Monday, January 27, 2014

Winterfest And Painted Faces And Volleyball

Only in Green Bay, Wisconsin 
would people come out in 
ZERO DEGREE WEATHER
to attend a Winterfest.
There was food and 
ICE CARVING.
Pretty amazing, huh?

You know what else is amazing?
Going into a little booth with a fresh face
and coming out looking like this....
Or this...
Does anyone else find that first design
just a tad bit creepy? (sorry, Lulu)

On Sunday we spent all afternoon at a
VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT
Here is our Lulu in action-serving the ball.
Here are two of her best supporters..
Papa and SweetCheeks.
Notice anyone missing a tooth?
Papa is wide awake and enjoying the game.

At the very end of the tournament 
our girls came through.
HERE is the WINNING team!
Lulu is on the far right.
Those are some happy girls.
This is a new team and they did a great job...
duh.....obviously......

These kind of things do tire a person out.
See?
One of the kids asked...
Do you ever look over and think Papa is dead?

Why else would I keep a round mirror close at hand?
I can hold it under his nose and check his breathing.
If he fogs a mirror-
he's alive.
That's what I say!
your photo name

65 comments:

Tete said...

Lulu did good! Love the face painting, but you can keep all that other outside in the freezing weather to yourselves up there! We do not celebrate winter here. We wait for spring!
You know, you are married to a really old dude there, I would keep that mirror close!

Perfectly Printed said...

Reading your posts always make me smile!! Looks like a fun weekend!!

Musings from Kim K. said...

I'm sure the girls appreciate grandpa/grandma's support at their events. Cute pics. That's some pretty amazing makeup. Love the missing tooth too. Be safe. The girls are home today with this latest storm and the nasty temps. We need to dig out again.

boopnut said...

Only in Green Bay, would YOU go out in zero degree weather!...LOL
I thought it had been cancelled, but even so I am hibernating!
Deb

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

LOL! I get concerned when the snoring stops. In fact, one night I woke my husband up because he wasn't snoring to make sure he wasn't dead. He wasn't appreciative of my life saving efforts.

Congrats to Lulu for winning her game.

Pam Kessler said...

Oh my! You had to go there and make me spit my oj on my computer screen. Glad to know MyHero is still breathing!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Sounds like a fun and busy weekend! Men really do enjoy their naps, don't they?

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

This poor man....surrounded be crazy females! But when he's awake, he looks like a happy .....and I might add, HANDSOME man! The ice sculptures are amazing! And congrats to the team! Sweet hugs!

Beth said...

Another morning post that has me smiling! Thanks!

Linda said...

Congrats on the volleyball win Lulu! I've never been to a winterfest to see he ice carvings, etc. no one I know likes cold weather. the photo you shared was beautiful. Looks like you had a busy/fun weekend, thanks for sharing.

Jane W said...

Oh Diana, I never tire of your posts - they always guarantee me a smile! Have a great day - and stay warm, it's mighty cold here in southeastern WI, so I know it must be a bit colder for you! Jane

Nellie said...

Yay for the volleyball winners! Looks like they had some super supporters! While the ice sculptures are extraordinary, I would more than likely prefer to stay indoors with my hot chocolate!:-) Stay warm! xo Nellie

Patty Patterson said...

LOL! You're funny! And I've never noticed how beautiful Lulu's eyes are. That is Lulu in the first picture, right? She has beautiful green eyes.
And I'm glad the girls did well in their volleyball tournament.

Debbiedoos said...

Looks awesome! Just how many sleeping shots do you have of Papa? LOL poor guy if only he knew he is catching flies!

Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

-giggles- Oh you are sooooo baddddd. Picking on poor Papa, "resting his eyes" and all. ,-))))

Volleyball!!! Our youngest Grand daughter loves, loves, loves volleyball. After the season was over, they had some sort of an un-official team and games too.

Hey, people in Green Bay have the right attitude! It's cold. It's Winter. Find a way to enjoy it. Have a Winterfest!!! Ice carving always amazes me.

I like Lulu's face design. It has a definite cat-like aura to it. :-))))))) Oh and does Lulu have green eyes????? They look like it. Gorgeous!!!!!!!!

NanaNor's said...

Congrats on the volleyball win. This brings back memories from when my girls did sports. Being a Papa is tough work.
Have a great day friend.
Love, Noreen

Anonymous said...

The girls look awesome with their painted faces. I was terrible at sports EXCEPT for volleyball....I really enjoyed that and was pretty good! Looks like you gals wore Papa out. The things these kids ask?? LOL

Donna said...

Oh you have a wicked sense of humor, Diana! But we knew that all along:) Congrats to the girls, how exciting! Looks like the tooth fairy has been visiting, glad to see that SweetCheecks is feeling better. Those ice sculptures are amazing! Bet they won't be melting any time soon! Keep warm!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

You are so funny ... poor papa - it's a good thing that he is good sport. SC looks so cute. What a great volleyball team - they are all so cute.
It's to cold for me to even go outside, but I guess you get used to that.
Have a fun week Diana.
Mary

Paulette said...

You certainly had an awesome weekend. As for the cold weather events, we live in Wisconsin so we have to venture out or we would be house bound all winter. We had our ice sculpture during the Polar Vortex, it was well attended. Those people are talented not to mention dedicated.

living from glory to glory said...

Hello There Diana, You know what, I think that the leopard print design on clothes, or tattoos where ever always creeps me out too.
It is fun watching our kids play sports. Around these parts we mostly camp and hunt. Hey and anymore we all need a bit of a nap :)
Roxy xo

Kim M said...

Ice carvings!! They are gorgeous..as are your grandbabies...but I need spring!

Teresa said...

Congratuations on LuLu and her team! Yopur Hero looks like he played and needed a nap afterwards.

Junkchiccottage said...

You made me smile and feel good today with your post. Thank you my friend.
You are awesome.
Kris

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

Congrats to Lulu! Love the face painting too. :) Okay, don't laugh...but we just found out school is cancelled tomorrow because we're having...get this...a quarter of an inch of snow predicted!! Yep, a quarter of an INCH!! Lol! The whole city will be shut down no doubt. I plan to stay home and make those oatmeal cookies I just saw on bj's blog. :)

Kelly said...

I'm glad that he's still alive! LOL. I bet that was a fun time to watch that game. Those ice carvings are amazing! You won't see any of those around here.

Jettie said...

Trying again, since it didn't post this morning, or at least I can't find it. Cute face art, and lol on the mirror. My great great grandmother used that same trick to see if her husband had passed on, lol.

Nonnie said...

Poor guy! I don't like it when somebody takes a pic of me with my head back and mouth wide open!!!

Brrrr. I don't know if I would venture out in such cold weather to look at ice sculptures, but looks like you all had fun. Congrats to Lulu and her team, and I hope SC got a fair deal from the tooth fairy. Her smile is still pretty.

20 North Ora said...

You are so funny! Congratulations to Lulu and her team! Stay warm!

Judy

Simply LKJ said...

Brings back memories! Our youngest played club volleyball from 13 on, and then coached for a few years. Fun times!!

camp and cottage living said...

Diana
I actually laughed at your wicked post! Do I have a bent sense of humour or what|?
My gosh, your poor hubby. You do know how lucky you are to have him, I hope. I think Tim would do something bad to me if I posted a photo of him like that!
Anyway, happy for Lulu and her team-Way to go girl!

Jacqueline said...

I don't know what hubby would say if I posted him like that!!! That is hysterical. Those are some amazing ice sculptures. We went to an Ice Castle (haven't got around to posting it yet!) but these would have been a fabulous addition.
Way to go team. How fun for Lulu and all of you!

White Lace and Promises said...

I am laughing at that last photo and even harder at your comment! You are fuuuunnnny!

Love you, Diana.

Eclectically Vintage said...

Those girls are lucky to have a talented and funny grand mom like you!!! Here's to continuing to fog up that mirror!
Kelly

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

You're too funny! I love the girl's face painting- wow, incredible! Congrats on the winning team! Looks like Papa was worn out after the big win! Mirror- too funny!!!

Suzan Sweatman said...

LMHO - you are too too funny Diana!
That photo is priceless - still laughing!
xxx

Vee said...

No, I think Lulu's face paint is very cool. You know a bit of rainbow leopard is in. Your husband is a saint. He makes wicked good blog fodder!

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh Diana, I just spewed iced water all over the screen I'm laughing so hard! You really crack me up and I love the laughs and need them too. If the mirror fogs, lol!! Congrats to Lala! What fun to watch our grandkids play, isn't it?
Need to go wipe down my screen now, Missy!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That is some really good face art! I don't know how y'all even go out or to a tournament in your weather.

Heaven's Walk said...

Well, at least you have sunshine over there on that side of the lake!!!! We haven't seen it in weeks over here!!! UGH! Love the creative face painting on the girls. How fun! Lulu looks like she's having a ball with volleyball. A future Olympian! :) Stay warm, sweetie!

xoxo laurie

The Polka Dot Closet said...

OMG, you have me laughing out loud...Your poor husband! So funny the mirror. Congratulations to the winners!

Carol

Lucille said...

Ahahaahah! Poor your "MyHero"! You always manage to catch him one way or another! Looks like a good time was had by all! I should get out there and go downtown to see the ice sculptures except I'll have to check and see if they've finished them. Yours are lovely!

koralee said...

YOU ARE WAY TOO CUTE FOR WORDS.
love watching volleyball..my girls use to play. Hope you are having a wonderful week my friend. xoxox

Katie said...

I loved Lu Lu's face paint. This stuff looks so cool!! You are so right I am going postal especially if I have to live here much longer. Your husband is the best sport!!

Janice Kay Schaub said...

I usually have Tristen creep up and jump on him.........anyway, he is not usually that quiet where I would think he was dead. I do see their point though hehe.
Janice

Renee said...

The face paint is cool. Congrats to the winning team. You always make me laugh :)

My Garden Diaries said...

HA!!! The things that kids ask!!!!! And your sweeties are adorable!! You know what...you better not quit blogging because you have such an amazing spirit that just puts a smile on my face every time I visit!!! Looks like a fantastic time all the way around! You stay warm friend!!! Nicole xoxo

Zoey said...

Does your hero ever get upset over the candid photos you snap of him? LOL. Those ice sculptures are wonderful!

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Hooray for the volleyball team! I used to love playing that but my wrists would hate me now! My hubby strikes that pose fairly easily too! The girls looked cute with their face paintings. I guess Lulu goes for the wild animal look!

vivian said...

well, thank god for foggy mirrors I guess! lol! beautiful girls and fun times.. cant beat that!
happy day! stay warm!!
xoxo
vivian

Celestina Marie Design said...

Hi Diana, Congrats to the volleyball team. Cute face painting too! Those ice sculptures are beautiful and look so cold!!!! I've seen the same sleeping pose on my hubby. I don't get the mirror out, I just nudge him to see if he is still alive. If he wakes up, well he's alive, if not~~~~LOL
Hugs

Cristina Garay said...

Oh, I love volleyball, my daughter loves it too! Congrats to Lulu ;) Now, I've taken similar pics of my Mr. in that same pose but he would be mad at me for the rest of his life if I ever post them :D

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Oh you are too funny!!!…loved seeing pics of the girls…congrats to Lulu and her team…and love those ice sculptures!

Chatty Crone said...

That is so cute.
I don't like face paint of my face - feels so uncomfortable!
Your hubby might shoot you! lol
sandie

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

OMG the only thing he's missing is the elf. You are too funny!

So you must have these snow roller ( You said DONUTS ) often. Here ( Western Pa / Pittsburgh area ) it's a first as far as I know. I saw on CNN that Ohio is having them too. One of my grandma friend bloggers, Joyce ( www.whathappensatgrandmas.com ) showed them to her little 3 year old granddaughter and SHE called them "Bagels" ! :)

Missy George said...

Love the painted faces..Could they be any cuter?? Those ice sculptures are amazing..What talent...Papa reminds me so much of my late husband..You're a hoot..

Donna-s Lair said...

Maybe it's the age and retirement, but I find myself asking my husband if he is tired...all the time.
I am eating my words about the crazy damn Yankees....check out GA today on the news....payback....

Gypsy Heart said...

Great job, Lulu! Both girls look adorable and no, Nana, that first pic/design is not weird. :)
I can't imagine doing a "festival" with your weather...foreign to me. Lol

xo
Pat

Stephen Andrew said...

Hahahaha. You can always count on kids to ask questions like that. When my great grandmother's husband died (my great grandfather was about 5 husbands before this guy), I asked my GG "what she did" to him? I remember my mother mortified with me and my GG laughing so hard she spilled her (omnipresent) drink.

Miss Kitty said...

Face painting has come a long way from when my kids were little and they might get a little heart or football painted on their cheek. My grand daughter had a face painter at her recent birthday party and the designs were similar to your grandchildren's. YES, only in Green Bay, Wisconsin would folks come out in that type of weather...y'all are a hardy bunch. We are huddled in our homes today with two inches of snow and 20 degree weather...big change for us.

~Kc Waddell said...

Love the painted faces and I didn't think the first one was creepy at all. I have to say I love seeing another involved Grandpa -- but it is hard work!

Val said...

"Do you ever look over..." made me laugh, as did Stephen Andrew's comment. Children! :)

I'm glad your friend is on the mend now. ♥

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Wow those face paintings are amazing. Congrats to the team!

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

Congrats to Lulu and the team! Papa is a sport about letting you post that photo, LOL! Love the questions kids come up with, but your answer about the mirror is hilarious!

J said...

HILARIOUS! Debra at Frugal Little Bungalow alerted me to how funny you are! I'm a grandma too now but remember sitting on bleachers for HOURS during volleyball tournaments - and sometimes, I just have to break down and confess - hoping we'd LOSE so I could GO HOME!!!! (just pretend I didn't say that, okay?)