Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Catching-up...

Tim, here with 18 mo.old nephew Bryden


This child has been here  a lot this summer and is learning to help me water plants....ie. take the hose and shoot up!!

This summer has flown by!  I think I have done only 4 posts all summer and haven't spent more than 4 hours total on the computer. Besides being busy, we've lost our air conditioning twice this hot summer, the refrigerator died too, -we've had a skunk invasion (!), and major car repairs, plus miscellaneous other misadventures too many to mention!  But everyone is healthy and you have to count blessings too.   I've missed reading my favorite blogs and sincerely hope fall brings a quieter time!  This week brought a bit of fun though, seeing all members of the family and that's always great.



Besides eating ice cream, Bryden keeps me going with learning a new word a day.  I have to laugh at some of the ways he says things...these pictures just say "more, please"!
His next favorite word is "bubbles"...


Hello...goodbye!

We got to see the girls this weekend too. Miss sweetheart Emma, being her sweet self...

Bailey too!!

We ate in a new Michael Simon restaurant...good burgers!!

Bailey playing a table game of "hide n' seek".

Uncle Mike and Bryden
Lori and Emma

A good time was had by all!!

18 comments:

Sue said...

You have such a cute family. I'm sure you've enjoyed sharing summer fun with them, despite the large and small calamities along the way.

=)

PS. The thought of no air conditioning makes me feel faint!

Cro Magnon said...

All good looking kids... very nice.

Still two weeks before my lovely grandsons will be here, but at least we have our youngest son and his girlfriend with us for a couple of months. It's been a bizarre summer so far!

acorn hollow said...

since everyone is healthy it is a good summer. glad to see the kids having fun.
Cathy

Rebecca said...

I can see how busy you've been, Donna! We'll have our last group of grandchildren here beginning tomorrow. It's been such fun. Periods of R&R in between are badly needed, however :)

When it comes to appliances and other aggravations, why does it seem that "when it rains, it pours"? Hope your streak is over.

It's good to see/hear a little of the happenings at Starkey Hollow.

Stacy Crawford said...

He is thoroughly enjoying that ice cream cone! It sounds like you and yaya are having the same kind of summer. I hope you get to rest in the fall. :)

yaya said...

Stacy is right...you and I are on the same crazy path this summer..only I want that icecream cone that Bryden is enjoying!

Molly said...

Donna - lovely pictures of your grandchildren. Yes the time does seem to fly - our grand daughter is just turned sixteen. It seems no time since she was toddling about too!

Fresh Garden said...

Gorgeous!!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

How darling Donna are these pictures. I can see why you have not been posting because enjoying these adorable babies would be much more fun.
I have not been faithful with blogging either but hopefully I will get better soon.
Have a wonderful weekend
Love
Maggie

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

How darling Donna are these pictures. I can see why you have not been posting because enjoying these adorable babies would be much more fun.
I have not been faithful with blogging either but hopefully I will get better soon.
Have a wonderful weekend
Love
Maggie

Tamara Jansen said...

Nothing like a summer with family!!

karen said...

Lovely family! Ohhhh... a skunk invasion. When I worked retail I got a call after closing from a physician in Ohio. They had just returned from a trip to NYC to find that their home had been invaded by skunks. They had to trash everything and start from scratch, so she was calling me for bed linens, blankets, pillows, and even some clothes! One of the biggest sales I ever made (over 20K!) and I gained a great customer the rest of the time I was there. A skunk invasion must be horrific.

becky said...

Wow, when it rains, it pours! Nice to see the kids again...adorable as usual.

Teresa said...

There is nothing more perfect than spending time with your family....especially after a skunk invasion. (Been there, done that. Not fun!)

Deb Shucka said...

What a great way to spend a summer! Seeing your grandkids makes me smile every time.

Marsha @Spots and Wrinkles said...

Donna,
Glad you're back. While we have not had A/C breakdowns or car repairs, we have had multiple health challenges in the family this summer.

But this too chall pass. Have a wonderful week. ...Marsha

Hope said...

I hear you about being busy Donna! I am taking a break from my poetry blog this month. But now that I am away from home I have time to check in on my favorite blogs. I'm glad you are busy with family stuff (me too) and I hope you managed to get those problems fixed. Don't run yourself to ragged! Love the photo's

take care
Hope

Denise J. Hughes said...

Love the ice cream photos. That is the essence of summer right there. :)