Grandma Billie Day
Once a week I take my grandma to do her chores.
Oliver and Freya and Grandma have spent a great deal of time together this summer.
I am very, very grateful for that.
My grandma Billie is a tough cat.
She has helped me through difficult periods of my life with tender love and a smack on the bum to get me up and focused on what needs to be done.
Today we went to Kmart and Grandma bought Oliver and Freya school supplies.
Later when we stopped at the grocery store Grandma bought them the Kellogg's fun pack.
We never, ever buy the fun pack at our house.
My emotions were close to the surface yesterday and I called my brother crying and reminiscing about all the years Grandma and Grandpa would take Nicholas, Katie and I to buy new supplies for school.
A thirty-five year old tradition.
I tried to take some 'normal' photos of the kids with their school loot but of course Oliver and Freya had to act like hams.
Grandma thought their antics were super funny and that just got Oliver and Freya going ten fold.
The Bath Mat:
Rip an old towel in half.
Rip chenille strips the same length of the towel.
On one towel piece pin strips down where ever you want.