Friday, August 22, 2008

New York, New York


...going to NYC is truly a trip!:-) We just got home from a birthday celebration (me...big 45) and a dance workshop for Taylor. It was truly a whirlwind weekend, for sure. Armed with my new camera, I decided to take photos not just of us but little things in the city to catch my eye. Lucky for you, I can't post them all now...but stay tuned! Jordie...making headlines!
Where to start.
..there are so many things to see. First of all, we stayed in Times Square and our suite overlooked Broadway. It really is a city that never sleeps! The number of people in this place is amazing! Phil & Jordie~Times Square 2:00 a.m...we finally arrived...and this place was wide awake!

We went for breakfast at our favorite place, "Ellen's Stardust Diner", home of the singing waiters and waitresses. They were celebrating Elvis so we made it to "Elvispalooza" for my birthday breakfast. What else...a trip to Battery Park to see the Statue
of Liberty and Ellis Island. A trek through China Town for some "shopping" deals:-) On to one of our favorite areas...Little Italy and then Soho. Little Italy

We had dinner at the famous Johns Pizza which is in an old church and then went to see the broadway show, Phantom of the Opera. If anything, it was even better than we had hoped it might be! Phantom of the Opera

Jordie, in her usual fashion, was determined that my day would be special so we even went for a ferris wheel ride in the huge toy store,
before heading to Radio City Music Hall for Taylor's dance experience as a Rockette. That was awesome! Melissa, the Rockette who worked with her class was great and taught them 3 different routines, including the famous Rockette kick-line, before putting each of the girls through a "mock audition" before her and another judge. I know Taylor was a little nervous at first but once they got started, she just glowed and absolutely loved it. The rest of our time was spent walking, eating, walking some more and maybe just a little shopping!

Taylor above, 3rd from left learning the kickline. Taylor and Melissa, the Rockette

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Rainy Day Projects

So the nap didn't happen yesterday but I did have fun making some new stuff. Here are a few of the new bracelets and headbands...I'll be listing them on my etsy site soon. www.etsy.com/shabbychicks.~This bracelet features pearls,crystals and a black onyx heart. There are also 3 beautiful charms attached...an angel, a heart locket and a mother-of pearl cross.~
~This bracelet is called " Weekend in Paris" and features denim blue stones, silver beads and pearls, with charms of a handbag, puffy heart, the Eiffel Tower and a charm that is inscribed with the word "Live".~


Saturday, August 9, 2008

A rainy day...Yay!!!


Summer in South Florida means it is HOT,HOT,HOT...which is why this rainy Saturday afternoon is such a welcome treat. I have a million things to do but I think today is perfect for watching an old movie and working on some scrapbook or craft projects. A nap would be perfect but let's face it, that might be asking for too much!:-)

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Who is this puppy...

...and what is he doing in my house?
I wonder if Freddy will play with me yet?1 week later...I'm getting closer!:-)
Freddy & Maui
"In a perfect world, every home would have a dog and every dog would have a home."

Pretty, Pink Hibiscus



Sunday, August 3, 2008

Maui the Goldendoodle Puppy


There's a new guy at our house...Maui, the goldendoodle! Maui arrived on August 1 and boy, has our life changed. I think having a baby would be easier!:-) His "big brother" Freddy is still hoping this is all a bad dream, I think. Maui is a cutie and is already 13 lbs at 10 weeks old. Goldendoodles are supposed to be very friendly and family-oriented, which he is. They are also very smart and easy to train so we'll keep our fingers crossed. So far, he seems to be a sweet, playful and kind of goofy little guy, who can't get enough of looking at himself in the mirror. He still surprises himself when a bark comes out (except at night, in his crate) and would play tug-of-war all day long! Welcome, Maui!

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