Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Day Two Hundred Forty Three 2010

Grandson Elijah played his second T Ball game this afternoon. I'm doing something totally different today. Instead of pictures (see yesterday's post) I thought I'd post two videos of Elijah's game. One is him at bat and running the bases. The other is him fielding the ball and getting the out. I hope this works and you can see the videos. He only has four more games to play. This is just a sample of T Ball for three and four year olds.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Day Two Hundred Forty Two 2010

Elijah's First T-Ball Game

Grandson Elijah is playing T-Ball this year. His first game was this afternoon. And he's ready to play.

The slugger at bat.

Running to first base. All clear. The other team is busy chasing the ball.

Fielding between second and third base. Eye on the ball. Maybe.

Elijah has the ball and runs to third base.

Herding cats. Organized chaos. It's all in fun. They don't keep score. In this picture I think two or three players are laying on the ball.

Game over. Learning to be good sports.

Reward for a game well-played: a big ole chocolate chip cookie!

I think he had fun. I know I did. Another game tomorrow. Stay tuned.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Day Two Hundred Forty One 2010

Random Sunday

Granddaughter Shelby looks like the girl in Willy Wonka who ate the super blueberry candy. I was showing her my new lens and flash filters. She thought it was pretty cool.

Cream City Ice Cream Shop is always a nice treat any day of the week.

"I am Iron Man!"

The Iron Man robot belongs to grandson Elijah, but Grandpa Neil had tons of fun with it this afternoon, loading the missiles he fires from his shoulder armour (or some such).

Elijah works the robot with the remote control. Iron Man walks and talks and sometimes falls over backwards for no reason at all. I don't think he's supposed to do that, but it's funny when he does.

He's pretty scary when he's coming at you. This is Iron Man in the Solaris color setting.

He was shooting missiles at me while I took his picture. He is way cool. And yes he actually says I am Iron Man but it's just a regular guy voice--would have been cooler with the Black Sabbath version. Kids today have no clue as to just how fabulous their toys are.

Elijah in Solaris. Come to think of it, he had just as much fun playing with a yardstick this afternoon. It became a sword and he battled monsters. Imagination is everything. Always.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Day Two Hundred Forty 2010

Blast From The Past 2007

Grandson Elijah still wears his Pooh Bear hat and still hasn't figured out how to use the remote control. That last thing is probably just as well.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Day Two Hundred Thirty Nine 2010

TGIFriday At The Nashville Flea Market

There's something for everybody at the flea market. You need a giraffe, don't you?

I love these vintage boots. And the bag is pretty cool, too.

I like her and her little black hat. She was just about the cutest thing I saw all day. I'm sure she has a story.

Got ammo? This one's for Big T. You know who I'm talking about.

So I think I'll just throw on my straw hat and fur coat and grab my fishin pole and head down to the lake ....

You can just see right through some people ....

I wanted this baby carriage even if I don't have anything to put in it.

Now here's something you don't see every day.

I've fallen and I can't get up. He was for sale as is. Somebody put some clothes on that cherub!

Does this creep you out? Halloween in just around the corner.

He's still the man.

I like vintage cameras. Should have bought this one. It was $35--a Kodak instant film camera. Cool. Maybe if it had some film ....

These shoes look like something out of the thirties or forties--maybe something like my mom wore way back when.

This is pretty much how Neil and I felt by the time we reached the last building at the fairgrounds. Tired old bear. The heat zapped us.

Daughter Kelly joined us for some supper at Olive Garden before we headed back home.

Bye, Kelly! We parted ways somewhere on I-40E. Good times on a TGIF. Wishing everyone a great weekend!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Day Two Hundred Thirty Eight 2010

Just For Fun

I ordered these plastic color lens and flash filters from the Photojojo store online. If you enjoy photography and taking pictures, you should check out this website. It's tons of fun with cool stuff to buy like unusual cameras and accessories. I saw these filters--you just hold them in front of your camera lens or over your flash and click--and thought they might be fun.

I took a few sample shots just to test them out this afternoon, aiming toward the bright light filtering through my front door.

There are eight of these little plastic cards in the proverbial rainbow of colors.

I won't bore you with every picture I snapped.

I think I'm going to have some fun with this.

Photojojo http://www.photojojo.com is a fun and playful website. Each time they send your order, they enclose a dinosaur which is listed on the invoice as Rawwwwr! No charge, of course. Check it out sometime.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Day Two Hundred Thirty Seven 2010

Video Mania

Grandson Elijah is four years old and has already mastered the video game controls on Play Station 2. He brought over his Scooby Doo game today and played off and on most of the afternoon. (I think the last video game I played was Pong.) By 3:30 he was ready to go outside and jump around on the trampoline for a while with his old granny. Now that I know how to play.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Day Two Hundred Thirty Six 2010

Something To Celebrate Among The Weeds In My Backyard

My backyard is feeling neglected these days, but I discovered a few spots of beauty. It is there. You just have to look for it.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Day Two Hundred Thirty Five 2010

They Eat Bugs, Don't They?

These spiders have set up housekeeping in the bushes beside my daughter Holly's front door. I think they are called garden spiders. They are probably three inches long. There are at least five of them camping out in her bushes on one side of the porch, and they weave the most interesting webs. When I leaned in to snap their pictures, I figured one of them would suddenly leap at me and latch onto my face. Just being near them made the hair stand up on my arms and the back of my neck. Holly isn't going to attempt to shoo them away. After all, they do eat bugs. Which goes to show you God made everything for a reason. Sweet dreams, y'all!