Come to Captain Joe and Sons and see some rare lobsters. They’re really cool. One is yellow, one has four claws, one is tagged from New Hampshire Fish and Game.
Although I wished I could have stayed longer, the brief hour that I was there at the Block Party last night was so much fun. A cooling and most welcome breeze arrived just as the party began and everyone was there to have a fabulous time. Many thanks to the “Block Heads” who bring us this wonderful event–times 3! Don’t miss the next two upcoming Block Parties, August 17th and September 21st.
Alicia at her studio open house yesterday; also open Sunday from noon to 6:00
I LOVE YOU!
Here’s the classic interview which sums up The bean’s personality to a T. Age 4
OK I’m really really having a tough time with this.
Since the Bean was a couple months old she slept and put herself to sleep with her two binkies. One orange, and one pink.
The Mrs and I have been lamenting the day that we would have to take the binkies away because we figured that Ellie would never get to sleep without them, and the horror show it would be trying to get her to sleep.
Out of the blue last night she tells her mom that she wants to give her binkies to the fishies and lobsters down at daddy’s wharf.
So she came down and tossed them to the fishies without even batting an eyelash. What was supposed to be this trying time of transition into being a little girl from a baby happened in the blink of an eye.
And I’m pretty sad about it.
It’s the last thing of her being a baby, and there’s no turning back.
Out of the mouths of babes-
The first day of the new year started with pre-plunge preparations and a spectacular brunch at Sista Felicia and Barry’s Always Warm and Welcoming Beautiful Home.
Wonder Woman, also know as Donna Ardizonni
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No dreidel, no Festivus Pole, and most of all NO RUBBER DUCKS…just leg of lamb, fine wine and Shirley’s blueberry pie…good wishes to all..
"PJs and Paper Plates", our very laid-back Christmas brunch; lots of music, twice-baked potatoes, eggs, bacon and cookies. Also do home-made dog treats for pet friends.
Truth be told Snoop Maddie Mad was more excited about driving downtown and picking out presents for her sister at Toodeloos than she has been about picking out stuff for herself. All ride down to Gloucester she was fretting and nervous because she wanted to be sure that she got something that her sister would like. Then when we got home it was straight up to her room so she could wrap the presents herself.
She’s a good one that Snoop Maddie Mad.
Even 7 year old Beannie Weannie knows to keep the camera horizontally for video.
Continuing a tradition in the house since Eloise was born and captured last year by Desi Smith for Cape Ann Magazine-
I’ve been getting emails from all over the country ( I didn’t realize how many people get Cape Ann Magazine delivered to addresses out of state) in regards to Snoop Mad being on the cover. They all say how cute she is and all but what they don’t know is the level of crazy I’m dealing with. Check out this video of this conversation we had yesterday.
Desi Smith came by the house and did a fantastic job shooting for the article. Desi also does some portraiture work you can check out his site here
The Bean and Snoop Maddie Mad Eat flowers from the Pickle Guy, Ma’s Marmalade Represents, and The Bean Loses another tooth. Random I know but that’s what you get when you have two monkeys hanging off your shoulder at the Farmer’s Market.
I loved this Macy Gray song from the moment I first heard it. The lyrics are full of hope. I found the song to be perfect for creating a montage of my favorite clips, filmed in and around Gloucester over the course of the past month. The footage is from works-in-progress butterfly films, 2012 Greasy Pole shorts, and random footage from a family picnic. Is it too kooky–butterflies and Greasy Pole Walkers–you tell me because I see beauty in everyone and everything.
Filmed at Niles Beach, Pavilion Beach, Good Harbor Beach, Eastern Point, Brace Cove, Gloucester Harbor Walk, and Plum Street. Created for Good Morning Gloucester. Dedicated to Joey and his beautiful family and to our beloved Gloucester community.
Thank you Ciaramitaros for your help with my Monarch film!
Thank you to my darling daughter Liv; as Craig said, “a trifecta–beautiful, smart, and funny!”
Beauty in the World Sung by Macy Gray
2012 Sunday Greasy Pole Walkers
“Beauty in the World” is by American singer Macy Gray from her album The Sellout, which is Gray’s fifth album and first since her under-performing 2007 album Big. The Selllout is her return to musical form after almost conforming when her last album didn’t take off. “I thought after Big flopped maybe I should do what everyone else was doing,” she said. “Go out and hire the hottest producers, the best writers, get real skinny. But none of those people called me back.”
The song was inspired by hearing her daughter’s laughter on a down day. “I didn’t even know what she was laughing at. I thought ‘at least she’s happy.’ And I felt at least I hadn’t failed there, because my daughter’s happy.” -wiki
Last summer the Ciaramitaro girls stopped by our garden to see a newly emerged Monarch butterfly. After releasing the butterfly, Eloise wanted to learn more about the Monarchs, and butterflies in general. This year she remembered from their visit the previous year that the Monarch caterpillar food plant is milkweed. Eloise, who I am convinced is a budding naturalist and artist, is an avid gardener (just ask her about her vegetable patch!), so I promised her milkweed plants. We scouted out a sunny a corner of the family’s yard and, after mom Jill helped dig up the sod, we planted a petite butterfly garden, with Common Milkweed for the Monarchs, parsley and fennel for the Black Swallowtails, and marigolds to attract the nectaring insects. We’re looking forward to their first butterfly sightings!
Last week The Bean brought home a sugar maple from school for Arbor Day. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen her more excited to do anything like the way she was excited to get home from school and plant that tree.
From what they say about Sugar Maples we should be able to tap it in 40 years for maple syrup. I doubt I’ll be around by then but maybe The Bean will remember this day. the day we planted her Sugar Maple tree together.