Sunday, June 5, 2011

One down 3 to go...

Dori graduated today. The ceremony was celebrated by lots of family.... it all went beautifully. We are very proud. Now just Macy, Pete and Dill to go.

Yea Dori!!! :)

I Approve...

We have had a car radio incident. Macy is usually the one to ask for music in the car and is the most picky about the station. Pepper was scanning through stations the other day to find a good one. Apparently, a good song came on because Macy suddenly yelled, "Stop!" Scaring the heck out of me, the driver. We discussed with Macy that she could not just yell "Stop!"

A few minutes later, Pepper found a popular song, from the back seat, Macy calls out, " I approve of this station!!" :)

Dad B's birthday card

We celebrated Dad B's birthday yesterday. We ran to a few different stores to get him his gifts and birthday cards and had everything in the car and set to go. We'd also grabbed a graduation card for Jay's son. We were headed to the grad party first so I found that card. I told Pepper that I signed all of our names on the card. When we met up with Dad B and Dad D we gave him the gifts, the card from the kids and the card from Pepper and I. As I was handing the card to Dad B I said, "Did you sign my name to the card too?" Pepper said, "No, you signed my name!"

Oops, we gave Dad B a blank card.... well, my birthday coming up, he can use the same blank card for me!! :)

Mom age 3

This is one of my favorite pictures of my Mom. It has a lot of glare and shadows on it because Dori snapped the picture while it was on the wall in a frame, but considering it was probably taken around 1946, I thought it looked pretty good. It is hanging in my Grandmothers room and I asked her about it when I visited her over Christmas. (I realize this is June but I just remembered I had this picture and I thought I would post it as a remembrance of her birthday this year)

So I asked my Grandmother about the picture and she said that the neighbor was a photographer and often asked to take pictures of my mom and her brothers. In the picture she is about three years old. I asked where the picture was taken and she said she thought it was taken in the neighbor’s basement…. But she wasn’t sure because she wasn’t there.

It was very hard not to have horror images flash in my mind from “The Butterfly Effect”… a movie that made me not let my own kids go anywhere for several weeks and still gives me the creeps when I think about it. I can’t imagine allowing any of my kids to go hang out in some neighbors basement while he took pictures of them that I wasn’t there to see….. but this was 1946. It was a different time.

When I look at this picture, the round face reminds me of Macy, but the eyes are different. This is before my mom broke her nose, so it is still cute. Mom fell out of a moving car when she was a little older and she never liked her nose after that. (It is a definite plug for why kids should always be seat belted) ….. Apparently cinders and rocks do not help the breathing process! It was also right before her brother’s found two long sticks and an old sheet and made a stretcher (they learned how while in the boy scouts). They wanted to try out the stretcher and mom wanted to be the first to ride on it. They insisted that it had to be used by an INJURED person. … so mom jumped off the roof of the barn and made her brothers quite happy.

Today would have been Mom’s 68th birthday. :)

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Square Foot Garden-1

A friend from church suggested I go hear a presentation about something called Square Foot Gardening. Pepper and I went to listen and learned a lot. Pete made the 4X8 foot box for us and we planted lots of great things in it. The kids all helped. I am looking forward to lots of great things from our little garden in the fall! :)