Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Drive-by barn

This sure could be better....but again it is at a place where the only option is a drive-by shot. I have loved this barn for a long, long time. It is one we pass on our way to Arthur, Illinois. I am submitting it to Tricia's Barn Charm meme....
I think we are all on the mend now, as far as colds/flu is concerned. Roger and I came home Friday night, only for me to go back Saturday morn to Sarah's. The flu or whatever it was did not want to give up the hold it had on her.

Lorelei is over the runny nose...poor little girl. It is a wonder her nose was not sore as a boil with the number of times she had to blow it. But at least she knew how to blow.

How that little girl is changing...every time I tell a few things about her I realize later I forgot other things. So realize with what I am telling now, I am still probably leaving out something.

She got her wand and started telling her Papaw to 'freeze'--where she learned that is more than we know. She would tell him freeze and he would make a crazy face and freeze and she would just giggle and think it so funny.

And when I was back over there she was playing hide and go seek with me...she does not count of course but she understands the concept of hiding.....again, she giggles the entire time. (I should say she counts, she does not understand the concept of counting before coming to find me.)

They came by here yesterday....well, I have a china cabinet that is full of treasures. She wanted to look at them and was standing in the chair. Her mommy told her to sit down or she was going to be spanked...Lorelei tells her no. In the end Sarah swatted her bottom once and set her down. Well, in a bit she got back up, and her dad is in here by then..and he tells her to sit down and she won't, so he swats her bottom and sits her down. Now the swatting is just symbolic..it is not hard enough to hurt...but she has all these big old tears, and comes crying to me and says "Daddy spank", trying to get her daddy in trouble.

And sometime during the time of their visit, she was playing with the 'seat belts' in this child's rocker chair we have for her. And she was getting furious...really showing her temper....and let out a scream and her daddy really got on to her about it....and he explained to her to just be patient, etc...she calmed down and was able to do what she wanted which is play with the clips...and as she fastens them, and she says in this weak, tear-filled voice '"Thank-you daddy."


TexWisGirl said...

ha ha. "sweet, tear-filled voice." :)

The barn shot is wonderful! Especially if it was a drive-by!

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Hi Rose, You are burning up the road between you and Sarah's home. Hope ALL get well soon... Sarah is lucky to have you at her beckoning call... And you are lucky to be able to help out at the drop of a hat... NEAT...

We ate dinner last night near Nashville with Neal, Patti and Allison... Had a GREAT time.

gigi said...

That's a great shot for a drive by, ha!

Anonymous said...

Awww, Thank you Daddy... too sweet! Bless her little heart!

Thank you muches & bunches for posting 2 barns again this week... I love them AAALLL! I do have one question, though, what is that on top? It doesn't look like a cupola... =)

Thanks, Rose!!! =)

George said...

Lorelei is such a cutie -- I'm glad you get to see her as often as you do. I like your drive-by shot of the barn.
I'm sure you'll be glad to know that last night we decided you should come down to Tennessee with Neal and Patti so we can all get together.

Ella said...

Came over from Tricia's Barn Charm and I like your barn with that powerful and beautiful roof. My barns are usually much smaller.

I must tell you as you write so much about this sweet little Sara that in my language barn means children, so your post is really about barn (in English and Swedish)

Lowell said...

Lorelei sounds like a sweet, little con artist, which is normal for little girls. Our granddaughter plays her parents like a fiddle!

Love the barn. What a hayloft it must have. I had some great times jumping into haylofts! When I was much younger, of course!

Oh, I also wanted to say that is a terrific drive-by photo...not easy to get those sharp, but you did it!

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

LOVE the roof line on this one!

SouthernSass said...

I cannot imagine barns that big and would love to go explore around that farm!

Glad everyone is one the mend. Gotta love kids and their antics!

Caron said...

She's adorable. I can hear it now after all that work, "Thank you, Daddy."

EG CameraGirl said...

I can see why you like that big old barn, Rose. It's a handsome one.

Lorelei sounds very smart! I'm glad she's being disciplined as I hate seeing all the spoiled children there are today. Honestly, I think most kids like to know there are boundaries, which if crossed bring on the consequences. I think it makes them feel more secure to know that someone really cares about them.

don said...

A very interesting account of the life and times of this precious youngster. Growing is a hard thing to do! :-)

Lisa Gordon said...

It is so unusual to see a white barn (around here, anyway).
Beautifully captured!

Kranky Granny said...

Love the shape of this old barn and the shingled roof is different from the barns we have here.

I do a lot of drive by shots and it is always a delight when one comes out this nice.

Thanks for the visit to my site and the lovely comment.