Thursday, October 20, 2011

Cousins, Cornzebo, butterflies and helpers


I thought I'd share a few pics.  I don't have the "gift of gab" my oldest daughter has, or the primming skills of my middle daughter, but I have pictures. Sometimes they say much more than words.

I drove 104 miles last Saturday to hang out with two my childhood friends.  Two of my female cousins. When we were younger our mothers all lived within 100 miles of each other, so we spent holidays and summer vacations together.  One lives in Oregon, and the other near Cincinnati.  We got together to celebrate my Aunt's birthday, and spend an afternoon catching up with each other.  I really enjoyed seeing them.  Here we are.  It's hard to tell I'm related to the tall, thin blonde isn't it :)

Sunday I received a call from Kaylee asking if she could come to my house for the day.  So I went and picked her up.  She and I chased camera shy butterflies throughout the yard.

Then she helped gather up the vases and bottles from the bottle garden, to pack away for the winter.  The bottle garden is "our thing" she and I have created the last two years. She says it's our garden crafty.

We decided to work on the cornzebo.  Since I didn't get a brick floor layed this summer, we just spread the gravel for now.  Somone had to try making a "snow angel" in the gravel dust.  Her entire backside was white but she had fun.  After our gravel spreading, hubby brought the grill up from the back patio, so we can grill during the winter.  Since the cornzebo is located outside our kitchen door, it will be a convenient covered location to grill even when the weather is nasty. 

My helper decided we needed to have a picnic to celebrate.  So we had hotdogs.  I'm pretty sure the cats were liking the picnic idea too.  You can see they're stalking her.

Here's a pic of a bench Angie spotted in someone's trash and sent The Mr. to get for me.  It looks like its made out of an old headboard and a crib.  I need to put a new cover on the seat.  Hubby repaired it, and glued it up.  You can see the clamps in the picture.  The cats think it was added for their pleasure and have claimed it.  Uh no.

Kaylee also helped me catch the goldfish that summered in the fish pond.  It's name is Ono, but she likes to call it Nemo.  We both got a bit wet trying to catch that wiley fish.  I guess that's how he survived the raccoons all summer.

Hubby helped The Mr. on the new house Saturday afternoon while I was gone.  We'll be helping them move this weekend. 


lilraggedyangie said...

GAB...???? WHAT???? LMBO ...Princess is so cited shes gonna be living so close to Granny and soon she cant wait !!! I dont know how many times I have heard the "that butterfly followed me story, or the cats tried to steal my lunch story this week" she and I are definately grateful and BLESSED that shes GRANNY'S GIRL , but she says dont tell Aunt Rachel :0) The cornzebo looks fab and so do the cats on their new posh kitty daybed every time i stop over lol! Princess is so thrilled UNO is in the house and so big I think she has told everyone she has seen that her and granny caught a fish and brought it inside !and as far as the move , you kids have fun with that Ill be the one laying on the couch when they move it :0)

Rachel said...

Miss Kaylee said you guys helped a poor butterfly the other day & then she informed me that granny got her self in a "sticky situation"!! It was too cute!

TheCrankyCrow said...

Love the pictures Myra - the one with Kaylee and the butterfly on the flower is absolutely precious....I sent you an email (hoping you got it)letting you know I received my wonderful dragonfly. I was trying to wait to do an "outdoor photo shoot," but the weather this way has been frightful - might resort to snapping his photo in my ivy plant indoors where he's quite content. I absolutely love him though....Good luck with the move this weekend - your gabby daughter is very blessed indeed.... ;o) Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Cheryl said...

Great pictures with the Princess!
Yes, that one daughter of yours is a gabby one but very well blessed.
I love reading her blog and staying in contact with her.
Don't work too hard helping with the move this weekend. Did not put my dragonfly out due to this cold, rainy weather here. He will stay with an indoor plant during the cold months. Thanks again!

Carmen and the Primcats said...

Looks like Kaylee was very helpful. :)

Gift of gab... LMBO! I could not have said it better. (Don't tell her I said that!)

Looks like you had a great visit with your friends too.

Carmen and the Primcats

Stacy said...

Sounds like a fun day :) Your a wonderful Granny. I got my dragonfly last week and L O V E it!! Everyone that sees it tries to take it, I need to chain it down for extra security LOL
Have a great day~Stacy