Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Birthdays, Skateboards and Posts of the Week

Double Birthday Wishes Today:

Happy Birthday to my beautiful big sister, Andrea. Have a great one, Andi!

And Happy Birthday to my oldest online friend, Karen. Party on, Hoobie!

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My neighbour bought one of those little finger skateboards for her kids. Her four year old son, Winston soon lost interest in it and went on to do other things. It was then offered to his two year old sister, Lily who gladly accepted the gift.

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Having seen others use one, she examined it closely, trying to determine just how to approach it.

And approach it, she did.

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It's too small, Mommy. Take it back.

r and r
In the meantime, my other neighbour's son, Ryan and his dog Raven knew exactly how to skateboard.

And now, without further delay, here are the Posts of the Week. The icon below is yours for the taking if if your blog post is named as a POTW.


by Gail 
at Louisiana Belle


We Are Duck Herders
at The Tombstone Chronicler


A Famous Bear
by Dave
at Cimba7200 Thoughts

There are Still Good People in the World 
by Michael
at Michael


Why Did the Turtle Cross the Road? 
by Sandy
at Writing in Faith 

Venus Transits the Sun. Time Stands Still
by Carmi
at Written Inc.

by Linda
at To Behold the Beauty

Traversing a Wintry Sunday Afternoon in June
by Robin
at The Great Escape

The Pre-season
by Rosaria
at Sixtyfivewhatnow

June Reflections
by Zuzana
at Life Through Reflections


Recommended by: Hilary
at In Stitches
Please drop by their blogs for a visit and leave a kind comment if you have the time. Also, please feel free to add your own choices (for any blog except this one) for a specific blog post in the comments section below, where others can see them.

Thank you.


Rob-bear said...

Ryan and his pup have discovered a very good, and relatively safe (I think) use for a skateboard.

Still, I think a helmet would have been good. Or is that a horse-riding helmet?

Great post, Hillary.

stephen Hayes said...

I'll be sure to check out these blogs. Thanks.

Merisi said...

Once again, thank you, Hilary, for introducing glimpses of worlds beyond my own horizon!
I only visited Robin so far, but that was already a such a touching experience, thank you! Will come back and visit more of your winners as time allows.
Cheers from a rainy early morning in Vienna,

Barbara said...

Oh, that little skateboarder is a doll! And congrats to the POTW!

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

How can Lily be two years old? Wasn't she just a baby last week?
(Love the pic of her foot on the mini-skateboard)

Midlife Roadtripper said...

Nothing like a two-year-old to put things in perspective.

I keep wondering if you are going to the lake.

Dawning Inspiration said...

Oh my goodness - that little foot on the tiny skateboard is precious beyond words!!! Adorable!

Maggie May said...

That little girl with the skate board was hilarious!
Maggie X

Nuts in May

s.m. said...

What beautiful story and photos,thank you so much for generously sharing them with us!

Nadezda said...

Nice little Lily is so kind!

Betty Manousos said...

what a cutie!

happy birthday andrea!

Bob Bushell said...

Tremendous pictures of the little girl with a teenie toy.

Robin said...

Well, thank you Hilary... And you know me and my love for people-pics - a lovely set you have here...

Brian Miller said...

nice to see zuzana on there...always a great read there...smiles...congrats to the POTW...and so cute the little one trying to ride the little skateboard...

Dianne said...

I love Lily, her idea to test out the skateboard is wonderful
Ryan and his pup look very close, makes me smile

Daryl said...

great group ... and its amazing to see how little Lily has grown from the tiny toddler to this little miss .. sweet

Ruth Hiebert said...

Lil's face is priceless. She is so cute.I like her way of using the skateboard.

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

Lily is adorable...and practical.

Thanks so much for the POTW mention, Hilary. You're too kind.

DJan said...

Cute pictures! She's adorable. And thanks for the POTWs. Where you find time to do all this, I just don't know. :-)

TexWisGirl said...

the skateboarding is too cute!

SOOO glad you chose gail's bird partying post! i died laughing on that last night!!! :)

have lots of other folks to visit. thanks, as always, hilary!

TexWisGirl said...

once again - a wonderful set of choices. touching, funny, amazing. :)

Kerry said...

Ha! Of course she needed to put her foot on it! My middle school students love those little skateboards, so in a few years Lily's brother may ask for it again. Something to play with in class...

Thank you for the POTW! I will be sure to visit the others too.

Zuzana said...

Dear Hilary, what a cutie that little girl is. It must have been amusing to watch her figuring out that mini skateboard.;) You take the best images of kids and for someone who has tried it, I know it is anything but easy.
Thank you for the POTW mention, I got aware by this through lovely comments at my place. What a true surprise and I am so flattered that you liked my writing enough to include it here today.:))
Have a great rest of the week dear friend,

Indrani said...

Fantastic pictures.
The shot of her feet is too good.

Gail Dixon said...

The photos of Lily with the tiny skateboard are so sweet! That first picture where she's trying to make sense of it is too funny.

Thank you for selecting my Partying is for the birds post! I'm truly honored. I know it's going to be a good day when I win a blog award. :)

abb said...

Thank you so very much for the POTW! Much appreciated!

Rita said...

I have never heard of a finger skateboard and wouldn't have a clue what to do with it, either--LOL! She's a cutie pie! The boy and dog have the real thing and a great ride. ;)

photowannabe said...

Loved all the blog post choices and especially the last one by Sharon called a Very Special Day.
How awesome.

Liz Mays said...

That just made me giggle so much when she had her little foot on it!

Reena said...

Love how little ones imitate the big ones. Always love your POTW and discovering new folks! Thanks for all your work in that!

Unknown said...

Hilary: You are a sweetheart for even considering me for POTW. Thank you SO much, my friend!

Dave said...

She's a cutie that Lily, Hilary. Good for her for enjoying the tiny skateboard. Thanks for the POTW - Dave

Rosaria Williams said...

What a treat! Children and critters, all doing what they do best.
(p.s. thanks for the shout-out)

SandyCarlson said...

That little girl and her little skateboard are adorable. Those eyes!

Thanks for highlighting the turtle post. You are a peach!