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Monday, June 20, 2011

Bryson loves to work with his hands, so do I

Picked up a birdfeeder kit at Lowe's several months back thinking Bryson might enjoy putting it together sometime.  We had several hours last week where he didn't really have anything to do and was puttering around.  So I dug around until I found this and we got started.

Unlike most males in this universe he actually read and followed the directions, which were very well written.  He layed every piece out to make sure every part was accounted for including every teeny tiny nail!

Each and every piece accounted for and carefully put together.

All done, PERFECT!

Hung and ready for the birds!  Took less than a day for the birds to find the feeder, now to just keep it filled with birdseed.  My handsome grandson did a great job, I'm so proud of him.


Thursday, June 9, 2011

Summertime, OH, it's summertime!

So, what says summer to you?  The longer days, the baseball games that seem to never end, the flip flops you can now wear everyday.....

                                       I think maybe it is the clothes hanging outside on the line. Of course I'm probably the only person around who actually hangs clothes outside.  Took me a long time to find a great clothesline I could use inside or out!

Or it could be the feel of the soil on your hands as you plant your new flowers for the season. 
And the colors that just pop!

Of course it could also be that I finally have the time to piddle at the things I love to do, like sew.

This is one of the skirts I am making to see, hopefully, at the ArtStroll in downtown Huntsville this summer.  They are fun, breezy little skirts that are so fun to make.

But the truth is that even though summer is all of these things and more, the best part of summer is having the time to spend with my favorite people!

Aidan and Jordan
Martha Cate

and even Bryson, Josie and Ellie (who I can't find recent pictures of!)

So what is summer to you????????