Saturday, May 8, 2010

I have a Hummer!

We have a little mommy hummer sitting on her nest
right in our side yard.
Isn't she cute?
I've been watching her for weeks now and I've seen
her bring little bits of fluff to fortify her nest.
I even went as far as to provide some little flannel
threads from a project, but I don't see any pink bits in the nest.

She is perfectly content sitting up in the tree
even when there are lots of people about.
She occasionally warns me to keep my distance
using a fly-by technique that causes me to duck.
Those wings are really loud!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Babies, Boppies and Bumbos, Oh MY!

Babies are such a precious gift from God.

Just look at this adorable baby!
This sweet little girl was
a pleasure to hold.
She is 2 1/2 weeks old here.
Such a blessing!

But Man!
Things have really changed since I had my babies!

Like this really cool pillow
called a Boppy.
It is used primarily for nursing mothers,
but can also be used to offer support for your
little one while learning to sit.
I've been trying to figure out a cover for the boppy
that can be taken off and washed.
They do sell them, but I like to make things.
My first attempt was unsuccessful, but lo and behold
I just googled Boppy cover pattern and found
several different blogs with patterns.
I actually tried out the Boppy myself and found
that maybe I need one myself.
I can just see me leaning back with my arms
and a good book resting on a Boppy!

Another cool new baby item is the BUMBO!
The bumbo is a cool little molded seat
that completely supports a baby while sitting.
They also make fantastic table centerpieces
as shown in the above picture!
The little tray is an extra feature that
can be snapped on when needed.

My Jenny girl had another beautiful shower this
past Sunday and was extremely blessed
to receive many nice things for baby Mia.
It was a very nice day, well,
except for the gale force winds blowing things around.
One of the party go-ers asked me if I had a storm cellar!
But all in all a fabulous day,
the wind just added some character!

At the end of the day Jenny and Rafael got
to marvel and reflect on the miracle of life
and dream about their upcoming blessing.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Happy Sunday Morning

One of my friends on FB remarked this morning that the sun was shining and the birds were singing  (somewhere) just not where he was.
Well, Jim...........that somewhere is HERE!
It is only 6:30 am and it looks like it is going to be a beautiful day.

Hey!  I hit a golf ball for the
very first time yesterday!
3rd time is a charm.
I swung two times and missed,
but I got the little sucker on the 3rd swing.
I've never really had much interest in golf
(still don't)
but my son really likes golf and was over yesterday
to help his dad with some chores and he brought
along his golf clubs so he and Mike could hit a few balls in the backyard.
Just might be my first and last attempt at golfing!

Yesterday morning I attended a 3 hour Jazzercise extravaganza!
Yep, you heard that right.....3 HOURS!
Unfortunately I only made it for 2 hours, but HEY!
that's still pretty good!
The first hour was body sculpting with
Tana and Jen.
The second hour was Jazzercise Favs with Chelsie
and the last hour was Stretching with Lynn.
Sure wish I could have done all 3 classes,
but my old body
was talking loudly to me so
I ducked out before the last class,
which unfortunately was one I really wanted to take.

Friday Kathy came over and we completed the quilt top we had started the friday before.
This quilt will be auctioned off to raise funds
for the Susan G. Koman 3Day walk.

Then we attended a small quilt gathering at Cheryl's house.
Here are a couple more quilts that were shown.
( are such a POSER!)

Guess it is time to drag my aching muscles
and creaking bones outta this chair and get to work.
We are having a baby shower for Jenny today
at the house so there is LOTS and LOTS to do yet.
More on that later........