Tinker Verve

creating with spirit & enthusiasm…often with great results

Time with my girls!

kates&abbsHow is it that I am able to enjoy these sweet {young} nieces while my own kids are nearly grown?

Well, the story for me began like this…I came home from school one day, at the age of 15, to find my mom, crying while snuggling close to my dad on the couch.  Two things were out of the ordinary at first glance:  1) my mom was crying & 2) my dad was home from work in the middle of the afternoon.

Really, there wasn’t anything too tragic but actually, wonderful (Ok & maybe a little embarrassing).

With the family having reached the ages of 19, 18 & 15, my mom found herself in the situation of being pregnant.

Marc & I

no comments on the lovely Farrah do!

For this 15 years old that was no situation or predicament, it was pure joy.  I’ve always been a baby-lover.  I’m sure it started when I was about 3 yrs. old and that craziness for babies has only increased.  I loved that baby boy to death.  He was my favorite little guy.  Now he’s a wonderful, respectable man who, with his sweet wife has created these two little angels.  (it is difficult to say such nice things about him right now though, because he thinks that he is going to move is family to Alaska) 😦

I’ve had the girls for this whole week (while m&d √ out AK) with yesterday being our last full day together.  It was time to have the long-awaited-for tea party.

the 'tea' life

center piece

the 'tea' life

I've even been know to dress-up from time to time.  This is only as much of the picture that I could bear to show though.  ;-)

I've even been known to dress-up from time to time.

≈as my kids are close to the above mentioned ages {although, I’m considerably older than my mom was}, it’s a bit crazy to think about starting over in the baby dept. right now.   Miss Liz asked me this week, if having the girls here made me want another little girl.  I had a quick answer…



March 17, 2009 - Posted by | family, home life, tea party


  1. Its fun to borrow some little ones to spoil and play with isn’t it?

    Comment by karla nathan | March 17, 2009 | Reply

  2. Did you have on the purple dress to match?? Oh the memories!!

    Comment by Amber Rose | March 17, 2009 | Reply

  3. What sweet pictures! I hope they don’t move to Alaska.

    Comment by Lisa Gatz | March 17, 2009 | Reply

  4. You all look adorable, and seem to be having so much fun together! And you have such beautiful eyes my friend!

    Comment by Jen | March 17, 2009 | Reply

  5. Very cute-I am sure you are one of these girls most favorite people in the world-they are very lucky to have an Aunt who would make that much fun happen!!! ~Smiles~Tam!

    Comment by Tam | March 17, 2009 | Reply

  6. Envious, of those times.
    I love the center piece. Strawberry shortcake never missed one of my tea parties.

    Comment by Wendy Girl | March 18, 2009 | Reply

  7. No? But you were so GREAT with the girls, I was thinking of just letting them live with you and I’d come visit them! I mean we are gone a whole week and when I ask if they miss us the say “Why?” Thanks again SOOO much for caring for our girls, I never had to have a moments worry this whole time- just envy that your a more interesting and fun ‘mom’ than me! 🙂

    Comment by Nichole B. | March 18, 2009 | Reply

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