It was time for Grandma (AKA Froo Froo Ruthie) to go home.
My car was packed and I’d left Mark and Erika’s house to head to James and Laura’s house. About a twenty minute drive. Had to drop off the cast iron griddle gift left by the couch.
Drive back to Pittsburgh.
The one thing I didn’t really do on Christmas day was take any photos. It’s hard to be a participant AND a photographer simultaneously.
It can interfere with your living in the moment and enjoying those you are surrounded by. A camera can be a barrier, a distraction, an annoyance to others- sometimes I’m unobtrusive and candid and they ignore me…..but I said to James and Laura I was leaving and the one thing I didn’t get was a family photo of them at Christmas. And I’d really like to get one of their family I’d gotten Mark and his family on Christmas eve in the usual spot after church.
Okay, get Penny a milkbone biscuit. And Charles got an animal cracker/cookie.
Bribery. This group family photo will just take a sec, a little tasty bribe….. OOPS
Penny’s nose was right at the level of Charlie’s animal cracker.GULP. One big bite for Penny. And in the second photo you can see how Charlie felt about losing his snack.
We’ll get that family photo another visit. Thanks for letting me try.
The blog is back in real time today. No flashbacks, no reblogs from six years ago.
Penny, the Golden Doodle, looks at the baby Charles and remembers when she was the center of attention.
Perhaps I should have made this a wordless Wednesday or a
You Write the Caption.
(And not sure what cousin Anna is doing )
In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Half and Half.”
Big sister/little sister front seat back seat
selfie taken by granddaughter Anna.
1/2 empty cake stand
Impressionism at the car wash – 1/2 light 1/2 dark
Half hand knit shawl/half Golden Doodle photographed by Laura Thanks for sending
With a new baby in the house, Penny seeks reassurance and is probably wondering when baby Charlie will be leaving. It’s an adjustment .
My daughter Laura , (the new mother) shot this quick moment today as I was getting up.
You saw Penny’s paw included in the new family handshake a couple posts ago.
Here she is photobombing during the first bath the other day
The night Charles was born, I brought a cloth diaper from the hospital so she could get his scent. Little did she know how life would change.
On the front porch with the human members of the family. Sorry Penny.
P.s. Tomorrow after this posts, my DIL will tell me Henry the Airedale is upset because he isn’t featured or included on the blog.
Thanks V for the idea to blog Penny and Grandma
The girls and I went to Aunt Lala’s today. Uncle James was at work.
Aunt Lala did the girls hair.
Then we hung out with Penny the Golden Doodle on the front porch and the girls loved the porch swing.
Anna and Penny traded bandanas and headbands. We had a relaxing summer afternoon.
Trying to not think about my return to school on Tuesday.
I used Laura’s sewing machine to stitch up the legs, arms and tails and now the two monkeys for Anna and her friend are ready to turn, stuff and stitch by hand. The socks were on Clearance for 93 cents at Target last year. I bought way too many thinking I would make a ton of monkeys.
Happy Birthday Laura.
(Didn’t Erika coin your nickname, Lala? )
What is the definition of a “lap dog”?
A dog who is able to sit on your lap.
Penny is a lap dog.
I am so excited you are here in the Burgh. Good timing on the wedding weekend so you get to come to Pittsburgh.
You always called it CLOUD CAKE.
We’ll add some fresh berries and ice cream.
Without the shades this time. Thanks. love you lots.
Happy Birthday dear daughter. Love. Ma