Wednesday, July 7, 2010

July 2010 has begun...

So in July 2010, my nephew Thomas is now 7 and just finished first grade with flying colors...

And Kate is now two years old ("Deux ans, Pimmy! "she says, holding up her two fingers in a peace sign) and just killing me with those blond curls and big smiles...


And Auntie Kimmy was luck enough to spend some sweet time with them both at my sister's house last week.

You know there was art making involved.

Thomas and I created these wonderful prayer flags on gessoed linen using some word stencils, Portfolio water soluble oil pastels and acrylic paints.

Tom's magic swimming merman...

my mermaid...


Tom's tree and church...

my Joy Flower

Tom's inspiring words with stars and bricks.

I sewed the flags onto a ribbon and we decided to tie them between two trees that flank the path that leads us to the Petit Cabane (little cabin) in the woods at the back of the house...





Thomas' day with me also included painting some t-shirts. We used fabric paints, some super cool stencils and fabric markers.

We made one for the little Sista...

And one for the Big Yo Yo Yo Bro...


The next day spent with just Katie was equally sweet. We picked flowers, played ball, created all kinds of things with PlayDoh that Kate could squish and destroy all while laughing hysterically and snuggled and played the day away.
You would never know it from the heat wave that is hitting them now( it is in the 90's there today too), but my time up there was actually really cold ! It was only in the 50's during the day ! Crazy ! No swimming at Lac Vezeau so far this year !
That's okay though.
Snuggle time was so very sweet and heart-warming for Pimmy anyway...


(Kate - beautiful at 2 years, 2 months old...)

I did get to catch up for a brief time with my wonderful sweet friend Kim, (The Bodhi Chicklet) , at her cottage in the Laurentians too. She and Riley met me at Lac Clair and we had a magical time together on last Friday, soaking up the gradually warming sun and enjoying the gorgeous treasures of nature.
Not to
mention the great chats, yummy snacks and some good wine...

(Kim and Riley - Lac Clair, July 2, 2010)


I could have spent a week there ! So beautiful, so calming, so fun, and so full of loving vibes.

It was a real treat and I am definitely closely scoping out the next opportunity to head back up there and spend some more time with my Beautiful Friend.

(Lac Clair, Quebec - July 2010)

I unfortunately had to cut my trip a little short so I could go spend some healing/nursing/loving time with my sweet Mom who badly broke her tibia (could any break be good ?) in a fall.

I was so glad that it worked out that I could spend a few days helping her figure out ways to get around her apartment without putting any weight on her leg, feeding her some yummy, healthy food prepared with love and offering her some sweet daughter comfort wherever I could.

The pain is getting gradually better, thank God, and my Mom amazes me with her strength and positive attitude. It looks like it will be a long haul for her this summer but I know she will be okay through it all, thanks to her Faith and with a little help from her friends. If you could add your prayers, positive juju/mojo rising to the good stuff heading her way, I would appreciate it so very much.

(Mommy and Me, September 2009)

I am back home now, feeling a little lost and unsure where I belong or what I should be doing. I do know that some art making is a big time MUST because my artist spirit and my fingers are itching to get some paint on a page !!!!

David has taken Thursday and Friday off so we will have a yummy extra long weekend together which is sure to put me right again. I think a day at the beach in this HEAT Wave will be in order tomorrow ! Bring on the icy cooler drinks, the umbrella, the sunscreen and the freezing cold Atlantic waters....

Here's to July 2010, Beautifu Ones, and living each moment of it to the fullest !

Cheers !

17 comments:

beth said...

what a great trip....those kids are just delicious !
and the prayer flag/art flag/totally cool flag.....what a GREAT idea !

here's a whole gigantic tub filled with some good juju and happy dancing mojo for your mom....and in the side of the tub, in the ice, are a few mikes hard lemonades for you :)

have a GREAT long weekend with your love !

dosfishes said...

Gorgeous kiddos, looks like you had a blast with the family. Why did you come back to THIS heat!!! Time for a dip at Hampton, don't you think!
xox Corrine

Cinner said...

Kim so sorry to hear about your Mom, prayers and love sent her way. and those children, what little lovlies, oh my. there is nothing like have fun time with them. have a great long weekend. take care.

jgr said...

Looks like you had a wonderful trip! I'm glad you're back. I'm sending up prayers for your Mom, it is good you were able to be there for her. Those two little ones are precious! Love your prayer flag!

lynne h said...

hey beautiful one... oh, i do love these flags - and everything here! sending big wishes for vibrant health to your mom, and love to you...

i'm finally posting a thank you to you on my blog...

xoxo

Melissa said...

I often feel the same way after getting back from a really fun time. Feelings are crazy.

Love those flags! Those kids must adore you.

~magick~
Melissa

Snap said...

Healing vibes to your Mom.

Looks like a wonderful time with loved ones and lots of art and play.

Box in the mail! (Finally!)

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

What a great catalogue of your trip. How much you did! Love, love, love those flags. And what a treat to see my lake on your blog! Funny how we both ended up with pictures of each other with Riley on the dock! The beach sounds divine. -ah-

Olivia said...

It is good to have you back, My Queen. I will add my prayers to everyone else's for your lovely mother's swift recovery, and for your reorientation and reentry into your queenly life at home. Much love, O

Kate said...

Kim,

Your trip sounded great, some great healing is coming your way for your mom. I am sure she will heal faster with all the healing coming from your internet peeps.

It is good to have you back.

Kate

Lynn said...

Oh what precious beautiful children. I love children and these are so sweet! Lucky lucky you dear auntie! and they to have you in their lives. I do hope mom heals quickly. Such a lovely woman she is and you who obviously fell close to the tree! ;-) Happy art making!

slommler said...

The children are so gorgeous!! Just so sweet and your art projects were fabulous. Loved the t-shirts!
Seeing your mom as well was a wonderful thing too. Especially since she was in need of some of your extra care and love.
Glad you had a good time.
And sounds like the upcoming weekend is going to be great as well.
Enjoy!
Hugs
SueAnn

Jennifer said...

OH gosh, Kim, the kids are getting so big! I was so suprised to see how they have changed compared to your other pictures. How wonderful you spent all that good time with them. I think it makes a kid's heart grow bigger and more full of love when they know somebody loves them!

I will certainly send my best vibes to your momma and her leg. I hope that all heals well and quickly.

LuLu Kellogg said...

The children are beautiful and your pictures were just amazing. Your mother is beautiful, just like you!

LuLu♥

deb did it said...

LOVE the flags, and LOVE your spirit....may you keep cool and rest well during your heat wave..sip lotsa cool ones...and don't forget the umbrella!

LoLa said...

you and your mom are like twins!

Bethany said...

Gosh, so sorry about your mom's break. Hope she's healing super fast. I just LOVE your flags and the tee shirts. You are the coolest auntie in the universe.