"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

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Friends, Romans, countrymen...y'all. Foodies, gardeners, artists and collectors - let's gather together to share and possibly learn a thing or two in the mix.

Donna Baker

Monday, February 22, 2016

My Babes


A couple of posts back, I showed a picture of Old Ollie, dressed up with a beard  and yelling to imaginary kids to "get outta my yard!"  Here is young Ollie, or Ollie the Destroyer as we call him.  If it can be broken, he's your little man.  Such a sweetheart even so.  Thought you'd like to see him out of costume and how much he has grown since the picture on my sidebar.  But, there is more.



My middle daughter, Cady Summer, with Oliver and my Isobel at the beach.  Loved how the evening light shined on them.  My entire adult life has revolved around my kids and grandkids.  I don't know any other way.



25 comments:

  1. Perfect post today !

    cheers, parsnip

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  2. Beautiful photos of your daughter and grandchildren.
    Yes, they can be special - especially the grands, not always the children!!!

    I will have a great grandchild in April - that's exciting even though it makes me feel old!

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    1. That has got to be 'great' Mary. All those generations; you are so lucky.

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  3. Your children and grandchildren are very, very lucky to have you as their matriarch, I can only imagine the fun times you have with them Donna.
    ~Jo

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    1. Jo, so glad to hear from you as I have thought about what you are going through. Rough times seem to go on and on, but I guess the make the good times even better. I know you are raring to get home by spring. Email me. I'd like to hear how it's going.

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    1. Thank you Child. When your family disintegrates as a young person, having your own family becomes paramount to anything else in life.

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  5. mine too. they lived next door, daughter and grands, all their lives til we moved out to the country...and they are following.

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  7. Sorry about the deletion but I made a spelling mistake!
    What I meant to say is that your way is as good as any other. Lovely photographs.

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  8. Donna, A beautiful family there! You are fortunate to have them surrounding you in your life.I have no grands, and my sons are scattered around the country. So my "family" consists of hubby and farm folk. We consider our 2 great Pyrenees the grandchildren and spoil them accordingly.

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    1. Yes, I don't know how your life could be any fuller, Jeri. Thank you.

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  9. What a smile---you just KNOW there's mischief afoot, behind such charm. What a beautiful family, and I'm smiling right now. Had some of ours to supper last night and it was a hoot, with more to come this weekend, I hope.

    Hope it's SPRINGING with you---I have a geeee-normous bunch of jonquils on the breakfast table (store-bought, and I don't believe I've ever had a boughten bunch of these, cause they were always everywhere for the picking). The sunny yellows and the giddy glints of my coloured lights are showing the way to Spring.

    r

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    1. Here too Rachel. Except for today. Went back to cold and rain, but thankfully it is not hanging around for long. Can't be gone too quick for me.

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  10. What a gorgeous family you have - proud momma grandmomma!! And your daughter and I share the same last name!! xoxo

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    1. Thank you Amanda. I have to go buy your new book on Amazon. It is so exciting as it has been a long, hard haul.

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  11. Oh you and me both.
    You have a beautiful family!
    It is so nice to see how they have grown..blue and white:) Fave combo of mine.I love how all three patterns are so different..and go so very well together.

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    1. Thank you Monique. I can't believe they have grown up so fast.

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  12. Donna, I love these portraits! Young Ollie's haircut reminds me of my brothers' haircuts long ago when they were blue-eyed blonds. They still have blue eyes!

    xo

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    1. Thank you Frances. I can remember when my brother wore that little straight up flip in front like Pee Wee Herman.

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