Granny had fun at Kelli's house! My hands are dry as a bone from all that compulsive hand washing in well water (they live in the country!) I did lots of easy food prep and clean up over the course of three days!
It was fun being the homeschool sub! The girls worked hard.
I should have tried my hand at dog obedience homeschool, too! Crazy Lucy!
This old man did not like the cold weather we had yesterday!
Sweet Millie Rose keeps herself busy while the sisters learn. LOVE!
I put essential oils in the humidifier so we could breathe. Colorado is so DRY! The benefit is fluffy hair (my hair in humid Taiwan = HORRID!)
Breakfast! I overcooked the bacon. Grannies always seems to make food that doesn't look or taste like "Mommy's".
Cute things I found around the house!
We had a Rocky Road ice cream break yesterday afternoon!
When I'd wake up in the morning feeling a strong need for coffee, the six pets would all circle around me waiting for Granny to meet THEIR needs. They had to wait. I am not used to taking care of animals first thing in the morning!
Oh, how I LOVE this face! Miss Bug!
Bry and Kelli have a good carpenter who has done beautiful work like this all over their home. I love this particular bookcase and it's sweet cottage features.
We made one attempt to organize the doll clothes and furniture. Fail.
Here's the most popular of the three cats. Kitty Pet gets A LOT of enthusiastic hugs (holds) and attention (mauling) but she doesn't seem to mind!
I love the toadstools on this wall canvas AND the umbrella! So CUTE!
Some of my sixth graders did not know how to tell time on a real clock! Yikes! I love Kelli's schoolroom clock!
The calendar! Also FUN!
Aw! It's so nice to know that I'm getting prayed for.
When they've had their church life group over, the basement can suffer some messy blows. Birdie made this spiffy list to remedy the problem. She loves to make lists. So do I!
Pretty corners abound at Kelli's house!
I had to hang up the jump ropes because they were scaring me. I don't like the way kids want to use them for leashes when they play puppies. Granny said, "Be careful!" A LOT!
Anyway, I'm home again now and I have two days to prepare for Granny Camp Phase Two with our little cherubs from Ft. Collins. I can't wait to cuddle them. They are SUPER cute and super fun!
Last, I ordered one of my highly-memorable childhood stories from Amazon. I do not know who Deb Sorensen is, but I thank her for taking such good care of this Thumbelina book so I could gaze at the lovely pictures again. I have a real love for the story, but I wanted to see the pictures I remembered from my little girl days.
A walnut shell bed? Yes, please!
Here is her woodsy bed! This made such an impression on me. Do you like it?
I love the mouse's purple shawl and red kerchief.
The bird! I have used this image for storytelling material since our children were small and requesting stories. I was so happy to find it again.
Aw! Thumbelina is so lucky! A ribbon for reins and a ride on a lovely bird!
I had forgotten how the story ended. I remember staring at the little king's moth wings. Magic.
This little book brings great joy to this granny. Little people are fascinating (gnomes, fairies, Gulliver) and I'm so glad children can enjoy hard-covered books to generate unique and imaginative thoughts.
I might try copying some of the pictures just for fun!
The sky is SO blue today but there is a hard crunchy frost on the grass. I think I might do something November-y today. Bake ginger cookies? Buy more apple cider? Light a candle? What November-y things do you like?
I am cozy. VERY cozy. Yay!