Saturday, July 05, 2008

7/5 The Day Before G's Birthday Party

The kids waking up to papa. G especially was so happy to have him here. Ivy was a little shy.

Getting presents for G’s birthday with S while the kids were napping. We got him a fancy pirate ship and Ivy will get a doll and stroller.

Bath time story time bed time with Papa and mama. It is nice to have the family all together.

Friday, July 04, 2008

7/4The Day of the Kid's First Fire Works Show

S came back after 6 weeks in NY. It was nice.

G was SOOOO happy to see papa. Ivy was a little shy, but G was bouncing around.

Fireworks on Tampa Bay. They were no Macy’s fireworks, but then, it was also a lot less trouble than going to see NYC fireworks, with the crowds and the commute.

We sat on a blanket on the waterfront, and had cherries and cookies and chips and milk for the kids and port for the grown ups and watchd the boom boom flash flash.

Before the fireworks, we watched the backside of the sunset, and the thunderclouds flashing with lightning. A pair of flamingos flew over the bay and they were the same color as the the clouds.

Great pictures of G and Ivy in the garden.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

7/3 The Day of The Day Before

The keyboard came.

G after work, all perky and full of energy, but went right to bed.

Dinner. Chicken strips with hot sauce and blue cheese dressing and a salad.

Great Ivy Pictures.

Doing a collage for a workshop.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

7/2 The Day of Characters, Created, Developed and Rediscovered.

Package from the kids’ other grandma. A present for G, some clothes, and awhole mess of action figures. One of which, a strange Batman figure in armor, became G’s made up superhero/badguy—Poo Poo Man!!!! He has a fart gun.

Writing TWICE in my novel. And working on character, too.

Ideas about my first novel (10 years ignored) and some thoughts for revision. Realized I still love that character/story and maybe she can come back.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

7/1 The Day of A Stormy Sky and Lovely Sunset

One on one time with Ivy. I said ‘did you know you’re a pretty girl/smart girl/sweet girl/funny girl?’ and she didn’t know any of those except for funny girl. Then she nodded, big smile. She is funny. She makes jokes, plays tricks, shatters expectations, and she likes shoes.

Buying stuff at the grocery store for G’s birthday. He picked out his cake (a mix. please.) frosting, candles. Very excited. He wanted cake for dinner that night.

Stormy sky outside at dusk.

Managed to post to my blogs today. I write on my lap top that is off line, save to memory key, transfer to uncle’s damaged mac, point and click, cut and paste. Post. Have even managed a few comments that way.

Reading some responses people have left. Understanding, warm. Much about the benefits of unexpected setbacks.

Monday, June 30, 2008

6/30 The Day of Pictures

G was mugging for the camera, making funny faces.

G drew with a pencil. He enjoyed it. He did still lifes while I sketched in my journal.

Summer summer fruits it wouldn’t be summer without them.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

6/29 The Day of "Life is a series of moments; to live each one is to succeed" (Corita Kent)

Made some money working by myself.

Got some dvds for G’s birthday. Looking forward to giving him some favorites. Little Bear and Jimmy Neutron.

Uncle made spaghetti and I had some. Hit the spot.