Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Git the Strawberry Powder...

We keep Grandson after school until Oldest Daughter gets here from work (over an hour away in Atlanta, poor baby). Grandaddy picks him up from school and is interrogated all the way here about what we're having for supper and what we have for his snack today. (...a chef in the making?) Well, he comes in the door on this day and...

I'm in the kitchen wiping down the counters (again.). I hear the door slam and his heavy bookbag drop to the wooden den floor. He hollers into the kitchen saying, "Grandmama, Git out the strawberry powder. Grandaddy got some strawberries!!!" Gotta love him and those boy hands dipping into the confectioners suger with at least 12 hangnails on each finger. Next week, I'll take him to the pick-your-own patch. xoxo

Linking to REDnesday @ It's a Very Cherry World

49 comments:

The White Farmhouse said...

So cute! My kids love love love strawberries! I can't keep them in the house. They love to go to the local orchard and pick them also. I have never tried them with powdered sugar though. Will have to do that.

Thanks for visiting my blog and for following. I have been enjoying your blog and following for a bit now. Just love it!

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Hi Mary Beth,

How sweet! (the story and the berries. LOL)

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm off to browse a bit through yours, too. :-)

Kimberly

rosechicfriends said...

Oh How Sweet! What wonderful memories are being created for him!

Have a blessed day!
Lorena

Struggler said...

"Strawberry Powder" - that's a nice name!

Barbara Jean said...

thanks for coming over and inviting me to follow you.
I already was.

blessings

barbara jean

Jeanie said...

Strawberry powder! I totally love that!

Tausha said...

Ok-I am sure that you have tried this-but if you dip your berries in sour cream and then brown sugar! YUMMMY! My kids inhale this! (me too) Try it-you will love it!!

Frugal Home Designs said...

It is unfortunate your daughter has to drive so far, but your Grandson is lucky to get so much time with his grandparents :)

Reynie said...

Don't you just love that ATL traffic! ugh. I'm south of the city and dread having to go into the city just bc the traffic is always a nightmare! Good treat for the grandson!

PS Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Anne said...

How sweet!

Marina Capano said...

Hi!!! mmmm so yummy!


Nice to meet you! You have cute blog!

visit me anytime!

xoxo

Marina

Ramsey Revell said...

That is really cute...strawberry powder. Thanks for stopping by the blog! Also, I got a kick out of the "peeps show" I'm going to have to show that to everyone!
Happy Tuesday!
Ramsey

Sylvia (at) Lily's Pad and Petals said...

How fun, cute and the making of memories.

raggygirlvintage said...

The simple pleasures in life - a bowl of strawberries and sugar!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, I will also follow your blog for sure:-)

Tracey

Laura said...

What a precious post. I wish my grandsons lived closer.
Thank you so much for coming by my blog.

I'll be back-
I am now a follower.

Laura
White Spray Paint

Pat Harris said...

I kept my Grandson his first year while Momma worked. I wouldn't change that for the world. He and I are very close and he's always asking, "Grandma, tell me about when I was a baby". Sweet memories.

thank you for following us at junkblossoms. I did the same here. We hope you'll visit again soon. Blessings, Pat.

Team Carroll said...

OH my goodness! This brings back SO many memories!!! My mom & grandma used to give us strawberries & powdered sugar ALL the time when I was growing up!!! I think I need a bowl RIGHT.NOW!

Thank you so much for your sweet comment!! So excited to have found your blog!! I'm following now :)

Fresh Poppy Sisters said...

How sweet and lucky to get your grandbaby all to yourself! Btw...your blog is darling! Can't wait to check out more!

Gena D said...

Lovely post!!!! had a giggle at your sign "pathological picture taker" ... okay me too, totally obessed, but it's fun!!!

Thanks for popping in at my blog Inspired Living Spaces ... am now following you too!
Gena @ Inspired Living Spaces & Vintage Rose Studio

Collected Treasures...for the home, heart & soul said...

Strawberry powder.....don't you just love it!!!!!
Thanks for stopping by and becoming a follower.....I've joined you as well.

xojana

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

That's one lucky boy.. and you have been blessed with the opportunity to enjoy him!

Diann said...

I have to say, I love me some strawberry too!

Mermaids of the Lake said...

So cute. What a little guy!

Mermaid Debbie

Sandy said...

Very cute blog, thanks for visiting mine!

Tootles,

Sandy @ My Shabby Streamside Studio
http://myshabbystreamsidestudio.blogspot.com/

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

Whats sweeter than strawberries dipped in sugar? Grandparents like you~thats what. And your music selection is fantabulous as well xoxo
Dee

Allison Shops said...

He'll remember those strawberries and strawberry powder forever - you're making sweet memories.

Love the doll below also. Thanks for dropping by AtticMag. Hope you entered the giveaway!

Allison

Candy said...

Nothin' more satisfying than a sweet strawberry that leaves a white powdered mustache!
And got a hoot out of the peeps show! Those naughty chicks in the front row sure got a cotton tail eye full.
Thanks for stopping by to dream a little with me today.
Cheers ;-)

Cindy Geilmann said...

Hi Mary Beth, thanks for you visit. I had to come back and make sure I became a follower. Your such a sweet grandma. So you are from Georgia. I should have recognized the style on your boarder. Very southern. We use to live in Macon Georgia for 3 years. My husband went to Walter F. George Law School at Mercer University. We had 3 children and lived in Married Student Housing. I love the South. We go back to visit on our way to Savannah when ever we can. We want to go back real soon.

I'll be back.

cindy@stitches

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

My little 3 year old grandson loves strawberries but will not eat them with sugar! He also doesn't like chocolate! I kid my son that Aden missed my genes somehow. I grew up near Plant City, Fl which is the strawberry capital. Fond memories of picking strawberries with my mom.

Thanks for your visit and sweet comment. I am now your newest follower.

Sandy said...

Oh my gosh! This is such a sweet post! I can hardly wait to have a bookbag dropped at my door! I have used regular sugar but never powdered...what a good idea! "Strawberry Powder".....priceless!

Tennis Girl said...

The strawberries look yummy! Thanks for stopping by my blog and following. My kids called my Dad, Grandaddy, too :)Not it has been shortened to Grand.
Robin

Joan said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Strawberries-how yummy! A little early for them here in Virginia.
I want to drop in to your ETSY shop, too, while I am here.

Twigglebox.com said...

Hi! Saw your comment and invite to come for a visit on my 'egg topiary' posts! So glad you came to visit, and I wanted to stop by and get to know you a little bit. I love the strawberry powder! We're big strawberry fans at my house too!
Thanks for sharing your talents, your incredible!
Hollie
twigglebox.com

Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com said...

What a great story and what a great grandma you are. Can't wait to take my boys in the strawberry patches this June. I never had with confectioners, but I sure will next time. Thanks for following my blog. I am going to "click follow" here and also add your blog name to my Favorite Blog List on the right hand side column of blog so I can come visit u often. Don't forget to check out my boutique soon and stay a while. I'm certain you'll love it. Ciao~ xoxo

daylily777 said...

That is so sweet ! I love strawberries too!Thanks for following me . I am now your happy follower .
Blessings,
~Myrna

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Hello Mary Beth:) Your grandson sounds adorable! Thank you for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment. I too have joined to follow your blog so I will be back to say hello again. Enjoy the evening:)
~Debra
Blog:Capers of the vintage vixens

~~Carol~~ said...

I'm with your grandson. From now on it's strawberry powder! It'll make me feel less guilty when I'm dipping them next time!
Happy REDnesday,
Carol

Reid said...

I LOVE all berries!
Thanks for stopping in and becoming a follower. I just did the same!

SueLovesCherries said...

Hi and thanks for sharing your strawberry powder story with us. Precious memories! I noticed you have a Puppini Sisters song on your playlist - my Teen has two of their cd's!

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

Love this! So cute!!! Hubby got strawberries and i had some already. HAHAHA Strawberry party at my house right now. I LOVE Strawberry picking. Used to do that in France in the country. You are such a awesome Grand-ma! Thanks for all your visits.
LOVE
Frenchy

Sherrie said...

Well Howdy to you. Thanks for joining me on my fun little blogging journey. I see that you are having quite a bit of fun yourself on your blog. I love the post with the peeps. I mean really love the post. That took some creativity. I see that you join some lovely parties each week and I would suggest that you join Tuesdays at the Table for a posting a recipe each week. You have some fun foods. So nice to meet you.

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

So sweet! I haven't introduced my boys to strawberry powder yet because they'll still eat them without it :). I plan to take my guys strawberry picking in a few weeks. It's an annual tradition! What wonderful memory making moments :).

Suzanne said...

You are so blessed to have your little grandson so close! I just bought some strawberries today too -- and I'm thinking of having some dipped in strawberry powder!

Thanks for your kind comment on my blog. You're officially on my blog list!

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Those Berries look Yummy ~ I just came from Georgia 2 weeks ago for a visit to My Family, My brother, My Niece & their Families live in Hoschton, My Sister & BIL live in Alpharetta..... Had fun visiting, but the Weather was not very good while I was there, I hear it's All in Bloom now.....
take care
cheryl

Ann said...

What a great post!! As a momma to three boys, I completely understand their drive for food and of course can relate to those lovely, lovely fingers.:) Oh, how far I've fallen!! I would love to become your follower, you know, we are moving back to Georgia in 9 weeks. I was born and raised there and have been away for 22 years and am beyond thrilled to finally be going home!! Thanks for visiting The Tattered Tassel.

AshTreeCottage said...

Gotta git me some strawberry powder too!! That is so cute! That phrase will be repeated in your family for years. How sweet and perfectly precious!!

Love,
Susan and Bentleyxxoo

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Hi Mary Beth,
My 5 year old is just the same when he comes home from school! They are so sweet and comical at this age!
I love your blog site and your post about the "peep show" is hilarious. It made me laugh out loud!
Thank you so much for visiting my blog, 15 Bella Vie, and becoming a new friend! I love meeting new blogger friends!!
Take care.
Sincerely,
Melinda

The Happy Homemaker said...

Isn't it funny how kids seem to be starving as soon as school lets out?! My 3 always walk in and say,"What's there to eat?"...as if it's a different house than the one they left 6 hours earlier!I'm sure Granddad treasures that ride home and all the man to man conversations it allows:)

NatalieDeltaGam said...

yum. yum. yum!!
natalie @ our old southern house