Saturday, January 30, 2010

On Assignment

Or in other words,  Grandma J got her ticket drawn and she won first prize in "who's going to babysit while mommy goes to Napa for a week".

So off she goes to California.  First she has to take a puddle jumper to Dallas, then she gets to go on a real big plane to Orange County.   It's an all day event because why would anyone syncronize flights to coincide with each other.  We all know four hour layovers are preferred by most travelers.

One nice thing about catching a plane from Texas before the rooster crows, is arriving at your desination while it's still daylight.   Grandma J  spent her whole life never paying much attention to palm trees.  Now when she visits they make her smile because vultures don't live in palm trees. Did Grandma J ever mention that the Turkey Vulture is the Texas State Bird?   Well, if she didn't mention it, it's because it's not, but should be.

A little bit of rain, like twenty inches   is all it takes to make everything green again in January.

Even though Grandma J's main purpose for coming to CA to hang out with three kiddos while mom is away, she did have another more important reason to show up.

Beauty turned seven!   And the one thing Beauty loves more than anything is shopping.   She does not take after her grandma because her grandma hates to shop.   Well, that's unless she takes Beauty to buy new clothes and shoes.   Did I mention shoes?   Because if I didn't, Beauty made sure I got her new shoes in the picture. 

And while we are on the subject of shoes.....Beauty told Grandma J that Nordstroms has the best shoes in the whole wide world!   Really?  No sh*t kidding!

Nothing says,  look at me, I'm seven, like a nice pedicure.   Of course that's what she asked for at age four! 

And yes, her Grandma took her for her first pedi at age four.   Did Grandma J ever tell you she had her first pedi after she turned 50?

That capped off Grandma J's first day in California.  

I have been catching up on my fellow bloggers, but haven't had the time to comment yet.  I will, but until then I will say four Hail Mary's and an Act of Contrition.......amen!


Anonymous said...

Happy Belated Birthday to Beauty! I love her new shoes! You are going to be so tired! Have fun.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

"Did Grandma J ever mention that the Turkey Vulture is the Texas State Bird? Well, if she didn't mention it, it's because it's not, but should be."

This statement is one of the reasons I adore Grandma J. She's just downright hilarious. Thanks Grandma J. for the laugh.

And Happy Birthday to a most beautiful granddaughter with gorgeous eyes and fabulous shoes.

Frasypoo said...

I have missed you!!!
Had a hearty laugh!
She is a beautiful child!
Happy birthday to her

Busy Bee Suz said...

I love her sparkly!!!
Enjoy your trip...soak up the sun and the non-vulture filled trees!!!!!
You are an awesome Grandma!!

Linda said...

We've been in Omaha. I took the kids and grandkids shopping today. We filled the larder, and bought new towels for each of them. Tonight we went to supper.

It is expensive when we go see the grandkids!

We love it though, even though we come home tired!

It looks like you are having fun. I've never had a pedi...maybe this year!

Connie said...

Your granddaughter is a real little sweetheart. I bet you are having a lot of fun with her. I'm 50 and have never had a pedi either. And there are no palm trees growing here in Ohio, so I liked seeing them in your pictures. :)

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Happy Birthday Beauty!
Looks like you are having a great time GJ! Right there with you on the pedi!

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Deb said...

OK, if you come out to visit me can we have a fun day, too???? LOL

jlo said...

Looks like a great time! Welcome to LA!! said...

Well Beauty is a... beauty! Glad to know the girl has her priorities right! Pedi's and shoes are a girls best friend!

M said...

WoW! 7!!

She was just a little tyke when Kim and I met on ALL-KIDS....and when I met her in Tahoe...and Elise was not born how time flies OT!

You're an awesome Grandma to take care of the kids :) They'll be lovin' it....and I am sure you too!


Daryl said...

What fun and Beauty is right Nordstoms had the best shoe dept of all the dept stores, my own size 11s attest that w/o Nordstoms they might not be as nicely clod

Big Hair Envy said...

Happy Birthday, Beauty!! I've never had a you think Grandma J will take me for one when she comes back to VA? Oh, and to Nordstrom?

abb said...

Beautiful Beauty you have there!

Unknown said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. She is so cute. I can't believe she is 7. How does that happen? She is so precious! I am glad they have such a wonderful Grammy like you : ). PS I hate shopping too! : ( I wouldn't mind shopping with a cute little partner like that. Adorable to the max!