About Me

My photo
Within the confines of this blog, you will find bits and pieces of the life and times of myself, my family and friend dear and near., far and wide, few and far between. You will find bits and pieces of my world, tho small to some, but huge to me. You will find everything from 'soup to nuts',; recipes, hobbies,crafts, gardenings,loves of my life, GrandLoves-a-Plenty, and even my pets... Sooo, if you can handle family life, enjoy the tour of my 'Stuffings'.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Super Saturday

A Super Saturday it was. If you are not into family celebrations, you will not want to partake in our Saturday full of fun. It was our GrandLove Sy's 8th Early Birthday Celebration. This was the first time he has had a 'big' party and was he happy. That's him, waving and adding trick rabbit ears to his cousin, Austin. Next to him is Christopher. Above him sits Maya and Dylon. Top step, ignoring the camera are Isaac and Ryan. Below him is Julie, holding Sy's baby brother Noah, and next to them is brother Ben. There were 2 more second cousins, bashful Bailey and shy Sean., not pictured. Bashful Bailey and shy Sean didn't want anything to do with a group picture, but they were amongst the 31 family party animals present.Sy wanted cupcakes instead of cake, so cupcakes we baked. There were 4 different kinds to choose from~~Choc. with choc. filling and icing, Lemon with lemon filling and icing, Dark Choc. with a peanut butter cup filling and peanut butter icing, and last, Loaded Choc.Chip with cho icing., all with Sprinkles, of course. I baked 80 cupcakes in all. There were 7 left at the end of the party....
Even one of his pet snakes kept slithering around.
The kids all gathered around to help him open gifts. He sure had fun and got so excited. " It's Just what I wanted.," was repeated over and over by one grateful little boy.
Sy has quite the imagination and is fascinated by anything scientific and magical. Mind Flex was on the top of the wish list.
Now he can levitate a ball, just like magic. " I can't wait to show Magic Jack., " he says. Great Aunt Mel asked if he knew what a Spanking Machine was. When he said no, she promised that we all would 'build' him one. He couldn't wait.What a lot of fun to watch and did he ever laugh all the way through the Spanking Machine of about a dozen Aunts and Uncles. It was so much fun that he wanted to do it again, saying, " That was SO COOL! "
Out to the garage they all marched to try to break into the pinata'.
S- wing, batter, batter, s-wing! Uncle Eric is at the other end of the rope, lifting and swinging SpongeBob the Pinata' to add to the giggles. SpongeBob seems to be heckling and Grandma O is not approving.
Finally, candy for my pocket, right Noah?
The kids all got a couple of whacks at the pinata'. Did they ever dive in for the fall-out of candies. Toothbrushes should have been handed out.
It sure did not take long for these little troopers to fall asleep. I wonder what they were dreaming?
Move over kids. Grandma is exhausted.
What a fun day it was. It was especially great to get some of the family together for a fun celebration. Birthdays and Anniversaries, Graduations and Weddings are always so much fun and add to the already, Great Memories.

It seems that every time I go to a funeral, which also was part of my past week, one of the things always mentioned, is the fact that the only time we see some of our family is at sad occasions. There are always the plans to get together for a 'fun time' instead. The sad thing is, it rarely happens. No one ever wants to commit to actually materializing the ' great idea. ' including myself. There was a time I would have jumped at the opportunity, and even volunteered to host an affair of fun.
Helping with the birthday party for my grandson was exhausting and all I actually did, was to bake cupcakes and do a daily cleaning of my house. I'm first to admit, that " I'm not as young, you think I am. ", or as willing.
My get up and go seems to have got up and went!

So, what do you say sisters, our cousin Dean has volunteered Mel's yard and Cher to host, for a cousin gathering. Sounds good to me. He can bring the food and drinks.

Thanks for stopping folks.
As I once read somewhere, my goal for the day is to do nothing, and so far, I'm right on schedule....well, except for blogging. Now I have a whole lot of catching up to do on your blogs.



texwisgirl said...

It's great to have a large family gathering with lots of great food, fun and giggles. But BOY is it tiring! You did great tho!

~mel said...

Sure ~ leave it to Dean to volunteer my yard! What about yours or over by your cabin? Wherever, whenever, let me know.
I LOVE the picture of Syrus making his way through the spanking machine. It really was cute listening to him giggle his way through.

jack69 said...

What a wonderful Blog. And you are right (I know, that isn't often but), we do usually gather as a family at sad occasions.
This one was great and what a crowd you had. My man Sy, Happy Birthday and I annot wait to see him levitate the ball for real and in person. He is quite the man and so mannerly.
YOu are quite the Grandma and he will remember this forever. It is a thrill to see the family times you guys have.

Love you now RELAX!!!!
Do you guys ever get spring????

Dragonfly Treasure said...

What a wonderful day of memories you will have! I remember when I was little Aunts, Uncles and cousins would get together so often and we always had fun.
Nowadays we are all so spread out. Plus my soon to be ex made things very difficult so it wasn't always a happy time. Hoping that will chnage when I get through this nightmare I'm in now. I would love to have friends (if I can find any, he scared them away too) over just for a fun get together. Make some good memories...that's if I get to keep the house and am able to to refi it. So tired of being acared...yikes, I think I've babbled on!
Glad you had a great day!

Jean said...

A belated Happy Birthday Syrus. You are one lucky guy. My family use to get to gather, but not often now since we all to space out and when we do it's a crowd. lol. What a great thing you did for your grandson the cup cakes look so good. Take care.

Buttons said...

Dar that looks like it was so much fun I miss big family birthday parties.
I guess it is to late to get a cupcake they looked so good. B

The White Farmhouse said...

Oh my goodness! Do you know how to party or what?! Love the spanking machine! How funny is that? I bet he is glad he had his big boy party now!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Dar, I'm so envious... As I've said MANY times, I didn't have much of a family --so we never met for Family things... I missed out on so much.

Glad you are having a Family time together which is not during a sad time... I was going to suggest a picnic --and let everyone just bring a dish....

Sounds like the little guy had a wonderful birthday party... How special!!!!

Cher' Shots said...

Happy Belated Birthday to Syrus! Tell him I'm saving up a big ole' kiss and bear hug for him. Love that the cousins all got together.
As for Dean volunteering my services of hosting ... well, I'm the one who already hosted a cousin party ~ I think it's YOUR turn.
'love & hugs from afar'

Kellie said...

What a great time! I love them all lined up on the floor snoozing away! Great memories you are building for them.

Arkansas Patti said...

That really looked like a fun party and he was obviously having a blast. Love that he was appreciative of his gifts. Says a lot about the boy.
Rest up now.

The Wife of a Dairyman said...

Nothing better than large family parties:) And, um, 'big party?!' that's a HUGE party....80 cupcakes!

Farmchick said...

That looks like a huge amount of fun! I have not doubt the kids loved it.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful gathering. We say the same thing - the only time we see family is at funerals.

Paula said...

Well I can see the sweet young man had a happy birthday so I'll just add many many more.

GardenofDaisies said...

Family gatherings are always the most wonderful!!! Love that last picture of all the kids sleeping on the living room floor. They will have such wonderful memories of these times.