Friday, October 28, 2011

How cool is this?   Right outside my house there was a preying mantis.  Never saw one of these in NY so it was a very nice surprise.  Jim was very careful not to harm it as this little guy walked around on his hand.  Well, it could have been a female for all we knew but he/she seemed to be as curious of us as we were of it.  After we took a few pics, Jim gently set it down in the bushes.  

 Here's to hoping your day is filled with nice surprises!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Comic Con 2011

Hi, Folks.
Thought you might enjoy seeing what fun and sights my boys were treated to when they went to this year's Comic Con in NYC.  Jim was so looking forward to this.  He could hardly wait for the day to arrive.  I guess it's the equivalent of me going to a scrap convention, except the people at his convention are a whole lot weirder as evidenced by some of the shots he took while there.

So...enjoy the freak show!  LOL
Here are some Anime characters. 
Logan inside a "Bumble Bee" Camaro from Transformers.
Taking a trip on the dark side with Darth.
Of course, no comic convention would be complete without Mario and Luigi.
I know 3 of these are from Batman but don't ask me who the guy on the right in the green outfit is.
Another unknown character but it's a great outfit. 
Don't tell me this guy isn't sweating in there!
What's a convention without a zombified Spidey and Catwoman?
Ever wonder what happened to Mr. T?  Found him!
 And the cake topper....take a look at this guy!
 Ewwwwwwwww!  is all I can say about the back view!

 Somebody please tell me how you walk in these.
So there you have it; a nice sampling of some of the freaky things my boys saw while at the convention.

Guess they are all ready for Halloween, huh?  

Have a great one!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Hi, again.

I hope you enjoyed a peek into my son's summer doings. As promised yesterday, here are some more pictures from Logan's trip to Florida. 

Balcony at Hemingway House
Cat petting in Hemingway House.  Notice he's the only one interested in the cat.
More kitty petting at Hemingway House.  The kitties roam free on the premises.
More fishing
And yet another catch, albeit a teeny one

Shark bait
Lorakeet feeding
roller coastering
Bird petting.  See a pattern here?  The kid loves animals.
Storm chasing
Dolphin sighting in Tampa Bay

In answer to Courtney's question, while Logan was enjoying himself doing all these activities, his father and I were stuck in our cubicles at work the whole summer!  No fun for hoo!   Like I said, he's a lucky kid, for sure.

Hope you enjoy!

Wishing you all a happy day.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Summer Fun

Hi, Friends.

I can't believe it's been so long since I posted.  Boy, life can sure get busy.  Blogger has changed things and it's taking me more than a while to figure out the new setup.  I'm so far not sure I'm liking it.  I can't seem to move pictures to where I want them so please excuse things maybe being out of order. 

Logan started high school last month.  (Geez, is it really already a month???)  We've all had to adjust to the new schedule but I think we are pretty much settled into it now.  He says he likes school, well, as much as a teenager can like school, I guess.

He's joined the art club which he very much enjoys.  The art club meets on Monday afternoons.  When I picked him up yesterday, he could barely wait to show me his new sketches.  First, I have to say how much I loved his enthusiasm and how he couldn't wait to show me what he'd drawn.  I've noticed he's become a bit more secretive lately so to see his glee and willingness to share a part of his life was wonderful.  I really was very impressed with his drawings.  I've never been able to draw but my child most certainly can, at least in my humble opinion. 

With the onset of autumn's cooler temperatures, Logan and I were discussing the fun he had over the summer.  I thought I'd show you a bit of some of the things he got to do while his father and I toiled away at our jobs.  Lucky kid!

These pictures are from his two week trip in Florida with my Uncle Kenny.  We flew him down to Miami where my Uncle Kenny met him and together with his son, Josh, they embarked on a wonderful adventure.  Here are some pictures.  You can't tell but it was well over 100 degrees while they were there in August. 

Tarpon feeding in the keys

Tarpon fish

Somewhere in the Keys
Pelican mooching for some tarpon food
Lobster sighting in Key West
That's cousin Josh with Logan

Driving the boat in Tampa Bay
Fishing off the boat
Examining the catch
The official Big Foot Truck
Kangaroo feeding
These are just a few of the things he did.  I have more pictures to show but you but lunch is over so back to work I go.  Gotta earn that tuition money, you know!  LOL

Have a great day and thanks for looking!