Friday, June 27, 2014

The old deck comes down...

 John is demolishing the rotten deck so our son-in-law can build a new one it its place.
 Some of the boards were really rotten!
Patrick was inspecting the progress from inside the house.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Watson getting settled in to our house.

 Watson keeps an eye on Noel, who tried to ignore Watson.
 This is Watson having a bath in the sunny window sill. 
 Watson in one of her 'I'm adorable' looks while trying to decide where to take a nap.
Later, she seems relaxed in her decision to take a nap on the couch.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

17 years in one place?? We're still here! June 24, 2014

 The house hasn't changed too much.  That tree in front of the garage and the bushes along that front sidewalk are bigger, but they're still there.
 The west section of the yard.... with the driveway in the foreground.
Looking east from the driveway.  It doesn't seem like it's been 17 years since we moved here.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Day 4 with the new kitten June 23, 2014

This was Grace's first response to the newcomer on Friday.  Grace is actually the first one who has seemed to accept Watson.  (I called it Sherlock when I was doing the 'detective work' to locate the crying kitten in the garage, but now think it's a girl, so we switched names to Watson... for Joan Watson on the new "Elementary" Sherlock Holmes television series.)
 Kittens love to play... and she's no different. 
 Having a heart-to-heart with John about Watson's living arrangements.
 Watson looking serene for the camera (she's been a really good kitten so far...).
Watson having a nap after eating and playing.  She has grown already, too!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Art fair in Fort Dodge (Iowa) June 21, 2014

 My friend found out about an art museum in Ft. Dodge that was holding an art fair today.  Why not?
 There are some really huge houses in Ft. Dodge.   (I don't know who lives in them.)
These two were across from the art fair.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Why do we get so lucky??

 I opened the garage door this morning and heard LOUD crying coming from John's truck.
 It only took a few minutes to convince him to come out, and he came right to me.
 Not sure how he got up into the underneath of the truck, but why are we so lucky to keep getting visits from other people's cats?
He's had some food, a drink, some play time, and now a nap.  The five furry children who already live here did NOT approve of him!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Weekend with the animals....

 John and Stig enjoy the hockey game when John got home from work Friday evening.
 Stig came for an overnight visit while his mom (Samantha) went to Minnesota for a wedding shower for her cousin (Rachel).  Stig rarely stops running when he's outside at our house! 
Noel having a heated discussion with Patrick (he's outside looking in at her).

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Pictures of Olivia that her parents sent me this week!

 After immunizations and a checkup (she weighs 11 lb. 3 oz. now!) she still has a smile.
 Grandma & Grandpa L. got Olivia a new desk.
 Olivia napping the other day....
 My hands are very tasty and interesting, until I push them too far down my throat.
A goofy face for a selfie of Olivia and dad, Alex this morning.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

More pictures from our visit to Beaver Dam!

 A REALLY rainy day in Beaver Dam.  We could hardly see across the street!
 Having a little wake-up time with Grandpa John (Olivia, of course!!).
 Having a bottle and burp time by the pool on one of the nicer days last week.
Olivia started grabbing things last week and reaches for the 'Hungry Caterpillar'.  

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Random view from Beaver Dam, WI, last week!

 Grandpa John having a little snuggle time with Olivia.
 Oliver relaxing on a nice afternoon in the back yard of Alex/Allison/Olivia's house.
 Miss Olivia doing some exercise kicks on her "Tigger" blankie.
 Miss Livvy rockin' the (fake) denim with her balerina socks.
 Grandpa John on a golfing outing with Alex's church group.
Miss Olivia in her foam seat watching Grandpa make salad the other night.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Olivia by the pool after church Sunday June 4, 2014

 Miss Olivia checking to see if the pool is ready (with Erin holding her, mom in the middle and Grandma L. on the right of Olivia).
Mom (Allison), Olivia in her very fashionable swim suit and cap with Erin prior to getting wet.
Allison and Olivia enjoy a dip in the pool and both enjoying the warm water.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Miss Olivia Lenore gets baptized! June 2, 2014

 Alex, Allison, Erin (Olivia's baptism sponsor), Olivia on Grandma L's lap with Grandpa L getting ready for the church service.
Olivia in the dress and bonnet her mother wore for her own baptism.  She also had her Grandpa L's christening blanket which made the day even more special.
Olivia, with both sets of grandparents (and her parents in the front, Allison and Alex).
Not sure who took this picture before church, but it looks like she's ready to go!  CUTE!

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