Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Historical Halloween

Every year my grandson Max's Montessori school has Historical Halloween. Each student chooses a person from the past (or in my case, during my lifetime) . They research their life and dress up as this person, and give a short speech.

Max was Captain James Cook. He wore an explorer hat, with binoculars and a map. He said he was nervous, but once he was speaking, I could not tell it at all. He told when he was born, 1728, and died,1779. You may remember he was an English naval officer who explored Australia, New Zealand, and Antarctica. Max did a wonderful presentation!!!

The school is on Mud Island with an amphitheater outside facing the harbor. It was a beautiful, sunny day. All the children from little bitty to teens did their best and it was a wonderful time with my family.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Happy 108 Years

Happy Birthday to Olive, who is 108 years young today. Wish her a Happy Birthday at She is the oldest blogger on this bloggosphere.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007


"If it weren't for electricity, we'd all be watching television by candlelight."
George Gobel

Crazy Pictures

I do not know exactly what you are seeing below. Are there three pictures or one?
I have a bit of a learning curve or curse going on. Please bear with me.

Wordless Wednesdays

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Thank you

My picture below was taken by my daughter-in-law, Shan. I love seeing my picture, I admit, and especially with people I love. This is one of me, my brother, Bob, and cousin Di. Di and I grew up like sisters, and she is my best friend.

Thank you, Shan

Wednesday, October 10, 2007


Pictures of the Summer

This is Brian and Kevin's official birthday picture. I have been forcing them to do this pose for at least 15 years. It all started when I took this shot when they were teenagers and then found one posed exactly like it when they were three and seven years old. I was amazed that I had taken the same pose so many years before. So, it became tradition. Now, we have added their babies to the picture. They are my heart.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Never Grow Up

Lily had another sleepover, so I wanted to remember some of her Lilyism's. I just made that word up.
We got up way to early for me. I took my pillow to the couch and proceeded to lay my body down. Next was grab the remote and find Sprout for her to watch. We were watching TV when out of the blue Lily said, "If you have a small heart, you'll be grumpy all day". I asked her where she heard this, thinking her mama had told her. She shrugged her shoulders and said "on TV". At least she is learning something good.
She soon got tired of my cozy spot on the couch and asked if I was going to stay on the couch all day??? Well, that did it. I hopped up and we got in the floor (oh, my aching bones) and played Polly Pockets and did some coloring. I don't know why it wasn't fun on the couch.
We then moved to putting on makeup and looking at Meme's jewelry. As I looked at her, I asked her to not grow up so fast. She said rather emphatically, "I can't help it"!!!
I laughed to myself and realized she is a pretty smart girl.