Sunday, July 6, 2008

~The simple life of Summer~

My deck glider.. such a very comfy place to hang out, when it's not raining that is!
Isa's pink/orange hair last Summer

Isa's pink hair this Summer..
THE loves of my life.. Isabella & Samuel

Isa befrore her pink hair Sam with his mohawk...
My side yard

my favorite spot this Summer
* I love to sit at this table and watch the little guy next door play

Tomatoe plants, roses, & herbs..

* My deck..

Isa & Sam in my back yard

they still enjoy the swing set..

* Checking out a water rainbow

*a bike ride for Sam down a quiet street
Isa catching a water balloon


Nothing like a few water balloons on a hot day for some great fun!

{-: :-}

This has been a very simple, quiet summer (so far) at my cottage.

One I've really enjoyed.

It's been a summer of a cook outs, spending time with my grand kids,

& chatting with my very kind neighbors..

...A lazy simple Summer...

I hope you all are enjoying your Summer as much as I am.

Blessings & hugs ~Mary~ :-}


Vanessa Greenway said...

Mary!! How lovely! Love that glider... so comfy! And your "dish" garden is so cute! Hugs, Vanessa

Nancy at ManicForMosaics said...

Mary - Those of us who no longer have children at home really miss the things that kids do during the summer! Thanks for sharing!

You have a wonderful yard & it looks like a great place to relax.

SweetAnnee said...

Oh Mary..I love your lil's so cozy and
warm and sweet..Just like YOU
the grands are such a blessing!! Hold them tight.


Mary said...

Mary, Love your cute yard with all the plates and cups!!! Like Sam's new hair cut:) I want to come and visit...Love Me:)

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What a fun post! Your back yard is just as lovely as your interior home pics!! May I ask how you edge around the china plates without breaking them? I love that look!

Big Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Jerri said...

Love your should be in Better Homes & Gardens. Your grandchildren are darling. I love Sam's mowhawk. Does his grandma?

IsabellaCloset said...

Jerri, I'm LOL about you asking if I like Sam's mohwak.
Well, Sam and Isa go to a Catholic school with lots of rules.. they must wear uniforms, no make up or nail polish or jewelry, no outragouse hair cuts, no dyed hair. So when summer comes their wonderful Mom & Dad let's them have whatever hair they want. Sam wanted a mowhawk.. it's so not his sweet very quite personality but he loves it & I LOVE him (it's already growing out)....Isa got her hair dyed with pink strips. When it's back to school it's back to normal.
~Mary~ :-}

Lallee said...

Hi Mary! I'm glad to see you are enjoying a relaxing summer with the grands--they are growing up! Belated happy 60th to you. I turned 59 in June, so you can chart the course for me ;-) I think you are looking absolutely MARVELOUS! Don't think differently. Your life is filled with family, you remain artistic and a beautiful seamstress, create lovely garden settings, and know how to love friends well.

Hugs to you,

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Look at how big the children are getting! Isn't it fun to watch their transformations from hair to clothing. They are so cute, Mary!

Your glider is fabulous as is your wonderful yard. I would be out there all the time. Wonderful!!


Carol Anne's Boutique said...

What beautiful pictures of your grandchildren, they are just precious! Your side yard is so pretty & the china plate edging is as cute as can be! Love that glider Mary...wish I lived closer so we could sit there and visit with a cold glass of ice tea!
Carol Anne

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hi Mary, love ,love, love your fence with the plates and tea cups .What a cute ideal.I might just have to put up a fence now.