Monday, May 28, 2018
It's Monday and I am actually here with the couple months worth of pics and short videos from Leah that I promised. Believe it or not I started sorting through them all at 11:30am and am just now starting the blog--hehe! Don't worry--you are only getting a sampling. ;)
It's been hot and sticky here--upper 80s to low 90s. I am most grateful for air conditioning.
The lawn mower folks had one of those huge mowers die while they were mowing the apartment complex across the way.
There was a lot of standing and thinking involved. Trucks came. Eventually it was started somehow and lumbered away to be repaired.
Annie hid under the bed.
I love seeing pictures of McFamily hanging out.
Liam with a messy face after eating.
Liam is crawling up a storm and has been for a while.
They made this funny video of Liam crawling iin slow motion with sound effects.
When Dagan went down to Minneapolis, before for his surgery they stopped at the Mega Mall. I love these shots of Ian and Daddy inside the bubble lookout spot. :)
Ian told me all about the aquarium and how the sharks swim over your head.
Mama got a video of it!
Looks like a fun time was had before surgery day.
The boys were very good at the hospital all those hours.
There was a lot of waiting involved because they were running later.
As you know, Dagan has a new pacemaker and all is well.
A couple people asked me about Ian's bicycle that has no pedals when I showed it last summer.
Here's a video.
Ian's gotten faster and his balance is much better than it was. I love the lime green helmet!
Here's a video just to show you the energy that Gramma can't keep up with--LOL!
Things are much quieter on my Gramma Days while we do crafts and art and watch Sesame Street and Mr. Rogers and nature shows. ;) ;)
I thought this series of photos were pretty funny. Liam climbed up on that baby entertainment thingie while Blink was inside just watching him.
Liam stood up against it, moved over to other pieces of furniture, tipped over the arched entertainment thingie (as you can see below)...
...visited with Mama...
...Mama put his hood up (cute)...
...Ian came down on the floor from the couch where he'd been with Daddy...
...and noticed Blink was still inside the thingie! So he climbed inside with Blink--LOL!
That Blink just amazes me!
When they were all over here (honestly can't remember which time) we got Ian's old push toy down. It's been on top of Ian's shelves all this time waiting for Liam to be old enough to use it. He's not walking yet, but we thought we'd give it a go anyways.
He knew just what to do! I was surprised at his balance!
Love these boys!!
They are growing like weeds!
Liam's first finger foods. Time to develop those small motor skills--LOL! :)
How nice to be able to eat in your high chair out on the deck, eh?
Last, but not least--I promised you before and after pics of the patio!
It was a horrible day to be doing this really.
In the 90s, drippy-humid, windy, and at the end it began to rain...
...but mission accomplished. Bought marigolds and geraniums to go along with the coleus and gerber daisies from Costco. You'll notice that because it is so windy here I decided that instead of hanging plants I opted for a couple nice pots to put in the corners with fuchsias.
The only flowers that aren't doing well since we did this last Wednesday are the gerber daisies from Costco. Everything else is looking great!
Ian helped Mama dig. He has his own gardening gloves and tools. But toward the end he wanted to go with Liam and I for walks on the sidewalk. (I was just keeping Liam occupied--as long as he's moving he's happy.) So we walked down to the cottonwood tree and gave it a hug. Weren't back too long and it started to rain. That's when I made a big mistake--and should know better so it's my own fault.
I was already limping from all that walking all afternoon...but I helped Leah lift and carry the stroller inside and over to the rug by the door because the wheels were wet and muddy. Have been in extra pain since then--from neck and shoulders to knees and ankles...lower back has been a mood most foul--LOL! I've gradually been feeling better. Slowly. But that's why this is taking me so long to post today. I have to get up and down--LOL!
But I am glad I have given myself the Monday deadline or you might not hear from me for weeks again. I will continue to try to post every Monday. :) :)
Oh, and ever since that big yellow box with the notice about the European Union laws showed up on my blogs (I do have two)--I am not getting any email notifications about comments that I can respond to!! Awk! I have the comment moderation on so I get to read every one of them, but then I can't write you back! Maybe this will change. I am hoping it is a glitch of some kind that Blogger will fix. I am not the only one this is happening to. Just wanted you to know that I read every single comment but I can't write back to you--for now, anyways. Please keep commenting! :) :) Or--if you send me an actual email I will write back!! ;) Anyways, just wanted to let you know what's happening with Blogger.
Okay--I started this over six hours ago. Time to do a quick proofread and post, my friends. I hope to see you next Monday. Take care and have a fantabulous week!! :)
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