Oh my... I really didn't realize I'd been away for so long. YIKES!
I know I say this allllll the time, but things have been ever so busy around here.
My grandson has been here for the better part of the summer......and I really wanted to be able to spend LOTS of time with him. What a great little guy he is.... and the JOY of my heart.
As I've said before, he has Asperger's syndrome. We bought him a brand new bike about five years ago and he refused to ride it........or the very expensive one his Mom bought for him either.
Wouldn't even get on it. It seems kids with Asperger's have trouble with balance. Well, he's 11 now and I kept thinking if he was big enough for his feet to touch the ground he might give it a try..... and it wouldn't seem so intimidating to him. Hmmmm.... that little conversation went nowhere until I said I'd pay him to try. I guess that little nudge was just what he needed.
You know what? He LOVES it. I am so happy I can't begin to tell you. It was a huge milestone for him.
It made this Grandma weep with joy..... and weep, and weep, and weep.
My daughter bought him a new, bigger bike and she had a boy's bike that she used to ride that works fine for him when he's here. He rides like the wind!
My Hubbs rides about 1,000 miles every year, so he'll have a great riding partner now.
Isn't God so faithful.
I am grateful beyond measure.
So, that darling little tote?
Yes, I was the winning chickie in the giveaway over at The Smith Hotel.
I so wish I had taken a picture of the adorable packaging. But, I am NOT a patient girlie... I just ripped the darn thing open I so could see that cute little tote.... all wrapped up with a black and white striped ribbon and that cute little posie.
Thank you so much Jody.... I LOVE it!
Now, I'm sure nearly everyone in Bloggyville knows Marydon from Blushing Rose?
Well, if you don't, you NEED to meet this darling girlie.
Marydon was one of the first chickies I "met" in Bloggyville, several years ago. We've chatted back and forth many times........and I always thought she was such a sweetheart.
Well, last summer there was a chance that she'd get to Washington to visit some relatives here, but, alas, it didn't work out.
She contacted me several months ago, to say she'd be coming and would love to meet...... well, I was "in" at HELLO.... and couldn't wait to meet her. Actually the very first bloggy chickie I've met!
She called on Sunday morning to confirm the time we had planned.........the minute I heard her voice I knew I'd love her. She is CHARMING and DEAR. We had a ball.......she was on a really tight time "budget" so we only had an hour, but I could have spent all day chatting with her.........and her dear hubby.
They've invited us to come to Maryland for a visit, and by golly, we're going to try to work that out!
Thank you, Marydon and Harold for taking time out of your busy schedule to stop by. We enjoyed every minute.......and we're looking forward to getting to know you both better.
By the way........I would be the short one.....and don't even think I haven't been wondering how much dust there was above my head level........well, there was plenty below too, but we don't want to talk about that, right? :-)
It's raining here, in the Pacific Northwest, today..... I wanted to take a picture of the darling little cup and saucer Marydon brought for me, but light has been crummy all day. I'll try to post that as soon as we get some sunshine.
Have a wonderful evening girls!