Tuesday, June 29, 2010

New Duds for the Dolls

We're back from Grand Junction, so I can show you the new outfit I made for the Fancy Nancy dolls. Miss M took hers home last week, and I took Cordelia's to her. She wore the new outfit all weekend.

Had a great time in Grand Junction, saw the art on the street in the downtown area, ate gelato, walked along the Colorado River in Colorado River State Park (which is a whole 2 blocks from where Ed and Rachel live), drove the scenic drive thru Colorado National Monument and had a ball playing with Cordelia. Wyatt was another whole story.

All of my grandkids (except Wyatt) really seem to like me. That kid spent Saturday and Sunday running after Rachel and crying if I just looked at him. By Monday he was getting tired of all the running and just ignored me. This is going to be a challenge to me. He even let Grandpa touch him! HUMPHFF!

Now I have to start planning my strategy for the next time I see him. I will have him in my corner with the rest of them. I will!

I'll post pictures of the trip as soon as I get them off the camera.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Father's Day doings.....

Lets start with yesterday. I have been educated this weekend! I have learned several things.

1. Remember the old trick or treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat....?? Well, Grandpa used to finish it with If you don't, I don't care, you can smell my underwear..
So, M was telling me a story about Halloween, and started singing this song. I finished it off the way Grandpa used to, and guess what? According to M "That's inappropriate!" in that many words.

2. C is in pull ups, and he is all boy. He informed me that he needed a diaper change because he was wet. So I pulled off the pull up, and he ran into the bathroom to sit on the toilet. Course, if he had done anything it would have spouted all over the bathroom because that's how it was pointed.

Instead he looks up at me, gets this big grin on his face and says "I farted!". And he's done.

3. At the zoo today, when we were done with the giraffes, M wanted to go see the gorillas and monkeys. Grandpa, pushing the stroller with both of them in it says "Great, it's all uphill."
If you have ever been to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs, you would know how ridiculous that sounded. Of course it's all uphill. The giraffes are the first thing after the entrance and the zoo is built up the side of the mountain.

Here we are entertaining the lowland gorilla.

4. The hippos were outside eating grass when we left the monkey house. I never knew how absolutely short their legs are!

See, really, really short!

After that, we tried lunch at Rudy's, a new BBQ place on Hwy 24, but the line was out the door so we went to Fatburger instead, and then to Baskin Robbins, and then home.....

I came home and cleaned stalls, then worked on the patio (and no, it's not done yet), and then vacuumed all the rugs so Grandpa could sweep and mop the floors. Busy, busy day.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Paintings in the Show

Well, it's been quite a while since I've posted. And I'm the one that's always nagging the kids to update their blogs! Guess I haven't had a lot to say and Clyde posted the pictures of the grandkids and himself at his party last week.

G spent 4 days with us last week, and he left yesterday to visit his dad in .......Hawaii. How's that for luck, he gets a summer vacation in Hawaii, and I've only been there when the ship stopped there for 2 days on the way back from Okinawa.
If only........

I'm posting the paintings that I put in the Palmer Lake Art Group's show at TriLakes Center for the Arts in Palmer Lake, CO. These paintings will be up until June 27 or thereabouts. The center is open from 12 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays thru Saturdays, and they have a lot going on there.

This first one, I've called Desert Gold. I took pictures of these poppies several years ago, when I was visiting my mother in El Paso. They had had a wet spring, and the poppies all bloomed all over the desert at the foot of the Franklin Mountains.

This is another one of a cowhorse working a cow, with the title of "Chasing Cows".
I am so totally bad at coming up with original titles.

The last one I called Blazing Saddle. This has got to be the epitome of originality..NOT. I need to find someone who can come up with titles to go with my paintings. Paintings are not a problem.

OK, what would you have titled these three paintings? If I like your suggestions, maybe I'll hire you!