Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Lady bug Lady bug

Once again on my search for spring, I came across this lady bug last evening...

Did you know?????

Ladybug Ladybug Rhyme
Nursery Rhyme & History
Traditional Nursery Rhyme"Ladybug, ladybug" is chanted by children when a ladybug insect lands on their person. If the ladybug doesn't fly away of its own accord the child would gently blow it away chanting "Ladybug Ladybug fly away home". This insect is found every summer in the gardens of Britain - the most common colour is red with black spots, less common are the yellow variety. In Britain ladybugs are referred to as 'ladybirds'.Ladybird History Connection - Gunpowder Plot Conspirators?Farmers knew of the Ladybird's value in reducing the level of pests in their crops and it was traditional for them to cry out the rhyme before they burnt their fields following harvests ( this reduced the level of insects and pests) in deference to the helpful ladybird:
"Ladybird, ladybird fly away home,Your house is on fire and your children are gone"

The English word ladybird is a derivative of the Catholic term " Our Lady". There has been some speculation that this Nursery Rhyme originates from the time of the Great Fire of London in 1666 .

Ladybug Ladybug aka Ladybird Ladybird
Ladybug ladybug fly away home,Your house is on fire and your children are gone,All except one and that's little Ann,For she crept under the frying pan.

Ladybug Ladybug aka Ladybird Ladybird

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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The Shrine Circus

What a busy weekend...

We started on Saturday with a movie...

Someone in the family has been reading the book and was very anxious to see this movie. It was really entertaining...

After that we went for lunch and then shopping for books and toys.

Then on Sunday we headed for the circus!

It was the The Shrine Circus...The Circus with a purpose. This organization spends 1 million dollars a DAY to help children....What a wonderful thing..

Now this is the face of someone who said that he probably wouldn't like the circus...

I knew that Emma would love it..and she did!!!!

There was something for everyone!!!!!

We did a LOT of things ......

And we were all starting to get a little tired....

But once we got back to *Grandmas house* there was monkey grass to trim and everyone got a second wind..

And then everyone wanted to stay....

But there was school the next day and other things to do at home.....

It was a super busy weekend but a lot of fun too.
What did you do?
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If you get the chance to go, please do..

Shriners International is a fraternity based on fun, fellowship and the Masonic principles of brotherly love, relief and truth. There are approximately 350,000 members from 191 temples (chapters) in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Republic of Panama.
Shriners International supports Shriners Hospitals for Children®, an international health care system of 22 hospitals dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing specialty pediatric care, innovative research and outstanding teaching programs.
Children up to age 18 with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate are eligible for care at Shriners Hospitals for Children® and receive all services at no financial obligation to families.

Friday, March 26, 2010

A pot of gold.

A heart of gold.....

Made a pot of gold...

It was more than I could calmly accept...

So I cried.

AND then cried some more....
Sometimes it just hits you right in the heart....
Do you know what I mean?

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Looking back

I was just thinking about our trip to Pennsylvania last fall. We really did have a great time...

Wouldn't you just love to live here? This is where Mickeys sister lives...If you have read my blog for any length of time, I'm sure you have seen this before...but if you havent then enjoy. Its a wonderful place to live..

Bob thought it was great...Because there were all kinds of animals there..

And a little boy...

Casey...Extremely photogenic...I couldn't get enough..

Seriously, this dog should go to Hollywood.

I could see Casey in a movie.

And she has a horse...

And of course, Penelope..

This is a picture of my goat dinky at my sister in laws house..She loves us... As we do her. It was a nice comfortable visit..I want to go back..Like NOW!

What do you miss?

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The birds of winter

I think Saturdays snow was it....Winter is over.....Finally...

I thought I would get the last pictures of the birds that congregate around our house in the winter.

If you happen to like these little finches,

get yourself a feeder like this! They love it. Thistle...

Cats love to watch. They really do...

So as the snow came down,

and the Oklahoma wind blew,

I took these pictures pretty much knowing this would be the last of the season like this.

See you birdies later!!!!

Warmer days are just around the corner and then it will time for the bluebirds and butterflies...Wooohoooo!!
Are you glad winter is over?
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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Strep throat

Do you know whats bad about wacky weather? People get sick...And I sure don't like it, especially, when my little grand ones are under the weather...

We have big plans this weekend.

Soccer, a movie and a circus....

Big doings....

But Emma is sick with strep throat...

So we still have a few days before the weekend, so lets hope for speedy recovery..

Cause smiles are whats on order.....

No time for sniffles and fevers....Please...Go away...Along with the winter snows...

Get well Miss Emma...really fast!!!

How have you been holding up this season?

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Monday, March 22, 2010

Diary of a wimpy kid

Dylan is reading the series of "Diary of Wimpy Kid".

Plot Summary
The first book begins with an introduction to Gregory "Greg" Heffley and his middle school life. It takes place during his sixth grade year. The book also explains the "Cheese Touch" early on. It is similar to the game of tag in which the person who touched "The Cheese" (a piece of moldy cheese that had remained on the school basketball court after it had presumably fallen out of someones sandwich the previous spring) had to get rid of it by touching someone else.

In the first half of the book, Rowley and Greg endure events such as Halloween, learning how to wrestle, and acting in the play of The Wizard of Oz as a tree. During trick-or-treating on Halloween night, Greg and Rowley are ambushed by a group of teenagers. Then they take refuge at Greg's grandmother's house and taunt the teenagers from there by making sounds and faces at them. This upsets Greg's mom, who orders them to come home. They do come home, but get a surprise when they come to the driveway--Greg's father drenches the two friends with a trash can full of water.

On Christmas day, Greg writes that he gets very few presents that he likes. He does not get the one thing he really wants, a video game called Twisted Wizard, but instead gets a red sweater, an 8 x 10 picture of his uncle, and a Big Wheel. Greg then throws a football at Rowley while the latter is riding the Big Wheel, breaking his hand. At school, Rowley is surrounded by girls because he is injured, which makes Greg mad because he wants more attention from girls.
Later, he and Rowley join the Safety Patrol, whose responsibility is to walk home morning kindergartners. However, Greg gets kicked off the Patrol for chasing the kindergartners with a worm on a stick and Rowley becomes promoted. When Greg gets kicked off, Rowley starts to ignore Greg. Slowly, they begin drifting apart and Rowley starts hanging out with Collin Lee; when he goes over to Rowley's house, Greg retaliates by spending his night at Fregley's. This turns into a disaster as Fregley becomes hyper by eating too much candy and begins to chase Greg. Greg then leaves and runs home in the middle of the night.

Nearing the end of the school year, Rowley's comic strip, called "Zoo-Wee Mama", is entered into the school's newspaper. Greg tells Rowley to list him as the co-creator because it was his idea and joke punchline. Rowley then denies that Greg had anything to do with it. They get ready to fight but are then interrupted by the teenagers they taunted on Halloween. They showed up to pay them back and they force Rowley to eat the cheese at the blacktop, but Greg gets away by lying to the teenagers saying he is allergic to dairy products. The next day, Greg explains that he removed the Cheese, but unfortunately for him, the other students thought that this meant Greg actually touched it, giving him the Cheese Touch. For the rest of the year, Greg is in seclusion from everyone else and he and Rowley become best friends again. Despite Greg's best efforts to become "Class Clown" in the favorites page in the yearbook, the title is given to Rowley for his "Zoo-Wee Mama" comics. Greg states at the end of the book that he threw away his yearbook and doesn't care about Rowley having the title of Class Clown, but if it goes to Rowley's head, Greg will remind him that he was the one who ate the Cheese.

This is now a movie. Someone will be going to soon!!!

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