Monday, August 13, 2012

I Heart 4 little Fergusons! A LOT!

I was soo blessed to be able to make a trip to the Midwest recently to meet and visit blogger Tonya Ferguson and her 4 (very precious) little Fergusons! 

I had a shirt printed with this on the front to wear on the plane. 

Tonya has introduced me to the idea of making t-shirt scarves, so I made this braided one to accommodate my shirt also.


Let me tell you first hand...these precious little babes are every bit as sweet as they seem to be!!  Their mama trains them well.  They always called me 'Miz B' - never by my first name.  And they decided I was their 'new' grandma too - how fun is that???

I am a teacher at heart and loved making memories with them. 

(bottom left....we were making kid-friendly ice cream in a bag)

I'm not sure who enjoyed reading time more...them or me.
I have always loved reading to my own kids. I had a home daycare when they were small, and we had reading time every day. 

One of my favorite pix that Tonya posted at Facebook was this one of adorable Pax who fell asleep in my lap while I was reading.  That little guy has WON MY HEART! (We really didn't plan to coordinate our colors for the photo=). 

I was privileged to be there to help celebrate Avery's 4th birthday.
What fun to share in that special time with family and friends. 



I enjoyed visiting with the children's GREAT grandparents!! How  blessed they are to be close to them. I felt right at home with the grandparents too!


I taught the kids a fun finger play and they 'performed' at the party!
Even little Pax...who usually ran off when we practiced, got in on the act!

(The words go like this...)

SEE THE TURTLE LOW AND LUMPY,
SEE THE CAMEL HIGH AND HUMPY,
SEE THE FISH AS IT SWIMS ALONG,
SEE THE BIRD AS IT SINGS ITS SONG...
GOD IN HEAVEN...MADE THEM ALL...
AND GOD MADE ME...
(STANDING UP & PATTING THEIR HEADS)
JUST.THIS.TALL!! 

How I treasured time with family...I quickly learned to love these special ladies...moms.

and friends..(MUAH to each of you!)
Tonya and I got to spend a little time making t-shirt scarves - they make great gifts. This was the one I learned to make...T knows how to add special touches...flowers, embellishments, etc. 

Here's a link to Tonya's post about making them...they really are very simple. 
AND....Last, but certainly not least....Tonya and I got to meet another co-host from Weekend Potluck!!!  Kim from Sunflower Supper Club lives nearby and we were ecstatic to get to see the kitchen where she works and finally meet her in person. 

Another special blessing in my time there. 


They all made me feel like family - even Sophie, the family dachsund. 
It seemed when the last kid would leave my lap, Sophie would jump into it..unbidden..and lay down...right at home!

What sweet blessings to meet folks I feel like I've known, but
from afar.  

One very special blessing I've received in blogging is meeting new friends!
During our short time together, we made memories and friendships to last a lifetime!

The 4 little Fergusons and their family are MY 'new' family!


TEASE:

Before I left, I made my t-shirt into a tote bag and left it for Tonya....be watching for Thursday's post when I share HOW TO MAKE this fun keepsake. E-Z!!!!!!