Thursday, June 21, 2012

The Pool is Open

Hello my raviolis.  Each summer, Grampy and I fill up our kiddie pool and spend the hot summer days in it.  Grandma-ma likes to lay on a raft in the pool so she can float and stay cool and the same time. Yes, it IS as big as the pool. LOL

Here is a little video of grandma-ma hopping into the pool.

I wish you could come join me. Have a wonderful day my ravs.  Love, Grandma-ma

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Blue Lobster

Hello my Tuesday raviolis.  I know you have heard of a blue moon, but have you ever heard of a blue lobster?  What's that you say, Grandma-ma...a blue lobster????

Canadian lobster boat captain Bobby Stoddard said he and his crew were hauling in their lobster traps when one of the men called out, "Hey, we got a pretty one in this trap!"

In the trap with three other, ordinary greenish-brown lobsters was a remarkably bright blue one, the first lobster of that hue Stoddard had seen in his 33 years of fishing for a living.

"This is the only one that I've ever seen," he told CNN. "And my dad has been a lobsterman of about 55 years, and he caught one about 45 years ago, but hadn't seen one since."

Stoddard captains one lobster boat, his father another, and his three brothers work with them. On a good day, they haul in about 3,000 of the crustaceans, he said. Multiply that times 33 seasons, and that's a lot of lobsters. But only one blue one.

According to the University of Maine Lobster Institute, blue lobsters are a one-in-2-million phenomenon. A genetic variation causes the lobster to produce an excessive amount of a particular protein that gives it that azure aspect. 

I think it is the prettiest lobster I have ever seen.  Do you know what Grampy said when he say the pretty blue lobster?  He said, get the butter. You know how much Grampy loves to eat lobster. 

I hope you have the opportunity to see a blue lobster one day. Have a great Tuesday and know that grandma-ma loves you.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Father's Day Gift Idea

Hello my raviolis.  Father's Day will be here shortly and grandma-ma has an easy idea for a gift to give to dad. 
 Do you remember the shirts that grandma-ma repurposed into Lacrosse Shorts for Owen and Caleb?

Well, Grandma-ma saved the cuffs because she thought they were pretty.  Surely there had to be a way to use the cuffs in something.

Grandma-ma also loves candles and so does Grampy.  Hey, what if we slipped a shirt cuff onto a pillar candle.

Look how nice the cuff fits over a standard size pillar candle.  It changes it into the perfect candle for dad.

 Look how pretty this group of candles look with the cuffs.  What fun for dad to have a candle decorated with one of his cuffs from an old shirt.  

Remember to celebrate Father's Day by giving dad a big hug and kiss.  Grandma-ma loves you.