Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The Arch





You cannot go to St Louis without going up the Arch. However, being the 4th of July weekend the wait was 3 hours. So, they climbed it themselves.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

More Fun IN St Louie




As I mentioned in the previous post we had fun in St Louie. One of the neatest places for little kids and big kids too was the City Museum. There were metal cylindrical tubes that you could climb up to the sky or at least that is how it looked to me as I saw my granddaughter disappear from sight and become a dot. However if they continued to climb they came upon an airplane or a firetruck. I am telling you, she got her fill of climbing that day.

Saturday, July 26, 2008



I love this picture. The way Amy is looking at my son shows how much they love each other and how they can have fun. We were in St Louis so I could get away for a weekend. The first vacation I had in three years. They were fun to be with and tried very much for me to have a good time. And, I did.

Monday, July 21, 2008

July 21, 1908

I did not know my father very well. He died when I was five. I remember a few things...him singing The Tennessee Waltz to me, me trying to open his mouth to find his chewing gum, and crying at the back door while the babysitter tried to comfort me. I remember him walking across the back yard to come to me. He was working and heard me crying. That's it. I remember him lying in the hospital, and his funeral. Not many memories. However, I always remember his birthday. I was wondering today if he ever thought about his daughter remembering his birthday's each year. Today would have been a big one.

My daddy would have been 100 years old today. Happy Birthday Daddy...

Sunday, July 20, 2008

MakeUp Gone Wild


You know when you are painting your face?

You know, some people call it that?

Well. she. painted. her. face.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Forrest



This is the real baby...the baby of my little family. The baby of my baby. This is Forrest. Named after his great-grandfather who never saw him, but knew of the honor, and was happy about it.

Forrest was not one for words at first. In fact, he is the reason for the name of this blog. He has come alive with his words. He tells you stories, he talks about Luke and Dark Vader. He tells you all about his cars and trucks. He is sometimes so excited that I cannot understand him. So, I just nod and say, oh, yes!!!

He loves his family. He and Lily can play together very well. She will be talking
about princesses, and he lets her. He will just drive his cars all around her. He is definitely a mama's boy, just like his daddy was. There is nothing wrong with that.
One of the things he really loves to do is with his dad. Kevin will walk in the door
and Forrest will come up to him quietly and say "Will you play with me"? Then they
lie on the floor just like Kevin did as a little boy and drive cars around the floor for a long time.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Just Wishing...


Don't you wish these days were here again??? We always think the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. Here in Memphis, it is always So Very HOT,
or shivering Cold....Why is that??? This is a photo from Click