Sunday, August 30, 2009

A Different View

Here's a vid of the lot with the old house on it..

And here is the lot after the house was knocked down....

And here it is now....

And for Emily here is the finished foot and handprint project...

And as a special treat for us we got to take care of the twins and Evie after church today. Here is Nana showing GB and PK how to play Nugget.(Marbles Game)

Friday, August 28, 2009

A Split is half a Pint or Two Gills!

A split is also a choreographic manoeuver. Here Evie will demonstrate..........

And here she is goofing with Nana.....

Aren't we lucky????

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

A Piece of History

New concrete was poured on the sidewalk yesterday and Steph had a neighborhood gathering so footprints and handprints could be impressioned into the quickly drying mix.

It really was an attraction for the kids and I'm happy I was there to record it.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

"A bit Sloppy"

That's what Nana said. I'll let you figure out the context. Nah, on second thoughts I'll clue you in that it was whilst I was making a left turn in front of an 18 wheeler driving for ice cream after we had had Beef Wellington and adult imbibations......Nooooo we don't DUI it's just that Nana is SO prim. And she's usually right.

Next topic:

How lucky I am and proud too. I am proud that I got called to watch Evie this morning. Now as most sane adults know, two year olds can be tough on old buggers like me. I talk around to to others who have g'kids (my barber) and mostly it's women that do the duty. But Evie and I get along great, and with no-one else around to witness it I will play silly stuff with her that normally I wouldn't be seen dead doing. Like building bridges with leggos and trying to balance frogs and trucks on it! And screaming when, inevitably, they fall down.

Don't laugh until you've tried it. Besides, Ev and I love it so

I am pleased that my plan to go to the gym (accomplished) and swim (done) and buy some Guinness (got it!) was delayed by taking care of Evelyn. But after two hours of me she was ready for more challenging company. Look at this picture.......

Is she ready for her Mom or what? After this pic she said "No more pictures"

I really am happy I can do it for a few hours.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Encouragement Gets More of the Same........

Thanks so much for the 5 comments. Nice to hear from all of you, and here's another treat. A pic of Evie showing off her nail polish and a vid of her swinging in Memorial Park while Nana was hurrying around the 3 mile track.

You can see it better if you enlarge the picture.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Spinning Tops and Who do you love?

Here's clever Evie making a toy out of a non-functional bulb and writing letters to her favorite people.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Swimming at the club.......

The cousins had a terrific time together and it shows in these vids.......

Friday, August 14, 2009

For my Loyal Fans (All 2 of you)

And you know who you are.

We have had a great week full of grandkids. If Nana had not had a lot of pesky business to deal with this week as well as kids she would have had even more fun. She really loves having them around.

Here is Colin shopping for back to school clothes. And Anna trying to name her latest cuddly toy.(Jane)

Also, Anna getting her hair braided ready for swimming and then all the kids in Steph's car going to the club and giving thumbs up that their seatbelts were clicked.


Thursday, August 13, 2009

Walking the Dog

Here are a couple of frames of Evie and me walking Patch....

Thursday, August 6, 2009

A few More

Because of the avalanche of comments on the other two posts about Alaska here are a few more. I know you all are out there.
Here we are in a tea shop in Victoria......

Here we are in Juneau...

Eating at The Hangar in Juneau...

At the fish hatchery in Juneau.

Taxi ride in Juneau past the Governor's Mansion...

And on the narrow gauge train ride in Skagway...

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Tracy Arm Fjord

I have seen other videos on YouTube that show closer approaches to the glacier than we experienced. Nevertheless, even though we didn't get close to the ice wall it was a beautiful area and here are some videos showing the scenery.

Swimming on a Ship

Here are some vids of the kids swimming on the ship.

Sunday, August 2, 2009


Emily memed me so here it is............

1. Where is your cell phone? downstairs
2. Your hair? ebbing
3. Your mother? gone
4. Your father? gone
5. Your favorite food? Italian
6. Your dream last night? forgotten
7. Your favorite drink? Dewar's
8. Your dream/goal? 185
9. What room are you in? bedroom
10. Your hobby? Netflix
11. Your fear? acrophobia
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? alive
13. Where were you last night? home
14. Something that you aren’t? skinny
15. Wish list item? skinny
16. Where did you grow up? England
17. What are you wearing? shorts
18. Your pets?Patch
19. Friends? faraway
20. Your life? Lucky
21. Your mood? happy
22. Missing someone? lots
23. Vehicle? Honda
24. Something you’re not wearing? belt
25. Your favorite color? blue
26. When was the last time you laughed? yesterday
27. Last time you cried? July
28. One place that I go to over and over? Costco
29. One person who emails me regularly? Steve
30. Favorite place to eat? StateLine