16 hours ago
Mar. 31, 2013
Happy Easter everyone!
We are having a lovely relaxing day at home. We started with brunch outside which is one of our traditions:
We painted eggs, made snacks that are traditional for us, played an easter game and Abigail took pictures of her doll for an Easter contest:
Poor little eggy cracked up:
On Monday evening, Abigail and I headed off to see Les Miserable at the movie theatre. I had heard so many amazing reviews and was told how people had been to see it several times and had cried through the whole thing.
I have to say I was very disappointed in the movie. I didn't cry all the way through - cried a little at the end but thats all...I'm glad I went to see it, but have to admit I found it boring in places - even the sings didn't impress me - there was only one memorable song.
We did see the sun setting by the refineries on the drive to the theatre though :)
Mar. 30, 2013
My Grandmother, Nanny Spicer, sadly died last week. She was 101 years old and would've been 102 in July. I feel lucky that I was able to visit with her in 2009, with my two youngest children. We were able to get some photographs of us all and I felt then that I had said my goodbyes.
I am very glad that I can say that Sam and Abby met their Great Grandmother, who lived to such a grand age...and can tell them how we surprised her...and how Sam hid in her closet for a long while as he was shy. Eventually he came out and they chatted and winked and whistled at each other :)
Despite having lived in two different places since her cottage, it is the cottage that I remember most - with the little round caravan (trailer) to play in, and their donkey 'Skippy' in the field. And of course Sasha, their black lab who I loved to take for walks.
There are many times Abigail will pull a certain face and it reminds me of Nanny - so I know that Abby looks somewhat like her....
I just finished reading the book 'The One Hundred Year Old Man who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared' - and so in my mind, that is what Nanny has done - climbed out of the window, disappeared and headed for new adventures :)
Mar. 29, 2013
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