Airedale Treat Time -Guest Blog

My grandson Jack (15) took this photo while he was rewarding Henry the Airedale with a dog biscuit.

Henry weighs in at 75 pounds but all you can see is his head and wide open mouth

Autumn in the Trails Behind His House -Guest Blog

These photographs were taken by my grandson Jack, who is 14 and a high school freshman.

He told me recently he’d like to get into photography.

My advice to him was to take a lot of pictures, study them and look for the good light.

I thought he captured the feel of Autumn quite nicely.

Scootering to School

This morning before I headed back to Pittsburgh, I got to walk with Charlie to school. He rides his scooter.

I tried to keep up but at least got the chance to document his early morning trek to school.

Wondering what they’ll do in the winter.

Kennywood and Keystone Safari Park

Grandson Jack is here for a quick visit.

What to do that didn’t involve being inside around people? Sunday night we did three hours of Fall Fantasy at Kennywood Amusement Park but what to do on a rainy Monday?

My friend V said last summer her family enjoyed the Keystone Safari Park. You drive about 2 MPH through the park. Make sure you’re by the car window! You’re feeding a wide variety of animals as they stick their beaks and big faces right in the car window.

Keystone Safari Park

Feeding the Emu

Now You Are Six

Now We Are Six.

When I was one,
I had just begun.
When I was two,
I was nearly new.
When I was three,
I was hardly me.
When I was four,
I was not much more.
When I was five,
I was just alive.
But now I am six,
I’m as clever as clever.
So I think I’ll be six now
for ever and ever.

Author: A.A. Milne

Happy Birthday Charlie

Born June 25, 2015

Sign Greeters by Sara

Start Them Early – Guest Blog

Guest Blog photo shot, taken by Grandson Charlie, who’ll turn six on the 25th. Sunday afternoon I arrived for a visit and we were in the back seat while his mom drove. He asked if he could use my phone to take pictures. I deleted the close up ones of me but thought this shot taken from his car window was a good one.

Unretouched photo captured by Charlie.

Outgrown Sleeper Transformed

Here’s a January 2019 photo. Grandson Charlie visiting at my house. He’s wearing a fleece footed sleeper that was a cozy favorite. Doesn’t take long for kids to outgrow their clothes, though. 

In December 2020 my daughter sent the kitty footed sleeper to me with a request- could I make something special from it?

So I made doll pajamas, with the sleeve cuffs being the pants ankle cuffs now.

After I sewed the pjs, there was a lot of the sleeper leftover  but I couldn’t see anything in my mind to make from it. The scraps hung around for 3 weeks. Then I got an idea. 
Yesterday I created Zippy the snake with the remainder. Stuffed a couple of knee socks with fiberfill and put them into the column I created to look like a snake. Now the snake can lose his skin with zero mess.

On to the post office tomorrow to get these mailed to Charlie. I’m hoping he likes the transformation. 


You can see the foot of the sleeper is the face of the snake.