Sunday, January 11, 2009
For Christmas I took my daughter Cathi and granddaughter Sadie to New York City. While their we saw the play Mary Poppins and went to Radio City Music Hall. Sadie really enjoyed her first trip to the big apple and wants to go back. Other things she saw was China Town, the Statue of Liberty all the toy stores on Fifth Avenue and of course Times Square. One place she asked to visit was the Doughnut Plant, famous for their square doughnuts. She had seen a program about them on the History channel. The only down side to the trip was the COLD WEATHER. Here are some pictures from our trip.
The fairy garden is coming along fine. The grandchildren love hearing all the folklore about the plants in the garden, such as the foxglove which the fairies use for their clothes. Then there is the thyme that is a must for them to sleep upon. One evening as the fireflies started to appear, my grandson got very excited and was sure he saw the fairies moving about the garden. We watched and listened as we talked about how the fairies love to dance and needed the light to see and the bluebells provided their music. We also placed some jewels about the garden because they like shiny objects, but made sure we did not add any metal items. We also added a gazing ball because as you know fairies are very vain! It is a great way to get the kids involved with gardening and add a little adventure at the same time.