Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Place Saver!

Well, I didn't get those Easter basket pics of Emma
because she tore through it so quickly, before I was out of my morning fog. Things got hectic and didn't go as planned. As you all know, I'm not a frequent picture taker. I've tried to change, but change (really) is hard (at least for me). Sorry if I let you down, Carol.

But I did have a kinda funny one from the day before where Em was trying on gramma's specs (as she 'often' does - that and tears them apart... good thing they're cheap).

Also some outside the balcony where we ate our Easter meal, which was delicious, by the way. It was a buffet, and there was very little food they did not have. Of course, the best part for me was the luscious desert table they had set up. My favorite was the carrot cake. Carrot cake is nearly always delicious, but this one may have been the best we've ever had.

We had a good day, and I hope all the rest of you did too.

Saturday, April 23, 2011


The pics I'm posting are a few we took of Emma before she went to her Easter Parties on Wednesday and Thursday (we'll be taking more on Easter day).

The kids at her school all got their little faces painted like bunnies, and wore bunny ears for their party and easter egg hunt. It's impossible to get a picture of Em with anything on her head (she has always immediately removed anything you put in or on her hair - although we did catch some with a couple of little rubber banded ponytails after she had only partially destroyed them). The teachers told me that little girls are even worse about not wanting things in their hair when they're three years old - so I guess there won't be much hairstyling for a couple more years or so.

This is Emma's Easter poem that I found on line:

"That cute little bunny has hopped all day,
delivering baskets for the holiday.
His paws are so tired and his nose how it itches,
He left you something special to fulfill all your wishes-
Lots of cute little Easter bunny hugs and kisses."

'Hoppy Easter' Everyone!!

Friday, April 22, 2011

How to avoid being an alligator Hors D'oeuvre

Until Chloe gets her Easter pics ready I am going to explain to Coreen why I don't worry too much about Allie gator getting my Maggie girl.

This morning I was enjoying my coffee on my porch when I eyeballed this teenage equivilent gator cruising the hood. I guess he needed to get an early start before all the people started roughing up the waterway. He better run for cover because the river will be getting very busy soon.

First pic is the gator heading out. He was headed this way but I gave him the evil eye and I can be intimidating. Just ask some of my old students. The second pic is where I usually walk Maggie at night. If you notice, that gator would have to be a gymnist to get past those wharves. The third pic is where Maggie wants to go at night. Very dark over there and now that the neighbor is working on a boat slip, it will be easy access for Allie. I do not let Maggie drag me over there. So don't worry Coreen, we will be OK.


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Spring Awakening

Finally, the first signs of spring showed up this
week...the bright yellow branches of forsythia
wildly sprouting everywhere...

It's about time...

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Mother Nature's Touch

Can you guess what these pictures are?...I gave you a hint in the title...

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Santa Fe in April

Taking lots of pics of Santa Fe. Here are a few. Churches are important in SF. The 3 here are important to the area. One is the Cathedral of St. Francis of Assisi. The 2nd is the Mission of San Miguel, reported to be the oldest church in the U.S. The 3rd is my favorite, the Church at Loretto which is supposed to have a stairway to the choir loft that is considered to be a miracle. One pic here is one I took in the elevator of the La Fonda. It has mirrors on 3 sides of the small elevator. You can see John 4 times and me taking the pic.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Happy Birthday to our Jan!

I hope you have a wonderful birthday Jan. And for your birthday..I got you a little picture of my favorite bird. Don't be too critical. I had to take it through a window..with my zoom on full..and holding the camera in my hand. Didn't get much quality but it is the thought that counts..OK.

Sunday, April 10, 2011


Since we are getting close to the end of a post, I will share some pictures from yesterday's family get-together. It is unusual to have so many of my grandkids and great grandkids together at one time. The time we had was too short (for me). As often happens, several had other commitments, but I got them all in our home for a few hours. The two great GK's are both walking. The little boy (Landon) runs everywhere now. He loves opening and shutting kitchen cabinet doors and exploring every room. The little girl (Abigail) stays closer to mom and dad, enjoys and loves sitting on someone's lap and playing patty cake.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Maggie's tent.

We were in a hurry for a new post because with our live blogging..we were out of room. This was a little rushed since it was time for both of our bedtimes. Good thing her tent just pops up. She was a little confused as to why she was going to be camping tonight. She was also hoping that it wasn't going to be outside considering the weird noise we heard out there tonight.