Weekend Roundup “H”

I’m early for The Weekend Roundup. I’ll add the link when it becomes available.

Starts with “H.”

House, as in our new house. We looked at so many properties and this one just seemed right to Dear and me.

We get possession on September 20th!

A Favorite. Hobby Horse

Addy looks quite pleased holding the “reins” on this hobby horse!

Horse: The famous White Horse from Banbury Cross.

When I was a school teacher we had a training session on how important nursery rhymes were to a child’s language development and future reading skills. So take that baby on your knee and have fun with all the nursery rhymes out there. Sing them instead of just saying them. I remember bouncing our three kids on my knee with this one. Now with our little granddaughter I’ve enjoyed bouncing her on my knees and repeating this rhyme.

Ride a cock horse to Banbury Cross
To see a fine lady upon a white horse
With rings on her fingers and bells on her toes
She shall have music wherever she goes

In 2014 Dear and I visited Banbury in Oxfordshire specifically so that I could see this sculpture in the town center. You can read about this statue and some of it’s history in a post from 2014, Banbury~Oxfordshire

Thank you Tom for hosting The Weekend Roundup!

About Ellenhttp://I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

17 thoughts on “Weekend Roundup “H”

  1. I still get a big smile and thank the Lord again and again for your new home, Ellen! Oh what a blessing! Addy looks so cute sitting on the hobby horse…and I love her socks!

  2. Your new home looks just right. What a find, with pond and beautiful trees. A good mix of prairie and western Washington.

  3. It’s a beautiful house. I know you are excited! Love nursery rhymes. I liked to sing them, but worried about ruining their musical ear with my off-key voice. Fortunately, it doesn’t seem to have affected them in a negative way. 🙂

  4. …what a great looking ‘H’ouse, I ‘H’ope that all works out smoothly. Cutie pie is getting cuter every time I see ‘H’er! What a great sculpture. Thanks for stopping by, you will have some busy days ahead. Stop back when you can.

  5. I like your poem, I don’t remember it at all. We may have gone through Banbury like we went through Oxford. I wasn’t driving so I don’t have a lot of built in feeling of the territory. We have friends near Milton Keene and we were on our way someplace else.
    I like the house too. “Nestled in the mountains” for sure. I’ll bet it will be nice an quiet for sleeping.
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  6. You have a pond!!!! How wonderful. Oh sweet Addy on her horse – she is adorable. I love that rhyme and so cool to see where it originates from. The monument is amazing. Happy weekend to you all.

  7. Lovely looking ouse and I see a pond with will attract wildlife. That sculoture is faulous. Have a lovely weekend.

  8. Lovely post, Ellen. I’m so happy you and your husband found the right house! I read lots of nursery rhymes to our Kindergarten kids. Unfortunately many don’t read them to their kids anymore.

  9. Oh my gosh. ‘H” is for Happy!!!! You found your home!! And it is beautiful. So pleased for you!!! That nursery rhyme ends (in our family at least) with ‘whoa’ as the baby ‘drops’ between your knees and back up again. (Gosh, I hope you know what i mean and don’t retroactively charge me with child abuse … all our children, grandchildren, and grea-tgrands are alive and well and (I think) reasonably sane and happy!!!

  10. I can’t wait to see more photos, but I am excited you have a pond right next to your house. Nursery rhymes – oh, the memories. As we unpacked our boxes that had been in storage for 2 years, I got majorly distracted by the books we used to read to the kids over and over, many of them with rhyming stories – it never got old!

  11. Your Addy is precious !!! Our nine-year-old grandaughter was riding hers this weekend. It was her mom’s, now 44. We’ve kept it here for grandkids that come. Be sure to keep.yours.
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  12. Your property looks beautiful! Thank you for the information on reading nursery rhymes. I have a grandson arriving in May.

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