Sunday, May 31, 2015
"It will be 30 minutes. We have to make more rice."
Well, all those containers of plain white rice went in the wastebasket today as we were packing the coolers to leave the lake.
It was a great weekend at the lake, lots of laughing and food, one-card poker and nonsense.
Onward. With love forever, Val, aka Grandma, aka MOM
Friday, May 29, 2015
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
We'd take up a whole resort for four or five days and have fun fishing and swimming.
It was film cameras back then so I have only a handful of photos from all those Memorial Days.
love you all, Val
Saturday, May 23, 2015
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Here's Heidi making the most of her maternity leave, sacked out in the recliner in the living room, p.j. off playing Barbies with Julia, far enough away so we don't have to overhear their arguing.
It's easy to get those of a newborn. I admire photographers who get them to sleep and then pose them and take fancy pictures that capture their perfect miniature toes and eyelashes.
Newborns are hard to get good pictures of. This little girl is so completely delectable, but here she looks just little and scrunched.
This little baby sister is such a little morsel.
And her cousin babies born this winter are turning into PEOPLE already.
This spring is once in a lifetime.
love all you crazy little tiny girls, Grandma
Sunday, May 17, 2015
It's been a long week, emotional and strange.
Alicia's grandpa died this week, which was part of it.
This picture was taken tonight at the funeral home, her little brother with the tiny sister on his lap, sticker books spread out over a table in this formal room.
Yeah, it's like this right now.
Alicia's grandpa John is among the angels, no doubt about that. And he's equipped the rest to manage without him, even in a state of loneliness, they are equipped. He did that.
It's a strange world, and in times like this it's easy to start to get at each other along the way.
No, no, no.
We're not doing that. All we have is each other.
Saturday, May 16, 2015
We went to the lake, just for the day. This baby was there with her cheeks.
They were nice. The portions were huge.
love always, Val