Thursday, September 29, 2011

Decorate a pumpkin

Hello my raviolis.  Here is a very easy and quick way to decorate a Halloween pumpkin for your front porch.

You take a big pumpkin...

 you punch a hole on either side of the stem base with a hammer and philips head screwdriver. Ask mommy or daddy to help you with this.

You take two harvest pics from your local craft store and put one in each hole in the pumpkin that you just made.

and there you have it.  A pretty harvest pumpkin for the front entrance of your home.

Don't forget, you can use the pumpkin for pumpkin pies when Halloween is over.  Love to my ravs. Grandma-ma

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Guess what's coming to the movies this Christmas?  Yup, Alvin and the Chipmunks and those pretty little Chippettes are back in the theater singing up a storm and getting in to silly trouble. 
Here is the movie trailer...this looks like fun.

Would you like to go on a cruise with these little guys?  I would. Have a chipmunkee day my ravs.  Grandma-ma loves you.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Word of the Week Wednesday

This is a good one my raviolis. Today's word is


Why, determination, because when you watch this video, you will see determination and self control.

What a good boy to stand so still while his master piles neatly on his nose doggie treats.  It sorta looks like Jenga for dogs.  Still, this good boy knew that if he stood still and wait for his masters voice to get them, he would receive his reward.  That is determination. 

We can use determination while doing our homework.  Sometimes it's just not fun to do it, but...if you work at your assignment quietly and methodically (another good word) the reward is a good grade and knowing that you have just added another "smart tool" into your bag of knowledge tricks.  Sort of like being a Math or Science or History MacGyver.

And we all love MacGyver.  Have a determined day my ravs. Grandma-ma loves you with all her heart and determination!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

I'm thinking Pumpkins

Pumpkins???? Grandma-ma, why pumpkins?  Well, my ravs, Indian summer is on its way with warm days and cool nights.  The sun is setting a little earlier these days and you will notice that your shadows are much longer because of it.  When the days get shorter, grandma-ma thinks pumpkins. 

I like pumpkins.  They are big and orange and pretty and fun to decorate and especially to make pumpkin pies with.

I like the white pumpkins you can buy now.  They are pretty in some of grandma-ma's old bowls.

This pumpkin has gummy worms crawling out of its head.  I thing this is very clever...but don't eat the worms.

Another clever decorated pumpkin.  It looks like an octopus on top of a fish.

I bet this is your favorite.  Someone made a pumpkin hamburger bun.

Grandma-ma likes this map of the US using pumpkins.  I bet your teacher would like this too.

Look, it's pacman pumpkins.  Whaca, whaca, whaca...!

This is grandma-ma's favorite.  Look how detailed these decorative pumpkins are.  Someone was very patient when they decorated these. 

Here's smiling at all of you.  Have a pumpkin loving day, my raviolis.  Grandma-ma loves you.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Word of the week Wednesday

Hello my raviolis.  Today is Wednesday and you know what that means...word of the week.  Today's word is:


Yes, Wonderful, because grandma-ma had a wonderful time visiting the NY raviolis this past week. 

Playing on playground equipment.

Making funny faces.

Feeding Boo Boo and Princess.

 Running around and around the playground.

Meeting new friends at the Ren Faire.

It was a "wonderful" week of fun and good food and interesting places to visit.  Grandma-ma had a wonderful time with all of you.  Hugs and kisses to my NY raviolis.