Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Bike Tunes

Every night about 8:00 I get this song stuck in my head.

So, about 8:30 or so, I go and get Old Betsy, and start peddling down my driveway.

Then this song immediately pops into my head.

(I even have a basket on my bike, and have been known to ride in a skirt.)

After going around the roads in front of my house I come dragging in to my driveway with this song in my head.

Monday, August 12, 2013

A little of this and a little of that.

People are so nice.  When you have a baby they bring you food. Sometimes the food is awesome!  I love it when you get a meal that looks like something your mom would make for you. 
Good old comfort food. 
It's probably not the greatest idea to try out a new recipe for the first time and then announce that fact when you take the "first-time-you've-made-it" food to someone you're trying to help.
Although you put a lot of effort, resources and thought into this meal,
maybe, just maybe,
it would have been better to use the old tried and true Shepherd's Pie, or Lasagna.
Then maybe, just maybe,
the recipient of all your hard-cooking-work
wouldn't have to guess as to the edibility of the food in question.
Is that melted saran wrap?
Late Saturday afternoon I got the phone call.
"Mom, can you babysit?"
I loved that phone call.
Ledger and I had a great time.  I threw a sheet over the play mat and made him a tent.  He loved it and kept going in and out
in and out.

Grandpa took him for a stroller ride and  I fed him dinner and put him to bed at 7:30,
per his mama's instructions.
I told Grandpa to listen for him because I was off to buy a pop.
When I got back home I was greeted by a smiling happy Ledger, playing with his Grandpa.
"He was crying." said Mike, sheepishly.
Ledger bought himself another hour. 
I put him back to bed at 8:30 and he fell asleep immediately.
Andy tries really hard to ignore Ledger.  His tough guy image won't allow him to show his softer side to a baby.
Ledger doesn't know this about Andy.
Ledger just LOVES Andy and
smiles at, climbs up on, watches,
and does his best to win Andy over.
From the looks of things, I think Ledger is winning.

It's been hot here.  Joni has taken Ledger to the splash park a couple of times.  Today Lisa and I stopped by to see the fun.  Poor little guy has such tender skin that he has to wear a hat outside, but it just added to the cuteness factor. 
He had a great time!
for about 5 minutes.

I fell in love again last week.  He only weighs 8 pounds, but he's gripped my heart as tightly has he gripped his mama's necklace right after he was born.
Love you Asher!