Last May when Nashville had the FLOODS and so many places were under water, that included my niece's school. She attends a private school where the parents have an active and helping hand in most everything that involves the kids. This includes setting up for plays (my brother plays a role in this) to moving things to the upper level of the school when the flooding started. From my brother I understand that parents and teachers alike joined at the school to make this happen and to save as much as they could. Its amazing what can happen when everyone joins together. Even though it was near the end of the year the children had to finish up the year at local area churches. But with the outstanding help and hard work the school was ready to reopen when school started back. From the cleaning up, the painting, the hauling off, the replacement of floors (including gym), replacement of doors to the lockers. It was already to start a new school year. Last night was my first time to be back in the school. …
Holly, my youngest niece is a born actress. She was always entertaining us with little skits that she would come up with but it really took off one year when she took a summer drama class through her school.
For one week the kids attended this class, tried out for parts, learned the lines and then just 5 days later, they would put on a play.
Holly won the part of Ms. Hangan in Annie the first drama class she attended. I can't remember a time that I recall laughing that hard for so long. The girl nailed it with her part. She speaks clear, she knows her lines and the facial expression that go along with each line is amazing.
From there the next year she won the part in the summer drama play as Alice in Alice in Wonderland. The desire to act was now in her blood. She went on to have a part in the local theater here in town one November.
When she was old enough (9th grade, I believe) she was able to actually join the drama class at her school. She has played several parts, and might I add, very well. …
Tennessee, the Nashville and surrounding areas don't usually see a lot of snow. Our thing is more ice. This year we were spared from the ice but we have had at least 4 snows measuring in my area from 2 -4 inches. Although its pretty..... I AM OVER IT!
I had a talk with Mother Nature and just told her that if she could not dump a foot of this white stuff.....she needed to stop messing with us! Taken from the computer room this morning.... My bush outside the computer room window.
Looks very pretty settling on the top of this bush.....but it was not a foot of snow. I have not been out to measure but I think around 2 inches again.
Anyway, apparently Mother Nature as decided to not listen to me and decided since I demanded....I mean requested she stop this, she is not about to.... Thanks for stopping in,
For the last 6 years I have been an artist for a fund raiser for The Kids on the Block, a local non - profit organization that teaches children about lifes issues, illness, and just about daily life using puppets. This will be my 7th year. Check them out at ~ http://www.starsnashville.org/about-kids-on-the-block/
My first year my grandson, Caleb and I painted a childs rocking chair, the next yr. I painted a stool, then for 3 years I did a painting, last year was my first year to donate some prints of my photography. Tje theme for the yearly fund raiser is Chair-ish the Kids, it is centered around chairs.
I started this years project with a wooden kitchen chair. Primmed it, and painted it black. Then I could not decide what to do next.......
Here is the starting of my Kids project for this year. Check back later in the week to see the finished product.
Since I got my camera 2.5 years ago....for a hobby, I have done several weddings, lots of senior class photo's outside, damage from a break in for an insurance company, photo's in a town planner calendar, kids, babies and even a caregivers brochure. But I did not have any pics of expecting mom's.
My youngest grandson is 4 months old and I really never thought about taking "expecting" shoots until I started seeing many pics around just the last month or so.....
So where was I to get an expecting mom?
I have a great nephew due in April so his Mommy seemed the best to ask to be my subject....I mean model. Susan was very good at doing what I asked and played right along with my request. Thanks Susan.
Now, thanks to her and baby Coleman aka Cole. I have lots of expecting Mom shots. Thanks for stopping in,
This is my 3rd grandson, Braden. He spent the night with Nana last night and he preceeded to show me what he can do......
This look I see his eyes saying, "Please Nana, help me, I don't know what to do with this extra arm once I turn over" I sat a toy in front of him and look at the concentration while he trys to get his hands to go where he wants them to. Watching cartoons.....and loving that fist.
After the 2 inches of snow we got Thursday night in less then 3 hours I got up to frozen roads. The temp had dropped so much or the evening hours that my street was a solid sheet of ice.
Anyone that knows me knows that I don't risk it by venturing out in snow or ice. By 10:30 the temp rose 1 degree but the sun was out and the road began to melt.
With that I decided to head to work. As I stepped out on my porch I veiwed this site in my holly tree just off the porch. Beautiful......so I headed back in for the camera. Notice what appears to be droplets near the bottom of the pic, that was what was melting and pouring over my gutters. Got it in the drip!
That evening when I arrived home after work and the temps had begun to drop again, the site was a little different.
Such a cool shot.
And right above that last shot I had this view.
We are having a meltdown today with a temp of 27! And sunshine. With possible snow to come back in tomorrow night. Enjoy.
Linking up to Gail at My Repurposed Life.....go by and check her out.
The other night while my grandson played games on my facebook page I decided to use up some time and work on a craft project that I first saw in blog world. Thanks to Courtney at A Diamond in the Stuff blog. You can find that post at ~~ http://adiamondinthestuff.blogspot.com/201/01/mod-podge-picture-frame.html Anyway, it looked like a cute and simple project but I loved it...
You have to start with a craft wooden frame and of all things I forgot to start the project with a pic of that frame....yikes...
I like black and white together but have just recently started to use it in my decorating. This project was going to start out with black paint..... a brush and my frame.....
When I had painted just around the outside edges on the frame, and all the back I pulled out the sheet of scrapbook paper I wanted to use. I traced the frame, inside opening and outside onto the back of the paper and started to cut. Keep in mind for the black aro…
Okay, so I know what you are thinking when you read the title to this blog.....sorry to disapoint you. Although I love to watch nature this post is not about those kinds of critters!
My son Cory, who lives in San Diego Ca. was cooking one morning when I called. He was making what he called Birds in a Nest. I was surprised to hear he could cook but then a little scared to even ask about the bird/nest thing. But I did. He went on to explain to me that you cut the center out of a slice of bread, butter both sides and put it in the skillet..... Guessing that is considered the nest.
From there you add the bird, actually the egg! Crack your egg into the center of the bread. I cooked mine until I could see the center almost done and the bread was a golden brown, then I flipped bread and egg at once. Cooking till the egg was done and that side of the bread was golden brown also.
Yummy looking and it so reminded me of french toast that I decided that I would eat mine with a touch of syrup on it.
Braden will be 4 months old on the 20th....and last night he showed Nana that he can roll over from his back to his tummy!Not only that, he was reclining in my arms, not sitting up but not laying all the way back and he pulled himself up in a sitting position. He has to have some pretty strong tummy muscles! And on top of all that, he is cutting teeth. His Mom's first tooth appeared at 3 months. He will be walking soon!! lol Thanks for stopping in,