Don't you love geraniums? They are so cheerful and a bit festive, too. After I planted yesterday afternoon, rain came. We've had a lot of rain.
And fear not! There are A LOT of bees! They love the bee balm. Can you spy a bee or two?
I have concluded that a watched peony bush does not pop. I can't wait! Jenny gave me a lovely pink print vase for Mother's Day. It will be the peony vase!
See Mr. Thunder looming? He is!
We've had plenty of blue sky, too. I am waiting to plant my marigolds.
I'm happy about the red and white gingham curtains in the garage. My sister's bridesmaids wore red and white gingham gowns and the wedding cake was red, white, and blue. Her wedding was BEAUTIFUL!
Aren't naked kitchens thrilling? I'm so excited!
It's going to be such a bright room! Yippee!
We were at Kelli and Bryan's on Memorial Day. The clouds were showing off! Do you like the blue mountains?
Do you like Smores? I thought I did, but I forgot that I do not like the mess of melting marshmallows. We had stickiness on hands, clothes, and in hair, too!
Something funny happened. I ordered Plum Cake and Sam each a mouse in a box because they wanted to play with mine and take her home. When the mice came from Maileg (a favorite company and I'm still happy with them) one mouse girl was . . . BLIND! Yikes!
Granny had to give her eyeballs. She looks just fine now.
Even though the weather is unpredictable, the walk around our neighborhood is fine.
The other day, James was looking at birdies hanging on the thistle seed sack AND he was looking for his parents. Actually, he doesn't have that "Don't leave me!" thing going yet. I'm glad. He's always happy to see his parents drive into the driveway though. Precious lamb.
Our Brad and his lovely wife April went to the Stanley Hotel (The Shining! Yikes!) for Memorial Day. Estes Park is SO lovely! Brad even fished a bit!
Aw! I love these two faces so very much!
Look at these two delighted faces! Fun on the trampoline!
Miss Bug = PRECIOUS!
James would like to know if you'd like a popsicle.
When I was packing up the kitchen I found the key to the family room door. Yay! I like the early morning sun to shine in onto the floor.
Summer is SO happy.
Playing at the park is SO happy, too!
Playing in your cousins' playhouse is super fun!
Yes, we have new corners and clean walls. Now we wait for the cabinets (Monday!) and soon we'll be back in our kitchen. It's hard to operate without a sink. Bathroom sinks are awkward. I don't have a laundry room sink.
Miss Bug had a sleepover with Sam and Plum Cake so Birdie and Millie Rose came to sleep here last night. Millie slept on the hard floor and I was sleeping with her until my hip started to hurt. I found a popcorn kernel beneath me. OUCH! The Princess and the Pea/The Granny and the Popcorn Kernel. You know.
And we had our first knitting lesson. It's hard to get the right hold on the needles and the yarn. Birdie was a bit frustrated. Grrrrrrr.
We have our family book club tonight (Hind's Feet on High Places and DQ Blizzards for treats). There is gardening to do. We have Taiwan friends coming to visit, a mountain retreat, and then Australian guests. After that we're going to New Zealand and Australia. Yippee!
But before that, the new kitchen will be finished and our household will be back to normal.
Take care, summer people!