Monday, August 31, 2009

A Special Rose

I just noticed this picture today. It reminded me of visits to my mother's parents when I was young. My grandfather loved to garden and he tended his roses with great care. During the warmer months we toured his gardens every time we visited. I must admit that I found these tours a bit boring at times, but I loved the fact that he loved his roses so much.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Skillful standing!

That was some pretty skillful standing that you were doing when we chatted today! It was so much fun to see you eye-to-eye, and to see you clap and wave! We enjoyed meeting Claudette, also.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Playing on a late summer afternoon

I always enjoy seeing the "big" kids play with the "little" kids when we get together with extended family. It is hard to believe that there have been so many children over the years! So far, you are one of ten great-grandchildren. There will be so many more! I wonder how many... Twenty? Thirty? We will see!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Hi sky!

Sitting on my lap, you leaned your head back and looked straight up into the sky. I looked up, too. It's been a long time since I've seen the sky from that perspective. Thank you!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

So many names

Hens and chicks, hen-and-chicks, hen and chickens, hens-and-chickens. All are correct! Aren't you glad you have a cat? Or, two? For now.

Monday, August 17, 2009

We miss you

We have missed you today...

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Baby steps...

We heard that you have taken your first steps! Can it be true? Soon you will be running through your backyard!

Monday, August 10, 2009


Yellow is one of my favorite colors! I love your yellow and white dress. Grandpapa has too many favorite colors to list. He likes orange sunsets, green grass, blue skies, white clouds, and red roses, just to name a few! What about you?

Sunday, August 9, 2009


Hello Cupcake - can you believe this? A cupcake on top of a travel trailer!

Saturday, August 8, 2009


We will see you in a few days. We are so excited! How much have you changed since your last visit?