Sunday, September 11, 2011

It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

(I was just singing this!   I loved Mr. Rogers!)
The sun came out,  Friday, after so many rainy days!  Tommy just  couldn't wait to get outside for a stroll around the neighborhood!

We saw lots of pretty flowers!  Some are just at their peak, others are finished and going to seed, but summer's not over yet!  I want to savor every last sweet minute of it!
"Look, Tommy, see how pretty the flowers are?"

Did you ever see variegated morning glories?

" Listen, Tommy, there are some birdies!  what do the birdies say?  "Tweet, Tweet, Tweet"
Oh my, that sounds like a big doggie barking!  What does  the doggie say?,  'woof,woof'

Uh, oh!  Somebody dropped their trash here. Grandma will pick it up and put it in our recycle can. Isn't is a shame that some people litter?  I want your neighborhood to be safe, clean, and pretty, so we will clean up."

Sadly, we found all this litter within a half hour .

  Wow, Tommy, those are grapes growing there!  That's what they make jelly with. Grandma will cook jams and jellies with you when you get bigger, just like my mother did, and I did with your mama.

Concord grapes, grow wild in South Jersey

     Oh, there is another flag!  It's so good to see our American flag, isn't it pretty?

 Counted 23 flags in this little neighborhood!   "O'r the Land of the free, and the home of the brave!"

"Let's walk down to the pond and see if the ducks are there.  Look, Tommy, they come right up to you, because you are so nice to them!  What do they say?  'quack,quack,quack'  "

 "That's a mimosa tree.  I love the little feathery flowers! They are soft and smell pretty, don't they?"  I swish one across his cheek, then hand it to him.  He sticks it in his mouth, of course. "When Grandma was a little girl, she used to sit up on a big, low-swooping branch of a Mimosa tree with her girlfriends, and sing Beatles songs, and watch for lightning bugs."


 Oh, it feels so good, walking, and talking with Tommy. It is indeed, one of my life's "Simple Pleasures".   I want to teach him all I know, and show him everything.  I know he's taking it all in, and he's looking all around and smiling!  Soon, his baby-babble will become words, and giggles, and little songs, and then he will become a little question box, and  then  he'll be going off to school___way too soon!.  But I just want his  sweet, simple baby-days to last forever, even though I know they won't, and they are going by way too fast!  "If they could just stay little 'til their Carter's wear out!"  Remember that jingle?............................  Nah, you're too young!

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Thomas, at 13 months

Maybe when I was younger, I was eager to see my kids grow, but now I wish I could slow time down!
These are the best days of my life!  And I truly think that becoming a Grandmother is the best thing that ever happened to me!   One of my most important roles, and most rewarding and meaningful jobs.  What joy!   

 "Grandchildren are God's way of compensating us for growing old"  ----Mary H. Waldrip 

  Love, Grandma Linda


VintageBettys said...

Hi! Thanks you for stopping by! I love that song :) sweet. I have to leave for work, I'll stop by tomorrow to visit your blog :)

Have a Great Day!

bj said...

I firmly believe that I was put on this Earth to be a grandmother...and I am loving every minute of it. I am now a GREAT-grandmother..and she is 2 going on 15. :))