Summer would be a good time to have your child's vision checked. School will be starting before we know it. Three of our four daughters had vision problems at an early age. In fact, one daughter is legally blind due to being born prematurely. Take it from me and have your child's vision checked.
One of my passions is photography. I love taking photos of
everything and anything in my little corner of the world; flowers, birds,
sunsets, nature in general. Living in rural Iowa gives me many opportunities to
grab my Canon and try to catch that special moment or object. It is great fun
and I find it rewarding.
I opened a Zazzle store a few years ago but never did much
with it. Well, I have this one pushy daughter (love you) and she had convinced
me to start using some of my photos on greeting cards, note cards and calendars.
Maybe on more items as I figure out the process to create them in my store
My hubby and I have four daughters. All grown and very
successful adults. When they were little they were "tomboys". I
didn't think much of it as I was a tomboy growing up, too. Of course everyone
thought it was a natural thing since I was a middle child with four brothers;
two older and two younger. Oh and a whole lot of boys in the neighborhood.
There were only two other girls and they definitely weren't tomboys. And didn't
want anything to do with the things I liked. In fact, one was over trying to
play with me and the boys, stepped on a bumble bee barefooted, got stung and
was mad at me forever. Said it was my fault. Geez.
Who knew being a tomboy could be inherited. My girls could
run, climb trees, catch bugs and get very dirty with the best of them. We have
a big yard with lots of landscaping and it was the place to go to for a game of
kick the can on a summer evening. No one worried about mosquitoes or heat
stroke or falling and skinning a knee. And I think this made them strong and
not just in the physical sense. They learned to hold their own no matter what the situation.
I found this article very interesting. It reminded me of my
four girls and the fun time they had growing up in small town Iowa.
Just follow the link below the picture to read the article.
Summertime. Summer is actually a few weeks away but one
wouldn’t know it by today’s weather. Here in Iowa the high today was 93. That
is 10 to 15 degrees higher than normal. Sure glad the A.C. is working. Hot
weather this early sure makes it hard to keep children safe as they start their
summer break. Not all of us have easy access to a pool. But kids do seem to
like the cold water coming from a sprinkler. A water balloon fight is always a
fun way to cool down. And after cooling down with water play, reading a book
under a shape tree (or indoors with A.C.) is always good. Just remember to
supply plenty of water to drink too. And that goes for our pets, too.