phone pics are helping my blog much *sigh* . So that is that I am waiting on a new camera and super excited too! Then no more blurry, weird, mistimed photos. Well, at least not so often 😉 .

So after I tossed batteries in my camera I snapped a photo to make sure it was working in some capacity.

This is our miniature poodle mid face lick. Such a handsome old boy. He is Little Miss Toddlers best buddy. So very tolerant and loving with her. He loves her even more when she has a bread crust or some other yummy morsel in her hand. LOL But, he feels that way about all of us. Miss Toddler loves slipping him treats. I think he has put on considerable weight in her presence .

White Miniture Poodle

 

Little Miss Toddlers newest thing is using her “colors” crayons. (See why Little Miss Toddler is all wet below .)

She is very insistent though YOU color for her or watch her color. What ever at the moment suits her fancy. Tonight she captured Pop-Pop as a coloring partner. He looks adorable seated at her tiny Minnie Mouse table coloring . He is such a good father and Pop-Pop. Aways making time for the things that really matter like “colors” and snuggle time.

Colors with Pop-Pop

There is something else Little Miss Toddler likes even more than her colors and I am sure if you looked at the photo of her coloring you saw she was a very , very wet child. She enjoys this so much … She calls this “washing dishes” How ever she is not really allowed to wash dishes. What she is doing is making puddles of water. Lots of water. She is also soaking her clothing. This right here is her happiest of activities. Me, I am not a fan, LOL but I let her supervised hoping one day soon she will tire of it or turn into a tween who just thinks washing dishes is fabulous! Okay wishful thinking I know.

Toddler water play

We had a pretty simple dinner of Chop Suey and rolls. I have been craving it and the hubby is not always a fan so it was easy and yummy. The boys were thrilled as they all love pasta in any form.

Now I am off to wash towels (the work never ends) and go to bed. <–Yay!

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~Jenn~