Monday, August 04, 2008

Pigtails and Smoothie Smiles!

Here is the picture I couldn't load earlier with the sunset pictures. What a lovely surprise to come around the bend and actually be able to see James Island and the islands near it! Yeah! No more fog! :o) This is the Quillayute River. One thing I love about my home state, are all the Indian names... Pilchuck, Shuksan, Snohomish, Stillaguamish, Sammamish, Tukwila, Tillicum, Squamish, Squalicum, Alki, Skykomish, Wenatchee, Yakima, Nooksack, Chelan, Tahoma, Chinook, Klickitat, Lummi, Humptulips, Tulalip, Makah, Muckleshoot, Mukilteo, Cayuse etc. (That is only the beginning!) California seems to have retained many of its Spanish names but not as many of its native Californian names, though I have seen a few. It's funny to hear people try to pronounce some of the native names, like Puyallup (pronounced Pew-al-up) which I have heard pronounced "Pull y'all up!" lol Quillayute is comparatively easy to pronounce! By the way, spell check caught every one of those names! Anyway...

Today, J asked me to put her hair in pig tails. She has never had them before and it wasn't an easy task without a comb and with sticky stuff in her hair! When we got done she was so cute, that I'll have to do it again with a comb.

Here she is, smiling at Grandpa.

The shiner on her right eye is gradually fading but still there. Here and there the little dark marks are smoothie remnants!

A saw her sister and was not to be out done. She wanted pig tails too! Here she is... She eats her food with her whole face and has more smoothie on her, but she was pretty tickled with how she looked and was saying, "I love you Daddy!"

Here are D, A and J watching for Grandma to come home. I don't know whether the fan was blowing A's pigtails or if she was swirling them for effect.

A, J and D have spotted the arrival of Grandma and D is "taking pictures" with a View Master!


Marci said...

I love pigtails on little girls. They turned out darling... smoothie and all.

Jan said...

I love those Indian names. After searching everywhere for directions to 'Squim" when I first moved to Washington, I finally got the hang of it after several months of intensive practice!

Now that I'm back in Pittsburgh, I have to stop and think a bit.

The photos are magically beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

Oh...and the pigtails...adorable!