Monday, May 7, 2012

A trip to the post offiice and the library

Crackers is learning about the world around her. I am a member of an internet site called Swap-bot, where people with similar interests swap stuff. I swap crafty things and pen pal letters, and papers and that kind of thing. It's a lot of fun! And it keeps me busy and happy, too. Sometimes too busy, when I sign up for a lot of swaps at once. Anyway, this gives me a lot of mail, both to send and to recieve, and I love mail. Real mail, not bills and advertisements and junk mail. REAL MAIL! And I make a lot of trips to the post office, so I decided to take Crackers along with me to see what the post office is all about.

The letter weighs a lot more with Crackers on the scale! The lady at the post office was really nice and Crackers had a good time.

Next, we went to the library. I showed her the books I like and the computers and the magazines, and then I took her to the children's book section. She loved that! She picked out a book and sat on the shelf and looked at it for a while. (She can't read, so looking is what she does.)

Then she just sat on the shelf and watched everybody. It was Children's Reading Hour while we were there, so there were more kids than normal, and Crackers even talked to a few. They thought she was cute. Then it was time to check out our books. The librarian let Crackers help!

When we were all done, we walked back home. I wish I had taken a photo of Crackers in my back pack. Her legs are so long that they wouldn't fit inside, so I zipped her in with her feet and legs hanging out. We got some very strange looks. It was a good day, full of learning and new experiences for Crackers. She wants all the kids out there to know how much fun the library is, and to tell them that they should visit their libraries often. And grammas, read to your grandkids. They will treasure those times forever, as will you. And now, if they live far away, it's still possible to read to them with one of those recorable books! I think those are wonderful. It helps keeps us in touch with those we love but can't see all the time.

Maybe we'll have to make some books of our own. And you could record a CD of you reading the book for your little ones far away. How cool would that be? We'll put that on the list of things to do. Goodbye and love to all,

Friday, May 4, 2012

Penelope says Goodbye.....

Do you remember Penelope? She's Crackers' cousin who is going to live in Indiana.

This is how she looked a few weeks ago.

Well, Penelope is all finished and on her way to Indianapolis! I knit her some leg warmers so she wouldn't be cold back there.

Then she and Crackers decorated the box she is flying in. Boy, did they have fun!

At last, we took some final pictures before we packed her in the box and took her to the post office.

Now she's is winging her way to Hannah's house, to be friends with Hannah and her mommy. I know they will love her and take care of her, and introduce her to their family and the places they like to go. I think they will send us some pictures so we can see how she's doing, too. Crackers will miss her, but every good duck deserves a special family of their own, and now Penelope has hers!  Bye-bye, Penelope!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Big spider.......yuk!

A short post today. Guess what holiday is coming up, kids?  Mother's Day!!!! I am busily gathering ideas for moms that can be made without too much cost. I am making one with my grandkids for their mother and it's made out of rocks! And we think she'll really like it, too. So stay tuned this week to get some great ideas!

Take a look at this little (hahaha) gem. My daughter-in-law found this in the pocket of the beach chair she was getting ready to use. Boy, did she holler!

He doesn't look so big in the photo, but it was really big! I zoomed in on it, which makes it look smaller. Then I took a picture after we smashed it.

Ooooh....poor spider! HaHaHa! I don't like spiders, even though some of them are good for gardens, etc. They creep me out. I used to have nightmares about big, black spiders when I was a little girl. I would go into my parents room and sleep on the rug on my mother's side of the bed so I wouldn't wake her up. I knew she wouldn't let me get into bed with her, so I just had to be okay with being near her. I eventually grew out of those nightmares at about age 10 or so, but to this day I still hate spiders.

That's is for today. I know......not much here, today. But you just wait, better things are coming! Goodbye for now and love to all,