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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

~Winter is Coming~

It is cleaning time at the Little Shoe.
Time to set Summer things away....and set up for the colder wet weather ahead....
First Stop...The Nursery....
Dust..polish...music playing in the back ground.....
Gathering up books....Pulling warm Autumn/Winter clothing out from the Attic...Wash-dry-hang up ...Dante keeps me company while I work : )


Time for a break....A daughter home from school asking if I had a copy of Edgar... of Course I do!!!
A read of The Raven , Hot chocolate with pumpkin spice creamer ....and talk of Disneyland at Halloween time!!

More talking with my crew while I prepare Dinner and something was mentioned of Johnny Appleseed and Paul Bunyan ....
Which lead a daughter to the DVD library in search of a copy of Legends bought for children before him.... 
 And how our littlest detail just might like this one...and he does .


Now  I'm off to attempt to put this little love down  for the night....

                .....Wish me luck ( :

Night~
Cheers
¨*•♪♫•*Little Old Lady¨*•♪♫•*

~By Chance~

Life is random at times.... you come  across things from the past when you least expect it....

Case in point.... While setting up for Winter and placing Summer stuff in the Attic...I happened to find a photograph...it  was found just laying in a box...set off to the side to be forgotten....
My brothers .....Date ...1966??? Paul maybe not quite 3 yrs old...Mike maybe just about 2 yrs. old.


The first thing I noticed  was how one of these little boys resembled my youngest detail....




Life is an odd thing when you come across by chance
....Time in a bottle.....



Cheers
¨*•♪♫•*Little Old Lady¨*•♪♫•*

Thursday, September 25, 2014

~The Birthday Girl~

~ TBT~

September 25th 1993....our fourth child arrived after 72+ hours of labor via home-birth by her Father....weighing 11 lbs.
A full head of hair....perfect features .... she was nick named The Dutchess....and her 3 older sisters adored her!!



As  like any child....She grew up quickly {to me it seemed}....
At 3 yrs old a Picture with her Grandfather Val....Her 6th birthday smiles with her Dad....
At 11 yrs old The proud baker and some of her sisters....Celebrating her 14th trip around the Sun with her traditional  Halloween themed pinata ......

Have I mentioned before...time goes just too quickly when you are a parent...???
Perhaps I have....

She as like all her sisters...has a loving heart....and how happy they all were when Noah joined us in March of 1999...... a big sister to a baby brother.....Tessa and Coral insisted their dad take the first official big sisters photo..... How grand~


Time is fleeting....

 A Summers night on the sofa with her two youngest siblings in 2007....Some of her sisters at Christmas time of the same year... Track and Field photo from her senior year 2012 ....
Memories caught in a still frame.....and before we knew it...She graduated from high school.

As her birthday comes to pass this year....She is in school 3000+ miles away...The first birthday away from home.
She received her Birthday fare in the evening mail yesterday....She was ELATED!!!!
She said it made her miss home all the more and can't wait to come home for the holidays!!
I'm the proud mother of 21 yr. old daughter serving in the military....and in my heart ,she will always be .....forever Young   ( :






Cheers
¨*•♪♫•*Little Old Lady¨*•♪♫•*
 

Saturday, September 20, 2014

~Date Night~


Saturday at the little shoe started as always....A hungry little baby boy in search of  breakfast...and me...
In search of a   HOT CUP OF COFFEE!!!

 After we both were happy with our finds...He in his highchair me
sitting at the table.... I spied a older child's sketch book...
                    Dante and his Woody ....How super cute !!!!

 Greg joins a few minutes later...and he says
 "Hey there Freckles ,How about a Date night tonight ???"

My reply was , ' I love the sound of that!!!'

After chores were done , a call from Tess.....we were off .

As the sun was setting over our peaceful little town...
We ended up at a Funky Cool  little Cafe' on G Street....


The little place played great music from the 70's ....and before we left ,this one was playing...

                    
When Leila was born....many friends gave me copies of this song....
Can't help but think of her when I hear this one play. A few more weeks til I see her pretty
face again.

Date night with 2 of my loves....was GRAND!!!

                          
Cheers
¨*•♪♫•*Little Old Lady¨*•♪♫•*

Monday, September 15, 2014

~To Ease A Mum's Heart~

Letters to home ....I wait for these now a days...
A word from another daughter in Basic Training far from home ....
On Sunday the web site posted pictures of our solders....
 I can't say in words how grand it was to see our daughter's
face. I miss her so....

And today we received in the afternoon mail ,our second letter since she left back in August.
By what she wrote ,there is really NO time to write letters home ,but misses and loves everyone so!!!

No one can tell you just how fast a child you once carried will grow into an adult before your eyes.


But ,it happens all the same ...and even though this is the 5th time around for me in this place {A grown Daughter off to find her calling in the big open air} it makes me miss the days of yesteryear ,when I could hold them close in my arms as well as my heart.
Today ,I hold them in my heart from a far.....

In times like these...I find my strength in my faith ,my family and music....


                                                                 
Cheers
¨*•♪♫•*Little Old Lady¨*•♪♫•*

Saturday, September 13, 2014

~Saturday to Saturday~

A week worth of moments caught on film....


With a little one back in the house ...time to do projects...Case  in point...
~Cloud Dough~ 

     Sunday was Family Day....Rafting on the river and  dinner out ....

Faces of our Dinner Company ....

After all the Pizza ,Chicken, potatoes ,hot wings and bread sticks were gone...it was off to the Game Room,
The kids had  it all to themselves ....They had a blast!!!


Monday with our grandchildren (:

Tuesday ...
...A busy day...with a sick teenage daughter... grandchildren , Homework, more projects {Homemade butter} The kids had fun with this. Wreck-it Ralph on the flat screen..Dinner with Grandmother who came to visit  on account it was....


          ....This little one's birthday !!!

Wednesday brought us Smiling faces!!!
Snack time ,playing outside in the courtyard with frozen treats and a Skype call with Tessa,
homework .coffee and grand company !!!

Finishing off the night...a walk in the moon light...

Thursday.... working in the kitchen ...
Fresh cherry tomatoes {{YUM!!!}} playing out of the vintage game box ,getting a little help making homemade tortillas and a Skype call with Tessa


...More homework,a little boy and his kitty Dina and a son home after 10p.m. from his football game. His team lost 20-61 ...and Noah's friend/team-mate in the hospital due to a concussion ...a tough night :(

Friday....play time (:
   Love this time of year...time to unpack the Halloween Fare!!! Plus a visit from Ariel and in search of a costume for theme Harry Potter wedding she is attending this weekend.She knows me well....I have been collecting pieces for years....So the costume trunk was opened and dressing up for fun was a must for a little boy!! As well as a Skype call from Tessa , Dante loves this part of the day...He gets to visit with his big sister 3000+ miles away. It helps him not miss her as much.

Saturday ...Today...busy day in the shoe...Coffee {A MUST}....Music playing in the background...We have our eldest granddaughter for the day...She loves Dante!!
Time to go over all of needed things for the next few week...{I find shopping every week WAY WAY OVER RATED!!! Besides ,there are better things I rather spend my Saturdays doing... Thus I am down to twice a month....my goal is to go only once a month.

Story time with the baby was done , off we went with our list in hand {If its not on the list ,it is NOT BOUGHT!} Halloween Fare to check a must!!!
After all the shopping was done....we had back to the shoe to unload a full car.
MeeMee stopped by after work and for some home cooked dinner...I love seeing her smiling face!!


After bath time....
It is time for cuddles and a round of Wreck-it Ralph on the flat screen {His favorite movie at the moment}

It was a fun week at the shoe...
Cheers
¨*•♪♫•*Little Old Lady¨*•♪♫•*
 

Thursday, September 4, 2014

~The Football Player~

   ~TBT~ 2009~



Back in the days of yesteryear ....my oldest son was 10 ....The world at his foot steps...


  Today, A football player in High school for the Freshmen team....

 ~78....a proud young man he is.
   

  Won their first game 28-14....Great job team!!!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

~After Hours~

......The hours when all in the little shoe are sound asleep.....Except ....
  the once again vampire hour keeping baby and me.
 
                 And in all honesty...I don't mind it at all. We have fun him and I.
         Most nights ,after his bath and two more snacks its reading books over and  over or cuddling in bed watching one of his favorite movies of the Moment (:

          Tonight was The Muppet Movie....and before it was over....
He was fast asleep .... This is what 4 a.m. looks like for me ....Sweet dream little one~

            ~Adoring every breath taking moment ...~

Monday, September 1, 2014

~Weekend Fare part V ~

*Sigh* The last weekend of Summer break....
Went Too fast! ); 

 Saturday was our mission day...to get all the supplies needed for the week ahead ....
           which entails 3 stores...2 of which are outlet shops and the other a chain store...
 ...I avoid  Wal-Mart at all COST  .....That place gives me a headache......



      Sunday gave us time with our grand daughters.....
They are both growing up just so quickly .....
                                                  I see their mother in them....
                           Dinner ,Bath time and a few rounds of Don't Break the Ice...

Today...Labor Day ... Gave us a call from Tess

       ...and
   Fresh brewed coffee and a crowd favorite  ....

    There was football practice ....final touches on bedrooms...
    and setting up for the first day of
    High School for Noah... The girls start on Wednesday .

    We finished off the night with some classic flicks....
                        {A family tradition the night before the start of classes}


All in all...a pretty good day at the shoe. Cheers to the week ahead.... I'm  off to put the littlest detail
to bed....


Night.

The Little Old Lady~