Saturday, December 31, 2011

Christmas 2011 videos

One movie - collection of the videos taken during the Christmas vacation - 2011

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Christmas 2011

The following videos are viewed best if you view in full screen - click on bottom right corner, and hit escape to come back here.

First a short collection of pictures taken from Giupetto and Gianna's 2011 photo shoot - trying to get the best 2011 Christmas photo:

I think we finaly choose this one:

Next 2 family slide shows -

Christmas in Long Beach -

A few days later in PA

Thanks for watching.

Have a great holiday season and all the best for a wonderful New Year.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Gianna's 7th birthday - Dec 16, 2011

My birthday was Dec 16th. I am now 7 years old.

Here is what I did on my birthday:

I did lots of napping - which is my 2nd favorite thing to do. (Treats are my 1st favorite)
First I napped on my birthday blankie from my Aunt Alice.

Today I got to be queen of the big pillow:

more napping...

And more napping....

I have fallen, and I can't get up:

This is my brother DaVinci and I love watching him:

We wore silly hats:

Mommy and I played fetch for a long time:

We went for a ride to the post office:

We were pooped out again after arts and crafts time:

We played HIde and Seek

My Daddy built this shelf

And that was part 1 of my birthday.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Rock Hall's Annual Autumn Festival - Oct 2011

Here's our booth. Behind the booth is John and son-in-law Greg
Below you can see the cork board for the hats and capes. I have a look book on the table, which people like to look through. This time I laid the cat toys out on a platter and it worked great. I sold several. And I have a few dressed inflatable dogs hanging around.

Below is a closeup of the hats board day 1:

Next is a close up of the same board Day 2.

The Hubby's area. He made and hung these poles.

He displayed some on a cut tree trunk:

But what brought the most attention were the dolls he secured to a display tray - Iron Man, Phoenix and Wolverine. And the kids all ran over, esp recognizing iron man.

There's the hubby:

We've got a customer. Tucker is Baaad to the Bone.

Donna and Georgi came to visit:
Below is a new hat I made while sitting there at the fair:
End of day 2 - it was a very successful and fun weekend. There is my oldest grandson Thomas. They all helped pack us back up.

Sunday, August 21, 2011


I'm a little late in posting this, but this starts about 3 weeks ago...

We got to PA late Thursday night. On Friday morning my husband goes all around watering the potted plants we have on the deck.

He goes upstairs where we have a small deck with a shadow box...

and I hear "There are birds hanging out up here"... Then I hear, "We have eggs!"

Inside the shadow box, is a nest with 4 spotted eggs.

I did see both Mom and Dad, but could not get a picture of them. They are Northern Junkos also known as Dark Slated Junko.

2 weeks later, we went back to PA and.....

there were babies in the nest!

Where you see the yellow lines - that is the outline of thier beaks. If you look close you can see 4 separate yellow outlines. One is beneath the leaf on the left. There ae 4 babies!

And here's Momma. So very hard to see her standing right in the middle over the nest.

((While I was at work, my husband likes to change my screen saver on me, and I came home to this picture. These are not my babies, but I love the similarity, and I just love this picture.))

On Sunday, we packed up to head home. Gianna must think we are going to forget her, because she always climbs on top of the packages. If you take one, she'll just climb up on the next one.

See you later...