It's no secret our darling Max has a fixation w/ sharks.
I had no idea the day I mentioned the movie Soul Surfer and Bethany Hamilton..that Max would be so smitten.
Mind you these boys FISH..
In Florida..the whole family..fish..while I click..
The boys,dad,mom..enjoy casting and casting and watching and waiting and catching.
They are good.
You never ever hear..:"I am bored"~
They have their bait..eeewww,lures,rods,book about which fish they can catch and cannot..
They have caught small sharks..
funny though..when their dad prepares lobster..
it's a different story..
They can bit a bit squeamish at that.
Anyways Max's bday this year is shark themed.
They are all going to Toronto..there is an aquarium w/ sharks..they will stay in a hotel..eat cake at midnight..and have fun en famille before his celebration dinner at home.
We will do what we always do and take him to lunch..he gets to pick a gift or two.I jumped the gun this year because where would I find sharks?
So Amazon..was the source for his Shark Toutou(furry friend,stuffie)..EBAY the source for a silver shark necklace and a shark's tooth bracelet..and Ebay for this shark cookie cutter that came in a set of 6 different sea world cutters...I had some..but not one shark.
I made the usual Sprinkle Bakes sugar cookie I have posted..and whipped up..some sort of Royal Icing.
I have given up on outlining...for the moment.
I think I would need a class..The outline is often too hard and cracks..
the lines not flowing like the ones I see on blogs..
so I head to flood fill right away:)
No lines just flood the cookie..
Then add food marker and icing accents.
I bought a little globe shaped vase and decorated it like the sea with shells and a net..
Easier to give this way and Max may actually notice..
Do you know he has known the exact countdown in days to his birthday..geesh since Christmas I think.
I think he will like these:)
8 years old..
So much so..I cannot believe I made the sand dollar cookies in 2012~
They are so easy and so good too..
And then these..in 2010
That post brought a tear to my eye when I reread it recently..
Someone I "knew" through my blog..Judy..in Texas..
was just such a nice nice person..she would send me links to recipes for the boys.. if she made paper things that were so cute she would send me one.. she once sent a JoAnn's fabrics craft bag..we spoke of fairy gardens and Texas..and here..about our husbands..and food..
When I posted about Rod McKuen and my LPs..on this particular post..she wrote and asked if she could send me some of hers..
I said no..I had his poetry books and I was all grown up now..and didn't even have a turntable any more..
But I just could not get over all her kindness..
She is the one her husband wrote to me to tell me of her passing.
I think about her so much.
A little angel in heaven fo certain.
Probably overlooking all our fairy gardens now.
The peony side garden will bloom soon:) The Alliums lead the way as do the Korean Lilacs..the scent at the moment is so nice..I have about 4 clematis in there two growing up ..and 2 meandering..some roses..Irises..poppies.. a yellow tree peony..odds and ends..and hydrangeas at the back..I added cleomes and salvia at the front for wher the Forget Me Nots ..Forget Me.
The thing about here..is it's green before color happens..and green it is..
The round cutting garden is sooo green..can't wait for the pops of color.Some roses..Irises..a tree peony..shastas.. rudbeckias..perennial geraniums..the hostas circle my little Trevi Fountain:)
My little family across the street got a new camera and let me play with it♥
It gets a lot more in than mine..and these were automatic!
Mind you it's a very good camera:)
I would love to be a camera tester...
I think I would..just to see how they all work differently.
You know..I thank God for my liking hobbies.♥
Some of you might remember Noah's dog Kali went to heaven while he was in Florida..she was older and apparently had a weak heart..we never knew.. and she was checked regularly..
Anyways.. a couple of months ago..they went to meet Grizzly..
Tuesday night much to all their joy..Grizzly moved in..
Happy Boy..happy dog♥
Forgive the resolution...I will get better ones from her..The day we visited..Wednesday..he was either too busy running around..or sleeping in his bed..
Hope he gets along with the chickens..so far..he has fit in perfectly there.