Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Monday, November 23, 2015

Bambina's new animal

"What is this?" asks the Bambina. "My brother gets a Monkey and I get a COW? What are they trying to tell me?"

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Old Movie Dance Scenes Mixed with Uptown Funk

This is for those kind of people (like me) who watch dance and voice competition shows.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Bambina at 4 months

"What do you mean, it's that time again?  But I don't like these monthly photo shoots." says Bambina.

"What did you say?  You'll give me some chocolate if I do this? Really?"

"OK. Here is my smile!"

"My mouth is just watering, thinking of that delicious chocolate!"

"Well, where is it?  Don't disappoint me. I don't want to develop trust issues over this. After all, I've watched Oprah and Dr. Phil so know about psychology."

Saturday, November 14, 2015

life is pretty darn good

"Yep, I am having the time of my life! Things are absolutely wonderful."

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Let me catch you up on my life

"Gramz, let me tell you all that's happened in Kansas!" says Bambina.

"I went on my first airplane ride, went trick-or-treating, and had pumpkin breast milk."

"And it was COLD! and the leaves were orange and yellow, and they didn't even have palm trees!"

Monday, November 2, 2015

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Potwin Halloween

The Bambina shows off her new Halloween outfit, content with all the activities and fun in Potwin, KS.

The Bambino transformed into the Cookie Monster

And found Elmo!

Then, like a good lad, he shared his loot!

Friday, October 30, 2015

Keep Out?

Things are different in Kansas.
It appears they lock up grandma's there.
For protection?
Or because someone was naughty?

Special Handling

"WAIT!" says the Bambina. "What do you mean by 'special handling'? It better mean first class rather than what I think it means."

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The Kid Builds his First Man Cave

Every guy needs a personal private place he can go for a stiff drink (or is it a drink in a stiff container?). Anyway, it's called a man cave, and this is the toddler's first.

The Other Q

There is another Q on the old "Star Trek the Next Generation" series.
Q's can be rather amazing.
Q's can also be rather annoying.
In this video clip, we see THIS Q showing the captain what life would be like under different choices and different circumstances. Q's are like that - amazing and annoying at the same time.

Monday, October 26, 2015

It was somebody's b-day!

It was somebody's birthday so someone made a sprinkle cake, placed 35 candles on the cake, then lit them on fire.

It was quite the fire!

and, the cake was delish.

The two Kiddo's

The two grandkids at the same age; Bambina on the left and Bambino on the right. They have similar features but different personalities. It's fun to get to know them through their different life experiences.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

What did I miss?

"Hey, what did I miss?" asks the Bambina.
"Was that pizza?  or bacon?  or maybe chocolate?!"
"I snooze for just one little minute and it seems I miss all the good stuff."

Friday, October 23, 2015

Hello by Adele

Adele's "21" album was her break-up album.
Her new album, "25" is her make-up album.
When Adele is "60" perhaps she will create an album centered on the feelings and events of just "staying-up."  Ya know, to memorialize those life milestone moments when some of your body parts start to droop or when your mind keeps snoozing in the middle of ..... oh, was I snoozing?

Here is Adele's new song, "Hello" from the album "25".

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Bank becomes a Home

This former local bank branch in Spring City, Penn. was converted into a private home. One of the vaults is now a bar and the other vault is a sauna.  How cool is that?

The bank-home video is quite an eye opening experience, isn't it?
I mean, have you ever thought of buying a bank and making it into a home?
Me neither.

But now I see there are more possibilities with all these old banks laying around the country. For me, this means I should consider using an old bank and transform it into a hip, new Qigong studio!

I would probably also use the vault to create a BAR, too. Yes, it would HAVE to be a HEALTHY bar and serve things like spinach smoothies. But because I am who I am, I would probably throw in a dash of vodka here and there, and some exotic spices I bought from Penzeys.

Obviously, the drink of the day would be based on my current mood swing, which would probably bring in TONS of daily customers because, you know, curiosity is quite the driving force for many lives. After all, aren't you a bit curious to know what mood the old Q is in? and maybe what spice or liquor goes with that mood?

I'm just saying...I still have dreams. Some may call it nightmares, but I call them DREAMS...

Ms Jekyll and Hyde

"Unbeknownst to my mom, I began plotting how to make sure my mom can never leave me," snickers the Bambina.

"When I'm with my mom, I am always the perfect angel," Bambina continues.

"But I devised a plan to keep her around as much as possible," Bambina reports with her devilish smirk.

"So now I cry, bellow, scream, and whine for as long as it takes to get mom to hurry and return to me," the Bamina declares. "Of course, I immediately stop all that nonsense when mom comes back. I then put on my smile, my halo, and act like the princess I truly am."

"Yep, I'm rather proud of myself for coming up with this plot all by myself. And my acting skills are getting better all the time. I'm getting pretty darn good at this," states the Princess.

"But Gramz told me there is already a book which uses a similar storyline where a person's behavior flips in an instant. It's called Jekyll and Hyde. But I bet mine is better. Or at least more audible. After all, everyone in my life story gets the opportunity to feel they are right in the middle of my spellbinder!  Which they are!" Bambina concludes.

"Sooo, good job, me!" laughs the Bambina. 

"I'm making a few waves, getting noticed, and achieving the results I want! I would say that is pretty amazing. Yep, my life is already becoming pretty wonderful and just what I want it to be." 

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Lots of excitement with the new tumble train

The 2 year old Bambino gets super excited with his new tumble train gift from cousin Hope. His reaction is a hoot-and-a-half.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Bambina gets caught red handed

"Uh oh, I didn't know you were there. Looks like you caught me munching on a snack."


"This is a bit embarrassing."