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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of three. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and will have been married for 57 years this February.

Saturday, August 24, 2013


Wow, August  is slipping away and the lawn is still green from all the rain and I've been weeding my large daylily flower bed. It was a lush carpet of green weeds gone to seed. It's unbelievable how fast the weeds went to seed. I've been on my knees till dark for the last two days in between work and I'm almost done that bed.

A family of four cute kittens and the stray mother adopted me this week. The mother had gone into my son's covered entrance to have her kittens and he's a soft hearted man so he cared for them for a month. Everything was OK until the kittens got bigger and started to discover their surroundings and they got scared of the my son's big dog and the whole feline family went missing for a few days till we found them in the hedge by my shed. It wasn't long before the mother came to the barn to steal some of the cat food and milk.  The other barn cats were not impressed.

She came to the house at the back door and I gave her a saucer of milk and I bought some kitten food for the kittens.
They have been very shy and ran away every time I came out. This evening they started to get braver as they have seen me digging in the garden for the last two days and they came and played near me, having fun digging and jumping on the daylily foliage until they got tuckered out. I don't have a picture of the kittens and the mother as my camera battery is on loan for a little while. I'll have to try to find them a good home.The mother is a beautiful long black and white hair cat and is very friendly. She must have been dropped off at the farm when they realized she was pregnant. It happens all the time. They have fleas so they are definitely not coming in my house. I'm very sensitive to  flea bites.

I'm posting some of the many  family photos we took  for the benefit of my family so bear with me.

James getting ready to eat a piece of lemon meringue pie. Can you tell that he's comfortable having his picture taken.

Jordyn came to visit. She will soon be a new mother to a baby boy.

What you see is what you get, folks.

Daniel just discovered that he can bounce to music in his Jolly Jumper. He was quite happy about himself.

Another first for Daniel. He  learned to turn onto his stomach while at mamoo's house and he now turns over at will. This photo was taken at my daughter and son in law's cottage at the lake.Those are my old feet in the background. See my shiny bunion.

James playing a game of Goo Balls on his mom's smart phone all by himself. He can get the level one all by himself.  Don't you just love the way he crosses his leg.

The men having a talk while the women are inside the cottage. Everybody seem to be in relaxing mode.

View of the lake as it was starting to get a bit dark. It's a gorgeous lake

Christine found a ripe tomato to munch on.

Me and Jackie talking away with my finger  moving. I wonder what was I talking about???

Simon and Mira doing the dishes for Mama. I was impressed that they washed and dried the dishes after supper.

Daniel at the church for his Baptism. Don't you just love the white tux.

James never even blinked during the pouring of the water on his head.

Jordyn was given the honour of drying his head.

The Godfather lighting the baptismal candle with the Godmother looking on.

The Godfather and Godmother with their beautiful family.

James was kept busy by two little friends but after a while he went crawling on all fours under the alter.

Look at the top left upper corner of my blog  and click on the Bumblewood handmade button  to meet Meg. She is having a wonderful giveaway you won't want to miss to launch her new business venture. Three handmade lip balm. I entered and I hope to win. You can't win if you don't enter.
Thanks for all your heartfelt comments on my last post. it means a lot to me.
Have a safe weekend and thanks for stopping by.

Friday, August 16, 2013


Sorry that I haven't posted lately, I didn't get lost in the jungle, I've just been a bad blogger... Family time gets priority and that's not bad....  Just a quick post today... and more photos to follow another day.

My  granddaughter Jordyn came to visit us and my daughter Christine looking at photos on the smart phone.

Beautiful Jordyn is expecting a baby boy at the end of September and it will be my first  great grandchild.
I'll become a great grandmother, can you believe it. I look old enough lately. It seems that I'm speeding up aging lately...... hope that I can live up to the new title. I'm keeping my fingers cross that all will be well for baby and mother.

James love to go to the park. Wheels and tires are a big hit with him.

James getting a cool drink on a warm afternoon while at the family park.

James got all tired out it seems... not sure if this picture is in the right sequence.

James loves, did I say loves the water....

James is a little water baby and Daniel is taking swimming lessons too but right now is napping time.

Having a little rest on the edge of the wading pool. All that swimming on the belly is tiring.

James love running after the Toy Story ball in the park.

Having a snack to boost up his energy, as if he needed it....

Playing on the big slide like a big boy.

Daniel is still sleeping in the fresh air by the pool.

James getting ready to go down the slide.

James climbing through the small tunnel to get back on the slide

James driving the Off Roader  buggy

Sorry, it took me so long to post. There never seems to be enough time for this old grandma but I should have some more photos soon  from last Sunday we spend at the cottage at the lake. I still need to download some photos from my daughter's smart phone. I wish I was smart.... those smart phones, everybody has one but me....

I appreciate your visit and I don't take you for granted. If I haven't visited your blog yet, I hope to get there very soon. I hope that you are all well and are having a good summer. Let me know that you visited my blog by leaving a comment. I really appreciate all your comments...