“Do you know," Peter asked, "why swallows build in the eaves of houses? It is to listen to the stories.” ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

7.02.2008

Sweetie-sitting


These 2 sweeties belong to the ever-wonderful Michael & have been with us on & off for the last couple of weeks. All day Monday & all day today & just ½ day last week. Monday found us geocaching, finding treasures that were, alas, full of ants & rainwater. Great kids that these are, however, it made no difference. The hunt for the treasure was the fun. We turned a curve on the trail & came upon a bunny - big & brown & contentedly munching the grass, and absolutely not bothered by us. Sarah thought it would be quite wonderful if suddenly 5 snow white baby bunnies appeared, following their mother, and we looked (truly, we did!) but none showed up. Jace was quite mesmerized by the one-armed female jogger who passed us, and was disappointed when every other jogger who passed us had 2 whole, healthy arms. We walked the trails & came upon the Cancer Bell, a memorial & place of honor for cancer victims, their families & caregivers. Beneath the bell was a stepping stone, inlaid with mementos of victims - a spoon here, a piece of jewelry there, marbles & beads & other keepsakes. The kids think they need one in their back yard. Burger King & Chick-Fil-A have been the eating places of choice & I live in fear that today may be Chuck E Cheese! :) Nickelodeon is on the laptap computer in the front room & my door is closed against the sound - being over 10, I can only take so much. Sarah has written a story about Ham the Pig (LOL!) & Jace has illustrated it with pig pictures, or so he says - I assume he knows what he's talking about. Lily is in my office, sleeping in the chair behind me, having made her escape from being forced to play. A pretty relaxed day all in all.

Summertime. And the perks of owning your own small business. Kids & animals & work-a-day life all underfoot. I like that.


6 comments:

  1. Of course! What's not to like about summer, the imagination of kids and fast food delights!? love the little bit of blue you left in that sweet, sweet photograph :) You must make a nice step mimi...mimi is what i call myself rather than granny or grandma which just sounds tired or old or something.) i men that was very sporting of you to wait for that rabbit family to gather. i look forward to the days of Olivia coming all the way out here to visit and play with me. A little room all her own and plenty of make believe bunnies running around.
    xox

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  2. We just saw a family of owls at the end of Mary's driveway & that was quite a hit. 2 babies & 1 parent keeping watch. I was as excited as they were! And I actually loved waiting for those rabbits - I'd just seen "Harvey" the night before and, well, you never know . . .

    :) Debi

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  3. owls in the tree or owl hangin' around chatting with the white bunny family?
    i don't blame you for getting excited about seeing that family of owls..i've never met baby owl before. oh i bet they were cute!

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  4. Robin - see my new post - July 3rd's. 5 owls!!!!!

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  5. Kids have such a refreshing view of things, don't they?

    Makes me want to go outside and play.
    Just play.
    And I can!!!

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