Monday, October 31, 2011

First Fire

 Every Halloween we would have a fire.
When tired and cold children came home,
 we would sit around the fire and eat pumpkin pie.
Some traditions are funny, aren't they.
 Tonight, Tom and I are alone.
But we still had our first fire.
We even had dinner by the fire.
 Long after dinner, Lucy was still basking in the glow.
Funny how some traditions still carry on.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A Special Request

 When do ordinary hard boiled eggs
become something to jump up and down about?
 When you add stickers!

Many of you know that Tom & I live very close to
our son-in-law & daughter, Lulu, Levi and Ila May.
(I know I am blessed and there isn't a day that goes by that I don't remember this.)

I babysit my grandchildren on a regular basis.
I treasure these times.

When I was leaving the last time I babysat,
Levi was trying to tell me something and
I just couldn't understand his little words.
 Kimmy translated for me.
Levi wanted me to drop off a "snack" for him on the doorstep.
(I love to drop off little surprises, on my way to work).

Well, that's all I had to hear.
But I was all out of the regular goodies.
"light bulb moment"

He loves hard boiled eggs!
So I added little stickers to them.
He loved them.
Especially, the "Beetle" car sticker.

Check out Kimmy's blog post for Levi's reaction.

The Unsuspecting Piano Bench

This is Tom's chair.
See Lucy on Tom's chair.
See the footstool she uses to climb onto the chair.
See the Piano Bench?
Very unsuspecting, right?
Open both Piano Bench and Footstool...
and it becomes the Art Center,
at certain times.
It's also the work center when the game is on.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Prized Piece of Jewlery

 Lulu (grand daughter) made me this bracelet.

So colorful...
  Look at the detail work.
A treasured piece of jewelry,
that I am pleased to wear.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Big Year and Birding

Tom and I went to the the movies last Saturday night.
For all my Bird Friends, this is a fun movie.
It was entertaining and a funny movie for the whole family.
If you are a bird lover, like me,
you just might see that bird you've been looking for.
These pictures are from my kitchen window,
the other day.
"Use the talents you possess -
for the woods would be a very silent place
if no birds sang except for the best."
~Henry Van Dyke
"I value my garden more for being full of blackbirds than of cherries,
and very frankly give them fruit for their songs."
~Joseph Addison~
 "A bird does not sing because it has an answer.
 It sings because it has a song."
~Chinese Proverb~
Matthew 6:25-27

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?"

Sunday, October 16, 2011

A Visit to the new Fire Station

It's Fire Prevention Week
and look what was happening...
a new Fire Station and Open House.


We all went to see the new Fire House.
Fire hats are a must!

We took a tour of the building, inside and out.
Inside those big doors were a few emergency vehicles.
 The children could climb inside all of them and see what it was like.
We also saw the living quarters, TV room, kitchen, laundry and bedrooms. 
Heading home...
what a fun adventure.
I think Levi and Lulu will remember today.
Visit Kimmy's blog, here for more fun.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Laughs and Loves


On the back of this bus was a picture puzzle to read.
I had Tom slow down so I could figure it out.
When I did I knew I had to take a picture.

Second laugh:
This "bumper sticker" was at the vets.
Again, I knew I had to take a picture.

Our grandchildren...
Lulu, Ila May and Levi

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Who Needs a Gym? Not Me!

Thirty Five Steps and Three Landings  
I helped my friend move into a new apartment this past week.
 Tuesday, I went up and down 25 times caring clothes and boxes
Wednesday, I went up and down 20 times caring boxes, pictures and lamps.

Today she needed my help to rearrange and hang pictures.
 She is finally in!

 Friday Night High School Football.
After the game, our local Police Department sponsored
an Ice Cream Social, in the school cafeteria.
They do this, so the students have a place to party, responsibly.

This is our school kitchen where I scooped ice cream.
Lots of ice cream.

 This is the ice cream that I scooped.
230 dishes, with two scoops.
There was plenty for everyone.
Candy, cookies, sauces and topped off with whipped cream.

This week I had a great work out.
I mastered the stairs and dug rock, hard ice cream.

Gym? Not  me!

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