Charlie’s face says it all. Again. Maura is my guest blogger today. Friday morning she took this photo with my phone as we backed into the driveway, saying so long to cousin Charlie. I drove Maura back to her house and then I left for Pittsburgh. We had a nice time together and it’s always hard to say goodbye.
Pick a peck of purple peppers. James is growing these in a pot, out front on the steps. Don’t think there will enough for a peck, though. They are such a beautiful color. Not sure about their heat factor either. I’d never seen purple peppers before.
Charlie was thinking about Mommy snd Daddy going out for a special night. Saying goodbye to them as they pulled down the driveway.
Just deep thinking, no tears.
He and I had a nice evening together, and as he said “you have to have a kid to go out for a special night.”
Maura had this idea from 5 minute crafts on YouTube so we experimented in the backyard this afternoon.
She knew how to run behind me for the next pose.
Maura poses atop the playground equipment.
Dear Daughter Laura,
Tonight on your birthday eve, I dusted off the counted cross stitch birth sampler and remembered the gift of your arrival in Germany.
Maura says you’re not just an amazing aunt, but you’re an amazing mother. I agree.
Happy Birthday to you.
Ma (and Maura, who is visiting)
In a week’s time I hosted Charlie and Laura and then Michael,Jack and Maura.
The streetcar parked in the Heinz History Center lobby was a big hit with all the grandchildren
Charlie driving the streetcar
Jack at the controls.
Pittsburgh Streetcars on Northside Routes