Friday, March 19, 2010


I had not planned to post tonight but had the most FANTASTIC DAY and DATE. I am feeling fine and thank you for being concerned. My finger is much better and I am totally fine. If Amanda is reading this she is laughing, as I was looking at some patio furniture tonight in Target and (lets just say a chair slid out from under me) BUT NO ONE SAW IT....Thank you Lord. I am praying for NO MORE falls for awhile. I was not hurt in the least except for laughing so hard when I got in the car and again when I was telling Amanda. My kids would pay me to reinact it. We laugh a lot in our family and mostly at each other.

On to my date...I had told you that Parker and I were going on a little trip with my husband this weekend. After the fall and with rain and cold in the forecast, we decided to stay here and have a STAYCATION here in Shreveport..I had been reading about them so thought Parker and I would try it. I highly recommend it. Don't feel bad for Parker. We are taking him on a Disney Cruise in late May for his 11th birthday. On to today's date.....Some of you may disagree with this and if you do, you don't need to tell me. The deal is already made. I SO WANT PARKER TO BE A READER. He already loves it and has read many books, but now we are getting to the big thick books. So I buy him series that he and I find...and I give him $10.00 for every book he reads. Grammy's can do that. He had already read the first two THICK books in the Twilight series, plus every WIMPY KID book, so he had some spending money. We headed to Walmart and while I got my nails done, he shopped. Don't worry, he checks with me every few minutes and he knows all the STRANGER DANGER MOVES.

I have to interrupt this DATE to tell you a story that Parker is still talking about. I LOVE LITTLE BOYS pajamas. There is a saying in our family that I DO NOT want any of my grandkids to wear pajamas that are beading up. I know weird. While Parker was shopping, I checked the children's section...always do...and saw all these cute pajamas, many that I had already bought in early winter for 10.00 a pair. But today they were on sale for 5.00, so I decide I will buy some for next year. They only had Jack and Graysons size, but I picked out a few pair. When I get to the check out these regular 10.00 PJ's rang up 1.00. I looked at the checker and she said they just marked them down. So I go back and get in 15 pair, thinking that is the best 15.00 I have spent in a long time. $150.00 worth of CUTE pajamas for 15.00. When I get back to a different checker, he says they are half, so he takes 50% off the $1.00. I GET 15 pair of PAJAMAS for 8.00.
I MADE TWO PICTURES SO YOU WILL REALLY BELIEVE ME. I HAD SO MUCH FUN FOLDING THEM TONIGHT and thinking about how cute they will be in them. Ok, that was off on a tangent. Sorry!!

Back to the DATE. Parker and I headed to the BOARDWALK and bought our movie tickets to DIARY OF A WIMPY KID and then went across the street to The Cheesecake Bistro. He is a cheesecake LOVER. We had a great pizza and then their famous cheesecake. Parker loves the plain and I tried something I had never had before. The Hawaiian cheesecake....loaded with pineapple sauce and toasted coconut. It was FABULOUS....back to walking tomorrow. We then had an hour to kill, so we walked around and did a little shopping. I had just got my name in the blog Easter exchange and I knew a little about the gal that I was assigned. I want to bless her over and above and I will explain that in a later post...We found some GREAT things and I can hardly wait to start putting it together tomorrow.
Parker is the BEST DATE. Out of the blue, he says to me as we are walking to the theater, "I know why everyone is staring at me!" I am wearing a Vikings shirt and hat and they think I should have on SAINTS stuff. They are JUST WRONG"I had to laugh as I don't think anyone was looking at him. He just wanted me to know he loved my TEAM.

After a great meal, we saw the cutest movie....I had not read the Wimpy Kid books, so at lunch Parker gave me a little background. It was really a super cute movie. Then we got a look at what we will get to see in the next few months.
When we finished with the movie we met Amanda at Barnes and Noble and had some coffee and then went next door to Old Navy and got the boys some summer clothes. One more stop at Target and our STAYCATION continues. Tomorrow night we are including Jack, so his Mom and Dad can have a date. So both boys will be my bed partners tomorrow night.. Have I told you lately that I am madly in love with these little men?

Tomorrow I have some new sites I have just found that I want to share with YOU. DON"T FORGET THE DRAWING FOR THE 2 CARD GIVEAWAYS on SUNDAY NIGHT.


Kat said...

Wow, what a great sale you found! Amazing actually. Good for you.

I must admit...I'm jealous that you get to spend some much time with your grandchildren. Oh, I would love it if my lived close enough to see all the time!

I'm so glad you're feeling better.


Donetta said...

I just love hearing Grandma like you. Wish my kids had one that so so full of delight in her Grandchildren.

Just a little something from Judy said...

I can totally relate to your joy over this special date. We treasure these moments, don't we? The! what a deal! Love when I find deals like this. Sounds like you and Parker had a great time.

Bacardi Mama said...

So, now you've made me want to get dressed and head out to Walmart. I'm sure they had girl jammies too, right? It sounds like you are having a great staycation. Here's hoping the fun continues. Grandkids are definitely the best thing ever. I get to have mine tonight.

Ashley said...

DOn't you just love the Walmart sales?!?! I was in there the other day and found some really cute clothes...rang up for three dollars a piece! I loved it! :)

How sweet that you get to spend so much time with your grandchildren. I wish my grandparents lived a little closer so I could do fun dates like that!

Elizabeth said...

You found a great deal!! That's incredible. I'm glad you are okay from your fall and that you are getting to spend some time with the grandbabies. LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!

Andrea said...

WOW...what a deal! I would have grabbed up the PJ's, too.

Parker sounds like a real sweetie. I love your reading incentive and you are right..Grammy's can do that.


Anonymous said...

Hi Teresa! ok, that chair that slipped out froom you, also happened to me but not at the was at a restaurant and you could have heard a pin drop after the thud from my rear!!!! we laughed about it too...It sounds like you all had a wonderful staycation...I love finding deals. Have a super nice weekend! Hugs, Jennifer

Nezzy said...

Ya know, no one saw the chair episode...except for the security cameras! Heeeheehe!!!

What a great date and how very blessed is Parker to have a wonderful Grandma who does this. I still have memories of my Grandma Dow and how she would take us out alone for a day. To this day I feel special just thinkin' about it.

I'm so happy your finger is better, I was concerned...could ya tell???? I also have the 'pill' phobia on the jammies, hate it!

God bless you sweetie and enjoy this weekend!!!

Nancy Mon said...

I loved reading about your day and date. Thanks for all the encouraging words on my blog. So glad you have started a walking program.

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Wow! That is one great deal on pjs. Now I've got to see if my store is offering anything similar because Baby Boo could use some new jammies.

I am loving your date with Parker...most of all, it still continues. Can't wait to hear more.

I've heard so much about the Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Hope the movie was great.

Heart2Heart said...

See it's sales like that that really make you smile! I can only imagine how wonderful the boys will feel having new jammies in their sleepover at grammies!

So glad that are feeling better and we'll be off to see the Whimpy Kid today too!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Anonymous said...

LOVE your posts ~ I LOVE laughter and I think it is AWESOME that your family has so much joy. A wise friend once told me to cherish every good day. I was a teenager at that time and I have never forgotten that word and it has framed my life. She probably never knew the impact that those words had on me ~ I should tell her:) Love the pajamas ~ we will make a trip to see if there are anymore in Bossier:):) We are also on our way to Diary of a Wimpy Kid ~ the books make me laugh out loud! Thanks for making me smile today:) Tammy

Debbie said...

Now that is a great sale! I just read an article about collecting new PJs for kids in shelters as they often don't have any. I need to watch for a sale like to to load up for charity!

Terra said...

It is so exciting to find such a wonderful sale on those pjs, good for you, gal.
Is Parker ready to read the Chronicles of Narnia, starting with "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe"? Can you tell I am a librarian?

Sandy M. said...

I love a bargain & I think you really hit the jackpot! I love the pictures of your grandchildren... so sweet! Mine (6, 9, & almost 11) live next door, so we get to have lots of fun times together. We went to see "Little House on the Prairie" (the musical) this week & because they have watched the old TV shows of it so often, they were enamored that they got to see Melissa Gilbert IN PERSON! It was a great show, & they had a Q & A with the cast afterwards for home-schoolers. She & the cast (including her youngest son) were very gracious & fun.

Debra@Common Ground said...

Hi Teresa, what a haul you made for your grandkids! Those kind of deals are hard to find! How blessed you are to spend such great times with them. So glad you came by today. Have a wonderful rest of the weekend.

-stephanie- said...

What some great deals with the p.j.'s! That's my kind of shopping.

My girls went Easter outfit shopping today with their grandma. Wooeeee she spoiled them. She likes doing that.
I'm liking your blog already and I just got here. We are big Brett Favre fans here. Love to see #4 on your grandsons shirt.
I'm off to check out your giveaways. Thanks for stopping in to my blog.

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Nina Diane said...

what a deal on those pj's! You must have been shopping at Kohls? They always have deals like that..

Lesli said...

Hi there... your staycation sounds wonderful!! What a fun day and I can not believe those P'J's... k I am going to have to go to walmart tomorrow and check that out....just in case!! Have a great weekend! P.S.. you are the best grandma ever!!

Leslee said...

Oh Teresa! You are the best Grammy!! What a fun day; I hope to get grandchildren someday SOON so that I can enjoy days like yours...

Man! I would have loved to find that PJ sale!! Great job :-)

Donetta said...

Thank you for the well wishes.
It was a nice day at home today.
We are both sick so we just enjoyed home. Best place to be.

Beth in NC said...

Sounds like you had a lot of fun and I CANNOT believe the price of those PJs!!! WOW!

Love Being a Nonny said...

On my way to find some pj's on sale!!!!!!!

Your grandboys are so cute!

TidyMom said...

WOW what a FANTASTIC deal on the PJ's!! What a sweet date with your Parker!!

Thanks for linking up and sharing!

Libbie said...

What a fun Staycation! You had me at pinneapple cheesecake :)

I think I could fall in love with those little men too! I have one little man crawling on me right now begging me to play cars...I am suppose to be the Mama car :)

I can't believe what a deal you got on those pajamas!!! I think it is a grammy delight...buying pajamas..My mom buys us ours because she loves it too! And I am so thankful she does or I would put them down in their undies :) Unless I got them for your deal!!! That was amazing! And they do look so sweet in their PJs don't they! Since we are home from church sick my kids are still in tgheirs & they do look sweet :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog & inviting me to stop by...I love blog hopping too, it is like opening a present with every click on a new blog. you never know what you will find :) I look forward to hearing more about your staycation! (oh & GO VIKINGS!!!) :) He sure looked cute in his Vikings gear :) He deserves a Disney cruise just for that :)

grammy said...

What great fun you had.
Stacations are the way to go
well not go
stay (o:
I love to take my Granddaughters one at a time to do something...they are not all that picky either
one loves the pet store
one the book store
one the park
I need to go to Walmart to see if we have any PJs on sale.

happyhome said...

Looks like you had a great date with your little man! Wish I could score such a deal on jammies...wonder if all the WM's are having sales? Thanks for stopping by my blog and for entering me in your give away!

BTW...we have a Greyson too! Love that name!

Tasha said...

What a fun grandma you are!! Love it! That dated sounded perfect to me.

Pam Ponder said...

thanks for stopping by my blog I am now a follower of yours as well, I wish I had a grandchild to spoil them like fun and what a bargin on those jammy's!!

Saleslady371 said...

Thank you so much for visiting me. Your blog is delightful; I am having such a great time here!

Cindi said...

What a great deal on the pajamas!

Thanks for your kind words on my blog. You have a sweet blog yourself and I'll be back to visit.

Teresa said...

I would love to make your heart happy by leaving a comment...I love your blog...and thank you for stopping by and paying a visit! I celebrate you as you celebrate life!!!!!! You are lovely! Teresa

carissa @ lowercase letters said...

can i just say that you are one cool grandma!?!!! i'm so impressed with your blog. so glad you are okay after that fall. thanks so much for stopping by! i'm your newest follower.

Miss Mustard Seed said...

What an amazing sale! Jammies can be so expensive. I also can't wait to take my 3 year old to see Toy Story 3. It will be his first movie in the theater.

billypandnikkysmom said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!!!! Nice to meet you :)