Welcome to Anybody Home!

Here you will find scattered pictures from my point and shoot camera, random thoughts from my little world, treasured memories of days gone by, hopeful dreams of the days yet to come, and a bunch of ideas - because I've always got ideas!

Monday, September 01, 2014

Roses After the Rain

Spent Labor Day at my sister and brother-in-law's home in Grant.  I took hundreds of pictures.  These roses after the rain were astoundingly beautiful.  I also have pictures of two joyful kids jumping in mud puddles, but I'll save those for later, as they were  a totally different sort of beautiful.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Sunday at the Allegan Antiques Flea Market

 Spent the morning at the flea market.  It was MUGGY.  But we had a wonderful time!

Yum!  Elephant ear!

 I love being able to see for miles and miles.
 These little piggies came home from the market with me.  Aren't they cute?

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Getting Ready for Fall

Summer Has Ended in My World

Kado and Great-Nephew will both be going to all day Kindergarten this year.

Famke will be in Second Grade.

Jonge will be in Third Grade.

I am going to greatly miss these kids, and all the help they have been to me also.

This means that I will now have a three year old, a two year old, and a one year old.

But I am also looking forward to spending time with the littler ones.  They are still impressed by my launching abilities, and delight in playing musiical instruments while I pound out songs for them on the piano.

Life is good.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Feintsje's Finger

We ALMOST made it through the summer without injury.

Today started out lovely. Perfect weather, seven perfectly well behaved children, and lunch (i hate lunch) was a success.

Then in the afternoon a scream rose up from the backyard.

What Feintsje was building fell and a board landed on his pinky finger, causing the nail to completely flop over backward.

Oh, the PAIN!

I am SO thankful that my sister and her grandson came today.

Otherwise I might have passed out.

She held the injured Feintsje while I made phone calls and attempted to calm the siblings and cousins.

All six of my grand kids love their great aunt and will go to her for anything they need.  This really was helpful today.

Mommy brought her little boy to the ER and X-rays showed that no bones were broken, but the finger is badly bruised.  Thankfully, a very small amount of the nail at the nail bed remained attached.  This means that it should heal nicely and not cause him any further problems.  Although I'm sure it is throbbingly painful tonight.