August 20, 2009

week 18 of 52

Forever In Blue Jeans

I've accepted Carin's challenge, as a Mom, to get back into the picture. The idea is that once a week you take a picture of yourself with one or more of your children. It's that simple. If you'd like you can post your picture on your blog. You can let me know you posted so I can check out your pics. You can check out my previous weeks or Click the button to add your name to the Mr. Linky. So, have fun!

Sunday afternoon, we met my dad at a local historical house where they were hosting an ice cream social. We went some years ago and had such a memorable time that when we heard they were doing it again we jumped at the opportunity to go. Even though it was very warm, we stayed cool under the trees. And of course there was the ice cream to help.

Because it is a historic location they had colonial games set up for the kids. And lots of craft options. There were four large tables covered with all sorts of fabric, paper, wall paper, wood scraps, markers, glue, and even toilet paper rolls for the children to stretch their imagination. While dad and Allen wandered, I helped the boys with their projects. Sam made a top and a boat. We colored the top his favorite color, blue green.

While we were working on our little creations, my stomach turned at the ugly display from a little girl Emma's age. She was going on and on about how much she hated her brother. He was 15 and from what I saw, was perfectly nice. Either way, it saddened me to see a child at nine with such venom in her heart. And toward someone she has spent her life with and will spend the rest of her years with. I couldn't help but wonder what could make someone hate so much. And think how heartbreaking it must have been for her mother who was standing there hearing it. I would be devastated if I ever heard my little Emma speak like that.

Anyway, when Brianna called Aedan to look at the camera, he smiled so very pretty but I think he missed the camera. He made a boat and a picture frame.

And this last one was a little treat. There was an antique car show set up for the day. We toured them for a little while but I was just as happy to stay in the shade. I did have to check out this Mustang. Not only was it my favorite car, but it was a limited edition 1968 shade of pink. Which happens to be my favorite color. The lady was kind enough to let me climb inside and take a look. Isn't it a beauty?


  1. What a fun post. I love the first picture of you both looking at the project!
    I know just what you mean about hearing a child go on about how they "hate" their sibling. My daughter has a friend who does that about her twin, and I always think it is SO sad!
    What an awesome pink car too!

  2. the 'Stang!

    And blue-green is my favorite color too.

    Great pics!!

  3. I love that color pink also! I can't decide on one favorite's are that pink, turquoise, and chocolate brown.
    That sounds like a great outing! (other than the rude sibling)

    P.S. I did start the vacation countdown and we are having so much fun updating our board each day!

  4. Great pictures! Love the pink stang!

    Sad story about the girl talking badly about her brother!

  5. wow nice shot and yeah what a lovely mustang!!! :)

    followed, grabbed ur button and added u on my blogroll :)

  6. It is sad to think of that little girl when she gets older.

    Sounds like a fun day! Great car :)

  7. this was a great post! That car is so neat and your kids look like they were having a wonderful time. Great pictures!

  8. You're so beautiful!!

    Love the car!!

    Oh..and I feel that way too when I hear stuff like that w/ other kids. I know my kids fight and get on each others nerves sometimes, but they are definitely not hateful.

    Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks.

  9. Kat,

    Wow what a great time you all had at the ice cream social. Love how they had things for the kids to do and make. Great pictures.

    I too often wonder where that degree of hate comes from, something probably fairly recent, based on the volume of hate from her words. Hopefully they will work it out and realize just how important family can be.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  10. What a cool car...and of coarse a pretty lady sitting inside of it. Looked like a very family fun filled day.

    Glad you enjoyed the coffee, and glad you found some where you can order it. There was another coffee I brought home the from that trip and it was called Flathead Cherry probably ranks as one of my new time favorites...even over the huckleberry. If you are interested their website is Here's to good coffee!

  11. Kat,

    What a great post! I loved seeing your boys happily working alongside their mama. The one of your son, Aedan, is precious. I love his sweet smile.

    It's very sad about the girl shouting venomous comments to her brother.

    I love the photo of you in the pink mustang. You are such a beautiful woman and my favorite color is pink, too.

    Where are you going on vacation?

  12. Such great pictures!!
    Looks like you had a wonderful time!

  13. i think i'd liked have liked the pink one best too. Great pictures, amazing how easy it is to get in the pictures once you start trying!!

  14. Sounds like a wonderful day! And beautiful pictures of you...

  15. Ice cream at any event is always a win! Love the car - it's a perfect fit. Great shots of you and your boys.

  16. Gorgeous pictures. You are so pretty. That car is awesome!

  17. Kat,
    You look absolutely great in every picture. I love that you always give us more than one picture of you. Thanks for sharing You! With us!

  18. Interesting post this week, and great pictures of you. The car is just too perfect!

  19. Love the car, 'specially the pretty! That is so sad about that little girl and the feelins she has for her brother. Aside from that, it sounds and looks like a fun family day!

  20. I'm glad you enjoyed thinking about what makes you smile. That was kinda fun.

    The 80's, oh my! I loved the 80's actually. It was fun.

  21. I love your Sunday at the old house with crafts and ice cream and kids. Your little boy is so cute. I love his blonde curls.

    I also love the pink 1968 Mustang. You look so pretty in these pictures. Have a great weekend.