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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Summer Solstice


Summer Solstice...the longest day of sunshine and the shortest day of darkness...is here today and that means it is now summer! I have heard that this is a very special day for the fairies as can be seen in this delightful work of Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. I had a feeling something was up as some fairy things appeared around my home all day!

My Tasha Tudor friend, LaVonne, has always wanted to have a virtual Summer Solstice event and this was the year! She suggested we have a bonfire and make SMORES to celebrate. She did just that in Montana tonight. I had hoped to join in the fun and even gave Jimmy Father's Day money to buy a fire pit. He decided to go to his gold mine claim and cabin in Idaho, so no smores for me!

I did get to keep Otto overnight and that made the first day of summer very special for me. He was all ready for summer-dressed in his little summer shorts. He is so cute! He's cutting more teeth, so he had a few hard days this week. He needed to come to Grandma's for some special lovin'. I get to have Ava tomorrow night...I'm sure it will be a Barbie event.



To celebrate today, I bought Otto a stroller that I could keep here. I love to walk and thought this would be good for both of us. I put it together this afternoon and was all set. He wasn't too sure he liked it for awhile. He was getting tired.




So, how could Otto and I join in the Tasha Smores party? Well, we could at least have a snack! This is what we had and Otto was pretty excited to have a new cookie. We split one and he fed me half of mine. He laughs when he feeds you which is adorable.


I put my baby down and picked up the house and thought I heard something outside. Hummmm, a fairy wand was sitting on the little table outside and it was glowing.


I checked the fairy garden under the blueberry plants and it looked like a new lantern had been added! Oh, those fairies were up to something, I just knew it.!


I turned all the lights off and noticed a glow from the new lantern! I think there's going to be a party tonight!


Just checked the little guy and I see that the Midsummer Night's fairies had been in there. I'm sure they kissed his sweet little cheeks or sang him a lullaby.


Nighty night! Happy Summer days ahead for you and yours.

9 comments:

LaVonne said...

Very fitting that his first ride is a Jeep! I had no idea they made strollers too! And his own drink holder and snack tray! Very nice! His "smiling" picture looks a lot like his sister! :-)
Fun for Grandma and Otto!

Denise said...

Perfect ! That tiny light in the garden is so special.More special and that smile :) is-OTTO

Prairie Patch Quilts said...

What a wonderful, magical day for you and your grandson. A day with the grand babies are just the best ever. Love the way you celebrated with the s'mores!

Suzanne said...

He is just a doll! And I love your little fairy garden, did they leave anything behind?

mullmom said...

OH MY GOODNESS, HE IS SO ADORABLE!!!!!!

Susan said...

Hi Linda....Awwwwwww, so darned cute. I'm sure your daughter and son-in-law love leaving Otto with you as much as he loves BEING with you.

I know how you feel because when I have my sweet pea, my heart sings!

Okay, well, hope your weekend is going great. Susan

La Tea Dah said...

A sweet day! Little Otto is adorable! He's growing quickly and is a cutie pie! I had an uncle with the same name --- and am always reminded of him when you share about your Otto. :)

GardenOfDaisies said...

Your little Otto is just so precious!!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

What a sweet and darling little boy - I'm surprised the fairies didn't try to steal him! Sounds like a wonderful way to celebrate the solstice - fairies, darling grandchild and s'mores. What could be better? xo karen