Friday, June 17, 2011

My little peep and the Peepers


 Today was one of those summer days that you wish would last all year!  It was warm but not too warm and low humidity.  I was babysitting Bryden and gave up trying to get even one thing anything done.  I just sat in a chair and watched him play.  There is nothing so entertaining or sweet as watching an 18 month old play!  You can see the wheels turning.

He was really enjoying his lawnmower today.  It has sounds like a motor and he thinks he is really driving.  It shoots bubbles out the back and he can say "bubbles" too.
While he was mowing, I was playing...taking in the yard this time of the year, when everything is green makes me happy.
The irises are blooming for the third time this year....

This color is my favorite!

Bryden discovered a bugcatcher in the playhouse so we went searching for something to put in it.

We soon found that there are many of these little frogs in the yard right now.  When we were little, we called them "peepers".    Bryden was fascinated by them.


It was a day of simply drinking in the summer and this toddler.  A simple day but one that you can never get enough of. I hope he remembers it someday like I always will. It reminded me so much of my summers growing up, visiting my grandparents in Wisconsin.  They had 10 acres in the countryside  and it was always so green there.  My grandmother thought of the most fun things to do to entertain us, but just being there was good enough.

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I can hear the little peepers now that it's getting dark.  I wonder if this little go-getter is closing his peepers?  Tomorrow he'll be ready to go again!!
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30 comments:

yaya said...

Looks like a fab day! I love the shot of the playhouse...so pretty. Bryden is getting big and his personality is really showing! Hope the rest of the weekend is as fun!

Sue said...

Those itty-bitty peepers are so cute! And so is Bryden!

=)

becky said...

What a way to spend a day...I'm getting one of those days today :) Landon is coming to play.

Rebecca said...

I don't blame you for spending time out there! You have every reason to! Our four "little peeps" will be coming NEXT weekend. They live in a Chicago apartment and will find many things to do in our yard that sometimes feels too big to us!

Cro Magnon said...

Children, fresh air, creatures, games, new toys; what more could we ask for?

Stacy Crawford said...

I love the little frog. They are so entertaining to the little ones. Have a great rest of the weekend!

Kerri said...

You're such a wonderful Grandma! Looks like the perfect day. Your yard is gorgeous. I love Bryden's face in the picture where he's looking in the container...such curiousity. How in the world did you see those tiny creatures?! Were they in the water?

Lorri said...

What a PERFECT day! Those days are my favorite! Hope you have many more as great as that one!

Could he be any cuter?????

Kim said...

It is so much fun watching them discover new things. They are so curious and open. He is adorable.

Julia said...

Oh Donna, your kids videos are so entertaining. I think that you have a future cook for a grandson. He's just so busy and fun to watch. It makes me smile as I watch.

That's some playhouse that you have in your beautiful yard.

Your irises are beautiful and lucky you that this is the third time that they're blooming.

My youngest grandson is now 5 months old already and is coming over for a visit in August. I can't wait. Have a blessed weekend. JB

Jennifer said...

what a fabulous day!

rosaria said...

Enjoy! This is paradise.

Mrs Catch said...

What a super day, Frogs, boys, irises and sunshine. Memories are made of this. Loved the photos. Your grandson's expressions are so gorgeous.

Marsha @Spots and Wrinkles said...

Now there are cute peepers and there are TOO CUTE peepers.

You got the latter.
have a fun weekend - Marsha

Lesa said...

Looks like a perfect day!

*The Old Geezer said...

Never a dull moment when little peep and the peepers are around.

Little Peep and the Peepers kinda sounds like the name of a 1960s rock band :-)

karen said...

I love your playhouse! I keep wanting LaMar to build one for our patio but he says the kids aren't here often enough to go to the trouble and expense. :-( Probably true, but still... Watching Bryden cook brought back memories of my daughter "cooking" me fabulous treats in her play kitchen. Happy days.

Hope said...

this is such a wonderful post, Donna! you make me feel I'm right there with you enjoying your day with your grandson and nature. What wonderful photo's and the video's are priceless.
thank you for sharing this
hope your day is bright and sunny!

Molly said...

He's such a busy little bee. Donna you did the best thing you ever could - just sit and enjoy him playing! The photos are lovely and what a treasure to keep. I'm so glad you found my new site - someothermountain.blogspot.com - My Molly G site unfortunately got sabotaged and I had to take it down so I will only be posting on the new one. Love Molly xx

A Tale of Two Cities said...

What a fun day! And now I"m missing my little grandkids so much while I'm here for a few weeks in England. Pictures and phone calls just aren't the same!

Rebekah said...

Such a little cutie!

Cloudia said...

ah bless em!





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Grandma Yellow Hair said...

The prefect day for sure. I felt like I was there with you both walking through your beautiful gardens..
I am so glad Donna you shared such a wonderful awesome day with us.
As always I am delighted I was able to come by today
Love
Maggie

Leontien said...

Oh my i can't believe the size of those frogs!!! they are really really tiny!

And i loved your little shed in the back of your yard! But the little hotshot in the pics of course takes all the credit!

Thanks for sharing
Leontien

Cheryl said...

Can you bundle him into a pouch and send him down here please? Oh and throw in a couple of the iris bulbs too - sensational!

Katherines Corner said...

what a wonderful way to spend your time. I hope you've been busy making happy memories, I miss your visits.Thinking of you and leaving some ♥ on your blog, have a happy weekend!

Jeanne said...

So sweet Donna! Look at your gorgeous yard as well. Seems like yesterday that you were looking out your kitchen window at all that snow. Happy Summer Donna :)
Jeanne xxx

Tamara Jansen said...

That little playhouse is just adorable! And of course...so is the grand baby :) Enjoy the fun this weekend.

Deb Shucka said...

A perfect summer day! Thank you for sharing, both words and pictures. I especially love the look on Bryden's face as he peers down at the frog.

Life 101 said...

There are not enough days like that.
Beautiful photos.