Sunday, November 8, 2009

hearts + seeds + shadows



 we had a wonderful day with jenna and ben yesterday! jenna loves my art room and spent a good deal of time playing with paints. although she is becoming resistant to grandma's non-stop photo taking she did play along with the above shot. her mom was less than happy to see the paint coated into jenna's nails and cuticles but we had fun and that is what matters!!




ben enjoyed chasing shadows in my art room and sitting under my art desk. what an adorable little chubbykins he is!! 




 

bill and i played tag team. he watched ben while jenna and i saved pumpkin seeds for planting next year. above are actually green gooseneck squash seeds. we saved 6 different kinds of pumpkin and squash seeds and will make decorative envelopes next time she's her and then give them out at the holidays. i think she will enjoy planting them in uncle matt's garden next year and then watching them grow. matt, you've been forwarned that jenna has plans for some of your garden space!!

while i took a nap with ben (the only way i could get him to stay asleep) bill and jenna flew a kite. she thought it was wonderful fun. eventually both bill and jenna joined ben and i in our king size bed for a nap. how i would love to have a photo of the 4 of us all snuggled up together asleep!!

today is for recharging the batteries and getting some fresh air!

10 comments:

willow said...

You know, I am really looking forward to grandkids. Love that sweet pic of the hands heart.

RNSANE said...

It sounds like you had such a delightful day, Julie. I am wondering if I will ever get to enjoy that kind of playtime with grandchildren. My oldest son, soon to be 39, is still single and says he never wants children. He says he raised his two brothers..and he did, really, as I was a single mom. My middle son, Alex, will marry in May and, since he and Laura have been together five years, I don't think they will wait too long to have their first ( of two, they tell me ) child...but they live 100 miles away. My youngest, Jeremy, at 25, tells me to "bug" Alex.

ArtistUnplugged said...

Sounds like you all made some precious memories!!! That's what it's all about. I bet it was a sight, all of you piled into bed asleep but it's good to know you do NOT have a camera positioned toward your bed! :) Thanks for sharing!

...mmm... said...

I can't wait to have grand children wither one day. Awww.

Dot said...

I loved reading about your day Julie. Playtime with grandchildren must be such a treat!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

What a delightful day. I can just imagine that King sized bed full of love.

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

What a wonderful day with these two delightful grandchildren...I can just imagine the sweet sleep of all on the big bed!!

Brandi said...

Great pictures and great memories! What a fun thing it must be to be a grandma!

steviewren said...

Sounds like a perfect day to me. I bet it's nice to have someone to tag team with you when you've got both of them. Love Ben's chubby fingers. I'm a sucker for those.

cindy said...

so much fun. LOVE that first photo, julie!