Monday, April 14, 2014

Pigtails . . .

pigtails after her bath . . .
pigtails before bed . . .
pigtails in the morning . . . crazy, fireworks pigtails in the morning!
This little girl has some crazy hair!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Bring on Spring Break!

Peace . . . Sunflowers . . . and an extra large Easter Bunny.  My boss has a lot of costumes - for some reason I find this one a little disturbing . . . I'm not sure why.  He's still a great boss . . . he's delivering lottery tickets!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Dottie . . .

Dottie is an adventurous little doll who likes to meet new people.  She makes friends wherever she goes and is willing to go out of her way to help them.  She is very proud of her sparkly red shoes - in fact she believes they are magic.  Her favorite color is green and she loves emeralds.  She carries three  green stones in her bag that she picked up on one of her adventures . . . they remind her that if she ever goes looking for her heart’s desire – that she doesn’t have to look any further than her own backyard. 
Dottie is not a new doll - I made her awhile back, but she is going to a new home.  She is one of my favorites . . . and I have gotten many compliments on her - but never has anyone liked her enough to buy her.  I decided she was too cute to just be tucked away . . . so she is going to a friend from my home town.  This friend took the Facebook quiz - "Which Wizard of Oz Character are You" - and she was Dorothy.  I also know she really liked this doll . . . so I took this as a sign that Dottie needed to be shipped off to Iowa.  It's not quite Kansas . . . but I guess she is headed in the right direction.
 Always SMILE!
This is the first rock that I am using for a backyard project . . . a lot of fun and laughs preceded this rock finding it's way into my purse.  I need quite a few more rocks . . . sounds like a project for Spring Break.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

An ooh la la weekend . . .

It was a busy weekend, but a fun filled one.  We did some work in the yard - set some fence posts - and started getting things in order.  We took Charlotte to pick out flowers and vegetables - then to lunch . . . followed by frozen yogurt.  I think we have more fun than she does when we are out an about. 
I have been making Richard a variety of smoothies lately . . . this mango/peach one he says was the best so far . . . (I simply like the glass.)  We have a couple of early sunflowers blooming . . . Luke had thrown some seeds in the ground awhile back - so we get to enjoy them now as well as this summer.  I bought plenty of seeds to start more - I can never have too many sunflowers . . . I will have Charlotte help me plant those next weekend.  She loves digging in the dirt.  I have to keep an eye on her or she will dig out the plants we just put in . . . she carries the pots around, throws dirt everywhere, and overall has a great time.  Today I found a little watering can for her . . . so maybe she will get the idea to water the plants instead of dig them up.  Once again . . . enjoying something simple through the eyes of a child . . . it makes it that much more fun.
I love that tennis "hot shot" in the last photo.   : )
"If you've never been thrilled to the very edges of your soul by a flower in spring bloom, maybe your soul has never been in bloom." ~Terri Guillemets

Friday, April 4, 2014

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Easter Chicks

Easter is not far off . . . yet my decorations are still put away.  Sometimes life gets in the way.  I did pull this vintage planter out today.  I think I got it one Easter when I was young - filled with candy.  The flowers that are in it now have been in it for years.  I should probably replace them . . . but I like the vintage look that they have and they remind me of my mom.  I don't get all that excited about decorating for Easter . . . but always love to get this out.  The way things are going - this may be it.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

flowers and cranes

 More flowers . . . it slows my walk/run down a little each day, but take time to smell the flowers . . . right? . . . and take time to take pictures as well.  These were from yesterday.  I forget how much I love iris' until I see them each spring.  I forget also how good it feels to get away from work at lunch time and run . . . I have been hit and miss with it this winter.  The warmer temperatures and beautiful flowers make it a little easier to get myself out there . . . which is a very good thing.
I was able to drop a few cranes today.  I am almost half way with my 1000 paper crane project . . .

Monday, March 31, 2014

little girl magic . . .

She brightens my day . . . even the day after.
Little girls have a magic all their own.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

I love weekends . . .


 She would not break down and give Grandpa a kiss . . . looks like she had definitely made up her mind.  : )


Yesterday we were all over the place . . .
Today was a nice relaxing Sunday at home.  It was a little cool, but the sun was warm and inviting - almost impossible to resist.  Charlotte is also hard to  resist -  and she loves to be outside . . . so outside we were.  The world is full of wonder to those young eyes . . . and it is fun to watch the world while watching her. 
I did get a few practical things done, but most of that I let go today. 
I am working on a new Shabby Charlotte doll . . . just thought I would share her smile.  I had planned one thing, then I was inspired to do something else with her.  She is going to be a fun one to make.  I had hoped to stay up late and maybe get her finished, but I think the day has been long enough.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Happy Friday!

 Flowers everywhere today . . . coming to school in buckets, appearing on my desk, making my lunchtime run take a little longer, because I had to stop and take pictures. 
Earth laughs in flowers. 
                   ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
 Lily had to take pictures of our shoes this morning.  I love this girl . . . and our shoes.  :) 
. . . and everyone needs these - right?
Have a wonderful weekend!