Monday, August 29, 2011

adventures with grandma

d and I visited the home town police department. He not so sure of the bomb finding robot inside the swat van
a little baseball is always good thing attack dog demo
listening to the fireman inside the "fire house" They fill it with smoke and teach kids what to do in case of fire in their homes.
trying his hand at fingerprint dusting
getting a snake tattoo
the best pony ride ever!

Friday, August 26, 2011

The Foundry Art Center

The Foundry Art Center is housed in what was once a train car factory, it contains a 5,200 square foot exhibition space the note above the work sink explains "the only people who keep this sink are the artists" the pulley of the crane
the second floor houses the artist workspace where you can interact with the artist during their creative process
what at great space, I imagine a wedding reception here
love the fading paint on the outside

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

gas station roulette

I pass a gas station on the way to work every day. This morning at 7:30 the price was $3.24 an hour later at 8:30 the price was $3.19 and when I left work the price was $3.49! What the heck! How can it change so fast? The way I figure it. The gas in the underground tanks didn't change price since it didn't go anywhere. What a crazy world, the bicycle is looking better and better.

up in the trees

one of my little friends up in the tree. He (or she) watches the feeder from this perch to ward off any intruders to HIS feeder. The other day I wore a bright pink shirt and this little guy kept flying up to me to make sure I wasn't the biggest flower he had ever seen.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

all dressed up

little miss m all dressed up

Friday, August 19, 2011

swimming 2011

swimming 50 years later: swimming lessons and a pool for each.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

do you remember?

running thru the sprinkler during the summer? I don't remember going to a public pool until i was about 10.
one of my bathing beauty photos, got love the swim cap!
our first swimming pool was a army surplus life boat that my dad picked up somewhere. I was 6 and my brother 2 when this was taken. I remember dad jumping in the life boat like it was yesterday, we wanted him to get out so we could get in.

Monday, August 15, 2011

final swim lesson

d charming the lifeguards almost!

Saturday, August 13, 2011


I know how to put my shoes on!!! one of d's inventions, taped cars together so he can play with all of them at once. Ok, I'm sure when my kids were 4 they didn't know the word invention or if they did they didn't talk about inventing things. D is always inventing things, and explaining his ideas to us. He wants to invent a scooter with an unbrella so you can ride in the rain. He is always building things with his tinkertoys and blocks. Think he gets it from his dad and great grandpa.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

swimming lessons

waiting for the lesson to start the pool is waiting. Unfortunely just as the swim lesson started, a storm blew in. It rained for about 3 minutes, then got hot and steamy again. Lesson postponed until next week

Monday, August 8, 2011

She's here

Little Miss M (my great niece) has arrived! Everyone is happy and healthy.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

baseball award

Albert Pujols, watch out first baseball award his dad at about 5

Thursday, August 4, 2011

hospital trip

Brit broke her foot the first day of vacation, thinking she just twisted an ankle she didn't go to the doctor until returning home. It's broke, 8 weeks in a cast and more weeks in therapy. No more working ( she is a life guard and no cheer leading when school starts) Brit added the bling on the boot

Tuesday, August 2, 2011