Sunday, July 26, 2009

july 18, 2009

this sand sculpture is in a church parking lot, the church has a sculpture every year around july 4th baby sat the littles while mom and dad went to a high school reunion, d watching sponge bob. pres came over the the boys had a great time the house looked like a tornado hit it, they got along really good. d's t shirt reads, that's it i'm going to grandma's

tractor pulls at the county fair

i have been on vacation all of last week and have been very busy! last friday, my sister, her grandson and her boyfriend went to the lincoln county fair, pres loves tractors especially john deeres or any thing with wheels, he sat for 4 hours and watched both the tractor pulls and the truck pulls. the noise was something else so loud you could feel it in your chest.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

my new little buddy

i've had this feeder out since may, was always emptied, but i never saw anything eating the nectar. sunday i was sitting on my porch swing, heard a humming noise that i thought was a HUGE bee ( i'm scared silly of bees) and lo and behold, my little buddy! he must have seen me move because all of a sudden he was about a foot away from me, checking me out. my mission is now to get many more photos of him. this is the first time i've seen a hummingbird in person

Sunday, July 12, 2009

happy baby

laney will be four months old next weekend

first major boo boo

declan's first major boo boo!

baseball fever

down town st louis is the site of the all star baseball game this year. there is may things for baseball fans to do. last night there was a concert by Sheryl Crow and Elvis Costello that was free, held under the arch. This is the entrance to O'fallon's stadium. O'fallon's minor league team is the river city rascals. Nice stadium, very family friendly and you are close of the action. big playground for the kids, and reasonable prices.

farmers market opening

first opening bell of the O'fallon farmers market, saturday was the first day. I got there at 7:00 a.m. and they had a good crowd already ribbon cutting mayor and organizer of the market my daughter in laws friend Lynette at her bakery booth. Lynette is a wonderful cook. She catered my son and daughter in laws wedding reception
the toffee fudge brownie from Lynette's booth, delicious can only eat a small piece at a time because it is so rich
lavender goat milk soap from another booth: wonderful scent I've used it already and will be buying more

Thursday, July 9, 2009

dog days of summer

grand dog, Tyson. Such a hard life! I usually don't use my air conditioner during the summer but always have it on when the dog visits