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Saturday, March 16, 2013


Wyatt and Addie love to Do Things when they come to visit. Today we talked a lot about St. Patrick's Day. I told them about green and pinching and so there was a little practice pinching in anticipation of the coming events. (Be sure and wear a bit o' green to church Sunday or be ready for pinches!) And then we made a cake to celebrate.

Great-great-grandma Taber used to make jello poke cakes, and we decided this would be a good way to add some green.
Mostly, we had to Do Things outside.
Can you see the face in Old Man Rock?
No outdoor adventures are complete without snacks.
Wyatt likes to use my camera.
Hiking made us warm, so he wanted to take off his shirt. He said, "Mimi, I'm not so skinny anymore. See my four-pack?"
Addie is now big enough to go on our long hikes and not get tired. She's a little trooper.
Just not quite as brave as her big brother who MUST climb to the top of everything.
We following this singing spring branch a long way up the holler, noting the GREEN watercress...
and the GREEN moss on the rocks.
After our hike, we had a little history lesson, poking around Great-grandma's old schoolhouse.
She went eight grades there and later taught a few terms in this old relic.
"Mimi, they still have the whiteboard!"  .... an opportunity for another lesson in how schools have changed.
No, I did not let him go in there, but it wasn't for lack of trying.
Another generation of children's laughter added to this echoes in this place...
Another bright spot of green at an old homeplace....
We counted the crossings -- six times we criss-crossed Spring Creek on low-water bridges on our way back to the house. But we couldn't begin to count the diamonds on the water of the old creek...
So many sparkles added to the story of my life today -- hopefully, to theirs, too.

1 comment:

  1. Janet, you certainly added some sparkles to my life as well as theirs, with all that beauty, and creek music, and history. And the guy with the 4 pack takes great portraits!