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Wedding Cookie Production Begins- Part 1

Monday night I got a preview of the beginning of wedding cookie production but today Marlene sent me this cookie dough still life photo she took Tuesday.

She said she knew I would like it.  Nice photo Marlene.Thanks for sending it tonight for the blog.

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Marlene sent these photos she took today also

 

 

Here are a few I took Monday evening as they were just gearing up.

 

 

 

I took the portraits through the screens using my 70-200mm Canon L Series lens.

 

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Aunt Linda

 

 

Aunt Marlene
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Stay tuned for more baking for Vicci and Ben’s wedding


Hungarian Nut Roll Slideshow

Today Jaclyn and her sister Shannon baked nut rolls together, carrying on family tradition.

Their mother, Theresa, passed last February.  This post is to remember Theresa , those who knew and loved her and to send hugs to Jaclyn and Shannon as they are missing their mom, especially at Christmas time.

Theresa was one of the four sisters in this slideshow (baking the pizelles)  showing the three sisters making nutroll in Pittsburgh- Linda, Georgeann and Theresa,  while the fourth sister Marlene communicated via SKYPE in Virginia.

You might remember the previous post of the 15 greased nut roll pans  where the retro recipe card is photographed in case you want to make them.

Marlene and I share grandchildren and her daughter Erika is married to my son Mark.

 

 

four sisters and their mom

One of my favorite photos from long ago, taken by unknown photographer

Theresa their mother Marion, Bride Linda, Marlene and Georgeann

 

 


Maura Clare is Five

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Fifth Birthday Maura Clare.  November 17th 2008 was a very happy day in the family because you were born!Enjoy your day. Here are some of my favorite photos I chose for the blog today.

Love,

Grandma Ruthie

Buckeye Baby- Not even 24 hours old in this shot.

Maura newborn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maura and her dolly

With her first dolly.

Maura in her Steelers Hat

 

 

Maura doesn’t seem to mind her Grandma wielding the camera.   Her sense of humor shines through.

Maura at Aunt Linda's

 

Like a little fish in the water….

 

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Lunch out in Virginia at Thanksgiving time a couple of years ago

 

Maura in Virginia

 

 

 

Maura and Mommy onUncle Frank's car

Sitting on Uncle Frank’s running board with Mom, Erika.

Maura and Popsicle

Summer popsicles in Virginia

 

Maura in Ski Mask

Sporting her brother’s ski mask

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Swimming ribbon

 

Maura and Anna

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Big sister Anna had just fixed her hair for church

 

Maura on the playground

 

Playing on the swingset in the yard

 

 

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MAura on the playlet


Sisters and Hairdoing

Anna turned five just before her sister Maura was born. This fall they’ll be five and ten. Or should I say, ten and five?

The eldest and the youngest with two boys in between.

Sunday morning I looked down the driveway after Laura and James had just pulled out with Laura’s new car (they’d driven over to show us)

I saw Anna fixing Maura’s hair as they stood the end of the driveway. Very intent.

Maura doesn’t really enjoy getting her hair braided or brushed but her hair is long and they swim a lot so it’s necessary.  She’ll let Anna do it and Anna has a nice way about it- getting her to cooperate…

convincing Maura it’s a good thing to brush out the tangly knots!

Both girls pretty much ignored me and my camera, the concentration to get it right on the hair made them forget about me, so I took some shots and approached them slowly.   You can see when they became “camera aware”.

I like it when they ignore me.

Here’s the link to Francine Russo’s interesting article The Science of Siblings that my sister and I read last week.  Sibling relationships and their importance in your life.  Some note about only children as well.

These are taken Canon 50mm 1.2 L series lens so no zooming possibility. Have to move myself.  Good practice.

Sister Doing Hair

Hair still wet from washing it.  Anna in the

Concentration

Anna (in the pink) can get Maura (in the yellow) to do what she needs her to dao

Doing Hair

Sisters fixing her sisters hair

Sisters hug

They see me now

Sisters Smile

Big sister Little sister


You Have to be 8 to Take the Cake Decorating Class

When I got to Ohio Friday evening, Anna(9)  was out with a friend, taking a cake decorating class for kids.

When she got home, she put some finishing touches on her Kitty Cat Cake while her younger sister Maura watched intently.

Then Anna put the lid of the cake carrier on the cake to protect it and left the kitchen

Maura watches Anna

There Perfect!

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Peeking In Cake Carrier

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Maura licked the frosting knife.

Licking the Knife


Weekly Photo Challenge: What Makes Me Happy?

The weekly photo challenge this week is a multi-photo challenge using one of the new gallery formats that WordPress  created.  The suggestion was to include a gallery of nine photos.  I was talking on the phone with my friend V and she said Oh, that’s an easy one.   Your family!

I added fireworks and raspberries for celebration and summertime. Seeing Michael so happy receiving a medal at a dive meet this summer made my nine photos tally an even dozen.

 

The family numbers added up quickly.    I decided to  show what really makes me happiest!

Witnessing my family love one another. Watching Erika enjoy her children ride the Merry-Go-Round at the zoo, James catching Laura in his arms, celebrating Anna’s First Holy Communion weekend with the family. And Steve playing with the grandkids.

All of these photos make a mom’s heart sing.


Up and Down Game in the Pool

Maura's head bumps the top of the frame and a slice cut off but I liked the way the water ran off the lifejacket and Anna's ponytail. It was fun to watch them have so much fun. Big sister-little sister enjoying the refreshing pool- the temp outside was 88 degrees!

One thing I noticed this visit is that we no longer hang out at the baby pool. How quickly everything changes.

I used to sit there for hours while the kids painted the concrete with paintbrushes, poured one bucket of water into another and the filled the sprinkler cans with the handles and spouts- fill and dump, fill and dump, and do it a hundred times.   They always loved those beach toys at the pool.  Now the three oldest are on the swim team, the eldest two the dive team and Maura at 2.5 isn’t too far behind.  Still sporting a life jacket, she wants to jump off the side of the pool repeatedly and she even makes a motorboat sound as the older two pull her around.  So the pool game is up and down and she loves it!

Tomorrow is a big swim meet in New Albany and so tonight at the pool the kids had their hair spray painted green and received new green swim team shirts with ducks on them. The team mascot.    A pep rally of sorts, to get everyone pumped up and excited for the effort.

Won’t be long and Maura will join her brothers and sisters on the swim team I’m sure!

 

 

 


Doing Her Sister’s Hair

Maura (2+) doesn’t let me brush her hair or add a barrette or bow when I visit.  And if you get a band in she is likely to pull it out.  I went upstairs to see how we were coming along on getting ready to load up the car. Drive to Laura’s and James’  for the 4th of July.  Anna(7+) was brushing and putting Maura’s hair into a ponytail. This is never an easy task.

Anna had just set the pink brush on the bench.  And Maura was sitting there with her feet dangling. Looking in the mirror.     I thought it best to get them unaware. No time to clear up the background.  Just shoot.   After a few minutes, Anna turns to me and said “She is my WORST customer.”

( The tattoo is temporary!)


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