Saturday, March 19, 2011

The Wearing of the Green

Since I was coming to Savannah to keep the grands this weekend, I decided to drive over a day early so that Walker, Katie and I could take in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.  Savannah has one of the largest St. Patrick’s Day parades in the country.

It was a gorgeous day, and we found our place along the curb just before the parade started.

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The bagpipe bands were quite colorful.

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But they were also quite loud.  It’s a good thing Walker brought his earplugs.

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There were lots of colorful floats.

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And even the Budweiser Clydesdales, which were followed by several people with large pooper scoopers.

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But Walker was especially thrilled with the Piggly Wiggly float with its giant pig.

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

The Sincerest Form of Flattery

You know what they say about imitation?  Well, consider me flattered.

Back in January, I received an email from Dawn, who is the room mother for her daughter's second grade class in Tampa.  As a fund raiser, the students were going to make beverage tubs to sell.  When Dawn started doing some research on the internet in hopes of finding something more than simply decoupage pictures on the side of a bucket, she came across my blog post about my galvanized beverage chillers.  You can read it HERE.

With a little adult supervision, Dawn thought this might be a good project for her daughter's class.  She emailed me for more details, and I told her where I had purchased all of my materials, and approximately how much she could expect to spend.  I asked her to send me photos of the completed tubs, and yesterday they arrived in my inbox.


"My local Home Depot was so incredible," Dawn wrote, "and they actually drilled the holes in the tub for me.  I can play a real good 'damsel in distress'."

IMG_6807 Remember Shrinky Dinks?  Dawn had the children make Shrinky Dink beads personalized with their names to incorporate into the project.  I see endless possibilities with this clever idea.

Thanks for sharing, Dawn.  It's always nice to see what others can do with your ideas.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Mathematics 101 - Fractions

kids 019 new This is my grandson, Walker. He’s three-years-old, pushing four in a couple of months.

This morning his mother, Katie, made muffins, and Walker enjoyed several.  In fact he liked them so much that after his nap he asked for another, and was terribly disappointed when Katie reminded him that he had already consumed lots of muffins.

After much pleading by Walker, Katie told him that he could have half a muffin.

Walker thought about that for a minute and then asked, “Can I have two halves?”

FAVORITETHINGSBUTTON Since grandchildren are about my most favorite things, especially when they are so smart and clever, I thought I'd link up with Laurie, who's hosting "Favorite Things Saturday."  Be sure to check it out.