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Tuesday's Treasures...Time Well Spent

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Tuesday’s Treasures…Time Well Spent


Larry and I got to spend time with Mini-Me on Sunday!!!  We had the perfect weather for it…sunny with temperatures in the 80s.


First stop was Kickerillo Mischer Preserve so she could take a peek at the 5 eggs that were just laid last week. 


I wish I had her energy. She raced across the bridge over the creek so we could check out the 2nd box.  Mini-Me was indoors on Saturday while she and her mom helped out with care for her Great Grandmother so there was an abundance of pent up energy ready to be unleashed!!! 

Next stop was the Fallen Warrior Memorial. She saw the Service Dog Memorial and learned why they were honored here. I’d forgotten how many questions a wee one can ask!!!


We also took a short walk through the adjoining park and told her of the lady who placed painted stones in the area. As luck would have it, she found a beautiful pink stone and brought it home with her.

Finally, you can’t have a day out without stopping for ice cream!!!  



The icing on the cake was that little Raffe came over for a short visit. He and Mini-Me spent the next hour running around the backyard!  


I would not have traded this Sunday afternoon for anything…it was definitely Time Well Spent!!!


Seeing the world through the eyes of a child
is the purest joy that
anyone can experience.
Constance Zimmer


Your children get only one childhood.
Make it memorable.


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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Kathy:  why - when - what - who and how kinds of questioning are the building blocks of knowledge.  Inquisitiveness as knowledge is gained can seem magical when observed through a child's senses. 

Feb 27, 2024 05:35 AM
Kathy Streib

Michael Jacobs curiosity ...so important in all of us but especially children. It's how they learn. 

Feb 27, 2024 10:29 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Hi Kathy,
I love that Mini-Me enjoyed being outside exploring instead of being glued to a digital device. I have one granddaughter who never wanted to do anything but sit and read. She ended up becoming an editor for the Secret Service.

I love that your life is truly a family affair. I'm sure Mini Me will remember that day and all the other days she spends with you and Larry.

Feb 27, 2024 05:44 AM
Kathy Streib

Carol Williams she was cooped up at her great-grandmother's all day on Saturday and couldn't wait to run around outside!!!  And yes, I love that she was outside rather than inside on her device.  While there are many things I miss about FL, I'm happy to be home and back in Texas. 

Feb 27, 2024 05:45 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good afternoon Kathy,

Mine-Me is so lucky to have you and Larry  to show her such important things which she will always remember! I would say your Sunday afternoon was definitely spent doing something so memorable and worth while!

Feb 27, 2024 06:27 AM
Kathy Streib

Dorie Dillard Austin TX we were both pooped at the end of the day but it was well worth it. You do the same with HH and BB!!!

Feb 27, 2024 05:46 PM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Realty ONE Group Advocates 484-237-2055 - Downingtown, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

What a great opportunity you took advantage of, it is amazing how much energy kids have. If only we could bottle it, we could make a fortune.

Feb 27, 2024 06:27 AM
Kathy Streib

Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 I saw her running across the bridge with reckless abandon and I was tired just watching her. 

Feb 27, 2024 05:47 PM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Oh to be young again. It is funny, when you talk to children, all they want to do is grow up.

Feb 27, 2024 06:31 AM
Kathy Streib

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty I hear you. I remember when we were all in high school, all we wanted was to be out of there and moving on to college. 

Feb 27, 2024 05:48 PM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hello Kathy Streib, little ones have so many questions, it is a lot of fun listening to them and responding. The time we spend with our loved ones is precious!

Feb 27, 2024 06:47 AM
Kathy Streib

Beth Atalay I think I get more exhausted answering her questions than running after her!!!

Feb 27, 2024 05:50 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I vote your  your idea of stopping for ice cream.

We have a favorite local store that we enjoy.

Feb 27, 2024 07:44 AM
Kathy Streib

Roy Kelley LOL we're lucky that there is an ice cream store on the way home!!!! 

Feb 27, 2024 05:55 PM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Kathy, It's fantastic that she relished being outdoors, exploring instead of being attached to a digital device like many other children, and adults too!

Feb 27, 2024 07:54 AM
Kathy Streib

I agree Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 the weather was perfect for it!!!  When her cousin Raffe came over they were both running around in the backyard!! 

Feb 27, 2024 05:57 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kathy and she is so lucky to have you and Larry spend a great Sunday with her, and yes ice cream is great to top the day off with.


Feb 27, 2024 09:45 AM
Kathy Streib

Will Hamm I am blessed to have them in my life!!!

Feb 27, 2024 05:57 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

It sounds like you and Larry had delightful time spent with Mini-Me, Kathy.  I understand Texas had some unusually warm weather to enjoy the past few days.

Feb 27, 2024 11:35 AM
Kathy Streib

Myrl Jeffcoat we had to turn the A/C on this afternoon. Temps were in the low 80s. 

Feb 27, 2024 05:57 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy I would have been exhausted just watching her run around ..... LOL

Feb 27, 2024 03:33 PM
Kathy Streib

George Souto trust me...I was. I turned in very early that night. 

Feb 27, 2024 05:58 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Kids have a lot of energy. She ran all over and you needed the nap.

Feb 27, 2024 06:22 PM
Kathy Streib

Ed Silva, 203-206-0754 you have no idea how tired I was. Exhausted!!! 

Feb 29, 2024 05:02 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Time sent with loved ones is always special, Kathy, especially the littles, whose minds are always hungry for adventure. Mini-me got some good, outdoor exercise, learned a few things and was treated to ice cream. What a well-rounded visit!

Feb 27, 2024 06:33 PM
Kathy Streib

You are right Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!  Before we left, we made a casserole for her to take back to the family!!! And, of course, she loves her Uncle Larry!!!

Feb 29, 2024 05:15 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Funny you said wish you had her energy, Diane is doing her own stretching, work and taking care of the animals but does not have the same energy as five years ago...Endre

Feb 27, 2024 09:25 PM
Kathy Streib

Endre Barath, Jr. i can keep up but after she left, all I wanted to do was curl up on the couch and close my eyes!!!

Feb 29, 2024 05:16 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I love this!  I can tell that all three of you had such a wonderful day together and I am sure there will be many more in the future!

Feb 28, 2024 04:05 AM
Kathy Streib

Brian England as the kids get older, they activities so we're happy to have any time we can get with her. 

Feb 29, 2024 05:26 PM