My Dad asked if the two of us could get our picture taken together. He handed his camera over to Stephen. He knows how hard it is for me to relax in front of a camera. He chuckled a little bit and told me to laugh. Then Stephen said, "Grandpa, smile." That made me laugh.
It is finally summer here. The weather isn't summer yet, it's still in spring mode. But school is out and we are free! Yes, even me. I LOVE not having to nag everyone in the mornings to get ready and out the door on time. Oh yes, I am FREE!!!
So to celebrate our lovely freedom, we are eating sweet cereal. We never eat sweet cereal. Except at Christmas when Santa fills our stockings with the stuff. I decided that the end of school was deserving of sweet cereal.
Unfortunately, we were all out of milk this morning.
I learned that my children really don't care about milk when given the opportunity to eat sweet cereal. And if there is no milk, we don't need spoons either. Just bowls, fingers, fists, and the sweet, crunchy cereal.
Since they were already digging through their cereal, they decided to make a real game of it. Go Fish!
"Hey, Little Man, do you have any greens?"
I don't know if it was a good thing to do with breakfast or not. It was unusual for us. But really I think it was a nice way to start our summer.
Yesterday was nice and warm. Warm enough that our windows were still open after the kids had gone to bed. I sat on the couch just breathing in the heavenly scent of my lilacs. If a scent can be peaceful, and I think it can, then lilacs are one of the most peaceful scents ever. Like freshly bathed babies. I love them.
This is Heidi. She is beautiful! The eyes, the smile. And she's my sister! I've been feeling the need to write about her lately.
I can remember the day Heidi was born. I literally jumped for joy. I was SO excited to finally have a sister!
I was always happy that she was my sister and always loved and adored her, but it wasn't until we both became adults, and were married and having babies that we got really close to each other.
Now I don't even like to think about what I would do without her. We live in different states, but we talk on the phone a lot. Sometimes we don't actually talk on the phone we are just on the phone with each other and are completely comfortable not to talk. It's just a nice feeling knowing that she is on the other end of the line.
The other day I called Heidi to tell her about my next door neighbor and how he grew up knowing Bing Crosby. His dad was friends with Bing. (Can you imagine???) I had to tell Heidi about this because she has been a huge Bing Crosby fan since she was born I think.
As we were ending our conversation I started thinking about how I needed to call my other sister, Dixie, next because she also really loves Bing Crosby. We all do.
Anyway, I started to say, "Love you, Heidi" like I always do, but I had Dixie on my mind. So it sounded like this, "Love you, Dih........." and then I just quit. I was hoping that Heidi hadn't heard the Dih.
Oh, but she had. We laughed and laughed. She still loved me.
She is such an amazing sister. And friend. She is such a good sister that I was able to steal this picture from her facebook page, and then tell her about it, and she was totally cool with it.