Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Low Key Day

It seems we've been so busy lately that I welcomed a fairly low key day today.  By 10am  I was headed to Amy's to take care of the two little grandsons while she took the two girls to the dentist.  She brought lunch home for us and then I took her three oldest kids over to Sara's to play with their cousins.  It's nice having these families of 4 grandkids each living so close...within 4 or 5 blocks of each other and me.  Nicer still that each of Amy's kids corresponds in age to each of Sara's - all ranging from 1 yr to 8 yrs.

Amy's kids

Sara and her kids

Each year Quincey (Sara's husband) plants new flowers, trees, shrubbery, etc. in their garden so I had to take pictures of some of this year's additions. 

 ...a pretty creamy yellow rose

...a romantic pink rose

A very interesting shrub/tree?

...a lovely hydrangea

...a mosaic stepping stone with Quinn's picture
...and a water bubbling rock, which Charlie decided tasted yucky.

I finally got some pictures of Quinn, who just turned one year old a couple of weeks ago, walking.  Her short chubby little legs can move very fast. 

I also got a picture of their cat Mickey.  She's such a good cat.  Not five minutes before I arrived there she caught a mouse, killed it, and gave it to baby Quinn.  Quinn in turned clutched the little critter in her fist and took it in to show her Mom.  Sara freaked out and the babysitter took it away from Quinn and disposed of it.  Mickey lives to hunt and she's so very good at it.  But she has to learn that she's not to bring her treasures into the house and especially not to drop them in front of Quinn.

Mickey and mouse - 2010
Mickey - today - looking for another one

And finally, before I made my way home again, I stopped in at the local Auxiliary Hospital to visit with an old friend who is confined there now with Parkinson's.  Ann was one of my roommates back when we were single and working at the University.  I stayed with her for over an hour and we had a lovely time sitting on her cool balcony catching up on family and friends - gossiping, in other words. It's nice to see her in such good spirits. 

And that's a day in my life.



Emtron said...

sounds nice mummy. I don't know how I failed to notice that crazy tree by the driveway when I was there yesterday.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

It is nice that you all live close by to each other. I have 15 grand children and only 1 is close by to me. It's hard having a long distance relationship with them all . You are very blessed.

Sush said...

What a delightful day for you and yours. Busy making memories for everyone and then ended by sharing memories of yore!

Love and kindness...the circle you are creating!


Holly said...

Those kids are just adorable. Love the pic of those chubby thighs. My chubby thighs aren't all that cute.

Lucy said...

Chubby thighs! How can you resist. My little 6 month old is just adorable with those.

Bouncin' Barb said...

Sounds like a great day. Tiring, but great. The pictures are great. Love the cat too! Beautiful. Awhile back I wrote a post about a cat we had that brought us a "still alive" black snake that was about 4' long. I saw her coming in the house with it and I ran like the wind. Fortunately, Bruce scared her back outside with it. I had nightmares that night! Sorry your friend is in the hospital but sounds like you made her visit a great one.

just call me jo said...

That mouse thing gave me shivers. (I hate mice--even cute ones.) Sweet pictures. You're just showing off by posting living plants, aren't you. What is greenery? I live in the desert...you know. Have a nice relaxing week.

Mickey said...

Mickey is quite the cat. He must love Quinn very much to bring her presents!

Thisisme. said...

Gorgeous photos for us to look at today, of all the little ones, the beautiful flowers and the cat!! I love the pretty pale blue background of your blog by the way! Sounds like a good day, if a little tiring!

Anonymous said...

What a lovely collection of grandchildren! That all sounded like the perfect day (apart from the dead mouse!)

Chatty Crone said...

I loved that butterfly with the picture in the middle!

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Isn't it fun having grands nearby? Cute kids...beautiful blooms.