“Baba, Where’s My Rag”?

Our Father’s day table this year was Red, White and Blue inspired by Flag Day. There were 11 of us counting Addy and JJ. Addy’s chair is not in these photos. At all the meals we’ve had at our house when I set the table with napkins and napkin rings I’ve added one for Addy too, on her highchair tray. For this meal I overlooked doing that. Baba fail! When Laura helped Addy into her highchair Addy looked around at the table I had set and said, “Where’s my rag?”. I hurried to grab her a napkin ring and napkin. I love that she calls a cloth napkin a rag.

The photo below is Addy in her chair at her house but she has an identical one at our house. I did not take photos of everyone around our Father’s Day table or the delicious food we had. Blogger fail. Since Addy’s question was the quote of the day I wanted to include a photo of her in this post. In the future I will not forget Addy’s rag.


When Addy saw this banner (bunting) she said, “how cute”.

Reminds me of the song we used to sing…

The Lord is mine and I am His

His banner over me is love

He brought me to his banqueting table

His banner over me is love

I’ll keep our red, white and blue décor up through the summer.

It is staying light so late here in the northeast corner of Washington State. It was so light when we hit the sack at nine. Today we are heading to Spokane for an appointment. We’ll do a little shopping while we are there, too. Colville has a Wal-Mart, a Country Store, a North 40, a Builder’s supply, an Outdoor Sports store, a couple small décor stores, a few furniture stores, a Do-It Center, and a small independent Sears. When we go to Spokane we like to hit the Home Depot, Costco, Trader Joe’s, Hobby Lobby, Fred Meyer, At Home, T.J. Maxx and Total Wine.

More and more we are learning to do without the Spokane stores that we don’t have in Colville. I’m learning to appreciate Wal-Mart. When we lived on the Coast (Seattle area) I very rarely stepped foot in a Wal-Mart.

Today is the last day of Spring! Yikes! Enjoy the day dear bloggers and my other friends who visit here.

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

13 thoughts on ““Baba, Where’s My Rag”?

  1. Hello, love the rag story and your pretty decorations. Addy is so cute! I have been wanting to get to the Trader Joe’s, it is a distance from us. Wishing you a happy day!

  2. How cute about Addy wanting her “rag.” I’ve noticed my grandbabies love having napkins to use as well. Our youngest wants her hands wiped after every. single. bite.

    Love your flag banners!

  3. That is such a darling story – your family will probably always refer to napkins as rags now. Love the photos of your pretty decor. Our new to us small town has Walmart and that’s about it. I am learning to adjust! lol

  4. Children bring so much joy to our lives! Such a cute story of Addy and her “rag”! It shows that she notices the details too. 🙂

    It’s kind of fun to do some “better” shopping now and then. In between, Walmart it is.

    (And now I’m going to go back through your recent posts and see what I’ve missed. But I had to stop here and comment on Addy’s “rag”!)

  5. Your table looks beautiful.
    I love the picture of Addy praying.
    Cute how she calls the napkin a rag. : )
    Walmart is just about the only store we have around us and it is 19 miles away. Every time we go there we run into people we know.

  6. This may be a repeat Ellen, so it if is please delete as my comment disappeared and I’m wondering if you are moderating. I just wanted to say that was a sweet photo of Addy. I also love your decorations, especially the table. I’m taking note to help my own. Thanks so much and have a great weekend 🙂

  7. For years I’ve frequented Wal- mart as the prices were right and it is convenient. I’m ordering more from Amazon now though as they ship it to you in two days. Sweet red, white and blue decorations, Ellen! God Bless America!🇺🇸🥰

  8. It amazes me how observant kids are – and so funny how you dare not switch things up from the way you did it last time. We never know what makes them feel special! So cute!

  9. Oh Ellen – I am so behind with keeping up with your blogs. Addy is so observant and how cute that she missed her “rag”! You have good reason for “blogger fail” as you call it. I think I know exactly where your time is going. Enjoy these years with the littles – these days will be gone before we know it!

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