On August 31, 1920, John Lloyd Wright was issued a patent for "Toy-Cabin Construction", now known as Lincoln Logs.
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Monday, August 29, 2016
Sunday, August 28, 2016
Saturday, August 27, 2016
The WellieWishers are working on their Activity Boxes on this very warm Saturday morning.
Kendall is keeping her eyes open for Melody.
She should be home very soon!
It's a perfect day for hopscotch!
Chloe sees someone coming down the path to their playground...
Maryellen is the first to welcome her very best friend, Melody, home from Music Camp in Detroit!
Who has she got with her?
It was the happiest of reunions for Kendall and her big sister!
Melody can't wait to tell Kendall all about her amazing month in Detroit.
Melody's surprise is their very own dog! One of the Music Camp teachers needed to find a home for her dog because she is going on tour.
His name is Mo...short for Motown...the greatest music on earth!
Melody learned much at her camp, including you can make beautiful music anywhere...especially right here in Hittyville.
The big news is a music producer is going to visit their parents all the way from Detroit to discuss Melody's musical future!
~Welcome home, Melody~
Friday, August 26, 2016
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Ten years ago, Ashland University built an amazing Rec Center. I was able to use the indoor track several times when Brooke was a graduate student at AU.
I fell in love with the Center and tried in vain to get a Community Membership which was not available or even on their radar. I contacted AU on a yearly basis to see if they had changed their minds about opening the Center to the public...which they hadn't...until NOW!!!
I paid my membership fee and passed the background check and got my very own membership card.
And this morning...I walked the track in complete happiness. I watched the AU marching band practice through the third floor windows where the track is located and observed a training session for Rec Center employees below on a basketball court.
It was fun to be part of the hustle and bustle of university life once again.
Brooke and Noah both got their undergraduate and graduate degrees from Ashland University, so I feel a sense of belonging to this academic community.
~I love walking~
Ivy and her little sister, Emerson, and Maryellen and her little sister, Willa, invite Kendall to join them for some fun with their dogs.
Kendall thanks her friends, but is going home to get ready for Melody's return from Music Camp.
She has missed her big sister with all of her heart!
Chloe and her little sister, Camille, and Annie and her little sister, Ashlyn, also invite Kendall to join them for a walk in the park with their dogs.
Kendall thanks her friends, but wants to go home and make a big welcome back sign for Melody.
She is expected to arrive home from Detroit tomorrow morning!
Kendall is excited to see her big sister who has been gone all month, but she can barely contain herself because Melody's morning email hinted at a big surprise she is bringing home with her.
Tomorrow can't come too soon!
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Scott proposed marriage to Brooke...on the farm with her beloved dogs close at hand.
Scott believed it would be the perfect setting for the most special moment and he was absolutely right!
Brooke and Scott are indeed a match made in Heaven.
My heart is overflowing with joy and gratitude.
Brooke's beautiful ring will also serve as her wedding band.
It was without a doubt...the best of days!
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Our precious grandson began his first full day of Montessori School today and he can't wait to get started! Abe had the absolute best of times at his "easing in" sessions and as an early childhood educator, I do believe this is the perfect school and method of learning for him.
Monday, August 22, 2016
Sunday, August 21, 2016
Saturday, August 20, 2016
Friday, August 19, 2016
Willa loves spending time with her WellieWishers, but treasures sister time with Maryellen.
At the Playhouse...
Kendall asks Camille where Maryellen is today.
Camille explains Willa is spending the day with her big sister, Maryellen.
Kendall is missing her own big sister and can't wait for to come home.
She has been visiting friends in Detroit, Michigan.
~There is nothing quite like family~
Brooke and Scott saw WICKED last night in Columbus, Ohio and thought this little monkey belonged in Hittyville.
They gave it to me during our "last" summer lunch together as they go back to their teaching duties on Monday.
Thank you so much!!!
Brooke and I have always loved our summer lunches and this year more than ever because she no longer lives at home and it has been a way to touch base with one another.
Brooke shed a few tears as we parted ways today. Transitions are always hard for my dear daughter.
I know she will quickly adjust to her new schedule and I will be happy to work on my projects oblivious to time.
But I must admit...I wiped away a few tears of my own on my way home. I am not always a big fan of change as well...
Thursday, August 18, 2016
My little picture window for my journaling room finally came in and Joe got to work!
Lots of drywall dust...
Some of the wood is over 100 years old!
A bit later...
This man can do ANYTHING!
Removing the siding...
That Joe...He crawls around like a monkey!
Thank you to Scott for helping put the window in.
Brooke was his moral support!
The outside is finished!
Joe has already cut and stained the molding...Now to find time to put it all up.
And then I can decorate and bring up all the rest of my journaling supplies!
Oh the view...the beautiful view!!!
Thank you so much, Joe...You are simply amazing!