Friday, 03 June 2011
The morning Elisha, my cousin, was driving three hours to come see me, Seth and Sarah both woke up terribly sick with the stomach bug. Elisha, because she loves us and we love her, came anyway. We had been planning on going to the Brimfield Antique show, but with the little ones so sick we didn't know if it would work out.
However, later that day at about 1pm, as I was giving poor Seth yet another bath, I turned around in the midst of my washing, and found my husband standing in the bathroom watching me. He came home early from work so we could go!
Despite the worry I had for my babies, Elisha and I had a great time. We took Ethan and Grace with us, too.
Grace enjoyed looking at anything that had to do with animals.
Elisha bought a big decorative tin tile mounted on a frame, very "pottery barn", to use in decorating her home.
And I came away with a shabby chic (a nice way of saying old and grubby, with paint half gone) children's rocker.
A week later, when everlasting rain stopped for fifteen minutes, and the children were finally healthy again, I took the three of them (rocker, baby, and toddler), outside to take their picture.
And here is Miss Sarah, sitting pretty in her cherry smock, on her new *old* rocking chair. Spot, the cat, came to investigate but, as he has no interest in photo shoots or very small children, soon turned tail and walked off....
I am happy to report that Sarah only fell off the rocker once during our photo shoot. No harm done.
"There is so much in the world for us all if we only have the eyes to see it, and the heart to love it, and the hand to gather it to ourselves-so much in men and women, so much in art and literature, so much everywhere in which to delight and for which to be thankful." Anne of the Island, by L.M. Montgomery
And, thank you to the Xnga *kindred spirit* who posted this quote a few years ago, it's now one of my very favorites. I've read all of Montgomery's books over and over (and highly recommend them) but have never taken the time to pull quotes from them.)