Friday, August 31, 2012

Nanny's Mini Me?

So several people both friend and family
have noted that they see my Mom (Nanny) in
Khloe :-)

Well of late, one has to wonder.  Ms. Khloe stumbled upon my 
Mom's wig (when one had to have a good hair day).
I put it on her bald little head and she loved it.
She made no attempt to remove it whatsoever!
Her Daddy held her in front of the mirror and she was
smiling and 
softly touching the little wisps of hair as if to last.

The other day she spied my glasses on the table.
If I'm not wearing them I usually have them up
on my head.

She kept trying to touch them and of course,
Gramma's favorite word, NO came from my mouth.
She then kept looking at them and tapping her bald little head.
She wanted to put them on her head like she sees me do.
So, against my No lessons guidelines I gave in :-)

She loved them and again made no attempt to remove them.
(Nanny by the way wore glasses)

Little Ms. gets excited when I come into the room with clean laundry.
She really does take things out of the basket and attempt to fold them.

I should mention,
she also loves to unfold them!

My sister said, next she'll be offering to get the spots out of things like Nanny used to do.
If we couldn't get it out Mom would work her magic.

Mom has been on my mind a lot this week.
I think because Khloe is changing so fast, every day she does something new.
Something Nanny would have gotten such joy out of.
It's often heart breaking that I can't pick up the phone to share with her.
I can't send her photo's, photo's she would take and show all her neighbors.
She was indeed a proud Nanny to all of her 6 Grand children and two Great Grands!

Yesterday Khloe found a pair of her Daddy's shoes from when he was not much bigger than her.
I have always kept them on my bookcase to make me smile and remember when.
She pulled them off and tried to put them on.
Gramma assisted.

 They were quite big, but she grinned from ear to ear to have them on.
I told her they were Daddy's, he loved his "clown" shoes.
We took a little walk down the tile floor so she could experience walking in her Daddy's shoes.

I remember the day Nanny bought these for my son.
I remember that little boy whose feet filled them.
My heart was full to  think of my little boy,
such a great Daddy to this sweet little girl.

Many days of late 
full of memories......
Spend a day with yours!
that is what echos from my heart today.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

My Spot

Home at last, sitting in my spot on the couch
listening to Yo Gabba Gabba

This episode is called " dance " 
Khloe loves to dance.
So anything to get her out of the
 cow chair.....
That said,
I've seen this episode approximately twelve times 
averaging four times a day.
I won't miss anything if I take a moment
to blog.

I've been home now for a week .....
Lots of unpacking, laundry and mail to sort.
Khloe ....she is on the move to say the least
so I've been busy!

She's hearing " no " a lot!!
 I am not a believer in moving things
off tables, so it's the task at hand to teach her.
Below is her reaction one day filled with no's....she just couldn't
take another no!!  :-)

Prior to leaving on our trip we received
word that my Uncle Ray had passed away. 
He was husband to my Aunt Wilma who just
a month prior was out here in California for the service
for my Mom, her youngest sister.
Her and my Uncle were married almost 66 years... their love
was strong and you knew if after just minutes in their presence.

How difficult to lose your baby sister and then your life partner
so close together..
She has been heavy on my mind.  It is her and my Uncle who we go to see every year
in Montana, I love her to bits.
Please say a little prayer for her if you would :-)

think of my Mom always,
 missing her is so heavy at times.
So,  the get away was good for us for many, many reasons.

Glad to be around our family and friends again.
We will now talk of plans for next years vacation!
In the mean time.....

Watching Grampa water..

Resting up for tomorrow....
 being back in my what echos from my heart today...

Santa Barbara ~

Santa Barbara

Our awesome view!

Trolly, 25 cents to your destination....



Lynn and Ben Franklin :-)

Pomegranate sauce
slivered almonds...

Bought it!!

More food......

 The team :-)

Yes, I photographed confetti on the sidewalk ....

Sight for sore eyes at home......

There is no place like home....
We had a wonderful trip
much needed getaway.

Returning to " normal "
Starting  again.....

Life starting new everyday,
what echos from my heart today....

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

One of Those Shops!



Good bye San Luis Obispo!

All aboard, destination Santa Barbara ~


Peaceful easy feeling....
it's what echoed from my heart this day.