Friday, October 30, 2009

Halloween at School today!!!

I had more fun than I should have had today!!! But it is almost Halloween and at school it was Halloween. Besides I think I look great in "Pink" Although Spiders aren't my favorite, they are ok as long as they aren't real... The kids had a ball teasing me about my spider and pink hair!!! Sometimes it is just fun to act like a kid again... And to say the least I DID HAVE FUN TODAY!!!

I HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A WONDERFUL HALLOWEEN AND A GREAT WEEKEND!!!
Lynn

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

My Halloween Pumpkin.... LOL

You all know I love my dogs, I found this pumpkin pattern the other day on BHG and knew I just had to do it!!! I am not great at pumpkin carving but it does look like a chihuahua







Of course my family thinks I'm crazy. But we all have to be a little crazy once in a while... Have a great Halloween...

Lynn



Saturday, October 24, 2009

All Things "LIVING" in my House, Other than Plants

There is nothing better than the unconditional love of a pet (or two or three...) Our dog Mia we have had since 2000. She is our second Sheltie, I always had cats until our first Sheltie showed up at the door one night and never left. I had collies as a child but they were always outside pets. This was our first inside dog. Now I know I will never be without a dog again. They are wonderful companions, always happy to see you when you walk in the door, even if you have just been outside for an hour.
They are my computer buddies, Mia the Sheltie and Claudia the Chihuahua chilling under the desk as I type away the hours..
When my youngest daughter moved home after living at the beach for four years she brought back two Chihuahuas, she lived at home with them for two years and when she moved out again my husband had fallen in love with them and told her to just leave them both here with us. So we now have three dogs. She now has a Mastiff and a Chihuahua we got her this spring. Surprisingly they get along great!
Claudia is just the most loving dog I have ever met, she jumps up on the back of the compute chair and sleeps nice and warm between my back and the back of the chair. She is at least 13 years old now, and the most active of all three of them. Running and playing all day...Here is Keegan the 5 year old in front with Claudia resting her head on his back, basting in the sunny bay window. This is their favorite spot in the morning sun.

Claudia on the couch with her blanket and pup pup her favorite toy, ready for a nap...


These little dogs love to be all covered up in a blanket or under the blankets at night in bed with us.
This is Keegan on the couch with his head stuck out taking a breather from this warm blanket...
He is differently a woman's dog, he is my buddy for sure...

Mia, nice and cozy on the floor, No blankets for her. She get too warm with all that hair. The only time she is in bed or on the couch with us is if it is storming... She just shakes in the stormy weather. She has had such a good time playing with the other two little ones, she needed a buddy or two to play with...
Than there is the turtle that is probably 10 years old, another leftover of the youngest daughter. I think he will live forever!!! LOL if you are in Toms office he bangs on the tank to let you know he is there!!!
We call this our pet rock, a couple of years ago I got my husband a salt water tank for Christmas. Well I found out you had to put a live rock in the tank. I had no idea what I was doing, but that youngest daughter Amanda was the expert... So my mother bought Tom this rock for his Christmas Present. Mom is 83 and goes to the Spa to exercise three times a week, when she told her friends she bought her son-in-law a rock for Xmas they all got a kick out of it. Little did they know it was a $70.00 rock!!! BUT IT IS ALIVE!!!

Here are a few other living things in that tank... The star fish is so interesting all those millions of little suction cups that allow him to climb up the glass are really cool...

He is on the move up the rock now.. I loved to watch him...
Our red Nemo swimming through the anemone..
I could just sit and watch everything moving in the tank all day, it is so relaxing, I just took this video, everything is just getting so big and I love to watch the anemone move and it is cool to watch it eat. Grabbing food with those long tentacles and putting the food in it's mouth. Yes it has a mouth...
You will get a laugh out of this, when we first got this anemone, one day it all shrunk up really tiny. The tentacles were only about an inch long and really dark purple. I called the pet store to see If I was killing it!!! It looked terrible. She just laughed and told us it was Pooping. We just about lost it laughing. In a few hours it was back to normal. We get tickled every time it happens!!! I hope you have enjoyed all my creatures, big and small...

video


Have a great week,
Lynn


















































Sunday, October 18, 2009

Fall in West Virginia....

This was the view from my front porch tonight... I really don't like Fall because I know Winter is so close behind. BUT the trees are beautiful. The sun was hitting them just right tonight and made them look like they were on fire. Hope everyone has a great week!!!
Lynn

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Busy... Busy...

I miss posting to the blog, but things are crazy right now...
So here are the grass heads at 2 weeks old... The kids love them...
Here is dad and mom at Cracker Barrel having dinner and his big cookie cake, 84 years young!!!
Here we are traveling to Ohio for the Christmas in the Woods Festival, I just had to take a picture of the leaves...
Click on the link to see how much fun this place is. Hundreds of crafter's... Hope you all have a great week. I hope I have more time to get on here soon...
Lynn

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Readers Walk Master Gardners Booth...

What a beautiful day we had for our Readers Walk yesterday. Here is my husband Tom at 9am starting to set things up for the day... Our Master Gardner's president came with big beautiful corn stalks to decorate, and they were beautiful... The booth is set up with the lemonade ready to serve to all the children that come by. They got to sit on big bales of straw, while they were being read to...

I think we are ready!!!


Here I am showing the first group of children how to make our grass head people, each child was given a little baggie with grass seed in it and the instructions on how to make their very on little grass head person.. Then I read them a book on "How to Plant A Rainbow"...
(click on picture to enlarge so you can see them better)

Look how cute this little one is sitting on a bale of straw with her feet resting on pumpkin, while one of our members read to her!!!



This is my oldest daughter Colleen Interpreting in Sign Language the story being read in front of the Library...


The flowers in front of our Historical Society Museum are still in full bloom and looking beautiful...



Our town sponsors a Scarecrow contest every October and the Downtown area is full of really creative Scarecrows on lots of posts!!!



Here we have a few more Master Gardner's telling a story on how Pumpkins grow to some small children, they just loved this story.
We also gave out coloring sheets that had garden themes.


While another Master Gardner read to the older Children a wonderful book she had to share with them...


This little one with his mother during an interactive story: "WHEN THE SUN CAME UP AND THE RAIN CAME DOWN" He loved it...


My daughter holding a little one during the same story...
See the little grass head people sitting on the table in the background, those are the ones I planted last Sunday. How fast they grew...

These two first and second graders were learning how peanuts grew and how peanut butter was made, how interesting that book was...

My husband on the corner with some of the other Master Gardner's just having a good time watching all the kids enjoying the reading...
Look at the blue sky, it was just a gorgeous day...
So all in all we had a "GREAT DAY"...
Lynn