Monday, June 1, 2009

Snips and snails and puppy-dogs' tails

What are little boys made of?
Snips and snails, and puppy-dogs' tails,
That's what little boys are made of.
What are little girls made of?
Sugar and spice, and everything nice,
That's what little girls are made of.
or the modern version:
What are little boys made of?
Frogs and snails And puppy-dogs' tails,
That's what little boys are made of.
What are little girls made of?
Sugar and spice, and everything nice,
That's what little girls are made of.
The grand darlings spent most of the weekend with me and we had quite a series of adventures.

On Saturday we visited Alan's Market. They have a huge greenhouse filled with tomatoes. The children enjoyed visiting the greenhouse, watching koi in the pond and choosing flowers for Mimi and I. Most of Saturday was spent playing with the water table and boats...filling and refilling the "canals" Getting as much of everything wet as possible. We discovered a soon to be family living in my ferns.

Hunter, the ever early riser played in the yard with the puppy, watched birds and collected little slimy things. Anna slept in.

and because you can never have enough cute...Duncan (of the feet and head in the water bowl pup)

His name should probably be Lucky Chance.


Connie said...

Hunter is squealing b/c Duncan keeps biting his toes. I could watch Hunter say "snails are slow" all day long LOL

Rosezilla said...

Such a lot of cuteness all in one post! What a doll your little grandson is. I guess it's just as well that snails don't know how to get out, eh? And whatever it is that pup has ahold of is a goner! (So does the child that sleeps in like to stay up late? Seems like there's always one at each end!)

Anonymous said...

Lots to see here! You have had a ball! I love the puppy, I love your grandsons cuteness and I love your accent and I think I saw your toe. :o)

stephanie of stopbouncing said...

puppies are so cute at that age! playplayplayplayplay-fall over-sleep- play playplay...

And Hunters a doll too :)

Hayden Tompkins said...


Except I think my heart will explode. Totally worth it.

LuLu Belle said...

The pup is cute, but Anna and Hunter steal the show!

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Aww, what a weekend for you.

You're right. You can never have too much cute.

Anita said...

I love how Hunter is wearing his britches - is that a family trait inhereited from him daddy?


Anonymous said...

The video is priceless. And of course you already know that your granddarlings are beyond precious.

Anonymous said...

As the mother of the granddarlings...Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Connie, your voice is magical.. so sweet! Such a beautiful accent. My Philly Tawk is too UGLY. And your grandson & the pups are soosoooososoososo adorable. Very fortunate I have not stumbled onto a puppy. I'm having a tough enough time dealing w/ my upstairs neighbor! LOL!! Good thing they aren't giving out grandsons either!

Connie said...

Thanks everyone!
@Anita, it was very early and I was still in my pjs as well!
glad somebody likes the accent...
my voice always sounds so strange on video and I always think I sound like country come to town.

Anonymous said...

Wow, you've been busy, Connie. & what cuties fill your life, you blessed thing, you!

May they all bring you joy...

(Such lovely pictures you take!)

(: Pippa

Anonymous said...

a. i can't believe YOUR ACCENT!!! i lurve it! sooo lilting and southern!

b. slugs? you let your adorable grandchild play with slugs?!

c. the dog should be named dr. destructo. he looks like he has faaaar too much energy! hahaha