We went to Muir Woods and walked in the redwood trees and then spent time on Stinson Beach where my grand daughter in blue and red dress and daughter in dark shirt and light shorts played with hoola hoops!
They were given clown noses for preforming so well!
of a lovely silver necklace with beads of the first initial of each grand child
with plenty of room to add a bead for the baby coming in August!
They save their mending needs for when I get there even on my birthday!
and I love it!
So this photo is a treasure for me as was this day!
recital which you can watch on the UTUBE video below.
YouTube - Grandson Plays the drum! Wow! Six years old This video is part of my birthday celebration last night! Enjoy! This month I turned 70! I am here to tell you that 70 is a wonderful number to have reached in my life. Thinking I am the eldest in our blog land circle, the truly oldest old crone (you can correct me if someone of you have passed me in years); I want to expound on this milestone of mine! My life has certainly had it's rough roads, it's dips and valleys over the years, but I can truly say that I have reached this place now mostly unscathed, not too badly bruised in ego, mind or body, have weathered most storms and come out shining feeling incredibly blessed in all ways at this time in my life. The past ten years from 60-70 have been a wonderful adventure. Enjoying children's weddings; grand children's births; deciding that yes, my years are passing and at 65 I did a serious review of things and decided I needed to fill the coming years with more adventure and not just hard work...so I took a leap of faith and dove into something others were calling Making Art. And what fun it is. A workshop here, a small class there, subscribing to magazines that inspired and taught, observing and learning from artist-blog friends and just DOING IT. And now I can say I AM an artist, who creates in paper and cloth, in photography and paint, with brushes, and sewing machines and while bouncing around and between these different mediums I am having fun and even showing art in shows and selling some too. It's such a wonderful affirmation of what I can do. And gives me such a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment. Who knew? So now that I know in real life time the clock is ticking, I can hope for 20, maybe even 30 more years (I have a maternal aunt who is 93 and a paternal cousin who turns 95 this summer) the genes say YES! The body says keep going; the mind is still sharp (oh how I hope that continues too); I foresee more adventures, more family cohesiveness, and more exciting challenges in growing as an artist! LIFE is good! I'm wearing a T-shirt that says just that. And yesterday my family threw a party in my honor; my son surprised me by coming down from Portland, Oregon for the occasion; my grand kids crawled all over me and my art journal; we drew pictures of each other; we walked in the woods, played at the beach, ate good food, and had a blast! Some people might think 70 is old. I'd just say it's exciting to be alive and LIVING LIFE TO IT'S FULLEST!!!! So don't fear it, as my aunt Mimi says "It's just a number!" I am going to enjoy each new day I am given and hope for lots and lots more birthdays to celebrate in the process!!!! Thanks for letting me share with you. Color me Happy!