Monday, May 31, 2010
What a silly dog! It is supposed to be Talon's dog but it keeps following me around and getting in my business. And Midnight the cat follows right behind but heaven forbid that someone pets the cat-- pup intefers there too!
Pup is still officially nameless since we each call it a different name. Talon started calling her Mrs. Pirate because when one dog ear flips back it looks like a tricorn hat. Plus, she keeps stealing my garden gloves, trowel, and four packs of plants right in the middle of a putter. So I started calling her 'scurvy dog'! Hubby has taken to calling both animals: DogVader and CatSith-- yes, we've been on a StarWars kick lately-- more about that coming up. Pin It
Look at this little memory journal showing the progression of Talon's art, thoughts, and name writing over the last school year. What a wonderful surprise! Many thanks to both Mrs. Spearmans-- for being kind loving teachers and for going above and beyond the call of duty to make this journal.
(By the way, three of the four Pre-K teachers are sisters-in-law. Total digression, I know, but after 25 years I still find small towns quirky and charming-- and I've learned to never say anything about anyone-- even from nearby towns--- they are all related!)
Here are a few pages out of the journal-- remember you can click on the picture to enlarge.
Funny, not long after this, Talon said he wanted to be a mechanic that plays music-- later it was a mechanic that dances.
Friday, May 28, 2010
The second grade teachers raised enough money to rent blow up bouncey houses, obstacle courses and slides for the whole elementary! So generous! Thanks Mrs. T, Mrs. R and Mrs. W!
My little guy having a ball! So fun-- I tried out everything too! Whew! Bouncey houses are lots of exercise-- someone should start bouncey house gyms for adults!
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Talon was so excited...
He couldn't wait for me to see his helicopter.
Talon's helicopter with a different kind of propeller. Isn't that a great helicopter? Looks like his blue marker was drying up though.
Here are more selections of Pre-K art... such a range of subjects and artistry.
Since the title is Vampires, I think these must be ticks...
I like this Indian corn drawing and the 'blackbird that is brown' is cute. Looks like the birds are stealing corn.
Typical little girl drawing... I remember drawing very similar ones as a child.
Just can't believe he will be in Kindergarten already. Didn't he just come home from the hospital swaddled like a baby burrito?!
Monday, May 17, 2010
My little one is used to me taking pictures of everything especially spectacular food and he is usually very patient for a toddler. However, after a couple of shots, it was more than he could bear. He said: Mama, can I eat my dessert now? Then, I saw a sweet little hand sneaking into the frame just as I clicked. A completely accidental photo; Isn't serendipity wonderful?!
What about you... do some of your accidental photos turn out to be the best of the bunch?
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Ruby Tuesday hosted by Mary the Teach at Work of the Poet
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Saturday, May 15, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
Mind you, he is only just now five years old. Of course, I asked what kind of interruptions. Talon said: You know... Dad wanting to go to the store... having to go to bed!
It even makes little sage babies that I give away to good homes.
Pretty! Reminds me of lavender.
Monday, May 10, 2010
I chanced getting a traffic ticket by stopping the car sideways across the middle of the road to obtain this Ruby Tuesday photo. Actually, this is in a very small town with only one policeman so I figured if I was quick enough I could avoid legal repercussions.
After snapping a few quickies, I felt quite daring so I stepped out of the car for a few more when the dog of the yard raced up barking ferociously. Fearing it might use the concrete blocks to leap over the fence or at the very least alert the owners that a crazy lady was lurking about, I jumped in the car and hightailed it out of there!
To what lengths have you gone to obtain the perfect Ruby Tuesday photo?
Ruby Tuesday is a weekly global photo meme hosted by Work of the Poet.
Wednesday Edit: While viewing some of the great red photos submitted in this week's Ruby Tuesday meme, I ran across another red meme. This one is called Rednesday... yes it is a Wednesday meme. It appears that this meme may be more for photos of red vintage items but this stop sign is definitely vintage. So a linking I will go... a linking I will go... Hi-ho the derry-o a linking I will go.
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Into a beauteous bounty of blossoms!
one singular sensation!
Right now I only have two good clumps of chives. Last spring, I moved several clumps from my smallish herb bed to a larger garden bed where they were thriving.
Suddenly all the transplanted clumps disappeared!!! Nothing ever eats chives so I could't imagine what in the world! All that was left were a few bedraggled stems lying on the dirt... nothing else. All my onions disappeared too. I suspect an onion loving gopher may be the culprit.
Very weird. Have you ever heard of such a thing?
Hopefully, the gopher's terrible onion breath kept it from attracting a mate and founding a dynasty of onion loving progeny!