Saturday, July 2, 2016

Celebrating Good Times


          Celebrating with Ruth Ayres at Discover Play Build.  and connecting with others who share their celebrations, too. It's fun to see the week through these eyes, finding what is wonderful each day.  

         My son, daughter-in-law are here this weekend, but spending the day with friends today so I have time to write. The good to celebrate this week including fun, family, a surprise book and lovely flowers blooming in my garden. I'm writing every day, and enjoying that, too. I hope you're having a great holiday weekend however you spend this particular time. 


Found at the bookstore, a surprise story of a mouse
and her survival from the poet Wendell Berry, whose
poetry I love, but didn't know about this lovely story.

Imogene and I went to our museum of nature and science
to experience the robot exhibition. Below shows her
built robot. She is guiding it by keeping her hand close.
I was amazed that she figured it out, needing certain parts,
like a battery and a transformer, she used the pictures
given to construct it. This and other hands-on parts were
amazing. She and I even played tic tac toe with a robot!



new lily blooms, a darker pink this time




Nathan, Barb & Carter. Carter is finally taller than his
mom. We had fun yesterday at Ikea, and eating at a
favorite Mexican restaurant with other friends. I'll
miss them when they leave Monday, but feel fortunate
that they can come so often.



17 comments:

  1. Your post is full of joy and just makes me smile. There's nothing better than spending time with family. Enjoy! Happy 4th!

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    1. Thanks, Julie, agreed. It's always nice to be with family. Hope your holiday is good, too.

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  2. So much joy here! By the looks of those long legs, Carter looks like he has a bit more growth in him! Glad you summer is going so well.

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    1. Yes, I believe Carter's going to outgrow his dad, too, Julieanne. He's not quite 15. It was a nice week!

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  3. There's nothing better than time spent with family! Beautiful celebrations!

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  4. A bit of this and a bit of that and a beautiful mosaic of life sparks with color and joy. It is so fascinating to see how kids grow and change, and to think they (and we) all were tiny babies once.

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  5. Time with family...what can be better than that? Love the pictures of the grandchildren, Linda - joy personified!

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  6. That Immi is a bright one. Wonderful family pictures. Enjoy your time with you family and keep your pencil sharpened.

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  7. Thanks everyone. It's been a wonderful few days together!

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  8. Love the pics of your happy times with family. That Imi is remarkable, and Carter is so tall. I'm looking for the Wendell Barry book. It looks familiar, maybe I've read it. That's half the fun of being in libraries and bookstores - the accidental discoveries.

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    1. Each week I go to the bookstore, I look at what's new, at least what I haven't noticed before, and there it was, a picture book by Wendell Berry. I enjoyed it very much, Ramona. Thanks!

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  9. Linda, I am so glad that you had time to spend with your family and a new book. Life is good when we are filled with happiness. Enjoy the 4th.

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    1. Thanks, Carol. It's been a wonderful visit!

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  10. IKEA is such a fun place to bring family and friends. I don't know why but it is! Happy 4th!

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    1. It was fun, agreed, Earl, & this time we hardly bought anything. I was looking at one thing, wanted their opinion.

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  11. Gorgeous flowers and gorgeous family! Glad you had a nice visit.

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