Wednesday, November 3, 2010

we left, we're back, I'm toast

 We left for DC Friday morning with our 3 granddaughters.  My husband had to be in court Friday morning, so we killed time at McDonald's and left around noon when he was through.  The drive was pretty uneventful, thank goodness as my daughter packed the girls DVD player, but no DVDs . . .

We made a pit stop in Hagerstown, MD at the Prime Outlets for a quick run into the Children's Place and snagged several bargains from their clearance racks.  

A couple hours later, we arrived in Alexandria at our son + Erica's place! They just moved into a cute brick home with a gorgeous backyard on a cul-de-sac. Our newest granddaughter was there too! She's gotten so big since we last saw her Labor Day weekend. It's hard to believe she is 4 months old now.  Her name is Olive and she's with her Grandpa!

We went out for breakfast Sunday morning and my son had a big breakfast and then ordered a banana split for dessert. He was not sharing with Sophia, so she took it upon herself to find a spoon and dig in! Yes, I have trained her well when it comes to ice cream.

My friend Jean finished this lap quilt before we left for DC, so I had to get it on the frame as soon as we returned.  It's Día de los Muertos fabric.  Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) is a holiday celebrated by many in Mexico and by some Mexican Americans living in the United States where families remember and honor their deceased loved ones Oct. 31 - Nov. 2, in connection with the Catholic holy days of All Saints and All Souls.

1 comment:

scraphappy said...

What a fun day of the dead quilt. I'm always a little hesitant to buy fun novelty fabrics because I'm not sure how to use them, this is a fun pattern for those.