Friday, June 24, 2016

Our England Trip - Goats and Sheep

Foxgloves! Maeve pointed out they should be called Mourning-Dove-Gloves, since they're too small for foxes.

Grandma Nancy and the Billy

Unsuspecting sheep

Billy attempts to head butt his way out of a gate

Maeve feeds the Billy some grass

Billy believes in head butting

Our England Trip - the River

We took a paddleboat up the river from Runnymeade  
Some of us were excited to get started

Messing about in boats

Here we go!

Beautiful homes along the river

And beautiful houseboats!

She loved being on the boat - a natural

Teasing Grandpa

Unimpressed by royalty

Playing in the field with Grandma. To my great relief, she didn't notice the bouncy castle in the distance.

Two fancy gals

After the river? Pizza. Happy gals.

At the end of the day she still had energy for bubbles

Our England Trip - Day 2

Jumping in puddles at the garden store

Good thing we brought wellies!

Grandma Nancy asked us to pick out flowers for her planter.

Turned out pretty!


Maeve took a picture of her bed at Grandma and Grandpa's house

Our England Trip - Day 1

Day 1: The flight over, and feeding the chickens
Eating her McDonalds at the airport

She took a pic of me eating my Panda Express

So excited for takeoff!!!

Once we got to England, Maeve immediately explored everything. Including the shed.

Goofy pic of Grandpa

Visiting the chickens!

Maeve touched the chicken - much braver than I.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Maeve's Advice and Doings

Maeve is, lately, in the habit of giving out advice. Not specific advice targeted to me, or anyone, specifically, but just sort of general aphorisms. She often bases them on television shows, books, or songs. Yesterday, she said to me, Mom, you know, it's good advice not to pave paradise and put up a parking lot. I mused on her words and told her I wholeheartedly agreed. But I did feel a little giggle inside.

Here it is, almost Mother's day, and I've put my usual stipulation in place, that I will not do any cooking on Sunday. But also this year I'm taking a day off my usual duties at church. So Sunday will be truly 100% restful for me! Daddy has even offered to make a new dinner tomorrow night and I can't wait to see what it will be!

Maeve has been singing a little song, lately, which she informs me will be sung by all the children at Kindergarten graduation. So, be prepared for me to bring a whole box of kleenex to her graduation in a few weeks. I am going to cry like a mother, which is to say, a lot, but with a smile on my face.

Having a snack at the park

Some of us get a little silly...