Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Tidbits of August

I realized yesterday that August always seems to be a lovely month.  It's still summer, a few days or weeks left to sleep in, but the garden is starting to produce more veggies, there's a nip in the evening air, and the looming school year makes the last days more valuable.  When I woke up this morning, I needed a blanket so I could stay in bed a little longer.  Mmmmmm blankets.  Mmmmmm sweaters, I am looking forward to September, too. 

We spent as much time as we could holding our new baby cousin while she was here.  I knew my kids would love her; they LOVED her.  They posed for pictures with her every day, even if she was crying.  Everyone got a turn holding her just before she left. 

We had several birthdays to celebrate so my parents took us all to Casa Bonita, where we took in a puppet show, survived Black Bart's Cave, and won tons of tickets in the arcade.  And ate a lot of sopapillas - yum.  I wish I had paid more attention in Speech Class in high school, someone gave a speech on making sopapillas! 

Do I need to tell you what's coming up next? 

I've got to run but before I do, a couple more pictures of the baby.  And her parents.  Yes, I made her a silly hat, that's what aunts are for. 


Anonymous said...

Your niece is so adorable! She just looks like her Mother! Im getting that urge to "NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM!"

Judy said...

What a cutie. I bet you enjoyed playing with a girl for a change!

Candace said...

I can't wait for those cool nights and blankets, Karen! Such lovely August words! Oh and an equally lovely family portrait for sisterpants!!!

Thimbleanna said...

Awwww, she's soooo cute! Love that little hat too. I can't wait for Sept. -- it's been so hot and humid and miserable here. We're finally having a little break and it's wonderful. I'm with you -- not much better than sweaters and quilts!