Sunday, September 26, 2010

After the squirrels......

Clyde planted his sunflower garden again this year. Makes three years in a row. You can see how well they grow. The fence is five feet tall, and the sunflowers are taller. Last year they were even taller.

Well, this year, the squirrels got over their fear of the plastic pinwheels that we put all over the garden and fence to scare the birds and squirrels away. This is what we have now.

They pulled the stalks over and broke them, then broke the flowers off to eat the seeds.

Now what can I do with the stalks that are left??

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Grand Junction, butterfly place

Here are some of the pictures that I took with the Nikon point and shoot, since Grandpa took the other camera away......First up is Grandpa in his stylish shorts outfit.

Next up is Ed. I caught him looking at his pictures on this camera. He likes to take pictures just like Grandpa.

Here's C on the jolly green giant. If you look closely, she has a mustache from the smoothie they were giving away.

And here is the little W. Doesn't look too happy, does he? But at least he's not crying. And it was hot, at least hotter than we're used to.

Ok, I found pictures from CJ's birthday party, and M's party, and more feeding ducks, this time with a different cast. I'll post them next. Hope you enjoy the pictures. I sure do. Leave a comment so I know you came. I'm not doing this for the galaxy, you know..LOL

Thursday, September 9, 2010


More kids from the weekend. In descending age. G up first.



CJ with Bekka(He showed up on the sleepy side, which was good, because he spent the rest of the time until bedtime chasing G and C up and down the sidewalk.)

W: (he loves his daddy's computer so much!)


But I have to say, he did like the book I brought him, and he would come to me with it to read. But I still couldn't pick him up. And he even cozied up to Grandpa (which picture I can't post because Grandpa wasn't completely dressed.) And I have to say, Grandpa did have a computer beside him, so maybe he cozied up to the computer and not Grandpa.

Fish at the Butterfly place. There was only one butterfly, and my picture of it has the butterfly out of focus, but all the leaves around it are in focus. Only me!!

And right after I took this picture, Grandpa had to have the camera because I wasn't taking enough pictures for him.....So I got stuck with the coolpix, and haven't unloaded those pictures yet....more to come.

On another note, I had a very busy day today. Left just before 9 am to pick up horse meds, a receipt from the periodontist, and a parking tag for school before a 10 am class. First thing to go was the horse meds, next thing to go was the periodontist as I was running late. At house plus 10 miles I remembered the stuff I was supposed to bring for Linda. At house plus 25 miles I remembered that I didn't bring an ice chest for the groceries.

At class time - 20 minutes, I pulled into the parking garage, and all the spots for PPCC were taken. Overflow spot was full also. Found a spot next to a wall that was jutting out, and scraped the right rear door on that. Backed up, and took two parking spots marked compact cars only. Figured my truck is a short bed. That's compact!

Got to the office for the parking tag, and mine's still good.

Got out of class, picked up the receipt and met Linda for lunch--Happy Birthday Linda!

Went to Sam's, then had to bring those groceries home. On the way, I stopped by the vet's and got the horse meds. Good thing Grandpa volunteered to come with me to WalMart and the library, because I was going to whine if he didn't!

Busy day, I need to go to bed now!


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Herding, kids!

We had a surprise party for me on Saturday night, because it was my birthday the next day. All five of the grandkids were together. However, they were together about as well as five cats would be together. You can see in the following pictures what it was like trying to get a picture with all five of them in it.

Try number 1. G is trying to be funny. (the rabbit ears that he is giving to C.)

And CJ wasn't paying attention.

Try number 2. The three oldest are doing ok, but CJ is looking at W, and W has decided that he doesn't want to play any more. That's Rachel in the background trying to keep them in line.

Try number 3. W has completely disappeared. The oldest two are doing ok. The middle two have decided to turn around and see what's going on. Doesn't Rachel look excited with all of this?

Try number 4. G has his hands on his head, C and M look like they're standing at attention, CJ is chewing on his fingers and Rachel is trying to hold W in place.

Try number 5. G has his arms up, and his pants are slipping, C looks serious, M is not smiling, and CJ is still eating his fingers. W looks ok, but he's definitely being held in place.

And that is the tale of how we got all five grandkids lined up in descending age. Now I just have to figure out how to get them all engaged and looking at the camera and smiling at the same time.

Or I guess I could put all five pictures together and then keep only the best image of each one.
(I think not, that sounds like too much work!!)

More later, I have lots of good pictures to post....