Monday, July 11, 2011

Get Out the Almanac!!

Lilly has spent most of the day with Mammy today.  The rest of the family had eye doctor appointments in Jacksonville.  Mammy has not been able to spend a lot of time with just Lilly since the broken leg on June 3.  Thank goodness the leg is getting stronger.

Lilly & MeMe
My Granny and Granddaddy Tomlinson lived by the Farmer's Almanac.  When one of us kids were eating a lot of food, Granny would tell Granddaddy to get out the Almanac and see when that kid is going to fill.  Lilly was that way at lunch today.  Randy came home and ate with us.  My younger brother, Bill Allen, is the most wonderful cook on his huge grill.  I or rather all of us love his smoked chicken.  He smoked me a 10 pound bag of leg quarters last week and I still had 2 left in the refrigerator(most of them are in the freezer).  We also are still enjoying fresh tomatoes and Lilly loves the little cherry ones.  Leftover mac & cheese, corn on the cob, and English peas rounded out our lunch. Randy just thinks I'm going to cook supper, too.  Wrong O!!  I fixed Lilly's plate and thought I bet she will not eat much chicken because of all the veggies..that was wrong, too.  She ate almost all of my leg quarter, 10 cherry tomatoes, mac & cheese, peas and finished off with a cup of chocolate pudding...then proceeded to grab the chicken leg and see if she could get any more chicken off the bone.  So good to see her enjoying all our "Southern" food.

Mom came by on her way to meet her friend Inez for a late lunch, too.  I tried to get a picture of Lilly with the corn, but did not get the camera out in time.
Lilly wanted her picture with Poppa

After lunch Lilly decided it was time to brush her teeth.  Eating corn on the cob will do that to you. I did not have a small brush for her, so I just got out one of the new ones we got from the dentist last month.  She was just happy to have one of her own.

After the teeth brushing she wanted "bubbles".  So I filled the sink with soap and water.  Memo to all Moms and GrandMoms...a soapy filled sink and an empty Crystal Lite container will occupy a child for about 30-45 minutes.  Now you will have to mop around the sink and put their clothes in the dryer, but she was so happy and entertained herself.
Brush Brush Brush

Mammy..I need more bubbles

Adding water cap full at a time

You have to concentrate to get the water in the container.