My Grandfather

This is my grandfather. He was born in 1919 and would have been 96 in November. On Sunday I sat in a hospital room holding his hand in silence.

My Grandpa Nickle

As his chest would rise and fall I remembered when he would really laugh. His chest would jiggle and shake because the laugh would be trying to burst out of such a stoic person. The first time I saw this happen it made the joke even better.

On the counter beside his bed was a comb. He always had one in his pocket which he would often pull out run it through the front to smooth out his wave the same hair style that was all the rage when he was a young man.

His hand that I held even at the end looked big and strong. Strong from being the patriarch for his family. Strong from helping thousands of families gracefully say goodbye to loved ones. Strong from never shirking from what needed to be done. The world needs more of these kind strong hands but for today I morn the loss of his. I will miss you Grandpa and will be forever grateful.

Rose 4/18

Year 4 week 18

Year4 week18

– We bought cotton balls today for crafting. Rose is really insistent that we should eat them. She can’t understand that they are not for eating.

– Rose is excited about her back pack for school. She has packed and repacked it with things that she thinks she will need. Like her princesses, movies, and a few other things.

Rose 4/17

Year 4 Week 17

Year4 week17

– There was a leak in the back yard so we had to dig it up. Rose grabed her pink sand shovel and started helping. She didn’t notice that each scoop sent a shower of rocks my direction. 

– Rose’s favorite song is the opening  ice song from Frozen. Her favorite story is Cars. Her favorite toy is her my little ponies.

What do you need?

More Flamingos. They have stayed strong in public opinion this whole summer.

Pink- Check
Great shape- Check
Fun animal- Check
I can still see why all the peeps like them.

more flamingo
stationary- allerlievelings
welcome to the neighborhood- 1canoe2
crib sheets- new moms designs
lunch bag- apple and mint
book- Flora and the Flamingo

Rose 4/16

Year 4 Week 16

Year4 week16

– At the end of the day she will turn off all the down stairs lights and tell us “the restaurant is closed”.

– Rose had an evaluation before she started preschool in a few weeks. She knew all of her colors and shapes except hexagon. She was solid on numbers 1-10 but needed some help on the teens. Knowing the letters of the alphabet both big and small was easy peasy but she didn’t fully understand when asked if three words all rhymed. I guess she needed at least one thing to work on during the year.

Things I know – Mason Jars

things i know

thingsi know- mason jars

1- I plan on making these once life slows down again. Maybe I will invite a bunch of gals to make it will me. DIY mason jar vases

2- This year at the MET Gala there was lots of crazy fashion and lots of skin showing. There was one true Lady that looked amazing.

3- I don’t understand why people do not use all the space that is available in their kitchen. Cabinets should go all the way up to the ceiling.

4- I love the smell of coconut. Looking at my beauty things I realized this. My lotion, perfume, shampoo and conditioner, and leave in conditioner all smell like it. I might be on the border of being obsessed.