Friday, September 30, 2016

On This Day in 1452

On September 30, 1452, the first book was published...Johann Guttenberg's BIBLE.


 Toby is the newest addition to our family and we love him dearly already!

There is always an adjustment period...
~Getting to know you~

David and Larry want a bit of extra attention.

Danny is nibbling on my sweater...That is definitely a goat thing!

~Goat adventures are the best~

Thursday, September 29, 2016

On This Day in 1998

On September 29, 1998, a hand controller for a video game was patented.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

On This Day in 1928

On September 28, 1928, Sir Alexander Fleming noticed a bacteria killing mold growing in his laboratory, discovering what would later become known as penicillin.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

On This Day in 1825

On September 27, 1825, George Stephenson operated the first locomotive to haul a passenger train.

Monday, September 26, 2016

On This Day in 1980

On September 26, 1980, my awesome daughter, Brooke Carlson, was born.
Happy Birthday, dear Brooke!
~Love from Joe and your Mother~

Sunday, September 25, 2016

On This Day in 1959

On September 25, 1959, the song "Do-Re-Mi" from "The Sound of Music" was registered. 

Saturday, September 24, 2016

On This Day in 1853

On September 24, 1853, Cornelius Vanderbilt made the first round the world trip by yacht.

Friday, September 23, 2016

On This Day in 1962

On September 23, 1962, "The Jetsons" premiered on ABC.  It was the networks first color TV series.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

On This Day in 1964

On September 22, 1964, "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." premiered on NBC-TV.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

On This Day in 1859

On September 20, 1859, George Simpson received a patent for the electric range.

Monday, September 19, 2016

On This Day in 1876

On September 19, 1876, the first carpet sweeper was patented by Melville Bissell.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

On This Day in 1977

On September 18, 1977, Voyager 1 took the first photograph of the Earth and Moon together.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

On This Day in 1849

On September 17, 1849, abolitionist Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery.

Friday, September 16, 2016

On This Day in 1857

On September 16, 1857, the words and music to "Jingle Bells" was registered under the title "One Horse Open Sleigh".

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

The Labyrinth Totems

So...Joe and I had an idea...imagine that!

 It all started with a 10 foot 4x6 post.

 And then I painted...

And painted some more.

Decorations for the front of the totems...We will continue to add more as we find them!

 Joe measured...

And attached all the knobs and little art pieces.

The ground was way too dry to dig a 2 foot hole!

A bit later...
 A power digger was rented!

Joe loves machines...

Time to bring down the totem...

 Joe is a master cement mixer!

Set up time...

Introducing our Labyrinth Totems!
The North Totem

The South Totem

 The East Totem

 The West Totem

It was the best of projects.
Thank you, Joe...We make a wonderful team!

On This Day in 1972

On September 14, 1972, "The Waltons" premiered on ABC-TV.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

On This Day in 1949

On September 13, 1949, the Ladies Professional Golf Association was formed.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Abe's Adventures

Abe enjoyed a trip to the zoo recently.

Our grandson especially likes the elephants...and lions and tigers and giraffes and monkeys, etc.

Abe is ready for the football season...
Go Buckeyes!

Abe wanted this little Hittyville chihuahua with all his heart and sent me a picture to let me know he is taking good care of the puppy!

Abe "helped" his parents clean out the garage in readiness for their new car.

Abe loves his Grandpa does Ellie.

Joe is talking like a pirate and Abe thinks that is too funny.

Now they are both talking like pirates and pretending they have eye patches.
Kids come in all shapes and sizes!

On the Farm...
Abe and Joe spent some time with the goats.  Abe is becoming a real farm boy.  He likes exploring in the barn and is even sitting on Joe's big tractor and thinking he is almost ready for a ride.

Abe had quite a conversation with David...

At the end of his busy days, Abe is loving his baths once again.

This summer we saw so many changes in Abe.  Three is a challenging age because children are caught between their desire for independence and their need for dependence.
One minute, all is right with the world...and the next minute everything explodes into a thundercloud.
Some moments, we shake our heads...but most moments we understand, love, and cherish the little being who is Abe.