I have been enjoying the "Sweet Life" with family. A field trip to "Sweet Pete's" was in store with my granddaughter, Mallory Grace.
Mallory is the tallest one in the picture. She's about to catch up in height with Nana. We enjoyed a luncheon there to begin our day and then we watched how candy was made.
Honestly, I think the field trip was for me. I was intrigued by all the details involved in candy making.We participated in a Science project involving candy and we learned how to make lollipops. We were also given a tour of behind the scenes in the candy making factory. Very interesting to say the least.
We were allowed to carry other family members so two other grandbabies got to enjoy the day as well.
The colors used throughout Sweet Pete's and the decor is amazing. Every kind of candy that you can imagine is available. And just so you know....the Sea Salt Chocolate Caramels are sooooooooooooooooo GOOD!
I am teaching the youngest grandgirl how to put on lipstick. You are never too young for lipstick. LOL!
Even Nana had to make a lollipop.
My niece made this adorable cake.
My granddaughter Kyleigh will be celebrating her 7th birthday on May 16 but with a new baby due in a few weeks we decided to have her party a little early. So we partied like a pineapple.
We had a crowd and everyone enjoyed their time together. Pulled pork sandwiches, chips, dip, drinks, punch, cake and ice cream. Of course the kids enjoyed the water slide, corn hole, trampoline and volley ball. The adults enjoyed visiting.
And if that bottom picture of those sweet kids praying doesn't melt your heart then you need some CAKE and ICE CREAM.
Happy birthday to our fun loving, never meets a stranger, loves everyone, sweetest personality, KYLEIGH.
I promised to show you the latest kitchen wall decor when I was through with it. But, first I must tell you that my sweet friend Kitty was my inspiration for this. Be sure to pop over and visit with Kitty. I call her the baking queen.
On a blog post on March 6th I had posted about my kitchen makeover and the things that I was doing. Kitty said, Cindy, I can't wait to see what changes you are making in the heart of the home.
As soon as I read her words it hit me like a ton of bricks. My KITCHEN is the heart of my home. Our family life revolves around my kitchen. Whether it's baking, cooking, harvesting herbs and veggies, feeding my family which is every Sunday after church or merely just talking and oh does my bunch do lots of talking, our kitchen is our gathering place. Not only has a many of dish been prepared in my kitchen, but so much laughter, talks, decisions being made and even tears has graced my kitchen. I decided to design my own Kitchen wall decor that speaks from my heart because my kitchen is indeed the HEART OF OUR HOME.
YES, this speaks truth for my kitchen.
I found a 16x20 gray frame at Walmart and my chalkboard print looked perfect in it. It now hangs on my kitchen wall.
I'd like to leave you with a poem today. I did not write this but it speaks my heart.
Bless my little kitchen Lord, I love its every nook. And bless me as I do my work, wash pots and pans and cook. May the meals that I prepare be seasoned from above; with your blessings and your grace but most of all with your love. As we partake of earthly food from the table with such a spread, we will not forget to thank You Lord for all our daily bread. So bless my kitchen Lord and those who enter in. May they find nothing but joy, peace and happiness within. AMEN