Monday, July 27, 2015

Clouds and grandkids at the zoo...

Lots of spectacular clouds lately...
 
 Whooshy...
 Why does the phrase "see the little puffer bellies all in a row" come to mind?

A bunch of baby clouds in a cradle of clouds...
 I made this little pen sketch from a photo. This guy will be going into my Sketchbook Project, but for that I'll make a pencil sketch and use watercolors. I'll probably add some sunfish, too.
 The kids and grands went to the Como Zoo in Minneapolis for a belated birthday treat for Audrey. It's a four hour drive one way and the girls didn't know where they were headed until they arrived. They were pretty thrilled! The ancient carousel was a favorite.
Hazel Jane on her steed.
 Audrey, lovin' it...
 Kiddie jail...
 Adele in awe...
 Adam and Hazey
 Lots of selfies!
 The caption my son-in-law Adam put with the photo below on Facebook: "Mad props to this woman here, for being the best mom that these girls and I could hope for!" I thought that was nice!
 
 Poor gorilla. He looks grumpy. It was HOT, so he's probably just trying to get cool.
Kind of a hot muggy day off. I tried to nap, but just tossed and turned. Sitting in front of the fan most of the day trying to entertain myself. :) I really get overtired over my working weekend and just can't seem to get rested. Oh well. I'm off to have a snack, watch a little Escape to the Country and then to bed. :)
Thanks for stopping by and shalom to all!

8 comments:

  1. Such sweetness, and I can't believe how big little Adele is now. She's beautiful, of course. but is growing so fast. :)

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  2. Down by the station, early in the morning, see the little puffer-bellies all in a row..... I had totally forgotten that song until you mentioned it. Memories. And what could be more fun for a child but a trip to the zoo and a ride on a carousel . I hope you were able to relax and have a restoring sleep. Take care

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    1. My sweet hubby used to sing that song to the little grandgirls. I hadn't heard of it until then. :)

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  3. What a rich life, full of love and understanding for God's nature and creatures!

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    1. Dori, you are a woman of encouragement! :)

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  4. That gorilla! Wow! Your girl IS a fantastic mom and her girls are SO cute! We need to work on another art exchange. I'll put my brain on it.

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  5. I've enjoyed several of those Escape into the Country shows since you mentioned it before - thanks! The zoo trip looks fun. So glad they are young and able to do all that hot toting-around of little kids. Phew! Those were the days :) Soon it will be fall. The girls are looking sweet, granny!

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  6. I love your clouds! So glad you caught them with your camera.

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