Thursday, July 29, 2010

Best Friends Club Fashions

MamaT's granddaughter was out to visit last weekend. We love it when Ryin comes to play, because always get lots of action even if we look a bit disheveled by the end of the weekend. Ryin has a baby sundress (named Sasha after me! or is that Sasha Morgenthaler?) and she brought baby Sasha to play, so we were all excited to see her again, because she lived here for a few months before going home with Ryin. Ryin told MamaT that what she wanted most for baby Sasha was a swimming suit, and there's MamaT thinking, "Oh dear, I couldn't possibly sew a baby swimsuit, and I bet their hard to find."

As it turns out, Uncle Ted Menten saved the day. He's been talking all about other doll lines with clothes that fit us Sasha's. (See Recently, he introduced the Sasha-L list follower's to the Best Friends Club line sold at K-Mart. So on an errand to town, MamaT and Ryin convinced Papa to stop at K-Mart, so they could have a look. She wasn't sure what would be there since other folks had posted they weren't stocked locally. Turns out there was a Best Friends Doll and 3 different outfits available! We passed up on the doll and the shorts outfit, because it looked like it might require altering (and later found out from UncleTed that was so), but went home with a brightly colored dress and a bathing suit. Ryin was so excited and MamaT warned her it might not fit the baby, but they tried it, and it DID fit (with only a few stitches to take in the straps in the back). Now we have a happy Sasha baby, happy Ryin and happy MamaT!
And here's the results....
A sun bathing baby

Out on the dock.

Lona likes the Best Friends summer dress.

Ryin says "Sasha can hold onto me all by herself!"

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Strawberry Fields

The wild strawberries are getting ripe! We've discovered that if you wait until wild strawberries are entirely ripe, some other critter will get them first, so it's best to pick them when you find them. It is my opinion that a single wild strawberry, no matter how tiny has as much or more flavor than the giant strawberries you find at the store. Picking (and eating) berries are one of the many joys of summer. This reminds me of an old nursery rhyme.

Curly locks Curly locks

Curly locks, Curly locks
Wilt thou be mine?
Thou shalt not wash dishes
Nor yet feed the swine,
But sit on a cushion
And sew a fine seam,
And feed upon strawberries
Sugar and cream.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Oh, What do you do in the summer time...

when you're a young boy named Gregor?

First you take a moment to smell the flowers.
Then check out the wind chimes.
Love the dragonflies! After all they're bugs.
Take a ride in a canoe.
And throw rocks in the lake, lots of rocks, but they don't skip so well...
Now to add to my rock collection!
And admire my collection on this old stump.
Digging into a rotting log...
and exploring a hole with a stick.
I'm king of the mountain!
Giddy-up, horse-tree!
There's lots of trees to climb...
MamaT said this looked too dangerous, but I don't think so.
Lots of footholds in that thick bark.
Who do you suppose lives in here?
or here?
And what about in here?
Peek-a-boo!Did you know this moss is called "scared cat's tail moss"?
Ha ha. I think that's cool.
Now relax and watch the clouds float by.
That one looks like a dragon, I think.
Hope you're having an absolutely terrific summer!
What do you do in the summertime?