Just what you do when it’s hot

As is becoming more and more apparent, I am a failure when it comes to getting pictures of Miss G, so once more for those of you who haven’t seen her in a good while I have borrowed a few from her mom.

We have been having just wonderful, warm to hot weather here and now that this family has their own yard, patio and such Miss G is able to be outdoors safely and happily.

This is how she is spending her time lately.








New homes and 1 year olds

I have been promising some pictures of the new addition to the extended family–the oldest daughter’s new home. I finally did take some yesterday among trying to get some current pictures of Miss G, but fortunately I discovered that the daughter had actually posted some pictures of her own on her blog recently.

I am taking the liberty to link her blog here for you to see some of what they now get to call home.


As to the pictures of Miss G–this little girl is just not all that easy to pin down anymore, especially since she is highly mobile and has realized just what cameras are for. Posing is not among the highlights of her day.

I hoped to catch her walking for you, but usually she is walking toward me expecting me to catch her and taking pictures isn’t all that conducive to the arms out and open position she expects.

I got nothing of excitement yesterday so am going to hold off posting any of her. I will be with her both tomorrow and Thursday so fingers are crossed that I can catch a few moments.

It is so hard to believe that in just about 1 month she will be 1-year-old. What an amazing year and what an amazing little girl she is growing into. Loving, stubborn, trying, confident, adventurous, curious and oh so smart. It’s a little unnerving to think about what I will be writing about her in this blog next year at this time.

Some more incidental rambles

Busy, busy life lately.

Most of this past week was spent in various forms of moving, packing, unpacking, and caring for little Miss G. The daughter and son-in-law are nicely settled into their new home.

It is lovely and I will try very hard when I go up later this week  to remember my camera. I will snap some photos and post them for everyone.

The entire process was actually pretty smooth, once all the paperwork was signed and delivered. They were actually moved in in just under 2 days and really have made remarkable progress in getting unpacked and settled. With some help from various family members they were able to purchase some still needed furnishings and other household necessities so their house really looks like a home.

It’s funny to sit in their downstairs area, which is probably bigger than their entire first home and realize that they have another complete floor upstairs, which if it just had a kitchen, could be a home all itself.

Needless to say, they are incredibly happy.

Miss G has given us some exciting news to share. She has finally realized that she can walk on her own! While still very hesitant most of the time her Aunt Alison was working with her the other evening while we cared for her and Miss G decided to take some purposeful steps on her own.

Of course, she has to do it on her own time and wouldn’t show her mom at all. I can see her confidence growing though. I was with her today and “walking” actually became a fun game for her. She has a soft blanket which she loves to snuggle in. It was on a chair and I was on the floor about 4 feet away. Miss G, over and over again, would stand at the chair, do a quick snuggle and then turn with a huge grin and walk to me. This was not random in any way. She truly knew what she was doing and was loving it.

Later, on her own, she actually attempted to go from the couch toward that blanket/chair and made it a few steps before she realized what she had done.

I probably won’t be seeing her until Wednesday and I suspect she may be doing quite a bit of walking by then.

I have a few days to catch up on chores at my own house, work on homework and get things ready for a garage sale. If I get really organized, maybe I can get the sale set for this coming Friday and Saturday. Fingers crossed.

Later that Saturday evening the youngest daughter and I are going to see a production of Jesus Christ Superstar.

If you’ve followed this blog for any time you know that for the past few summers we have had a tradition of attending a quasi-local production focused on specific decades of music-typically rock and roll.

Apparently anything past the 1970’s really doesn’t fit the overall theme of wild, free, crazy summer love so this year the production is altered a bit and is billed as “not just a musical but a spectacle with all the stops pulled out.”

Still rock, still 1960’s and apparently a rollicking good time. I’ll let you know. It’s a tad bit unique I think that two atheists are attending this production. We are going for the music, not the message.