Monday, August 19, 2013

What A Beach!

It's been an annual tradition to buy a puzzle during our beach vacation.
This year we chose a 1,000 piece puzzle: "What A Beach!" by White Mountain.
It's something fun for the kids and adults to do. Especially during one rainy day we had.
The faces of the people on the beach are of famous Americans 
(and a few other famous ones too).
How many famous people can you name?

Sunday, August 18, 2013

The British are Coming! {Sunday In My City}

A major party of American history was the Revolutionary War.   The early American legend tells us the Paul Revere road through the streets of Boston yelling "The British are coming!"  When in fact this is a myth.
In fact, Paul Revere never yelled "The British are coming!".  It wouldn't make much sense because  the majority of residence in Boston were mostly British during that time period.  (I'm kind of a geek when it comes to Early American History and it helps to know my husband, the history teacher).
Once I asked my husband "Why would Paul Revere shout "The British are coming!"
Weren't they were already here??
Todd and I went to a re-inactment at the Daniel Boone Homestead.
It was a very hot day. I couldn't imagine wearing wool uniforms in this heat.
The re-inactment was held at the Daniel Boone Homestead.
Daniel Boone is one of America's famous frontiersmen.
He moved his family to this homestead in 1730.
NBC aired a television show in the 1960s about Daniel Boone.
That is before my time, so I can't say if it was an accurate portrayal of Daniel Boone or not.
The re-inactment was a really neat experience.   It's one thing to read about the RevolutionaryWar and it's another thing to see it! At the end of the re-inactment the "troops" spoke to the crowd and answered questions any one had.

One boy asked, "Why did the British wear red?"

The 'soldier' had an interesting answer.  He said that when the muskets were fired, there was always a lot of smoke.  The bright colors helped the soldiers determine who was a friend or foe.
Interesting little tidbit I didn't know. (I told you I was a history geek!).

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Skee Ball

One game I love to play in the arcade is Skee Ball.  It's similar to bowling, except it's played on an incline and with a fist sized ball.
The original Skee Ball game was invented in 1909 in Philadelphia, PA.   Skee-Ball, Inc. is located in Chalfont, PA.  Philadelphia and Chalfont are about 1 hour driving time from my home.
 The game show "The Price Is Right" has a game called "Super Ball" which originated from the Skee Ball game.
 Skee Ball is becoming a competitive sport. Leagues are forming in Washington DC and the Carolina states.
 For now, I will continue to enjoy playing in the arcade.
 I think my nephew could possibly earn a spot on a professional team...


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Chef Brandon

During our family vacation dinners are divided up so that one person isn't responsible for every meal.
Brandon volunteered to make a meal with Mommom's help.
He chose Chicken Parmesan.
It sounds like a big task for a 16 year old boy.
In reality, Brandon loves to cook.  He experiments at home a lot. 
I cringe encourage with fear enthusiam when he expresses an interest.
I confess… he has become quite a good chef.
Move over Gordon Ramsey!
Brandon is in Da'House!
It was absolutely DELICIOUS!
footnote: Mommom made the side dishes.

Monday, August 12, 2013

I Really Want To 'SMELL' Somebody!

I am in total Heaven!

 Not only can I see him, but now I can smell him!

Adam Levine launched his own fragrance in February. 
February?  Why am I just finding out about it NOW?

What can we expect? 

Adam Levine states:  “You don’t really want someone to smell you unless they’re really close to you.”
   Boy, would I ever love to get close to him!

(In case you didn't catch my humor in the title of this post: It's a twist on a line in a Maroon 5's song "Love Somebody").

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Zebras at Camden County Zoo {Sunday In My City}

Zebra's are part of the horse family. 
Did you know every Zebra has a unique stripe pattern?
Zebra's stand up while sleeping.  A baby Zebra can walk after 20 minutes of being born.
The ears of a Zebra show's its mood.
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Friday, August 9, 2013

Home Sweet Home {Friday Fragments}

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Saturday we came home from our beach vacation.  It was nice sleeping in our own bed again.
Seeing our pets was a welcome sight. I sure missed my babies!
Brandon's girlfriend, Jenn took care of the house and pets.  She had to spend the night because of our dog, Teddy.  Teddy has diabetes and gets up a few times in the middle of the night to go potty.  His bladder cannot hold out all night long.  Teddy is almost blind. He needs someone to direct him so he doesn't run into things or fall down steps.


We came home to a spotless house.  Jenn did a fabulous job!
Zachary has been searching all summer for a job.  He has had quite a few interviews with no luck.  While we were at the beach, he got a call from Walmart.  This is Zachary's first job.  I can imagine his face when he gets his first paycheck and sees how much taxes are taken out. Welcome to the real world kid!
I read two books while I was at the beach.  I am a fast reader.  It rained Thursday, so I spent the entire day reading and got one book done that day.
The week before we left for the beach, I took a horrible fall.  I do not recommend falling on concrete and sliding onto macadam. My leg looked like someone scrapped a knife down it. Both of my feet had holes on the top. One hole was so deep, you could place a dime in it and it would be flat with my foot. Really nasty looking.  
Probably should have gotten stitches. The cuts did not heal enough for me to go on the beach.  I was afraid of the sand getting into the gouges in my feet (yes, they really were that bad). It looks infected in the picture, but that is really the scab process beginning. Everything is healing now. I think I will have a nasty scar though.
Friday Fragments are things that happen in your week that are short and sweet.
Come join us at Half-Past Kissin' Time and let us know what you were up to this week!
Don't forget to tell Mrs. 4's that Tami from Pretty Purplexing sent you. =)


Thursday, August 8, 2013

Monkey Bread

Monkey Bread at the beach cannot compare to the recipes you find in recipe books or online!
 Maybe it's the atmosphere…
Maybe it's in the air...
Whatever it is… I am not complaining!

 Monkey Bread is Awesome!!
HERE is a recipe from Pillsbury if you are interested in trying to make your own Monkey Bread.


Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Flower Face

 During the summer, downtown Ocean City NJ has a weekly 'family day' for the kids.
There are clowns who make balloons, crafts, face painting and more.
 We stopped at the face paint booth. My niece chose a flower to be painted on her face.

 Isn't she gorgeous?