Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Goodbye Mount Prospect

Officially my parents have moved 2 1/2 miles NW of their home of 46 years. They no longer live in Mt. Prospect, now residing in Arlington Heights. It is difficult to get used to a new address and a new telephone number. THAT hasn't changed for as long as I can remember.

I had to take a few last pictures. My bedroom, which is bare down to the wood again, and Door County rocks along side the garage, which have found a new home in my Minnesota garden.

I am hoping my parents will love their new home and be able to enjoy the activities that are offered there.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Afternoon games

Not to be outdone by his big sister, Lucas had a great afternoon at the tournament, and scored his first soccer goal. I didn't get a picture of the actual goal being scored, but did get the kick and the celebration that followed.

Tonka Blast

Soccer season over for another year. Each year there is a tournament after the regular game schedule. Luckily the weather cooperated this year. We also lucked out, and grandkids games did not overlap. Girls' teams played in the morning, boys' in the afternoon.

Coach Jim talking to the girls about strategies.

Trying to take away the ball and SCORE!!!!

Watching sis play.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

More groovy photos

At the request of some friends, I have added the last few photos from the parade yesterday. Hoping to get one photo of the entire group on stage from someone in the audience. Then will post that one too.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Color me Groovy

Our daughter Jen and her hubby happily joined us in the parade.

Lucas didn't want his picture taken, but smiled his toothless grin once while carrying the sign.
My better half in his garb.
A perfect smile.
Can't believe I walked around the neighborhood looking like that!

The reason for our craziness

As mentioned in yesterday's post, this year's theme was based on one of our more colorful residents. His family chose to have a parade of shoes this year. Here is a sampling of Warren's more colorful loafers.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Tie dye

Each year our neighborhood has a July 4th parade with a theme. This year's theme was "Color me Groveland". One of our colorful members was remembered this year. He would dress in very colorful clothing. It was not unusual to find him in a kelly green sport coat, green golf shirt, green plaid slacks with a green leather belt, with a pair of green leather loafers. Like I said, a very colorful man.

Each family in our neighborhood tries to come up with their own "take" on the theme. I decided to tie dye t-shirts. Did I realize it would take me nearly a week to do it? No.

Nearly 30 years ago I did learn to dye wool using koolaid products. That was fun. About 20 years ago I ventured into marbling fabrics. I looked online, and found a great site with great directions. Check them out at:

Here are photos from this past week. A drawn out process with amazing results.