This is my son-in-law with my great grades at the zoo. Layla , Max and Luke , along with their parents went to the zoo on Saturday.
"Hurry Max ", Layla seems to be saying , as she pulls Max toward one of the fenced in animals. Lynzie has Luke om her back now. Everyone that went to the zoo, in my family, helped one another with the children.
Layla and cousin Max feeding a green parrot. Lynzie said that Max was skittish around all the animals, but Layla was right there to see them all.
What to do on the long ride home...well nap of course. Luke's reflection as he is asleep. Looks like he was good and got a new toy.
Big brother Max thought a nap sounded good apparently...he's sleeping too. I asked where is the shot of Papaw Matt sleeping. LOL
My birthday daughter Kathy, got to catch up with her son who was in the northern part of the state this week. She spent the weekend with him and their friends, they have known since Korey was in the 2nd grade. What a topper to Kathy's week long celebration.
Saturday was not this pretty....this is Sunday morning. Wonderful day, not too hot and sunshine. Just like I like it. :):)
The new house down on the corner. The young man that built here , has owned the property for many years. He built a pole barn first and mowed the land for years...this year he is starting a new life . Wishing him the best.
Tomorrow is another funeral for us to attend. The sweet lady down the road passed away from cancer. So sad.
Please hug your loved ones today, if you can not ,then call, text, or email. XO
Happy Birthday to Kathy! Tell her I've been celebrating my birthday for several months now! It's a big one. A week will do on the regular ones though! In the last post I loved the way you sprinkled some marigold seeds outside the pot. It looks like they jumped the pot! And I planted some potato vine and elephant ears and with all of the rain we had last week they are doing great. We were on vacation and when we came home they grew a lot! I used to love going to the zoo. My favorite was the tortoises. If they would come over by the fence I would scratch their neck and they would stretch as far out as they could. I could sure use a neck massage about right now, couldn't you!!!ReplyDelete
Cindy, My daughters Karen and Kathy love getting massages. I can barely stand for any stranger to do anything like that. Remember when in the hospital , aides used to lotion and power our back.....you may be way too young to know that. LOL Well I gotta go, Ted can not match clothing..he has picked a grey shirt with tan pants. Gaaa. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
The little ones love the zoo. They are learning so quickly at that age. A lady in my Bible Study passed away last week at age 102.ReplyDelete
Karen, That is sad about your Bible Study lady. All that wonderful history. All the things she saw and learned thru life. I hope she told stories of her youth to her family members. I wish I had asked my mom more.Delete
I love that my grands take their little ones to places of family fun. Blessings, xoxo, Susie
I hope your day went okay. I'll keep this family in my prayers. Take care my friend! Lots of hugs to you both, DianeReplyDelete
Thank you Diane. Rich and Kay have been together since H.S. , their Anniversary was today. Can you even think of that. Rich will be so lost. I have a feeling he will help the neighbor farm in fall. They are uncle and nephew. Blessings to you, xoxo, SusieDelete
Sorry about your neighbor..Sounds like a busy time for you and your family..Going to be really hot by the end of the week..ReplyDelete
Missy, We just went to a little store in town that had no AC...wow, it's too hot now to go without some fans or AC. I am almost in shock over the neighbor lady. It was bad enough right after father's day with uncle Freddie. Stay cool there, I hope our AC keeps going. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
Hi Susie, Such sweet photos of your little ones enjoying the zoo. I can remember taking Karen's kids and how tired they would be at the end of the day! Very sad about your neighbor. My deepest sympathy. Such a tough time ahead for her husband. I have taken some time away from the blog - had a bad scare with blood work done at the hospital. Turns out everything is ok. Just so very thankful. God bless you and yours. Have a good evening. xoReplyDelete
Mildred, I am so thankful your bloodwork was ok. I too get scared when it comes to health..we just never know what can strike us. When you said Karen's children would be wore out after the zoo...I can truly believe it. I have been to the little Zoo in the town where my daughter works and I am exhausted later, I think heat has much to do with it. I just can't bear the heat anymore . Blessing to you Mildred, love, xoxo, SusieDelete
What a wonderful post, Susie. I love that the kids all had fun at the zoo. Looks like it tuckered them all out...naps are good for kids at the end of a busy day.ReplyDelete
Kathy's son is a handsome man!
How nice to have a pretty new house to look at across from you.
I hope you have a great night, Susie- xo Diana
Thanks Diana. Seems the children go right to sleep once they are buckled up and on the road. I thought papaw Matt would be zonked out too. Kathy was thrilled to get time with her son Korey. With his job , he travels ..and he was close enough to home that he and his wife visited her folks and all their friend up north. So Kathy had a chance to have some time with them. We all may get to see them on the 4th of July. Blessings, stay cool, xoxo, SusieDelete
It's a good thing parents are young and healthy and STRONG!!! That's a lot of work - going to the zoo! I know when my Amber and Mike do things with their four - I get tired just looking at the pictures!ReplyDelete
Love your family and love seeing pics! Even if I feel just a tad tired from looking at them....my age is definitely starting to show!
Linda, I get wore out staying in the house and getting down on the floor to play with the kids. Carrying any of them around very long isn't easy either. LOL. Oh to be as strong as I was in my 40's.Delete
It is getting hot here again. Honestly I can not believe the heat we had in spring. Take care and stay cool, xoxo,love you, Susie
I agree, send those hugs, texts, calls and e mail. A dear friend of ours is in the hospital, an infection ran up his leg .. down to the toes, to the groin.
The zoo is so fun! Thank you for sharing.
Carla, Life can be short, we need to make the most of it...showing our family that we love them everyday. I did not know that our neighbor was ill, they are private. She had been in and out of the hospital. So sad. I would have helped in any way.Delete
I am thrilled the children went to the zoo. I will ask them about the animals when I see them. I know they will enjoy telling us. Blessings, take care, hug your boys, xoxo, Susie
The grandkids look so happy to go to the zoo. You have a nice view, so much beautiful land to look at.ReplyDelete
Hi Betty, Max was a bit iffy around the animals, but feed the parrot and liked it. Layla was loving them all. :) Yes, some days I can see a long ways. This year the fields in front have soy beans . Blessings to you, xoxo, SusieDelete
Hi Susie, A lovey post and a beautiful family. It is so much fun watching children experience new adventures. The photos around your home make me homesick for my Indiana home. It has been at least ten years since I've been back.ReplyDelete
Here's to a wonderful summer and when the lighting bugs come out, think of me . . . they are one of my fondest memories of childhood in Indiana. We do not have them out here.
Connie, Thank you. You know it's strange, I have never thought of not having lightening bugs and crickets in summer. I saw the lightening bugs just as the sun set last evening, I love watching them too. There seemed to be plenty. Catching some in jars was one thing we did as children and I hope my great grands do too. Blessings to you, xoxo, SusieDelete
A day at the zoo looks and sounds wonderful. The cycle of life goes on as one neighbor leaves and another one moves in. xo LauraReplyDelete
Laura, I thought of life's cycle as my first great grand was born and my brother passed on. Seeing my neighbor man weeping was rough. he and his wife had been together since H.S. and Monday was their anniversary. Hope you are doing well and staying cool. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
It looks like you had a great day at the Zoo. We took my niece and nephew to the Indianapolis zoo a few times and we had a lot of fun!ReplyDelete
Hi Angela, That is where the family took the little ones. I have been there once with my 27 year old grandson when he was in grade school. LOL Oh that's been a long time ago. My daughter takes me to a zoo in Lafayette, it's in a park there along with many other attractions. I love it. Blessings to you, hope your day is good. xoxo, SusieDelete
Looks like a fun day for all. Happy birthday to Kathy. Blessings, Love and Hugs. xoReplyDelete
Thank you Susie. My daughter wrote me last night that she was tired, never enough sleep. She has over six hours of driving to and from this weekend. Blessings to you my friend, love, xoxo, SusieDelete
Love seeing pictures of your family. The little ones are too cute! Definitely hugs to you, my blog buddy.ReplyDelete
Carol, My little ones are growing quicker than I like...I can not get enough loving on them. :):) Hope you are enjoying your wonderful city and some good weather. Bless you, xoxo, SusieDelete
Sorry about your neighbor. Prayers for her and her family. Nothing better than a trip to the zoo. Love the zoo. Glad to see the kids had so much fun they needed a nap!!! Happy Birthday to Kathy. I enjoyed the hot weather this weekend too. I am so enjoying our wonderful summer so far. I cannot believe it is going to be July 1st this weekend. Yikes the summer is going way too fast.
Kris, That is exactly what I thought, summer is already going fast. I think this stems from always counting June, July, and August as summer...from our school days. Our school was out early this year. The heat's been really high this year. But there's been some perfect days here and there and that is what I love. Last night the air was sweet. Kathy enjoyed her birthday because she got to see her son and have some time with him and her friend from old days. Hope your week is going well. Bless you and yours, xoxo, SusieDelete
there is nothing better than a day at the zoo and sweet, exhausted children sleeping for the car ride home!!ReplyDelete
so many lives being taken by cancer these days - it feels like it is an epidemic!! we have lost so many kind and loving souls - i always think of billy joeys song, "only the good die young"!!!
Debbi, I love seeing the photos of our children on adventure . They get so excited at times. I pray to see a cure for cancer in my lifetime. Blessings for a great weekend, xoxo, SusieDelete
Hi Susie. Love to be taking in the zoo with the littles. Always such a fun time. Looks like it wore them out. Sorry about the loss of your neighbor, but it seems like a new one will be there now. You have the most beautiful views..Happy Wednesday.xxoJudyReplyDelete
Thank you Judy. I am so happy my grands take their children to the zoo. They are very patient with them, teaching at every turn. I will miss our beautiful neighbor lady. The new fellow on the corner went to school with my daughters. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
The zoo is always fun! Glad Kathy had a fun week. So sorry about your neighbor...prayers for her family. Love that you got a new neighbor. House looks wonderful.ReplyDelete
Tete, I will miss our neighbor lady, so sweet and kind always. I was almost in shock about her passing...and coming so close to uncle Freddie's passing..it just hit me hard. I am glad my little great grands have seen the zoo animals and enjoyed their day out. It put them to sleep :) on the way home. Blessings, xoxo, SusieDelete
What a fun day for the young ones!! Sorry about your neighbor..ReplyDelete
It looks like the little ones had fun at the Zoo! I haven't been to the zoo in so long! I would to visit the zoo soon. I'm thinking during the Fall when it's cooler outside! Sorry to hear about your neighbor, my condolences.ReplyDelete
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