Thursday, August 27, 2009

Sarah and Molly singing for your pleasure! Meme helps along with Carole Peterson and her fabulous song STINKY CAKE... whatcha gonna put in yours??

You Capture ~ FOOD

Ok, I had a crazy busy week!  I did capture some pizza though...

and let me tell you, it was delicious!  That's all I got... there is no more. You might wonder... does this woman not eat or cook?  Is there no food in her house?  Look for more lip licking luscious food over at I should be folding laundry!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

And So It Begins...

Had a parent coffee today at my preschool~ a fun gathering to sign up for car pool numbers and snack days, to pay tuition, turn in medicals and meet the teachers!! I sang some songs with the newbies who aren't yet familiar with my music in motion! I am excited to start another year with some adorable little friends of mine!! Sarah also signed in today for the Stars, Too! class, the class I used to teach, and she is so excited to get back to school!  Below are some "older shots" of Miss Diana's Music In Motion class!

Is it any wonder why I love my job... what could be more fun?  We are singing a wonderful little song called "5 Little Skunks"!  

Hope you have something exciting to look forward to every day too!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


Todays theme is Nostalgia!  I am repeating a photo I blogged about a couple of weeks ago.  I like to call it the "ROMPER"  I wore them,  you probably wore them and now my grand babies wear them and they love them!!
So when Molly came over in hers... it took me way back!!
Molly looking so sweet in her modern day version of a timeless classic!!!

ROMPER... My sister Frankie, a neighbor, and me! (check out those glasses!)
                                                 See more Nostalgia here!

Tuesday Treats!

One cute picture from yesterday... Cayden and his Daddy reading a fabulous book together!! Cayden really had to get a better look at the monkey in the picture!!

Of course, I must mention that one of Tuesdays Treats is the great way I feel after Monday Yoga class with Dagmara!  Class is every Monday at Meigan's, where we have the beautiful Lake Erie as a backdrop, at 6 pm.  Join us!! Cost is $10 per person.  Dagmara is just the best instructor!
We have been practicing with her for months now and we are all impressed with how we have improved!  
Well, until she had us "FLIP OUR DOG"  WHAT???

We had some special guests join us for the end of our class... Danny Warkin and his sister Emily!   Here is Aunt Katie, the bride to be, helping Danny strike a pose with his grandma Meigan!

Have a lovely Tuesday... find some treats for yourself!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Monday's Big News!

We had a pretty eventful Sunday around here!! It started off with Cyle bringing Cayden to my house at 6am so that he could go do a roofing job.  Bridget worked Saturday night to Sunday at 7 am.  She wanted me to bring Cayden to Fairview Hospital to have the blood work his pediatrician ordered done.  So we packed up and headed there at about 6:15.  The doctor and nurses working were all just smitten with this boy!  Of course he was all smiles until it was time for the needles and tubes!  He did a good job...  but that was only the first traumatic event of the day.  Have you seen Bridget's Blog?  Check it out here. 
This is a picture of Cayden, looking excited at the Snip-it shop!  Many fun things to look at and many bright colors!  They called his name and...

the crying began, again!  No sucker or animal cracker could stop him... he had had enough for one day!  Well he did calm down to take a good look at Danielle.  He probably just wants to remember her face so he can be more prepared next time!  Seriously, this girl cut hair so fast it would make your head swim!  She was so sweet to Cayden, trying to hurry the haircut up so he would stop crying!

Just look at how he checked her out!   When he was finished, the smiles came right back!  Cayden just looks so grown up with his new haircut! Mommy looks pretty proud, doesn't she?
We headed off to lunch and home, where Cayden took a long, long, long, nap!

Hope you had a fun weekend!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Big Day is finally here...

The day is here... moving day!  Things are looking good, everything in its properly marked box... New Jersey, Tulsa, Camp or Florida.  Items stored at the warehouse to move later to its final home ~ items sent to good will ~ items dispersed to friends, to friends children, anyone who might want or need them.  Roxi and Rick are so generous!  Even left the ferns for the new owners!!
Rick, me and Roxi... after we worked to clean and clear!  They are just exhausted!  To sell your house and close in 3 weeks is a bit much, I'd say.  They would never agree to it again!!  So much to do and so little time, but they did it!!

I did my best, then, just to hug and kiss each of them, say see ya, and be on my merry (teary) way.  After all... they are just off to PA!!  Safe Travels!

Thursday, August 20, 2009


This week's challenge ... Peace.  I hope I interpreted this correctly... I shot things I find Peace-Full!  Thanks Beth from I should be folding laundry for hosting these weekly challenges!

Here are my submissions...
Nothing like reading a good book on my Kindle, while in bed! Peace and Quiet!  Currently reading The Help.

Everyone will snap one of these... here's mine!!   Molly in her slumber, so very precious and peaceful!
A wonderful tub of bubbles, candles, and again that great book, one you just can't put down!  

And lastly...

             "PEACE OUT EVERYBODY"!

Check out more PEACE here!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Road Trip to Dan and Dag's house!

We loaded into the car this morning for a quick run over to Dan and Dag's to see the new bathroom flooring Papa and Cousin Larry installed!  Dan and Dag are so lucky to have family that loves to help with remodeling projects!  Family, and FRIENDS, I should say!!  I love to peek at the girls with my rear view mirror, so I grabbed my camera and took a shot!  I love how it turned out!

Molly singing... " I want to move it, move it!"

Dagmara greeting us at the side door, paint bucket in hand!  This girl has done more painting in the last month than Van Gogh did in a life time!!!  She even plans to paint the living room next.  Today's project was the master bath.  It is all looking fabulous!

Molly and Sarah love to curl up in Dag's "tilting chair"!!  We had a quick visit today but the girls can't wait to go back and play in Dagmara's big basement again!!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Tuesday Treats!

Little feet...
Sarah Rose ~ the ballerina
Molly Carolyn ~ the fashion icon!

Townsend Cayden ~ taking a stand!

Monday, August 17, 2009


My good friends, standing in their backyard, smiling.  I can see what's behind the smiles.  Thoughts of a lifetime spent here, memories that will last forever, feelings of togetherness ~one last time~  here in ... the one place called HOME.  Aren't they just the sweetest looking family?  Rick, Roxi, Chad, Selena, Melissa, Jason and of course Mason.  I will hunt them down, where ever they are...where ever they go... It doesn't matter to me... I will find them!!!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Something I overheard...

While out to lunch this weekend with Beckie, Don, Bridget, Sarah, Molly, and Cayden, we were seated at a table near a big screen tv.  On the tv was a football game... no idea who or where, but this is what I overheard from across the table.

Sarah: Hey Daddy... LOOK!  Your favorite cartoon is on!

Friday, August 14, 2009

So Excited... we could just MELT!

Are they?  I love the musical WICKED!  I have seen it twice now and have been very obsessed with the music.  Melissa and Tim bought me the Wicked ~The Grimmerie~A Behind The Scenes Look At The Hit Broadway Musical as a gift and my little Sarah got her hands on it one day last year.  So I let her look at the pictures and listen to the CD and soon enough she was belting out the songs right along with me!!
"Please play "The Baby's Coming" part Meme... "Like a froggy, ferny, cabbage... The Baby is unnaturally  ~   G R E E N !"
So I could not wait for the musical to come back to Cleveland and guess what... and guess who's going?  You got it ~ me and my little theater partner, Sarah Rose!  She once watched the making of some musicals on tv and saw that in New York, children would dress like witches~green faces and all, so that is her intention too!  I was able to get seats early since I am a season ticked holder and I got really great seats!  I am so excited, can you tell?  This will mark her 4th experience at Playhouse Square and she is such a good little patron at the theater!  It is my pleasure to have her with me and I love that we have these special excursions to share together.  I am hoping that we are making memories that will last her a lifetime and that she will always want to go with her Meme to the theater!
Sarah and Me on our last date to the theater when we saw Mary Poppins!  Isn't she darling?