Friday, January 6, 2017


I must admit, the first time I saw my grandson in a pair of rainbow-striped leg warmers, I found myself thinking "What on earth? Isn't he a bit young for a dance class?"  It didn't take long, however, for me to understand their amazing utility. You see, winter wear for babies comes one of two ways. Either you have a zillion snaps, up and down each leg, to undo before changing a diaper, or you have none at all, meaning you have to pretty much undress the poor kids completely in order to change them.

So, let's hear it for the unsung hero who first thought of combining a regular 3-snap onesie with pint-sized leg warmers in winter. Brilliant! Ab-so-lute-ly brilliant!

Thursday, January 5, 2017


Wanna know the secret to putting on the most delicious New Years Birthday Bash ever, when you still haven't recovered from Christmas? Just invite all your favorite foodie fanatics over for a pot luck!

Young Bella brought her new drone over for entertainment...

the most entertaining part being the guys trying to get it down out of our trees, over and over.

All in all, a most excellent celebration!

Sugar Shack's Triple Chocolate Cake topped with Austin's and Areeg's homemade amaretto ice cream and cherry sauce!


Tuesday, January 3, 2017


New Years Eve lunch al fresco, no jackets needed...

only in Texas, right? Even more typically Texan? The fact that we will be back down in the 20s in a couple of days!