Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Wednesdays With My Mom

I love this photo of my parents with my wonderful Grandma H. (my dad's mother). I'm pretty sure that this was taken while they were engaged. Love those Hollywood sunglasses, Mom!

There's a sweet story behind this photo, below:
Sara said to me as I was leaving, "Mom, will you take a picture of Grandmother when you first walk in? I love how happy she is when you first arrive and she sees you." This one's for you, sweet Sara. : )
It was another "Frosty" kind of day.
Then we did some coloring on her puppy picture. My sister, June, said the two of them did quite a bit more a few days after this picture was taken, last week. She really seems to enjoy this activity.
And time for some more "brain games". : )

Cute "Hawkeye"!!! Sara just loves him on those recent Science shows he does on PBS. She's always saying how adorable he is (I'm pretty sure he's a Grandpa now). And if so, I'm sure he's one of the sweetest Grandpa's EVER!!!
I found this old pic in my files the other day and "doctored it up", just for fun.
You sure are a cutie, Princess G. :-D
I know I'm a day late getting this post out...blame it on Taxes!!!!!!! I hate tax time! It takes over your life for a few days while you TRY to get your act together. Or am I the only one? Probably so! : (
At least it's done for another year. Something to celebrate! : )


Allie and Pattie said...

SO very cute! I love Wednesday posts!
xoxo Pattie

Angela said...

I too love to colour. I find it so relaxing. Thanks so much for sharing. loved the pics.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Love to see your Mom on Wednesdays!! It is so good that she keeps mentally active by doing crafts and puzzles that stimulate her mental functioning. Sorry, it is the nurse in me that is speaking. I loved the pic that said "G.G." That was what my Mom was known as to her great grans....G.G.!!

AB HOME Interiors said...

Aww what a very cute post!

Deb said...

I love the picture of your parents and grandmother! And yes, the glasses are very Hollywood. LOL

Sweet picture of your mom when you first arrived! (Good idea, Sara!) xo

Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

Hi Mary Lou, Those sunglasses are killing me . . too funny! Your Mom really does look happy when you first arrive . . she's probably excited about the day she going to have . . enjoy her lots!

Lorraine said...

Cute pictures! Seth did the taxes this year - so nice!

Busy Bee Suz said...

I forgot it was Thursday when I was reading this!!!
Love that hollywood photo of your Mom...she was and is quite the looker.
I think every day should be frostie day. Right????

Scrappi Sandi said...

Thank you so much for dropping by my blog & leaving such kind words!

I have so enjoyed visiting yours & love that vintage photo...great glasses!!

Jacqueline said...

YES to board games! Awesome good ol' fashioned brain health. Thanks for the comment on my poodle and mom story today. A day to remember for sure. Life has such an odd way of coming full circle but it's wonderful to sit and expect the next miracle around the corner. I spent the whole afternoon at the Alzheimer Society here planning an Alzheimer Walk and I'm doing a cake walk and forming a fund raising team. I'm all fired up about it to earn money for research.

marie said...

What a doll your Sara is! And she's right ~ your Mom does look so happy to see you! She also looks like she's enjoying her Frosty ~ we have a lot of Frosty days here. A large chocolate Frosty can make any kind of day a perfect day for my dear father-in-law!

P.S. you are not the only one! Ick to tax time!

Mimi said...

Hi Mary lou!!!!
I know you know how much I love Wed. with MOM!!!!She is such a sweet lady and reminds me so much of my Mom, well my Mom is only 74, but something about the way your MOM looks reminds me of my MOM!!!!I love that last pic of your darling grand daughter doing the same thing as great grammy!!!!!
How cute!!!!Her coloring is very good by the way!!!!I love to color, so if I can still color late in life I will be one happy camper!!!!!
Have a Happy Easter
That pageant was amazing!!!! We really liked it!!!!

My name is PJ. said...

Grandma in photo one looks like one of my great grandmothers! Very matriarchal!

The last shot of your mom and granddaughter was precious!

Glad your taxes are done!

Happy Easter, ML! Have a glorious weekend!!

Liz said...

I think EVERYONE hates taxes. But we all love the refunds if you're lucky enough to get one back. :) Did you get our blog working?

Creative Breathing said...

Mary Lou, I know your days are so very precious with your mother. Know that she will be in so many of our hearts for many Easters to come. Elizabeth

Sandra said...

Our business accountant is usually so busy he always files an extension for us and we get him the tax info about works for both of us.

Love the old photo of your mom and grandparents. I really admire how much time individuals took to dress and look nice whenever they went out.

I remember my grandma in the 1960's putting on a dress with hat, gloves, matching purse and handbag just to go to (little) town for a day of shopping and buying groceries! And she went to the beauty salon every week to have her hair done.

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

Lovely post, wonderful way to keep a journal of your activities with your mom.

Scrap for Joy said...

Hi there friend!
This post tickled me...the pictures are all great-I just love the second one of your Mom when you arrive. I know seeing you would put an immediate smile on my face! Hope you have a perfectly wonderful Easter with whichever your family members you're getting together with. I never even got cards made this year...too much swapping! (One more to go...a tussie mussie!)
Big hugs for you!

Annabelle said...

As usual, I love all your pictures. Especially love the first one. Everyone was so glamorous looking in those days. All those fabulous clothes just make me drool. :)

Janean said...

what a dear post of G.G. and those sunglasses were the *cat's meow* i'm sure. lol.

taxes: boooooo!

Anonymous said...

I wanted to stop by and wish you and your family a blessed Easter Sunday.

MiMi said...

I especially love that picture where the little one is copying grandma! :)

mysteryhistorymom said...

This was such a wonderful post, Mary Lou! I loved seeing all the vintage items and your sweet family members, too. Precious! Lori