Friday, March 2, 2012

~Picking Flowers and Other Adventures~

The other day, Tater Tot and Bubba got to spend the day with me while Mama had things she needed to do in the big city.  The sun was warm and the wind a bit cool, but it was a beautiful day for being outside and for some adventures.

 We had already spent a fair amount of time at the front of the house picking 'flowers'.  They were everywhere!  Yay.  After gathering enough to make a small bouquet to put in a plastic drinking cup, it was time to harvest some more around the other side of the house.

 Sister would gather a fist full at a time while brother would pick one at a time and bring it to me.

 See, Mammer? (that's me) I brought you another flower.

 Sister, on the other hand, has something else in mind for her fist full of flowers.  Looks like she's on a mission.

 She spotted a gopher hill.  Yep, we've got those everywhere, too.  A perfect spot for planting her newly picked flowers.

 Why do you want to plant them for?

She admires her handiwork but is a bit frustrated because they won't stand upright for her.

While sister isn't looking, brother decides to lend a helping hand.  Just stomp those babies right into the ground!  Sigh...just like a man.

All the while, baby is sitting patiently while Mama does her work.

I'd rather be playing with my truck anyway.

 Bubba thought it was pretty cool that he could see his truck from underneath.

 Tater Tot wants to have some quality time with baby and what better way than to take her for a ride on the steer head.
 Here, sister, I'll hold him for you while you get on.

 I'm sure that Tater Tot is telling baby all the advantages of riding a steer and how much fun it is.

It's okay, baby.  Mama's got you.

 Heaven forbid that you stay at any one place for very long!  It's off to the slides with baby in tow, of course.

 Whew, this playing is hard work!

 Time to do a little digging and cleaning in the flower bed.  I've got to get Poppa to build them a sandbox!

 Hmmm....why is there a fireplace outside when you've got a perfectly good one in the house?

 This little guy never ceases to amaze me.  You can almost see the wheels turning in his head as he's staring at the partly burned logs.  Not necessarily to play with them, but wondering how they got that way.  That's the way he thinks.  He will stare intently at something for a long time, turning it over and around with his hands, wondering how it works, how it is put together, etc.  Do you think he's going to be an engineer?

Big sister, not so much.  She's off to 'working' in the yard with baby close at her side.

So many adventures to be had in the yard, but then it was time for lunch, a little bit of cartoon watching and a much needed nap.  For all of us!

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Blondie's Journal said...

These are darling pictures, Velma! It looks like all of you had a wonderful day! :)


My Vintage Mending said...

Velma there really is nothing better than outside time. No batteries needed...just plain imagination. Stomped quite a few holes in my day...smiles...Renee

Brittney said...

Ha...that's too funny!!

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Oh my gosh adorable. I love to watch little ones play. Mine is at my feet playing with her castle making all the voices. Hilarious.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh what cute kids, I mean it!! You took great action photos that will be treasured forever!


Karen/The Well Seasoned Nest said...

Just too cute - I see the same wheels turning when my 3 yr. old grandson, Jack, is analyzing something, too. So nice when learning and discovering are such fun!

I laughed wehn you said you ALL needed naps!

Cindy said...

Hello dear Velma,
It looks like your two little darlings were having a very good time at Mammer's house.
Little ones are so precious, seeing your photos took me back a couple of years to when my youngest grands were that age. How blessed you are, dear lady.
Hugs, Cindy

Country Dreaming said...

Oh, to be a kid again! So many adventures to be had!


TinaTx said...

Looks like you had a wonderful day!

Nancy @ Nancy's Daily Dish said...

What adorable pictures, and a story to go with them!

Barbara Jean said...

oh such sweeties. wonderful pics of them

thanks for visiting my place.
barbara jean

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hi Velma! Your Grandson and Granddaughter are just must have such fun when they come to visit. Wonderful photo's...real keepsakes of your time together. I hope your weather is better than ours today...after storms and hail during the night it is now 34 degrees...what happened to Spring???!!! I hope your day is a good one.
Maura :)

Betty Sneeringer said...

I love this. You are a good writer. And, the little ones are so cute!



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