Tuesday, March 24, 2009


With the weather having been relatively nice several times in the past week, Mandy took both kids out to let them play on the swingset in the back yard. They had a ball -both of 'em!

She took several -oh like I think about 40-45 shots of the two of them enjoying the swings and I tried to select some to show you that I liked the best. Hard choices there when you all know I think any pictures of my grandchildren are well, just grand. But, I am trying to be a bit objective so here's the ones I selected.
Kurtis on his little swing -a very happy camper.
Kurtis and Maya -with her playing the protective big sister role -for a minute or two anyway.

Kurtis -enjoying his swing ride.
Maya trying to show Kurtis her little trick of touching her toes while on the swing.
Maya - once a ham, always a ham, ya know!
Two to three afternoons a week, Mandy watches the younger son -Matthew -of one of her best friends. Here's the three kids, together, being nice and sociable!

Here's Maya and Matthew. Matthew usually arrives about an hour or two after Maya has left for school and when she returns home, around 4 p.m., usually within 15 to 30 minutes is all the time they have to play together as his Dad usually picks him up between 4:15 and 4:30. That's a bit of a disappointment to Maya as she seems to enjoy talking to and playing with Matthew. Actually, on this picture, she was being very protective of him -yet another role she likes to take on when Matt is around. Isn't he just a little kutie pie too?

I'm still in the "calming down" process and since last night, I was restless, stomach churning a lot when I did go to bed, I decided before I started this post that I would try to resolve that problem by taking a zanax tablet and I can feel those muscles loosening up on me already and the eyes wanting to close too. A good sign if ever there was one.

Earlier this evening, Mandy bathed the kids, gave them their meds and sat down in the recliner with Maya curled up in her lap. Within five minutes, Maya was out like a light! But Kurtis was having his own set of issues -wanting to be up there too, with Mandy holding him but he was more than obvious with the looks he was giving Maya that he felt she was taking HIS space! Finally, I guess he just decided well, if you can't lick ''em, join 'em, because pretty soon he crawled up there too, with his head firmly planted on Maya behind for his own private little pillow! It took him a bit more than five minutes but very shortly, Mandy was pretty much weighed down with both kids across her lap and unable to get up and move either one of them.

Yeah. She got a little assist in moving them and as a result, the house was ultra-quiet and has stayed pretty much that way too since then.

I finally got back to working on my embroidery stuff again. Trying to take it really slow though so as not to get my fingers all sore from too many slips with the needle and getting pinpricks all over the index finger and thumb again. I couldn't even think of trying to work on this over the weekend as my concentration levels were spinning way out of control but tonight, except for an error I made in which I had to back track and take out about 18-20 misplaced stitches, I was able to get a little accomplished with it now. If I'd tried over the weekend to work on this and had that happened, I probably would have been really upset then and might have seen this pillow case land in my pile of unfinished projects then. So far, I haven't had anything that drastic happen since I got on this bipolar kick and have been embroidering.

And that, my friends, is about the exten of things that have been happening around her lately.

I kind of like it this way too!


HalfCrazy said...

Kurtis is just so adorable!

Everything is so detailed when it comes to the kids, I wonder, ten years from now, if they ever get to read all of the entries posted in here, how will they feel? It's like a diary but someone wrote it for them! Haha!

Glad to know you're back doing Embroidery.

Red said...

Awwwww! Awwwwww! Awwwwww!

This entire post was 100% worth reading!

Oh you've had days when something didn't go right you just dumped the entire project in the trash? LOL, there are times when I feel like that is my life story.

Love that Xanax!

Hammer said...

It's nice to see happy well behaved kids. Mine are just now getting to the point where they will get along.

Maggie May said...

Glad that the children played so well and had a great time on the swings.
Hope you are feeling much better & that you didn't prick your fingers too much!

Kanani said...

Do you have pictures of what you're working on?


Linda said...

Look like the kids were having a ball out on the swings! I always used to think they needed to make bigger swing sets for us adults to go out and relax on as unfortunately, some of us can no longer fit on the swings at the park due to our large assets!

Hope you got some good sleep yourself for a change!

Dianne said...

I love the game of touching your toes while swinging :)
my baby brother used to do it and then try to do somersaults while still swinging!! of course as the oldest it was always my fault when he landed on his head ;)

great photos Jeni!

Mary said...


The kids are absolutely adorable. You chose some good photos to post. It was nice to see them outdoors getting some fresh air and exercise.

Glad you are settling down. Life can be chaotic at times and that makes it difficult to concentrate on the things we like to do.

Take care and have a great week.

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

When the weather is nicer most kids love being outdoors. It's good for them too. How fun.

Have a terrific day honey. Hope things are looking a bit rosier for you. Big hug. :)

Deb said...

Hi Jeni ~ These pictures brought back many swinging memories for me. Now when I swing I get sick feeling. Ah, to be young again!

Travis said...

Swings rock! I remember when I was a kid, one of our favorite things was launching ourselves out of the swings at the park.