Weekending!

ellie plays the uke

play mats

hero dolls

g mas house

gpa plays

blue skies

first carrot

uke again

banjo

guitar

i can play

john b

carrot cake

It was quite the musical weekend as you can see. One of my life long goals was to learn how to play the guitar, so that I could accompany myself singing. Eventually it evolved into wanting to learn so that I could sing and play along with the children in the preschools I taught at and now, it’s become about  playing simple songs while singing with Ellie. Jeff has inspired me with his eagerness to master the banjo. He’s less than a year in and can play so well already.  I felt it was time I tried and I thought maybe something smaller like the ukulele would be just the thing for me. Jeff agreed and even went searching for ukulele’s on his own the other day for me.   He’s going to learn right along with me in hopes of us helping each other.

Everyone got in on the ukulele action though. We brought it to my parents house on saturday for dinner and then my parents came over tonight and we jammed into the evening. It felt so good to be able to play a simple tune and sing along with it. I’m loving the ukulele already. Ellie is enjoying her jam sessions too.

We also enjoyed two lovely homemade dinners this weekend, lots of crafting during naps and swimming lessons and some fantastic “trial birthday cupcakes”.

A very nice weekend indeed. How was yours?

-joining in Weekending with Pumpkin Sunrise.

Summer Things

New wall artNew wall art hung up.
birthday bookInvites have gone out and preparations for a second birthday are in full swing! (This photo book from Ellie’s first birthday came in the mail this week- look how tiny she was!!).
Inside PlayInside Play.
Outside playOutside Play. (that tunnel was a $3. find at the flea market this week)!
finishing upFinishing up a few more custom orders.
Daily walksDaily walks with baby dolls.
summer banner

The beautiful, warm (but not too hot) weather we’re having down here by the beach. So far, the summer has been delightful.
How’s your summer going? Books you’ve been reading? Trips planned or taken? I’d love to hear all about it!

Weekending : July 4th Edition!

We had an extra long Fourth of July weekend. I spent the majority of it recovering from last Wednesday’s oral surgery. Surgery went well and although I was quite out of it for a day or two and then in some pain for days after that, but my mouth has been feeling better every day. Even though I was in some pain for the actual fourth, we still managed to walk in our town’s push em pull em parade and enjoy the street fair for a little bit (We had Gramma and Grandpa with us too). Then the rest of the weekend was spent resting. Lots of time in the backyard, tending to the garden, running around with flags, declaring our independence and eating lots of watermelon!
pushem pull em

pinwheel fun

mass of people

the gang

gma

dancing

eating watermelon

ellie flag

independence!

hold it up

yay!

yay 2

HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!! Hope you had a lovely one!!

-joining pumpkin sunrise for weekending.