our calender is full,
and work is winding down for the summer.
I have waged war on the weeds in the garden...
and I think I just might have the upper hand
(quite possibly an illusion!)
I have moaned and I have cocooned
and I have soaked in the lavender scented soapy suds of the claw foot tub.
Indulged in sleeping long and late...
and have generally given in to the "old bones"
There is a frenzy of activity in the Library, days pass in a blur.
I wonder where the year has gone...
prepare and be ready!
June is full of activity both at home, at work and on the boat.
Our darling granddaughter, Isla is celebrating her first birthday!
(12 days later her mom will celebrate as well)
Mother turned 84 last week...
June is a busy birthday month in our clan.
I have not posted pictures of Isla on the blog out of respect for her privacy.
So you'll have to take it from me that she is lovely beyond measure.
She is petite with fair skin, eyes of blue, and her hair is red!
She is standing on her own,
exploring her surroundings
she says MOM MOM
and DAD DAD
keeps herself entertained with toys and loves books!
When she giggles I feel that all is right in the world!
I had a fun afternoon with her this week
we sat on the deck and played in the sun.
Watching her play
is such a gift.
She loves my bangles!
she loves to put things into and out of containers
math and spatial experiences
I sense that she is very bright as she picks up on new things so fast.
I am her Grammy so I might be a wee bit biased!
She has weekly play dates...
social skills learned at a young age are of major importance
as children learn so much in such a short time
this year has flown by
and she has gone from a small swaddled bundle
to an active mobile toddler
with a unique personality
that is developing before our very eyes.
I have the gifts wrapped and ready
there will be cupcakes and cuddles
with family and friends
Can life be richer or more appreciated?
I feel like a sponge
I am savoring all the goodness