Monday, March 21, 2011

miscellany monday

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters

1.  A reason to celebrate...a birthday.  Over the weekend the kids and I traveled to Cleveland for my step mom's mom's birthday.  They had an entire weekend planned with a spa day, a few dinners, a concert and going to church together.  We were able to join them on Saturday for dinner.  Ms. Louise's daughter, son in-law, and granddaughter even flew in from California!

Ms. Louise and her beautiful granddaughters.

Here's Ms. Louise and her friend Mary.  Mary is amazing...she will be 89 this year.  Aren't they jazzy!

2.  Welcome Spring!  Well yesterday was the day...the first day of Spring.  For the most part the weather was nice and we even got outside for a bit.  I got some shots of the evidence of Spring.

Here are my daffodils and some mini tulips trying to make their debut.

Spring also reveals the clean up that we'll have to do over the next few weeks :)

3.  Bike Time.  Rondell (and I, a little) have been working with Jamison to try and ride a two wheeler.  We're hoping this is the year she makes a break for it.  Yesterday she and Rondell worked a little more and she had more confidence than she's had in the past.  Next I think we'll take her to a walk path where there are less bumps.

Look at the concentration!

Then there's this guy who will be riding a two-wheeler before I know it.

4.  I LOVE surprises.  During church yesterday I received a text from one of my best friends, Melanie, saying she had a surprise for me...she was in town and was going to come and see me!  Marja brought her over and it was so good to hug her and sit down for a chat with my girls.  Melanie also got to love on my kids a bit.

Today we're going to lunch and hang out some more and I can't wait :)

And Caleb got to love on his girlfriend Mila.


My Not So Simple, Domestic Life said...

You were a busy, busy girl this weekend. BTW, tell Marja I miss her mug! :) -Katie

Carrie said...

I love that Caleb's smile...I have a feeling he will have alot of girlfriends! ;-)

What a great weekend! Glad you could spend it with so many wonderful family and friends!

we have some evidence of Spring and Spring clean-up it!

Hope you have a great day!

jennykate77 said...

Miss Louise and her friend are definitely jazzy!! :) I hope I look that good when I'm her age!

Love the pic of Caleb and his girlfriend! So sweet!

Isaiah hasn't learned the skill of riding on two wheels yet either! We're going to work really hard this summer. I have a list of things I want him to be able to do before 2nd grade and that's at the top!

Hope you have a great Monday!

Sarah said...

Love all the pictures! And yes, those are some jazzy and fantastically young looking ladies!

Kelli @ RTSM said...

Jamison looks like she was working so hard to ride that bike! I bet she will have it down soon! And look how cute Caleb is with his bike helmet on:) I bet you can't wait until your flowers start to bloom...we have a ton of pretty buds on all our trees right now!

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

Aww! I love these pix of the kids! Love! What a great birthday celebration too! Those ladies look fun!