Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Oh, Those Beautiful Eyes, Those Great Big Beautiful Eyes!

A better picture of my GREAT niece...

Look at those eyes...

OH.. and more about my nephew shortly, I promise!

Monday, March 22, 2010

We're Calling Her Gene... Guess Why!

My grandniece has discovered her tongue.

This means, of course, that she has to try to touch things with it... bound to get her into trouble at some junction or the other.

My nephew (on my brother's side) was out last weekend with some of his incredible artworks. He makes things out of things.

Beautiful and completely original things, about which I will blog very soon.

One of the things he brought was this metal (his speciality) THING made out of some interesting parts. If you look closely, you can see that there is a pickaxe blade and some weights and a pot metal bulgy thing (notice how carefully I paid attention to all the parts) and some buggy eyes. The fun part of this particular piece was the 'tongue', which is made out of the end of a railing. You can see the distinctive curve.

The first thing Rilynn did was stick out her tongue in answer to the age old question: just how LONG does a tongue have to be?

She imitated it every chance she got, and it cracked up the bunch of us.

My nephew asked me which piece that he brought that I liked best, and I said the 'frog' (or whatever it is) so he said I could have it. He also had some incredible lamps, but I have no counters that are large enough or prominent enough to handle them. He said I could have the sculpture, but, of course

It belongs to our little Gene Simmons impersonator..

Who just loves it!

Sunday, March 07, 2010

How to wash an Aussie

My friend in Florida, Marsha, has a new Aussie puppy. I figure this is a really good way to wash AND wear out a rambunctious dog!! When she's not getting wet, she usually is hanging on Marsha's pant leg, being dragged around the yard...

Monday, March 01, 2010

Was That Sushi or Tsunami?

We're ready either way...

Just in case y'all think I took the tsunami waring casually, here are the kitties, life vests on, loaded in the little boat, jussst in case...

(sorry for the not so great graphics, I still don't have a good working 'photoshop' thingy... )