Thursday, July 31, 2008
I cannot wait for my new niece to be born!!
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Grandma, you are special.
Your love knows no bounds.
A room takes on a special warmth whenever you're around.
You think I'm cute and talented and maybe, even wise.
But I know that's because all grandma's
see through loving eyes.
Every day with you is precious.
I'm so grateful for the time.
Of all the grandma's in the world
I'm thankful that you're mine.
Thanks for watching me this week!
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Little drops of water,
Little grains of sand,
Make the mighty ocean
And the pleasant land.
So the little moments,
Humble though they be,
Make the mighty ages
So the little errors
Lead the soul away
From the paths of virtue
Far in sin to stray,
Little deeds of kindness,
Little words of love,
Help to make earth happy,
Like the Heaven above.
Stockton is so funny! I love watching him marvel at the little things in life. When in the bath, he notices little things. He loves the suction feeling of his ducks on his belly. He loves this feeling and can do it for long periods of time.
Also, in that same notion of "little things", Stockton loves to watch water drip into the tub. This can be done for hours if I let him. He continues to get his duck wet then pull it out and watch the drips. I love to watch him figure things out and be so interested in the little things.
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
SO, SO SAD!! That is my favorite show! I just loved her role as Sophia!!
Estelle Getty, the diminutive actress who spent 40 years struggling for success before landing a role of a lifetime in 1985 as the sarcastic octogenarian Sophia on TV's "The Golden Girls," has died. She was 84.
Getty, who suffered from advanced dementia, died at about 5:30 a.m. Tuesday at her Hollywood Boulevard home.
"Estelle always wanted to be an actress, and she achieved that goal beyond her dreams," former "Golden Girls" co-star Rue McClanahan told The Associated Press. "Don't feel sad about her passing. She will always be with us in her crowning achievement, Sophia."
"The Golden Girls," featuring four female retirees sharing a house in Miami, grew out of NBC programming chief Brandon Tartikoff's belief that television was ignoring its older viewers.
Three of its stars had already appeared in previous series: Bea Arthur in "Maude," Betty White in "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and McClanahan in "Mama's Family." The last character to be cast was Sophia Petrillo, the feisty 80-something mother of Arthur's character.
"Our mother-daughter relationship was one of the greatest comic duos ever, and I will miss her," Arthur said in a statement.
When she auditioned, Getty was appearing on stage in Hollywood as the carping Jewish mother in Harvey Fierstein's play "Torch Song Trilogy." In her early 60s, she flunked her "Golden Girls" test twice because it was believed she didn't look old enough to play 80.
"I could understand that," she told an interviewer a year after the show debuted. "I walk fast, I move fast, I talk fast."
She came prepared for the third audition, however, wearing dowdy clothes and telling an NBC makeup artist, "To you this is just a job. To me it's my entire career down the toilet unless you make me look 80." The artist did, Getty got the job and won two Emmys.
"The only comfort at this moment is that although Estelle has moved on, Sophia will always be with us," White said.
Audiences particularly loved the verbal zingers Getty would hurl at the other three. When McClanahan's libidinous character Blanche once complained that her life was an open book, Sophia shot back, "Your life's an open blouse."
2 medium zucchini; unskinned sliced in 1/4 inch rounds
1 green pepper; sliced
1 onion; cut into rings
2 tomatoes; sliced
1/4 tsp. oregano
1/4 tsp. basil
Sprinkle garlic powder
salt and pepper`
Butter bottom of baking dish and line zucchini on the bottom
Then layer green pepper, onion, and tomatoes
Top with herbs and cheese
Bake 350 for 50 minutes
Sunday, July 20, 2008
They had a Nemo Pinata at the party. Stockton didn't quite get the bat thing, but he hit that thing around anyway. Abby was absolutely terrified at the other kids beating on Nemo. She screamed and cried the entire time. She told us through tears, "Nemo's heart is breaking!"