Sunday, February 21, 2010

YEA!! My Girls are Home!!

And this is what the coffee table in the den looks like. It screams, "The girls are home!" And I love it! Wendy always has fun poking through the tubs in the basement and brings touches of nostalgia up stairs. Last night it was their Smurf collections and their Sticker Books. Home sweet home! "Move over... let me take a picture!" Notice the box of Milk Duds?? More nostalgia!!Almost all the Smurfs look essentially alike — mostly male, very short, with blue skin, white trousers with a hole for their short tails, white hat in the style of a Phrygian cap, and sometimes some additional accessory that identifies a personality. (For example, Handy Smurf wears overalls instead of the standard trousers, a brimmed hat, and a pencil above his ear.) Smurfs can walk and run, but often move by skipping on both feet. They love to eat Sarsaparilla leaves, whose berries the smurfs naturally call smurfberries
There was a huge stack of sticker books, but I just took a pic of a few of them so that you could get the idea. Wendy can remember everything about each sticker... what a memory! Some great stories were shared last night.

Kristin and Wendy have left for Chicago where Wendy will catch a flight to Phoenix and where Kristin lives. It's always so empty when they leave but I am so blessed to see them as often as I do.

Safe travel girls!
Hugs,
Joni

10 comments:

nicolette said...

I’m so glad to see your weekend with the girls was a wonderful one!

I love the way you and the girls go down memory lane!

Rhona said...

I'm so glad you had fun with your girls this weekend. I remember the smurfs only too well and I have a horrible feeling it was me and my siblings that had them when we were younger rather than my children! lol!
You have some collection of memorabilia in your home, I love hearing what comes out of your basement ;o)
Hope you have a good week Joni.

Angie said...

So glad to see that you had a COLORFUL time with them. They are so precious!

You've been on my heart, my friend. . .

Helen said...

oh I used to love smurfs Joni! Thanks for the memory! Glad you had a nice time with your girls

Thimbleanna said...

Who knew there were so many smurfs? Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend Joni! And you didn't have to point out milkduds to me -- they're the first thing I noticed -- I buy them too much!!!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Wow--that sticker book takes me back! What a special weekend with your girls--what a blessing!

Junie Moon said...

How wonderful to have your girls home, albeit a short visit. I love all those smurfs. My daughter collects Pez dispensers which makes for a box of fun, too.

sassy said...

ooo, I lOVE smurfs too! I waited all week for the cartoon on Sundays! I am going to try that pasta recipe tom-can't wait!

Isabelle said...

Glad you had such a lovely weekend.

20Birds said...

you rarely leave my thoughts and prayers, and i am with angie that was a colourful visit! brightening up my day and brought back memories for me and our toy stash.... 2 years ago i found an old popples doll... that was fun! God be with you Joni