have hatched, keeping mother and father robin extremely busy feeding the rapidly growing hatchlings. We can catch a glimpse of the little ones by peering through the floor boards of the deck - freshly hatched robins are awfully ugly! :D But just a few short days later, they are big enough to be seen as I sit at my patio table. Soon they'll be making a great chirping noise as the empty stomachs cause complaints among the babes. I hope to be able to get a good picture soon - at least I'll try.
Father's Day was a great day at the Paulson house. DD Mystie and her family joined all the rest (except for Brendan who is away at camp) of us for grilled steaks, macaroni salad (a huge favorite for my oldest kids), grilled veggies, homemade bread (thanks Mystie!), and Costco's raspberry/rhubarb pie for dessert. Laughter rang out all afternoon as the kids played card games, and the grandsons entertained us with their antics. It was almost like Christmas.
Today I drove Gary over to Seattle for that monthly luncheon meeting. One of these times, maybe next month, his partner will take his turn. But for now he is busy building desks and other furnishings for the new building. The weather was beautiful today, and Mt. Adams and Mt. Rainier burst from the horizon in snowy splendor. While Gary was in his luncheon, I drove down the street a bit to Pacific Fabrics. I found a couple of marked down books, bought some general sewing supplies and left satisfied, but not ecstatic. The Pacific Fabrics in Issaquah or Puyallup are much nicer stores to shop in. This Seattle store purports to be the discount outlet, I but didn't find many bargains unfortunately.
My postal carrier brought me a padded mailer yesterday - from Carol! As I have a birthday coming up this week, I believe it's a birthday gift which I'll save to open on the great day. :)