Riggins with little brother Charlie and little sister Sadie.


Sunday, August 14, 2011

Saturday-Sunday Mumblings.

Saturday just kind of rolled by a very quiet day at the Weeb Ranch, no Grandkid’s and even the dog’s were pretty good. Donna went in to the Restaurant about 04:00PM she had a special group coming in for a big party.

Sunday we were up about 06:00AM and had our morning coffee, Donna went back in to catch a little nap. Nicole came back from her Dad’s about noon and since she is the birthday girl this week, she is going to be nine on Thursday. Grandpa said let’s go to Walmart and just look at stuff, your birthday is coming up. So off we went, I kind of steered her to the bike aisle and they only had two girls 20 inch bikes left, I asked her if she had a choice what bike she would she like,  the pink one or the robin’s egg blue one, she said the blue one immediately and I was glad because it had little fenders on it and the pink one didn’t, I thought her eyes were going to fall out when I lifted it off the rack and said give it a test drive to the checkout, “Oh Yeah Happy Birthday”. We also got a red taillight and a license plate for it.


                       Nicole and her new bike.



                   Grandpa loads it in the truck.



Grandpa putting the taillight and license plate on.

Nicole goes back to school tomorrow and Adam has his first day Thursday. Boy summer sure flew by, I am sure glad I got those week long stretches at the Lake and the trip to Illinois and Wisconsin in.

Donna is starting a cake for the birthday party and told Nicole she could help decorate it, I think it is going to have a butterfly on it. I’ll get a picture of it when they get it done, she is also researching how to make a gluten free cake for when Kevin & Ruth get here since Ruth has a gluten free diet.

That’s about it for the news from Dardenne Prairie in the heart of Middle America. Don’t know if Donna will be running a second section to the Blog today, if not Be safe out there. Sam & Donna.


  1. Grandpa's are the best ever. I remember getting a new bike about the same age as Nicole. It was like a whole new world opened up.

  2. new wheels for Nicole!..happy birthday!!

  3. That's a snazzy bike. You're a good Grandpa.

  4. Nothing like a kid getting a brand new bike! Way to go Grandpa - you are a hero!!

  5. Happy Birthday Nicole... what a great bike you got!!!
    Have fun & Travel safe

  6. Sam & Donna: Go to Safeway or Wal-Mart and pick up a Betty Crocker Gluten Free cake mix. They have chocolate and yellow, plus brownie mixes. They are usually on the bottom or very top shelf near where the regular B.C. mixes are. Ask if you don't find them. There is also a paper-back book called "The Cake Doctor Bakes Gluten-Free" by Anne Byrn that is real good and uses these mixes. Bob C. (rwcorlew@ieee.org)

  7. Your a good Grampa Sam!! I'm sure Nicole appericates you...

  8. Spoil, spoil, spoil...exactly what we were meant to do as good grandparents...We got a bunch of 'em coming Thursday and leaving Sunday...I better start cooking right now!

  9. Grandpa scored - What a great birthday present. Happy Birthday Nicole!!