Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Warm Day

Just a little play in the park, the slides and the swing. The playground is always fun for everyone. Love seeing the boys so active and happy. This day on Easter was unusually warm and we took advantage of it to get outside for a nice walk and of course the playground near great grandparent's house. The little one found himself a stick but unfortunately it poked him on the cheek and that was the end of the stick.










Maya has to keep up the fashion at all times. The yellow dress fit the occasion though.






Sunday, 5 November 2017

Back in April



Coloring eggs for Easter is something Maya has come to enjoy. She didn't do any of this before. She likes to crack eggs, eat the food, get some Easter bunny treats, church and most of all the family get together where she catches up with grandma and grandpa and other family who happen to come by for a visit.





It was a gorgeous day, warm and sunny and we also made sure to enjoy the outside.






The food at grandma's is always good. Traditionally meat, eggs and green onions are served along with some salads and bread.






Grandma makes very special colored eggs that she does with parsley leaves and onion color.  They always look great.








Dad and mom are looking good. They don't change much, maybe even looking younger at times. Here is Krissy with grandma Josephine and below is one of my fave pics of my daughters Sherie and Krissy along with their significant others.




Saturday, 4 November 2017

This and That


Maya continues to learn sewing so she can do her own fashion designs. She definitely has some specific ideas about what she wants to wear. She especially loves polka dots and so the first skirt she ever made reflects her style and with Maya every day is a dress up day. 




Jax is having fun playing and laughing up a storm with his grandpa Charlie. The little one has a good sense of humor and his happiness radiates through him.







Maya likes to make sure her nephews are having fun.





Brandon loves his superheroes and dresses up anytime he can and why not? When you're a kid you can do these things anytime and look good doing it.








And so may the force be with you.




Saturday, 23 September 2017

Robin's Egg Blue






Earlier this year at end of April we had a Robin's nest on our mailbox by the door. We had no idea why a bird would make a next so close to our door where everyday people walk in and out. It's such a busy area and I'm sure the bird needs a little more privacy to lay her eggs but we were very excited to see little baby birds hatch and grow. We were hoping for the best. Eventually after one egg was found broken on the ground the mama bird laid three more eggs. She laid on them for a couple of days, watching us as we watched her through the window. The eggs were the most beautiful blue color I'd ever seen and they were so tiny and perfect.





However one day we noticed the mama bird did not come to lay on nest and when we looked the eggs were all gone. There was no trace of them. We don't know what happened to them, if kids got them or another bird carried them away but they were gone. Needless to say we were very disappointed that we would not see baby birds by our door this year. I felt really bad for the mama not having her babies but maybe next year.







Sunday, 17 September 2017

Missing Pieces

Look like I've forgotten about my blog for a while. I've been on vacation most of July and then life just happens and there is no time for blogging. Lots to catch up on but even that is easier said then done. Sometimes I feel I should just continue in the present but then I think about all those memories in the past that I don't want to forget. In case I ever want to publish my blog I don't want so many missing pieces. For now I will post a few photos and try very hard to update more often. Let me just say that my trip to Croatia was good. It was still work to settle some of my husband's folks things but we tried to fit in some down time and fun at the beach and exploring more places we've not yet been to. Seeing some of our family is also a highlight at any time that is for sure..









Love these little guys but they are growing up much too quickly for my liking.




And this is what happens when one doesn't get his way. It is sob time right down on the floor and what can we do but let him have his way.




Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Three Littles


These three like to get together and cause some havoc. They are fun to watch most of the time. Sometimes there are squabbles and some whining but for the most part they all play well together however Maya is starting to grow up and have her own friends. She is being a good auntie and looks after the little ones well but she has more of her own interests now. She loves learning to sew so she can design and make her own clothes.  She has certain ideas about clothes that is for sure. She also loves to cook and helps out any chance she gets. She loves trying out new recipes  and especially loves soup. If every meal including breakfast was a soup that would be fine with her. Brandon has his little friends and loves to run around out in the park and go for a swim. At home watching cartoons on youtube is where you'll find him or watching funny kids movie. He also likes to help his parents make supper. The littlest one, Jaxon is starting to understand now that his actions causes a reaction in others. Sometimes he'll pretend to be real mad just to flash us a great big smile and watch everyone around him chuckle. I didn't know a two year old can fake being mad but  it appears they can. Jaxon also loves to figure out how things work and if there is something with a cover on it he will work at it until he figures out how to get it off and back on. So, these are our three littles.





Thursday, 29 June 2017

Elvis Night

There is a restaurant nearby our house that we frequent every now and then and I always wanted to sit in this wonderful Elvis booth that is filled with Elvis memorabilia. It is a very good collection and I was happy to sit for a while with the King himself. I have a small Elvis collection but not quite as fine as this one. It was a lovely evening; One Night with You.









Monday, 26 June 2017

Fairy Tales

Maya is still so much into the fairy tales, princesses and tiaras. There is something about it that keeps her captivated. It's so important to her to surround herself with many beautiful and sparkly things. Also they all have to be visibly displayed because if she keeps it in a drawer and she can't see it, it's as good as not having it. Maybe it's a matter of have and have not and she certainly doesn't want to be on the side of have not. It's not that she hasn't had much in China. She did have nice clothes until the orphanage staff took it away, she had long hair but they cut it, she had a photo of herself as a baby but it disappeared. So now she holds onto everything that she can. So we went to see the new Beauty and the Beast movie which she loved. I enjoyed it too. It was a fun night at the movies.





Friday, 23 June 2017

Brothers

My daughter caught the same kind of post with both of her little boys and it is the cutest thing. They're each wearing a hat and they are both looking up at it. So I put them together for her and the come is something we need to put in their scrapbook. The brothers are getting closer, The more JC is growing he can do more with his big brother BC. Love seeing them together and growing. Every kid should have a brother. Can't wait to see this relationship just get stronger and stronger.






and here are full pix of JC because they're just too cute not to share






Love you little Brothers



Sunday, 4 June 2017

March Memories

If only there were thirty six hours in the day of daytime I may be able to get everything done. Lately my blog has gone by the wayside and I don't like it but I really don't have a choice, It's either that or a walk with the dogs, the blog or update my daughters website Forever Loved Angel Gowns, the blog or get my pictures off the phone, the blog or take Maya to a sewing lesson, the blog or ... well you get the idea. So everything else seems much more important than the blog but whatever did we do in the past when we didn't have a blog. I can hardly recall the time without facebook or instagram and such. So here are some catch up posts hopefully to come. 




Love this colorful photo of Maya at the small shop where she takes sewing lessons. It's small but colorful and cozy and Maya loves learning to sew because well as we know she wants to be a fashion designer among other things.





Jax loves hats of any kind. He will wear most any hat but so long as he puts it on and he knows the way he likes it.







Brandon can't help but get another sit down with his favorite man, Ronald, next favorite after daddy of course.




Maya got a new winter coat that keeps her well protected and the fur around the hat is quite something, it might be keeping her warm but it is a little hard to see around that mane.





Our favorite Crepes or Palachinke as we call them in Croatian. They are best with some jam, cinnamon, chocolate fudge, or just plain sugar. Mom makes them with sugar and ground nuts and that is delicious too. I make the batter and my hubby flips them.





Maya still likes making pizza bagels. They may be easy and quick but they are a favorite of ours for a quick snack on the go.




And just had to add this one of Jax when he wants to show us that he is mad about something. It's the drop to the ground and cover his face trick. We're on to you Jax.