Wednesday, November 10, 2010

In Just 11 Short Months

this child will be backing over all sorts of stuff with a real car.

I put her in the van a couple of weeks ago (on her birthday, I think) and had her go forward and backward in the driveway, up and down.

She has no sense of which way to turn the wheel for backing up.  There's no intuitiveness yet.

So I ordered her onto the lawn mower, to spend an hour backing around our 8 acres.

Only the mower was hitched to the trailer and Mr. GT was using it.  And he thought he'd just put her to work for him.

I tried to explain that she couldn't even back up a plain mower, let alone a mower attached to a trailer (which behaves in an opposite way than the mower itself)

But no.

There really is no animosity here.  He's mostly making fun of her.  And she's laughing at him.

I'll hold up the trailer.  All you have to do is back up straight.

Straight!! STRAIGHT!!!!

Ok.  Straight.  I can do straight.  I think.

You want to drive the VAN?  You can't even back up a TRAILER full of weeds!

Ok.  Straight.

Today's purpose for backing up.


Forward is so easy.  (Do you see Daisy's pumpkin protesting on the top of the pile there?)

Friday, November 5, 2010


Are these DARLING, or what???  I ordered these 3 sweethearts for Christmas gifts from A Doll's Heart.

Lynda has been to SCH (Sarah's Covenant Homes), where Rose Bud and I volunteered in January, several times.  She is making these cute dolls as a home business.  She is a stay-at home mom (and I think a homeschooler).  But she is also donating $5 from the sale of each doll to SCH!!

They are really well-made and--do you see--they have a little Indian flag heart on their chests!!

There are other countries available--China, Ethiopia, Guatemala.  (not sure if the donation for those dolls goes also to SCH or to an organization related to that country).

But if you need a super-cute Christmas gift that also helps kids in need, run to A Doll's Heart and grab a couple or one.  Lynda is very responsive and I had my dolls in less than two weeks (or I would have if I had remembered to send the check right away!).  Shipping is also included, so in the end, it's a win-win for everyone involved!