The nicest surprise

May 21, 2015

Guess who came for a visit!

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Tuesday morning Kerstie called and said, “Mom! Katie’s in labour, can I come down with Zoe and stay with you?”

The answer was yes of course.

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I’m feeling a bit anxious because the Art in the Garden show is coming up in just days now, but Kers and Clove said they would help me on Wednesday to do a little gardening in preparation.

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But first Kers wanted to get a lovely bouquet to take to Katie, Mike and their new baby girl Ainsley, so we had a lovely time walking around “wearing” Ziggy and visiting Sbux, and Kerstie choose a red rose and white mums bouquet and had the florist arrange it in a ruby red vase. The effect was just beautiful.

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Then we hit the garden.

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We worked really hard all day, and then we looked at each other and decided that no one had the energy to make supper, so we walked over to the local curry house. Best decision ever!

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Later, at Z’s bed time, we were outside enjoying the garden, and Ziggy found the waterfall! Oh my word!

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Little wash up and new jammies and off to bed she went. She’s such a lovely girl. No fuss at all.

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And then, just because the evening was so warm and the sunset so lovely, we got out some music and the hula hoop, and we had a little hula hoop dance party…as you do. 😀

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  • Reply michellepond May 21, 2015 at 3:04 pm

    That was lovely, Veronica.

  • Reply debrashewhoseeks May 21, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    That’s some nice hoopin’.

  • Reply Jennifer J. Chow May 21, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    The little one’s such a cutie! And I need to borrow that idea of a hula hoop party 🙂

  • Reply Renee May 21, 2015 at 8:01 pm

    The nicest surprise indeed! What beautiful moments you captured! So precious! What an amazing variety of plants you have in your garden! I only have a few flowers blooming here. I will have to wait till much later in June and July to see more flowers. We are still getting frost at night here.

    Happy weekend to you!

  • Reply Joanne May 21, 2015 at 9:39 pm

    What a full and lovely day you had!
    And I’m impressed at your hula-ing 🙂

  • Reply Julie@frogpondfarm May 22, 2015 at 12:10 am

    Lovely photos Veronica! How wonderful to spend time with family … The hula dance looks like lots of fun!

  • Reply renilde May 22, 2015 at 5:36 am

    great shots, your garden looks great and alive 🙂 xx

  • Reply Kelly Deal May 22, 2015 at 9:30 am

    Cute baby! You have a lovely garden Veronica!

  • Reply daryledelstein May 25, 2015 at 5:25 am

    what a fun time and Kers is the spitting image of you V!

  • Reply Catiean June 5, 2015 at 6:28 am

    Oh what fun I love it when my kids and kidlets are here….there is always such spontaneity and FUN aren’t you overcome with emotion when you see your baby with her baby?

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