Thursday, September 13, 2007
You Wanna Come With?
We're going to Sophie's house, Laura and Gary's too. They live about two blocks from Grandma's and if we run we can be there ahead of the end of this sentence.
See? Quick, huh?
oh, look at those zooks! Grandma's going to make more zucchini bread if they send that big one over. Laura's been saying the garden is a bit ragged from all the heavy rain. It looks beautiful. The season is coming to its end and gardens do fade, but I can plainly see that this is an exceptional and well tended garden.
They planted quantities of zinnias that I have only dreamed of. I have a favorite flower for every month and bold, brilliant zinnias are my end of summer favorites. I saw raspberry canes,
...and Swiss chard. There was broccoli, too. Sophie came out to the garden and she described the wall of sunflowers that were standing at the end of the driveway. Some were 8' tall, and they were a bird favorite.
We were there one evening for Sophie's 17th birthday. Laura baked a rich and moist chocolate cake from an old family recipe and Sophie invited the younger cousins to help her blow out all of those candles!
We all helped devour the cake.
Well, Claudia didn't have cake. Sweet Claudia. Such a fluff.
I can take a 1,000 photographs and find one that stands out above the rest; this picture makes me very happy. Carol and her grandson, Griffin. I love the light and love they radiate.
Alex radiates light too. Handsome boy. We are happy mosquitos don't show up in photographs, otherwise we would not enjoy our Wisconsin memories as well. Dang mosquitos.
I just love how the littlest children know that they can see their image in the cameras, and they always want to see! Maria says, "And me? And me?" That makes me laugh out loud.
Happy Birthday Sophia! We love you.