Friday, October 24, 2014
Time spent with grandparents was always wonderful.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Some years it was really warm, and other years it was pretty cold. We would go and ride in a wagon full of hay out to the pumpkin patch and pick the perfect pumpkin for our house.
The kids always had fun running around looking at all the pumpkins and picking one out. And after there was a bounce house, pony ride and lunch to enjoy.
Looks like he would have fun driving this big tractor around.
I'm so glad my parents made their whirl wind trips down and took us every year to the pumpkin patch. What great memories!
Thursday, October 2, 2014
The first event was Kata's. She got 2nd place for this. I like this event as it is almost like a dance, I wish I had the ability to actually think of how she is defending herself from the different attackers.
Friday, September 26, 2014
I sometimes wonder if I had become a Veterinarian or Vet Tech. would I have dreams about operating on animals?
Do you dream about your work?
Sunday, September 21, 2014
....and bed sets too. I don't think there is much in our house that we have even bought. And the quilts are all made lovingly by my mom.
I recently read a book called "Fire Bird" where the main character could hold an item and know about the previous owners.
I would love to have that ability. To be able to sit on one of these old pieces of furniture and know about those who owned it before me. The rocking chair though, it is new. It is special because my in-laws had it made for me when my son was born. When my grandparents were moving I had wanted one of their rocking chairs, but they didn't give me one. How I would have loved to sit in a chair that was theirs and remember them and our time spent together. Perhaps though I'll pass this chair down to my children or grandchildren, and they will think about me and know that I spent hours rocking in this chair with my babies.
Do you have any old furniture from relatives long gone, do you think about them when you sit on them and wonder what their lives might have been like?
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Here is a photo of me with my daughter on one of her first trips to an amusement park.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Part of my Stay-Cation is cleaning my office. As I clean I stop and look through my scrapbooks. Most of them are from when my children were little. It was one of those "Stay At Home Mom" things to do. Back then all the "At Home" Mom's would get together and scrapbook, talk and watch the children play. Today as I looked through them I thought of how blessed I was to stay home with my children when they were young.
It was a choice I made quiet happily. I loved staying home with my children. Life was slow, and lazy. There was library time, meal times, nap time ( that was a favorite), special TV show time. There was play group, and for awhile speed walking in the mall. I think the only thing I really missed was adult conversation. As most of my time was spent with just me and my two kids. I probably drove my husband crazy when he came home because I just needed to talk to someone on an adult level.
It was nice to be the one who taught my children about the world. I taught them how to read, and write. We went on nature walks, and spent lazy summer days at the pool, and on weekends we spent our evenings at the beach. And when sickness hit the house we all just snuggled up together and got better. There was no worry about work schedules, babysitters etc... We lived in our own little bubble of a world and really it was wonderful.
We also could just go away on vacation with out really having to worry about being back. It was nice to share two different worlds with my children. The crazy New Jersey town and beach life, and the quiet mountain life of Vermont. I would not change anything from those years,
they were wonderful.
Now my children are teens, and they need to learn to be independent, and I can't stand the empty house all day. So as much as I miss those slow days, I'm glad for my busy work world, because staying at home with the children out of the house is not fun. Well except for vacation because everyone needs time off. And the quiet today was just wonderful!