June 8, 2012

TGIF: Grampa's Backyard....and a Poem

Welcome to your spot for celebrating the end of the week!

A few weeks ago we went over to my dad's house for the afternoon. It was a very nice, sunny spring day. The kids played frisbee, AJ climbed a tree and I roamed around taking pictures of all the blooms.

The sunny, pretty family time made me happy, so that's what I want to share today. (Especially because things are quite the opposite as I sit here putting this post together.)

Nothing fancy here. Was just using my phone....

And then this....

Last week in my Fine post I told you about my daughter's end-of-the-year school project all about who she is. She's writing several stories and poems for it. Again, I got her permission to share this. Don't know if anyone else will love it like her mom and dad do, but we sure think it's great!

Who Am I?

A daughter, a sister, a friend
Do other people really know who I am?
To my parents I am their favorite little girl
To my teachers I am a sweet, hard-working student
Always special
Sometimes I am annoying to my little brother
And sometimes I am hard working at my chores
I am parts of my mom
Parts of my dad
Parts of my friends
Parts of my community and parts of the world
I am a sixth grader, but mostly a
teenager, and I admit also a child
Pieces of a puzzle that I think might fit together someday
I am awake, alert and ready to meet my world
To become a nurse, to learn everything I need to know
You may not believe it, but sometimes I am very stubborn
I am also a good listener, a good worker, who tries her best
I am a rememberer, and a forgetter
There are times when I feel like cooking with my dad
When I love spending time with my mom
When I feel totally happy and satisfied
Who Am I?
A daughter, a sister, a friend
And most of all Camryn Rose Hall

She's not actually a teenager yet, will turn 12 next month. I find it interesting that she constantly claims to hate her brother, wish she had a sister instead and wouldn't mind a bit if he were gone, yet "sister" is one of her biggest identifiers. Uh hu, can't fool me, Cami!

Alright, bring on the HAPPY! Grab the button and link up.


  1. Her poem is just wonderful!

  2. So, what's not happy my friend? Sweet Camille! Love hers!

  3. Fabulous photos! And your daughter's poem was amazing. Thanks for sharing!