Thursday, July 22, 2010

This and That Thursday

Have you seen the washing lines all over blog land? Do they make you smile? They make me happy, too.

Here are Aria's curtains. Granny finally finished them and Aria's mama hung them up as soon as I handed them to her.

Look who hopped over to rest her weary gnome bones on the fairy bench.

Speaking of Aria, here she is in her cozy bed. I know! Her hair is amazing!

Here is another picture of the four oldest cousins' fun run around Granny and Grampy's backyard. After dozens of stumbles, trips, and rolls, we had a mediocre lunch fresh out of the freezer.

Finnegan, the only boy, holds his own.

Here they are waiting for an energetic grown up to pull the wagon around in the grass - forever. No energetic grown ups to be found.

Yesterday, before CB and Finn's mama came to get them, they dug. After they left, just Samantha was left at Granny's. She gracefully took a three hour nap.

She smells like a flower. She has eyes the color of water. She smiles and smiles and smiles, even though she is intent on squash in this photo. Now she'll have four nice long days with her mama. Her daddy is in Texas for a few days. We miss him.

I keep forgetting to show you "Flock" and I know you'll think this is just as adorable as I do! April knitted all these birds and used sticks for the mobile. It's on Ravelry if you'd like to make yourself some flying birds!

Today I shall revert to my book worm ways and lose myself in my newest book, Kristin Lavrensdatter. I read about it over at Gladsome Lights. I also can't wait to read Sarum. My mother said it is delicious. Kristin Lavrensdatter is already capturing me. I'm drawing and coloring pictures in the margins.

I hope you are having a joyful day.

I'm leaving for Washington on Sunday. Soon, I'll be surrounded by my childhood home's farm scenery, the golf course, the country roads. We'll take the ferry to Guemes Island and eat crab. I'll have some rich conversations with my parents, my brothers and my sister. I'll like that. Yes, I'm taking my camera and I'll blog a bit while I'm there. You'll like looking at it because it is one of the most beautiful little spots in America.

Do you get hungry for certain things when you are reading a book? Today, I read of porridge breakfasts, so I made some myself. I wonder what's for lunch. Thanks for stopping in to check on me today. You're so nice to bear with my idea hopping, my short attention span, and my favorite thinking things.


Left-Handed Housewife said...

Ah, beautiful children--what could be more wonderful?

I'm so happy you're reading Jayber Crow--it is absolutely one of my favorites!

I'm making little books right now. I've always wanted to make books, but I think it's important to start out slow and small.


wayside wanderer said...

What a beautiful wagon full of grands! I laughed out loud at how no energetic adults were found. There are none of those here, either. :) I am so excited for your trip. You really know how to do summer right. KLavransdatter is one of my all time favorite books. I hope you like it. Is your copy all three books? I hope so as seeing as how it looks to be a foot thick! I am off to read up on Sarum.

Mrs Yappy Dog said...

Have a lovely time at 'home', will be thinking of you. I went to the library today and now have a total of five books to read on holiday! am so in a reading mood lately. Last shift completed and the next few days are for packing, ironing, my friend has 5 new chickens, we are going to see them tomorrow and stroke them - one is named Betty after me! xxx

libbyquilter said...

what an amazingly CUTE idea for a mobile~!!!~ LOVE everything about it~!!

hope your visit with family is a regenerative one. take care Pom Pom.


Sara Padrusch said...

Your life is so beautifully rich! Your grandchildren are so lucky to have you both.

Have a wonderful trip and take lots of pictures!


Amy Danielle said...

Your blog os such a cheery, happy haven. I love it.

Gumbo Lily said...

Look at all those sweet Grands! Oh the joy! The curtains are very pretty and Aria is such a chubby dolly baby -- I want to kiss those chubby cheeks and pinch her knees.

Looking forward to your sharing pretty Washington with us. I want to go there someday.


Sharon Colaco D'Souza said...

What a lovely, blog you have!

Bradley Maston said...

Great job grans. You must have been wore out with all those children! xoxo brad

Kelli said...

I have to say, I DID pull that HEAVY wagon around for four laps in the yard. And then pushed while Cadence pulled for an additional two. That was quite the workout for the day. :)

The dB family said...

So often when you write, I feel like I am sitting right beside you and we're chatting. It's so fun to read your posts. Such adorable precious babies! Enjoy!


Kari of Writing Up A Storm said...

Pom Pom, I finally managed an interim post to try to explain my absence. Oh, I thought I would be back already! What precious children! And I love the sight of fabric hanging on clotheslines. You make my heart sing. I'll be wending my way back by and by. xo Kari

Angela said...

HE Bates stories of The Darling Buds of May have FABULOUS descriptions of food that make my mouth water
AAMilne 's Winnie the Pooh makes me yearn for toast and honey

oh I so wish we lived nearer and could sit and have tea and cake together!!