Friday, August 26, 2011

Vote for Me Vote For Me Vote for Me

There's a Then and Now contest on the OC Facebook page to win a weekend in Ocean City. (Hoping Irene will not cause too much damage) My entry is the 2 photos above. The top picture was taken in 1954 on the Ocean City boardwalk...that's me in the stroller with my parents, grandmother and 2 aunts. The other shot is Dylan and his Gramps on the beach in June.
We are one of the 10 finalists.
If you have a FB page and get a chance...could you click below and vote for us.
The entry is titled "The Tradition Continues".
Oh...and you can vote once a day...not being too pushy am I?

Thanks Folks

Then and Now Photo Contest

Also, all also in the path of Irene please keep safe...

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Every Child is an Artist....

So true...every child loves to create. A box of crayons and paper can entertain for hours.
I am so sad to see art and music classes being taken out of schools due to budget cuts.
Art and Music add so much to life.

Love when I see parents encouraging their children to create. I received the framed finger painting below for Mother's Day, painted by the fingers of my Darlin' Dylan.

Remember how I told you about Dylan not napping for me all day Tuesday, after being up most of the night before? Well it caught up with him at school/daycare yesterday. He was eating lunch one moment and sound asleep the next. The teacher emailed Holly this photo and she passed it on to me.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Another Mom Mom Dylan Moment...

Yesterday was my Dylan day. I leave to go to Holly's a bit before 6am in order to beat the traffic on the Baltimore beltway. I hate driving during rush hour. However, schools have opened in Baltimore county and the traffic was heavier, even that early, than it has been all summer. When I walked into Holly's house, I see her coming from her bedroom looking so worn out. She's been having a problem with morning sickness and has been dragging in these early months of pregnancy but her problem wasn't from this new little was my darling D. He woke up at midnight and didn't go back to sleep until 5am. He was up again at 6:30.

Holly decided to work from home, so I thought I'd bring him to my house, expecting him to fall asleep in the car. Nope, no nap. Dropped by my Mom's so she and Dylan could spend some time together. We then came back here for lunch and he's still going strong. No whining, lots of talking and singing. Taught him a new song...Jeepers Creepers, Where'd You Get Those Peepers as The Wheels on the Bus was getting old. I bribe him with laying down on the bed for a while by turning on Mickey Mouse Playhouse. He and I are singing the Hot Dog Song with Mickey and crew when Lucy, who is at the bottom of the bed sits up and starts howling. The drawer pulls on the dressers start to bounce, making clanging noises and "the house begins to twitch" like in the Wizard of Oz song.

I grab Dylan, stand in the door way of the bedroom with him in my arms, calling for Lucy to sit there with us. Dylan and I experienced our first earthquake together. This will be one of those family stories that he will be told many times as he grows up. A Mom Mom and Grandson bonding moment. And the child, still has not taken a nap. He did not go to sleep until 7pm, on the ride to deliver him back to his parents. Lou carried him into the house and he did not stir...

Now I know those on the west coast are probably laughing at those of us who were scared by this 5.8 earthquake but when you aren't use to the ground trembling, it is quite a shock.

Now we are waiting for the hurricane to hit this weekend.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Cheesecake in a Jar

Quick Saturday post...found this wonderful blog with great recipes. Thought some of you would like to visit too.

Wishing all a beautiful weekend.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Live in the Sunshine...

I think I'd rather be at the beach today.
I saw this bike at the beach print on etsy and just love it.

I'm also still working on beachy things.
I have always liked this Emerson quote and have finally put it on a sign.

Now to get up to the shop and work on "Things that go bump in the night"
Halloween is fast approaching.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Lucy Loves Ice Cream

Dumser's Dairyland has been serving the best homemade ice cream for years on the Boardwalk in Ocean City, Maryland. There is now one located on Route 50, just out side of town.

We stopped there when we were leaving for home last week so Lucy could have her cup of vanilla ice cream. (and yes, Lou and I did get milkshakes, strawberry banana for Lou and vanilla for me)

After having her special treat...Lucy winked at me. A new dog sentiment based on cute things our fuzzy baby does.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Aqua and White

I am hiding in my bedroom today, with a sore throat, hacking cough and a fever. I believe I owe this malaise to my darling grandson who brought it home from his daycare/school. He was coughing earlier this week while I watched him. Talked with Holly earlier and she's home with the same symptoms.

So I actually have some time to "stroll" through some decorating ideas. My friend Bonnie has been using shades of aqua in her house for years. Seems that aqua and white are the newest decorating rage. I do believe I may have to paint my kitchen using these colors.
What do you think?

Monday, August 8, 2011

Ocean Pines Craft Show

Wow did we luck out. We signed up to participate in the Ocean Pines Crafts Show outside of Ocean City, MD on Saturday. As most of you, we have been experiencing the hot, hot temperatures the past month, and were very concerned as to what the weather would be. The last time we set up for this particular show was 3 years ago and it was an extremely hot day and I uttered the words more than once…”I’m melting, I’m melting” in my best wicked witch voice. Well Saturday was a beautiful day…mid 80’s, breezy and our space was under the trees.

This was also the Lucy’s first craft show. At first she wasn’t too happy being tied to a tree, right next to where we were setting up, but once she realized we weren’t leaving her by herself, she settled in. She was so happy to visit with all the folks who stopped to talk with her. But she wasn’t too fond of a large, black marshmallow of a dog who wanted to give her a kiss. She snapped at this darling boy. Guess our Lucy just isn’t that kind of girl.

I love to do shows like this…good weather, great customers and the ladies of the Pion’eer Craft Club, who put on this festival do an amazing job. The show next year will be held on Saturday, August 4, 2012 in White Horse Park, Ocean Pines, Maryland.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Zucchini Cakes...

Had hoped to be able to make all types of recipes using zucchini when I planted several little plants this spring. I actually harvested two, yes two zucchini from my potted plants. But I still will try this recipe...just have to go to the local farm store to get the main ingredient.
Recipe for Zucchini Cakes

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

What if...

A sentiment to think about...

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The Boy is 2

A quick post...this weekend Darlin' D's second birthday was celebrated. He has discovered the movie Toy Story and just adores Buzz Lightyear. His Mom made a wonderful Buzz cake for him and he not only blew out the candles but was singing Happy, Happy, Happy all evening.

Gramps and I found a Buzz that talks, and moves and has blinking lights and sounds. The second photo, Holly sent me the morning after the party. Buzz and D are having quite a conversation. Oh the magic...