"Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love."
Mother Teresa

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Life Goes On

Despite losing a beloved kitty, life does keep moving.

We celebrated a birthday for a special 3 year old.

Her parents got her this battery operated car.   She loved it of course.  It's cute, it's fun I'm sure...but does a 3 year old need a car?  I'm showing my age, I guess.

We also went to a local farm with our 2 younger granddaughters and our daughter went along.  It was really too hot...must have been mid-80 degrees (F) and quite humid.  (I know....that's not hot to you 100+ folks)
We fed the animals and there were various play areas throughout also...slides, go carts, a jumping area.  I didn't take many pictures because I was too
hot to care!


We were greeted by
a working windmill.

Look at that blue sky....not a cloud in sight.
 I have no idea why a mid-western farm would have a camel, but this one does.
                              Feeding the goats
 The big rocking chair.  The sun was in their eyes.                    Our lovely daughter is in the middle.
                              Horse tire swings.
 There was this beautiful bush that looked very tropical and out of place on a Michigan farm.  The flowers were as big as dinner plates!  I would love to know what it is?  Hybiscus maybe?
After we left the farm we went to a local dairy farm that has expanded business to include a pizza place, deli, and cafe with the best ice cream and chocolate milk around.  The place was packed...they must do a great business in the summer.  We had ice cream, bought some cheese from the deli, and headed home for a nap.

I also went to the Michigan Fiber Festival last Saturday....I am saving that for another post.

Til next time,


  1. Hah yes you are showing your age. A Car? Who cares? She loves it. No insurance needed ! I love a fair ! Its been humid here too and while I love it..my hot flashes seem worse

  2. Looks like a really good fun day out! I love the giant chair!! That is a lot of fun isn't it! xx

  3. What a fun day! Our local fruit festival in the fall always has a camel too, and I wonder about that like you do. :-). I'm Nyla's you enjoyed your day and had a respite from your worries of the past week.

  4. Glad you're having some good times after your tough week! Could that bush be Mallow? It looks kind of like huge hibiscus. Enjoy the good rest of summer!

  5. I'm so sorry about the kitty, Marilyn !xx p.s. : That 3 year-old looks like a star in that car !

  6. Wow, love the giant chair and giant flowers, must have felt like land of the giants xx