Monday, October 24, 2016


Kim and I have a regular walk we like to take.  There always seems to be something pleasant to look at along the way.

At present the larch trees are showing great color.

And then there was this:

This deer stood as still as possible as we walked by, imitating it's statue cousin I guess.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Gotta Love Those Grandkids

I was fortunate recently to be able to visit both my grandchildren while Kim held down the fort here in Montana.

First I spent a week with my grandson in Boise.


He's soooooo cute.  How many pictures can I post?  Too many.  I will sacrifice and limit myself.

Russell had his first serious encounter with baby food.  He ended up loving it and opening his mouth like a baby robin for each bite.

He is close to crawling and we spent a lot of time on the floor.

There were also some sleepless nights as he was teething and didn't mind letting us all know about it;  all night long.

Of course we had to visit Goldy's while I was there.  And Russell sported the little Wee La Nina vest I had knitted for him.

We spent some time checking out clouds in the sky.

He helped me shop for yarn.

We walked.

And walked some more.

I also strengthened my bond with Freddy. (Very important.)

It was a great visit.

Time to move on to the Seattle area.  Where I got to spend time with this cutie.

Check out that hair!  My grandchildren have "opposite hair".

The following three pictures will give you an idea of playtime with a two year old.

She's a riot!  She kept me very busy playing with her.

And she's very confident.  Gotta love that.

We ate delicious Thai food and Hayden tried a coconut.

She loves her Mama!

I was worried she wouldn't warm up to me as it had been too long since I'd seen her.  It took her about 10 minutes to start directing our playtime.  She knows what she wants.

Also, this next DOES NOT frighten them!  She knows the difference between a photo and a video on a cell phone.  She loves playing games on cell phones.
What leaps will there be in the next 20 years?

My son and I watched a Green Bay game together.  Go Packers!

Hayden christened me "Grammie" while I was there.  Perfect.  Grammie I am.

Great visits with my children, their spouses, and both grandchildren.
And........another grandson on his way next month!  Time to add to the fun!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Don't Ignore the Park

Glacier National Park did everyone a service by having a "fee free" day September 24.  And as two retirees in need of saving money, and of entertainment, and of activity, we took advantage.

It was a beautiful day.
I apologize in advance for all the photos I'm going to include in this post.

Avalanche Lake.  An easy hike but very popular.  Which means people everywhere.

We managed two hikes for a total of seven miles of hiking.  And we ate the lunch we brought, managed to get in a bit of driving;  all within leaving our house around 9AM and returning around 6:30PM.  Granted we were tired but the scenery was wonderful.

My knit mitts came in handy as we were snowed upon a bit.

And four male big horned sheep were hanging out...

It was a great day and a good reminder of why we moved to this area.