|Zoralee and Bennett - a clever People pairing by Rachel|
|one of my fave pictures of these two - both so gobble up-able (thanks, Heather!)|
|playing that chicken and pig game on Papa's fancy doodle phone|
ordinary life after the "extras" left - - -
|reading Papa a story via Skype|
|Grandma Rena is always up for a reading session, bless her heart.|
|Zoralee's latest thing is wanting Mom to read pages and pages of regular old novels aloud - like, adult mystery novels with complex plots and no pictures. Very peculiar.|
She's pretty well infatuated with Grandma Rena, following her like a puppy all around the house. Sometimes when I enter the room, Z starts fussing, "Don't swipe me away from Grandma!" And she gets quite distraught if Grandpa ever leaves the house without giving her the option to go. It's funny that I don't have many photos of Grandpa Larry and Grandma Rena, but I guess that's the way it is when your daily lives are so entwined. I take more photos when we go in to visit Great-G & G, which we've gotten to do every few days since we've been here.
|fiddle and tiny fiddle|
|yet another toy from Grandpa Gene's endless collection of the silly and the strange|
|blueberry art for Z by Grandpa Gene|
|painting a flower onto a rock|
And of course, what good is performance without an audience? Great-Grandma Louise is usually the background person in photos, but that only points to her constant role of supporter, cheer-er, clapper, encourager - all of which she does with sincerity and joy, as though this is the first child she has ever heard singing their ABCs. And she's always good for some dollars to stash into Little Lamb's backpack.
Most of our time with Uncle Luke and Aunt Heather has been at their band's shows, for which I'll do another post. But this, feeding ducks at Woodland Park, was one of our outings together early on. Another was going to frozen yogurt and then the movie, Rio, Z's second-ever "thie-a-day-ter" [theatre] experience. She lasted for half of it, then zonked.
|"Back away from the goose."|