Saturday, January 7, 2017

Happy New Year!

Eleanor and Emmett
brought in the New Year!

It seems there's going to be a FEW MORE grandchildren this year!
We couldn't be happier!!

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas!!

Santa decided to drop by and look around the kitchen!

Our little Eleanor decided to help him find the fireplace.

Our Mary Clare told Santa a few secrets!

Our Emmett was very serious about meeting Santa.

 Tommy was all smiles!

Grandma missed a picture with Santa Claus,
but here's my Johnny boy with his undershirt,
 on while his Mama talks with her hands...
that's very Italian ;)

And here's Santa with Mrs. Claus!!

“Kids believe in Santa; adults believe in childhood.” 
― Cate Kennedy

Friday, December 16, 2016

Let it snow...

Oak Brook, Illinois

Orland Park, Illinois

Chicago, Illinois

The Netherlands!

Monday, December 12, 2016

Advent calendars....

...not for toddlers I guess!

My grandson Tommy enjoyed the 25 days of Christmas in five minutes.

God love him!!

Saturday, November 26, 2016


Can't wait 'til the rumpus begins!!
Getting five grandchildren to sit for a picture isn't easy.
The banner isn't quite centered, but I doubt that matters!

"Peace On Earth and best wishes throughout the New Year"

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Halloween is coming...

...and here's two of my favorite spooks!!

Halloween has always been my favorite holiday.
My brother was born on Halloween, and he took me
trick or treating for many years.
He was fourteen years older than me,
 and although the years between us were far apart,
we both enjoyed a scary Halloween.
I'm a blessed Grandma of 5 now,
and I'm still  anticipating October 31st!!
I hope you all enjoy a fun-filled Halloween!!

A grandmother pretends she doesn't know 
who you are on Halloween. 

-- Erma Bombeck

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Halloween...'s almost here!

When witches go riding,
and black cats are seen,
the moon laughs and whispers,
‘tis near Halloween.

~Author unknown