Thursday, June 12, 2008

Friday Show and Tell - and Twin Update

Today I want to share my trip to my friend Ruth's iris garden. Ruth is my "shoe fairy", if you recall the story of her back and leg problems which rendered her unable to wear her many beautiful pairs of shoes. We wear the same size and she gifted and blessed me with 16 lovely pairs of shoes.

I went with the senior group from our church for this "field trip." It pains me to say that I am actually of age to be eligible for this group's activities, but it is true. We had a nice time - there were 4 of us on the younger end of the spectrum. It was a nice day off work.

I wish I knew how many varieties of iris Ruth has planted - she knows the name of each and every one. I took pictures of about 30 of them, and many more had not bloomed yet.



















I am repeating the picture I posted of the twins in my last entry. They are doing so well - Emma is 9 pounds and Kate is 10. Kate is very interested in her hands and what they can do. Emma is intent upon rolling over. They are developmentally right on target at 5 months, not their adjusted age with the 7 weeks prematurity taken into account. They are "talking" to each other. Emma was upset and Kate put her hand on her head. So precious! They are such growing miracles.


You've Come a Long Ways, Babies!

For more Friday Show and Tell stories, stop by Kelli's blog, There Is No Place Like Home.


Mam said...

Just unbelievable! Miracles from God - flowers and babies alike. What a beautiful post.

Muum said...

fun post, love to see the babies, and I am on a real tear w/ irises lately, some of your pics look like someI've posted, as well. I just never get tired of them!

Jewelgirl said...

Ohh I love the iris, I had no idea
about all these colors. I think I
need to have some pink iris, they
are beautiful! And the twins are
looking wonderful in their cute
outfits! Hug & kisses to two
cutie pies!! :)

Diane J. said...

All the flowers are beautiful, especially the 2 in that last picture! They have filled out so much lately. I'll bet the 2 of them are a lot harder to carry at the same time now! What an armful!

Happy Friday, and have a great weekend, Dawn. :o)

Love and hugs,


Gattina said...

Your flower pictures are very beautiful and the little girls gorgious ! they seam to be real twins !

Hootin' Anni said...

Oh Dawn!!!! They're all so breathtakingly beautiful!! You should be proud. And wait...still more to come...

Your babies are MORE beautiful. And I KNOW you're proud. So, so sweet.

Happy Show n Tell. Hope you can stop by and see my book collection today.

Constance said...

I can't help but think of my paternal grandmother everytime I see irises, She had beautiful purple ones that bloomed so wonderfully year after year. I like the first picture the best, it almost looks black, the color is so deep!

A Hint of Home said...

The twins are just precious. Glad they are doing well. The flowers are all very pretty.
You're one lucky gal to get all those shoes.

Simply Heart And Home said...

Your flowers are simply beautiful (as are the babies!)

Barbara H. said...

Those irises are just gorgeous!! I have always wanted to have irises in the yard. And the twins are so cute -- they look just like doll babies.

Schotzy said...

Love the irises, but the twins absolutely steal the show!! Congrats as you retire! You're gonna love it!

MyJourneyBack said...

What lovely iris I posted about mine the other day. I have dugged up a few to take to the new house. Hopefully next year I'll be able to show them!
Thanks for sharing they were lovely.

Lala's world said...

those flowers are amazing!! and the girls are so cute and it is such God's faithfulness how well they are doing!

PEA said...

Such gorgeous irises...I have the ones shown in the first picture, the very dark purple ones. Ruth certainly does have a green thumb:-) As for the twins, they just continue to get more and more precious! When I think of all the uncertainties Kristen went through when she was pregnant for them, it seems like a miracle now to see them so healthy and growing up. xoxo

Wanita said...

The irises are lovely. And the twins are beautiful. So glad that they're doing well.

Penless Thoughts said...

Beautiful iris!!! 15 days, getting close.

Maine Mom said...

Beautiful flowers!

I'm glad the twins are growing and developing so well. That is so cute that they "talk" to each other and are interacting with each other. :-)

nannykim said...

I've gotta say, I like the soft pink ones the best--so beautiful.

Nancy said...

Just precious... and miracles indeed!

All of the flowers are unique with such delicate detail.

Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend!

I will be at the beach next week but may have wireless (I hope, I hope, I hope) so I hope to stop in if I can.

Needled Mom said...

Thank you for showing us the beautiful iris. They are one of my favorite flowers. That really dark one at the beginning is stunning. I always look forward to you Show and Tell.

The girls are precious. They are doing so well for 5 months.

Anonymous said...

Dawn,this is a Great posting.i enjoyed the flowers and the babies photos.Thank for sharing them.

Sharon Lynne said...

How interesting that Ruth has an Iris Garden. It must be her favorite flower! They are beautiful. I have some purple Irises, but they didn't bloom this year.

Does Ruth have other gardens? Because what happens when the Irises are over?

Loved the twin pictures!

Christa said...

The twins are so cute, and growing so well.
The iris's are just beautiful. One of my favorite flowers.
God bless

Becky said...

Beautiful irises and beautiful granddaughters. They are growing so well.

I went to a retirement party for my dear friend and fellow teacher (we taught together for 9 years) last week. I bought her a brand new apron. She is to be a grandma in August, and still has 3 living at home also. She will be busy I told her. I certainly do not sit around.

You are gonna love retirement!!

Susie said...

Hi Dawn,
I haven't hardly had two moments to call my own this week, so didn't do show n tell.
Those irises are just so pretty.
I always love seeing those sweet baby faces. How can they be 5 months old already!!
Have a wonderful weekend.

Linda said...

What absolutley beautiful irises! I had no idea there was such variety. I love the deep purple - and the pink....they're all just lovely.
The twins really are doing so well Dawn. What answers to prayer they are.
I posted a few pictures of my unfinished quilt for you!
Happy Fathers Day to all the Dad's in your life.
Have a blessed weekend.

Midlife Mom said...

I especially like the pink irises, they are just beautiful! She sure has a green thumb!!

Always like to see the pictures of the girls even if you have posted it before. They are gorgeous!

Linds said...

Beautiful photos of beautiful flowers, Dawn! I loved the soft pink ones too. And the lemon ones. And my word, the babes are so big now! They are absolutely gorgeous!

Mimi said...

nothing man can make will ever out do God's creations in beauty!!!!
loved the tour of the Iris Garden...

Thru Pink Curtains said...

It is so nice to see different flowers and irises are the next best thing to roses!!! There is one iris called BUFF that i would like to see sometime. The pink one is my favorite here and so is the black one. IT is breathtaking.
Twins are so nice. I have twin boys also. who are a healthy 29 years old now.

Joy said...

What beautiful flowers you have!
And the twins are adorable. I will have check back and see how they have grown.