Hi there, Kids!
I recently mentioned that we were having an unseasonably cool June here in my neck of the woods, but let me tell ya . . .
July … is … HOT.
We’re in the midst of a week-long heat wave that’s accompanied by my favorite thing in the whole world (not!) – high humidity!
(Ok, ok, I’ll stop whimpering.)
The theme for today’s post is “summer”. I’ve paired a vintage illustration with a sweet little summer poem. The poem brings back memories of summer nights and daylight savings time. Hope you enjoy.
Bed in Summer
by Robert Louis Stevenson
In winter I get up at night
And dress by yellow candle-light.
In summer quite the other way,
I have to go to bed by day.
I have to go to bed and see
The birds still hopping on the tree,
Or hear the grown-up people’s feet
Still going past me in the street.
And does it not seem hard to you,
When all the sky is clear and blue,
And I should like so much to play,
To have to go to bed by day?
I’d love to hear your thoughts!
Click the envelope to leave a comment or to read what the other kids are saying!
For this week’s Friday Favorites, I have a unique pair of paper dolls from a Vintage French publication! Ah, paper dolls – loved ‘em when I was a kid!
Although this couple share the same last name, they are not married.
She is a “Miss”!
Maybe they’re brother and sister, or cousins?
Perhaps we’re being too nosy.
First, we have the young lady in a spiffy swimsuit!
Click to enlarge.
And here’s the rest of her wardrobe.
Next – the gentleman. Is it me, or does this fellow look as if he’s one sandwich short of a picnic? Something about his expression.
I’m not sure the eyeglasses and facial hair do anything to allay my fears. Nice vest though!
Thanks so much for another fun week, Kids!
I am positive I have the best readers in all of blogland and I love every one of ya!
Enjoy the weekend. Shall we all meet back here on Monday?
Have the birds been singing in your neighborhood?
We have a few that think they’re opera stars!!!!!
Although some do stay through winter, it’s always a special treat to see the birds returning here for the warm months. We feel lucky to have such a variety.
Among our favorites are the red-winged blackbird, the chickadee, the eastern bluebird, the cardinal, the goldfinch and the purple finch.
In addition, blue herons and mallards enjoy the little pond behind our house, and there’s usually a new family of baby ducks each spring!
Over the last couple of years, we’ve even had a pair of swans spend a night or two in the pond. Obviously, we’re a just a Motel 6 on their longer journey!
So what birds like to hang out in your neck of the woods?
OK, so here’s the deal . . .
Crystal says you’re probably tired of hearing about Peeps, but I’ve convinced her to let me talk to ya because this is my chance for 15 minutes of fame!!!
You see, she crocheted me last week, and I was supposed to have a whole bunch of friends in different colors – but she ran out of time and now it’s almost Easter!
She suggested that I wait until next year to make my debut here on the blog.
C’MON! That’s 12 months from now!!!!!
So, here I am!
You know Crystal – she likes to embellish things.
She placed a flower at my ear.
I’m a PEEP for heaven’s sakes!!!! I look just fine – plain!
Oh, one more thing! I’m supposed to mention that you can find the pattern Crystal used for me here.
If you celebrate Easter, Crystal and I wish you a very happy one!
And may all of us have a super weekend.
With hugs from,
Your Pal the Bunny Peep
Yay!!! Am I ever happy to see this week end.
Ha – “week end” and “weekend”!
Well, either way, I’m happy for both.
Sir Beads and I are just wiped out – too much on the schedule over the last several days.
Soooo, the weekend plan is to sleep late, have some leisurely meals, catch up on reading, and maybe watch a good movie.
(I’m feeling refreshed already!)
Here are a couple of Easter ornaments I made years ago.
When my kids were young, I loved to go all-out decorating for every single holiday!
Presently, I’ve scaled back a little, but I still enjoy scattering small decorations around the house to make things festive and fun!
Speaking of fun . . .
I hope your weekend holds a bit of rest, a sprinkle of fun, and lots of laughter!