Tuesday, July 4, 2017

4th Of July With The Grand Kids

This 4th of July I decided to do a Ice Cream Float Bar
The kids all go to our local parade every year and I thought it would be nice to have something cool for them when they got done. Well it was 93 degrees today so I guess I made the right choice. The parade route goes one block from our house..Nice right?

So we went to Wal-Mart and bought some jars 12 of them and some long ice tea spoons, red, white & blue straws.

Several different kinds of Soda Pop
Some cherries to it off and all the flavored toppings you could imagine and Sprinkles!

Vanilla Ice cream, Cotton Candy Craze ice cream and Black Cherry Chocolate Chip and a Tropical Sherbet

I set up some little tables on our back deck for the kiddo's 

                 I made some fans for each of my 9 grandchildren

                                                             They Loved them!!!!
                                                               So did the adults

                          I set up a photo backdrop

Andrew, Naviah, Rebecca & Kayleigh
Annastacia, Jada, Jordan & Nayziah Smith

And everyone had a blast cooling off.


Christopher & Jamel
Tim, Brooke & Ambrosia Whittington


Tuesday, May 23, 2017


I have gone 51 years with never having Lice!!! Then one day one of my 4 daughters gets it and her son and doesn't take the correct precautions and clean and do all those things you have to do so they don't spread like wildfire. And what happens???? Grandson with lice comes to Nana's and gives lice to Nana and his little 2 years old cousin who ends up with a shaved head.

Maybe I should do the same. It is very frustrating, It itches like crazy and I had it for at least 10 days so the eggs hatched and I had black bugs crawling all over my scalp. I did a lice treatment and we checked it 7 days later and I still had eggs and 3 dead ones...UGH!!! I am on my 2nd treatment tomorrow will be 7 days again for the second time and I better not have anymore.

I do not wish this upon my worse enemy well ok maybe an x-husband LOL 

If this happens to you wash everything in HOT HOT water dry on hottest setting vacuum couch & rugs buy the special spray and spray beds rugs furniture. Everyday you have to take your bedding and if not wash it daily at least throw in dryer on hottest setting.

Seep hardwood floors pull cushions out spray spray spray and do not forget your vehicle.

This is a nightmare, then as a precaution I use the shampoo to prevent lice from coming back and that crap makes my hair staticy and you can not use any other product in your hair until you have done your last lice treatment and are 100% sure your recovered.

I am never going through this again.

I spent several days doing research on this and LICE do not care where you come from. You can have the cleanest house on Mars and they will find you!

So when a child comes home with a note that the school has lice check them or take them to their doctor and have them checked ASAP and do your whole family if found!!!! So it doesn't spread.

Good luck!!! I will keep you updated as tomorrow will be my last treatment. God willing.

Drama In The Family

I will avoid drama at almost all cost. I have 4 daughters and 3 of them are very full of drama.

I love my children but I am not afraid of pissing them off or hurting their feelings. They are all adults and should therefore act like one.

That said!!!!!

I have been basically a Nanas daycare for my oldest daughter and I am starting to think that I should be getting paid for this. After all I have no job currently and if I did she would have to pay someone else right????

I love all 9 of my grandchildren but there times I don't want to be around them. Some have no manners some have no boundaries and I can handle each one better one on one.

Now back to Nanas daycare. I watch Jamel age 2 and Christopher age 10.  They get dropped off at 6am and Christopher lays Jamel down in my room with me and then he watches Tv or plays a game and I get up at 7:30 fed them and 8:15am take Christopher to school.

Then I play with Jamel do arts & crafts and teach him his 123's & ABC's. We watch Hey Dougee and Mickey Mouse Club. We have a morning snack about 10 or 10:30 and lunch at 12. I haven't laid him down for a nap in months because Mommy wants to take a nap when she gets off work between 1:30-2pm Tuesday-Saturdays she is off Sunday & Monday

I most definitely want lots of options from all of you.....

Should she pay me?

Heres some photos of my Little Men


Christopher & Me "Nana"


Monday, November 21, 2016


Most Thanksgivings my children and grandchildren stop by on their way to their father's house and have appetizers which is lots of goodies laid out on fancy dishes and I make a hot cocoa bar for the little ones. 

This year we are going to change things up and make a sangria for the adults and still have a hot cocoa bar for the little ones but also have hot cider with cinnamon. 

I will take photo's and post  later

Christmas I go all out.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Halloween 2016 The Grandchildren

This is the first year I got pictures of all the grandchildren!!!! I am so tickled.

My oldest daughter Barbara holding her son Jamel on the right and holding her nephew Jordon on the right

Christopher, Kayleigh, Olivia, Jada, Nayziah, Naviah, Jodan & Jamel

Brooke out in Baltimore, MD

Brothers Jamel & Christopher



Aren't they adorable???? I love them all so much. I am blessed.

Halloween At Nana's

Every year I try to do something special with as many as my grandchildren as I can.

This year the kids made these for Nana's clothes line

Nana's is the pumpkin on the end.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Tea Time With Olivia

I decided to have a special Tea Party with each of my granddaughter's This one was with Olivia

Banner Tea Party

I taught her how to set a fancy table


She picked these Tea cups, I have many to chose from

We need to have table etiquette, very important for all ladies to know

Her special invitation 

She put her invitation in her journal

Pretty invitation for a pretty lady

We picked delicate pastries to have 
Everything was delicious 

We set the table

We had a wonderful time

A precious memory she will treasure for many years