Sunday, August 17, 2008


You Are Gymnastics
You are agile, expressive, and precise.
You have the drive to practice until you get something perfectly right.
And you have the confidence to perform difficult moves when under pressure.
What Olympic Sport Are You?

Tee Hee! When I saw this one I just had to take the Quiz! Maybe 55 years ago I could have been in gymnastics! Oh, who am I kidding! I was a clumsy back then it hasn't changed!! Not a drop!

It was so awesome seeing Michael Phelps win his eighth gold metal last night! He was in a relay and he couldn't have won without the help of Aaron Peirsol, Brendan Hansen, and Jason Lezak. Yea!

I think what impressed us so much was that when Michael Phelps was in kindergarten the teacher said he wouldn't go far..... or some thing like that. He had ADD and it was very hard for him the first few years. That just goes to show to keep encouraging your kids to keep on doing their best, what ever their best might be. I know I told my kids that! Back when Karen was a little girl she drew all the time and when it was little stick people I told her they were so good! On and on about them! She majored in Art at college but has ended up in a great job with computers, but someday would like to still design stuff.

Just before the Olympics came on my grandson Jey called us and said the Apple needed picking over at the studio. Jey, Sofia, and the kids moved into the studio in June. Everyone worked SO hard getting it ready to move into! I don't think I can tell you how nice it looks inside after all that work, but it looks great.

Jey helped the girls pick the Apples that were ready and Kelly worked them up and made something like Apple sauce . She froze this and will add it to a bunch of recipe she has and make all kinds of things for fall. She makes a Walnut Apple cake that is SO good. We don't know what kind of Apples these are,but Kelly said, laughing," I think they are Missouri Apples"!! She was running from the kitchen to the living room watching the swimming!

I just have to tell you something cute and adorable that my great grand daughter said after the Birthday party on Friday. When Karen kissed her Good-Bye she said to Karen; Is my Happy Birthday over now! Karen said ,"No Honey, now you get to play with all your toys that you got for your birthday". She said, Very happily I might add. Ohhh! Okay!

On Friday when we were at the Birthday Party we discovered the camera was out at Karen's house! Jey took picture of everything and he is suppose to send them on the computer over to our computer. One of Valerie gifts from Jey and Sofia 's friend was a huge doll house! I told you on Friday that Jey had built one for her! Now with both of them side by side it looks like a apt complex!

All the little 3 years old just loved it!! They played with all the little dollies and furniture etc and were so cute!

By the way the little dolly I got for Valerie was Kevin's favorite toy that Valerie received. He would sob and cry if he didn't get to hold it close to him! He is 14 months old. With a baby brother who is almost 2 months old!


Denise said...

I enjoyed this post sweetie, love you.

Mary said...


Those apples and the walnut cake sounds delicious. Apple sauce cakes are also good. Tell Karen to give it a try. There are lots of recipes online.

Glad the birthday party went well. I'm looking forward to seeing the photos.

Take care and have a great week. Drop me an email and let me know what day your birthday is.


Love Bears All Things said...

Mother used to make cobblers with her applesauce. It was so good.

I'm happy you're enjoying the Olympics. I hope you and Nancy are doing well.
Mama Bear

Flip Flop Floozie said...

Hello Carolyn, we are finally back from our long trip!! Sounds like everything is going great with you guys..what a cute thing your great granddaughter said..they are so sweet at that age.

Melli said...

I'm told I am KAYAKING! It says:
You have a competitive spirit, but you don't like to compete alone.
You do well in a partnership, where you can feed off the other person's energy.
If you have the right partner, nothing can stop you. Your energy is infinite!

Teachers who make remarks like that to or about students ought to be FINED! (not shot... not fired... ) Often they are great teachers, but very careless with their words! A fine would make them watch it! I'm so glad that Michael Phelps got to prove her WRONG! Not being a good student does not make one an invaluable person!

Sounds like we both enjoyed excellent birthday parties this weekend! I still look forward to those pictures of the doll house(s)!

Hootin' Anni said...

I'll have to go take the quiz in a bit.

Just wanted to pop in for a big 'howdy do' to you and yours! I have the computer plugged in and on for now, but we've had so many storms moving across our land that I don't trust the lightning. But for now, I am trying to catch up on visiting...

Hope all is well.
Sounds like one super celebration!

Happy day to you Grams.

Hootin' Anni said...

It says I should go out for 'boxing'. Hmmmmmmmm

Linda said...

The quiz said I was a Wrestler. Imagine that. I'm back from Charlotte and am packed out. Did you hear Flip Flop was by my exit and waved at me. LOL Next time she will stop for a visit. Look forward to seeing the birthday pictures.

Nancy said...

Such a lovely heart touching post! The little saying, "Is my Happy Brthday over now just touched me heart!!!

Waiting to see the pics when you get them! Sounds like a great family there!!!

(((((( HUGS ))))))


Enjoyed your post.

Blessings and hugs to you Grams!