Sunday, April 22, 2012

Ring In Spring

Yesterday after Jack and I had finished our errands we headed over to the fair grounds to see the United Way's annual "Ring In The Spring" event. The proceeds go to the United Way of Ashland county. My real interest was the flea market. However, the rain and cold forced everyone to pack up and go home. So we headed into one of the buildings to see what they had going on.
There was a silent auction that had many nice things being offered. Also basket raffles were going on.
Vendors with all kinds of merchandise had booths set up.
The flowers looked lovely but the cold weather didn't make me in the mood for planting or hanging any baskets outside!
I got the best deals at these tables. It was loaded with kids coloring and activity books. At first they were 4 for a $1.00..then it was 8..then it was 12..by the time I checked out it was 14 books for a $1.00! I know the Grandkiddos will enjoy these!
Later that evening Phil, Amanda and the girls came by for a visit and to pick up Addy's coat she left at Easter. The girls immediately picked out books that looked fun to them. Lexi found "Hello Kitty" stickers and Addy found some Disney ones to her liking!
Addy's approval was sealed with a big smile!
The one who enjoyed the visit almost as much as Jack and I was Eddy. If there's anything he loves, it's kiddos who like to play and fuss all over him! He's a good dog around kids!
Amanda..and Lexi
Phil
And these two monkeys...the livingroom looked like a tornado came through...Tornado Addy and Lexi...but that's one clean up I always enjoy doing..the one left by happy Grandkiddos who had fun visiting. Hey, what's with the tongue sticking out? I guess they were tired of YaYa following them around with the camera!

19 comments:

acorn hollow said...

Now that is a ood bargin.
The kids are cute and look happy.
Cathy

Judi Kucera said...

I can tell Eddy is enjoying all the attention from his girly groupies!

Julia said...

Wow, what a great bargain for the grandkids.

Grandkids are such sweet tornadoes. I'm sorry about the cold weather putting a dent in your plans but at least it wasn't a total lost.

How nice that you had gifts for the grandkids. In turn they were gifts for Eddy.

Hope that your weather warms up. It's cold and rainy here today.

JB

Donna said...

What a good looking bunch!! The girls just keep getting cuter! (Love the pic of Addy on Jack's lap) Great deals for coloring books..Yaya! Sounds like it was a fun day.

Stacy Crawford said...

What a fun day you had.

PoetessWug said...

What does Yaya love more than a good deal?!......Grandkiddoes! :-)) And that's as it SHOULD be too!

karen said...

Kathy, what fun to be with your grandkids and be able to get such a deal on the books. Eddy looks like a great dog! I've had a few good ones in my lifetime as well. You and Jack have the life!

Kim said...

Those are cute little tornado's. Eddy looks pretty happy too.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Lovely pictures of your babies. We grandmas can't help but follow them around with a camera.
I bet Eddy does love having them over as much as you and Jack do. Our pets love attention don't they.
Sorry your still having such cold weather. Wish I could send you some of my warm days.
Honey I hope you have a wonderful week.
Love
Maggie

B. WHITTINGTON said...

Grandmas must be all alike with the cameras going always.
Beautiful little girls.
The weather was like that here in So Oh. Rain and cold.
I'm so ready for that warm weather back.
Take care. Barb

selvageedge said...

You always find all the odd fun things to do in town. Guess I need to start calling you to get myself a calendar of upcoming events!

Sush said...

I feel happier just reading about your visit and looking at the photographs of those sweet kidlets!
What a great weekend!
Hugs~

Sue said...

What a fun thing to do with those darling kids!

=)

Bonnie said...

I wish we had a good flea market around here. I would be willing to check it out, even though I am petrified of second-hand items. It's a weird phobia ...

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CHERI said...

Do we grandmas not ever think about the grands when we're out shopping??? Not me! That was a grand bargain. I love to go to events like this...sort of like a "nicer" flea market. Of course, anytime I can get a bargain I'm a happy camper!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Two cute little punkins having fun.
LOVE it! :)

Hilary said...

They're adorable and there's nothing sweeter than kidlets and dogs enjoying one another. Except maybe the proud Yaya soaking it all up with her lens.

Julia said...

Hi Yaya, you are such a sweetie. You always have such uplifting comments. Thanks for visiting. I love that little guy to pieces.

Hugs,

Julia

Munir said...

They are such cute kids, I bet you never can get enough pictures of them.