Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween 2010

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Just a few pix of our Halloween get together. It was a fun day. Our newest son-in-law, the one in the maids uniform (giggle), did us all proud by being brave enough to follow through with a dare. He is (was) a very shy person. Our other son-in-law, in the grim reaper get-up, had a great time with the maid. Oh they gave us some fine laughs.

There was a gypsy, three witches, a unicorn, a couple of vampires, a small monkey, a skeleton, the butler and a hippy, along with the grim reaper, a chef and assorted others.
My Old Guy, the butler there in tails being hugged by that red-headed hussy, was in top form. He was the one voiced the dare. I think he was shocked when he saw that red head walking up the stairs.
All the little guys had a super time, especially seeing how silly the grown-ups can be.
A great time had by all.

Thursday, October 21, 2010


The granddaughter's were staying with us over night one night in June. There was a bit of thunder and lightening for a bit, and then..............

After the electrical excitement last night, we all watched t.v for a while, "Bones", then the girls got ready for bed. It was 9 o'the clock then, Ashlyn had been saying "is it time for bed?", since 7:57, so i figured it was time. Alexis hinted that sometimes she stayed up til midnight! HA!

So i sent them off to do their bathroom stuff, get jammies on and all that. Papa had the storybook, "The Quiet Bunny", all ready to go. Ashlyn says, "i don't want the Quiet Bunny!" 

Nana says, "that's what you got."
She gave me "that look". 
The one especially reserved for me. LOL....little monkey.

So, the girls put themselves foot to foot, a head at each end in the bed, papa sat in his chair, and the fun began.

If you have never watched him read a bedtime story, you have missed a real show. He does sound affects, voices, body moves and the whole she-bang. Watching him be a bunny trying to make noise was priceless, let alone trying to sound and look like a flying bat, a croaking jumping frog, a hoot owl, a bear, and finally a silent bunny who discovered he could make noise with his big feet. He thumped, jumped, threw his head back, made faces, wiggled his eyebrows, growled, giggled, hissed, scritched, and all the other things that made up the story... and those girls laughed so hard they could hardly move. Ashlyn was almost hysterical, and Alexis kept bumping her head on the arm of the futon. Me? I laughed til my ears hurt and i couldn't breathe. It was perfect.

A fun night with two precious granddaughters who sweeten our lives.

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Monday, October 18, 2010

Birds of a feather....or not.

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Friday, October 15, 2010

Good boy Eddie.

For some reason, we woman get all soft and mooshy when we see a big guy holding a little baby. It just gets to us.

As much as i hate to admit, that includes me. I get all soft and mooshy.
Especially when the big guy is my son-in-law, and the little guy is my new grandson.

Little Eddie is 6 months old tomorrow. How time fly's. He is sitting up by himself, eating baby food, practicing different sounds, and learning how to show his temper. Oh he is a sweetie.
He is such a good boy. He will sit and play by himself for quite a long time. And , unlike his sisters, when he first wakes up he is an angel boy, full of smiles and giggles.
But, the temper thing. He scrunches up his face, yells and slaps his leg, kicks his feet. It is actually cute and funny and i have a very hard time not laughing. He just tickles the hell outa me.

On the day of my birthday, while we are sitting around talking and eating cake, he laid in his daddy's arms, quietly watching and listening, and fell asleep.

I love these pictures.

Sunday, October 3, 2010


Monday Mosaic.....come on over, enjoy the beauty.
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I love succulants, and i love growing things in shoes and pots and other non-planter things.
I find that succulants are a surprise all the time, they never do the same thing from one year
to the next.
Here are a few of mine.