Monday, February 29, 2016

On This Day in 1940

On February 29, 1940, the film "Gone With the Wind" won eight Oscars.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Saturday, February 27, 2016

On This Day in 1827

On February 27, 1827, the first Mardi Gras celebration was held in New Orleans.

Friday, February 26, 2016

On This Day in 1919

On February 26, 1919, Congress established the Grand Canyon National Park.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Abe Moments

 Grandpa Joe and Abe were playing "Undercover Agents" and as you can see, were totally mesmerized by the show they were watching...which was "Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood".

 I gave Noah Albert the Bear many years ago...and now he belongs to Abe.

It looks like Albert the Bear is in very good hands.


Beautiful But Dangerous

Joe and I visited Lake Erie last weekend and watched two people fall through the ice.
We must respect Mother Nature.

A View of the Moon

On This Day in 1791

On February 25, 1791, First Bank of the United States was chartered.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

On This Day in 1970

On February 24, 1970, the National Public Radio...NPR...was founded.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

On This Day in 1954

On February 23, 1954, polio vaccines were available in the United States.

Monday, February 22, 2016

On This Day in 1997

On February 22, 1997, scientists in Scotland announced that an adult sheep named Dolly had been successfully cloned.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

On This Day in 1842

On February 21, 1842, the sewing machine was invented by John Greenough.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

On This Day in 1846

On February 20, 1846, John Drummond was granted a patent for molds for manufacturing candles.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Thursday, February 18, 2016

On This Day in 1930

On February 18, 1930, Pluto was discovered by astronomer Clyde W. Tombaugh.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

On This Day in 1827

On February 17, 1827, Chester Stone patented the washing machine.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Sunday With Abe

 Joe and I traveled up to Cleveland to spend the afternoon with Noah, Amy, and of course...Abe!
Joe took Abe "bowling" after lunch.
Look at that form!

 Abe caught on right away and his balls...for the most part...went straight down the middle!

 We loved watching Abe cheer his bowling ball down the lane...


 Amy joined in on the fun...

Back home...
 Abe is very good at multi-tasking!

 Abe and I played with his Valentine Train while Amy did a bit of shopping and worked out at the Y.  Noah and Joe were busy doing electrical work in Abe's room, which is being totally redecorated.

 Joe put in a switch...with a dimmer...for Abe's track lighting for his art corner.  My talented husband also added an electrical outlet.
That man can do anything!

Abe thanked his Grandpa Joe for all his hard work.
Abe was extremely interested in Joe's tools and wanted to know their names and what they were used for.
It looks like Joe will have an apprentice very soon!

~It was the best of days~

Abe's Valentines

 Abe was very deliberate in preparing his Valentine cards this year.
We all treasure these special milestones in Abe's life!

On This Day in 1946

On February 16, 1946, the first commercially designed helicopter was tested in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Monday, February 15, 2016

On This Day in 1903

On February 15, 1903, the first Teddy Bear, named for President Theodore Roosevelt, went on sale.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

On This Day in 1931

On February 14, 1931, the original "Dracula" movie, starring Bela Lugosi, was released.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

On This Day in 2000

On February 13, 2000, the last original "Peanuts" comic strip appeared in newspapers one day after the passing of Charles M. Schulz.

Friday, February 12, 2016

On This Day in 1880

On February 12, 1880, The National Croquet League was organized.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

On This Day on 1752

On February 11, 1752, the first hospital in the United States opened in Pennsylvania.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

On This Day in 1863

On February 10, 1863, the fire extinguisher was patented by Alanson Crane.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Catching Up With Abe

 This is a good bath day.  Abe is not always enjoying this time of day as of late.  He's just too busy!

Abe loves milk...his drink of choice.

Abe had a bit of a collision with a shelf and one of his front teeth got pushed back into his gum.  My grandson bravely visited two dentists and they are hopeful the tooth will drop within a month.
Noah and Amy were much more upset about the incident than Abe.  He took it in his own little stride...even with the proclamation his NUK days were officially over.
He is simply the best...

Abe visited his neighborhood library and wanted books on farms and elephants.
I love a boy who knows what he wants!

The Best Get Well Card

Joe and I got hit with the WORST flu bug ever!  I am just starting to feel like myself after TWO WEEKS...
Abe's smiling face made my couch time almost bearable.  He is just the best!

More Than a Job

My son teaches in the inner city and has many administrative duties as well.
I look forward to his daily call and a quick review of how his day went.
Noah never ceases to amaze me with his compassion for each and every one of his students.  
He is truly using his God given talents...  

Winter Projects

 I am in the process of painting and decorating our kitchen cabinets.
I also made a little Tea Town background.

 I am having fun combining journaling with art projects.

 Art from the heart...

 So many fun things to make...

 I also touched up some of my Window Art pieces.

This is my January Board...

I love painting, but it is tremendously time consuming.  I am glad my Hittyville Friends have much to occupy themselves with!

Waiting for David

David will be joining our goat family when he is ready to leave his mother.
He is SO cute!

In the meantime...
Joe decided to work on some additional play space for our friends.

Danny was quite appreciative!
Thank you, dear Joe...