Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Judging from this video of my granddaughter who is now three, it is evident she was already at one year old, interested in playing dress up, in jewelry, in clothing, in all things girlie girl. And yes, now just having turned three years old she is still quite the little lady. She has numerous net tutus, princess dresses and crowns, lots of pretty beads and hair clips, loves getting new clothes, and she announced to me just last night that her favorite color is pink. She's a girlie girl, and yet a little rough and tumble too. She loves babies and dollies, swing rides and going to the beach, Dora and the Doodlebops. Full of smiles and giggles, like most girls, even the older ones, she can't get excited without screaming. She finds joy in everything and is a joy to be around!
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Wednesday, July 07, 2010
Ongoing activities include a softball tournament Monday through Friday with championships on Saturday, and Carp River Gardens is open all week as well.
Today I had the pleasure of watching the kid's parade and eating lunch afterward at the Midtown Bakery. The turnout for the kid's parade was good, with a lot more paraders than spectators! The kids seemed to have a blast riding their bikes and scooters, the younger set in wagons or decorated strollers. Lunch at the Midtown Bakery afterward was good. I had a turkey pesto panini sandwich that came with a pasta side and dill pickle. It was very good and I would definitely order one again. We browsed a couple of the antique stores on Iron Street and if you have not visited them yet and like antiques I would highly recommend them to you. I believe there are four wonderful antique stores all in a very small area, all loaded with lots of great treasures. After our lunch we drove to Carp River Gardens. I have been to the gardens several times in the past and it always takes my breath away as it is so beautiful. The greenery, waterfalls, and flowers can make you feel as one with nature, and the smell of flowers and fresh air exhilirates you. Calming and exhilirating all in one. It's located at a private residence and I think it's wonderful that they share its beauty each year with so many people. You can see a few photos I took today, but the pictures far from capture how beautiful it is. If you take a tour of the gardens, be prepared to sit a spell on one of the many benches, chairs, or on the swing and just take in sights, sounds, and smells.
If you haven't been to Negaunee yet this week for Pioneer Days, you might want to check it out for a good time!
Monday, July 05, 2010
My grandson played his second year of tball this summer and I can say without being a boasting grandparent that he is truly quite the batter! It amazes me when he steps up to bat and hits the ball from the batting machine on his first swing. It amazes me how hard he can hit the ball, and it amazes me how he's grown since I played baseball with him on the front lawn when he was two and three years old. Now at six years old, he loves baseball, soccer, and hockey. He loves to golf and loves to ski. He loves to ride his bike and is training for the kids Triathlon.
You can see some photos of him playing baseball and one of his biggest cheerleaders, his little sister. And if you continue to scroll down you can see some of the baseball items I have recently added to our Toddler's Place store and some of our baseball T-shirts, mugs, stickers, bags, and more from our Sport Shop.
Sunday, July 04, 2010
I went to the Marquette parade yesterday as my grandson and son in law were in the parade. I watched it with my daughter and granddaughter in the sun at temps reaching over 90 degrees. On Friday I went to a festival in downtown Ishpeming that had a lot of sidewalk vendors selling everything from carnival type toys, hand made crafts, wood carved items, beautiful framed photos, and lots of hot dogs, nachos, and cold water and pop. The kids enjoyed snow cones and ice cream bars and had a blast in the big bounce tent, blow up slide, and on the pony rides. They won some trinkets doing the fishing game and basketball game. Another nice time had by all.
Today was a quiet day, spending the morning cleaning up a bit after last nights backyard barbeque, then later took a ride to Munising and spent ample amount of time walking along the beach of Lake Superior on the way there. Once in Munising we found a little roadside park and found a spot high on a hill overlooking the water. I sat and read a book for about an hour, enjoying it immensely as I barely have time to read and it felt so wonderful to do so, there in the semi-shade with the view of lake superior, the water a green/blue today, the air so fresh, and no bugs biting me. And although I can hear the distant popping of fireworks in neighboring cities, I chose to forego fireworks tonight and get an early rest so I can wake up refreshed and get some work done tomorrow.
All in all it was a nice 4th of July holiday, the best part spending time with family and friends. Here's a few photos of my 4th of July weekend. He loved the festival and truly enjoyed the ponies!