Saturday, 12 December 2015

Christmas Crafting

Sleepover! And that means some activities with Grandma. This time it was two major crafts and some cookies to decorate. One of the crafts is a surprise so you can't see it yet. It is a Christmas gift for Mom and dad - all wrapped and ready to go under the tree. 

 It started with lunch because I knew once we got to the cookie decorating 
it was all down hill from there. 

Finger lickin' good fun. 
Eva had a method - ice all the cookies and then add the sprinkles. 
Only the icing kind of started to dry..... so more sprinkles! 
Then more icing, Then more sprinkles. 

butter and icing sugar held together with a little flour.

more mmmmm

 We spent over 3 hours working on these two crafts.
That's an orange garbage bag on Grandma's table because as Eva says "Grandma you're the smartest" 
Yes I am Eva, yes I am! 

 Eva stuck with it - Norah took breaks to provide background music on the piano. 
" I am playing Christmas songs Grandma! "

 Took until after bath time for all that modge podge to dry
but we are pretty impressed with our Christmas candles. 
And even more impressed with Mommy & Daddy's Christmas present!

Thursday, 19 November 2015

The Parker Palm Springs

I love this place.
I love the humor here - you have to go to their web site and see a few of their videos. They capture the feel of this place - FUN!! Classy FUN!!
I want to stay here - next time we visit.

And the Food at Normas was seriously delicious!! The service outstanding!! The surroundings - well I had to make myself put down the camera and eat. We picked a perfect morning to eat on the patio.
Such friendly people!

So here are a few photos. Just a few, I wish we had another hour to explore and I would love to have seen INSIDE Gene Autry's home but, well someone was staying there. Even resisted peeking in the windows.

Welcome to the Parker Palm 

 Norma's Restaurant

 a little salt n pepper

 I love me some salmon with my Eggs Benedict

 Gene Autry's home

 The Lobby

 MORE fabulous chairs!!

 This lamp is about 4 maybe 5 feet tall

On the way out David said "That was better then Ripleys 'Believe it or Not' "
I couldn't agree more!!

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Palm Springs Living Zoo

Had a great four hours at the Living Zoo today. Lots of walking, lots of warm sunshine, lots of interesting vegetation and some very interesting animals. Unfortunately the Cheetah would not make an appearance and the camels were not there but the giraffe's were quite remarkable. That Giraffe is 19 feet tall!! A rattler behind glass was the only place we wanted to see one. And the carousel was the hit of the day - go figure. :)