Friday, March 20, 2009

Happy Spring!

"Spring makes its own statement, so loud and clear that the gardener seems to be only one of the instruments, not the composer." ~Geoffrey B. Charlesworth

Thursday, March 19, 2009

A Poem

Grown Children
by Sharon Olds
...And now our daughter
is asleep on the couch, not six pounds
thirteen ounces, but about my size,
her great, complex, delicate face
relaxed. And our son, last night, looking closely
at his sweetheart as they whispered for a moment, what a tender
listening look he had. We raised them
daily, I mean hourly--every minute
we were theirs, no hour went by we were not
raising them--carrying them, bearing them, lifting them
up, for the pleasure, and so they could see,
out, away from us.
This poem fell into my lap today.
I loved the words.
They touched my heart and my soul.
And...I cried.
I love my babies.
I love the incredibly wonderful grown-up people
my babies have become!

Friday, March 13, 2009

They Leave Traces Behind...

How do you know if grandkids have been visiting in your home?

You find dolls wrapped up in your dishtowels in baskets meant for books.

There is bubblegum scented bath mousse and an assortment of squirty toys in your tub.

You may find rubber balls or other unusual items in the pantry.

The swimsuit hanging on the door is way too tiny to be yours!

You find amusing "love notes" on the white-board in the garage.
Does it get any better than this?

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Girl Power!

a lovely day in early March.
Girls only!
A little dip in the spa,
and then a little snack poolside...


Sunday, March 1, 2009

What's in Your Pocket?

We've always called Macy our "Pocket Baby."
She's a tiny little gal --the perfect size to put in your pocket and keep close to your heart!