Amber turned 13 this Friday and for her birthday I took her and her brother to another Concert at Warren City Hall, which included carnival rides, and concerts, including the Polish Muslims a comedy band who use Polish names and foods in their very funny act on stage with current songs, and for the final act we saw Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels, singing their famous songs like Jenny Jenny and Shake a Tailfeather. The kids just enjoyed the shows and being out with Grandma.

Amber's here waiting for the show to begin. See the stage on the left.

Grandma and Amber, what a great girl she is.

Darin wasn't feeling very good but he said he really did enjoy the shows.

The Polish Muslims band.

Mitch Ryder on stage. on the right.

After the show the city had fireworks for the crowd, but it was late after the show, so we left early.
It was great to spend Amber's Birthday evening with her and her brother. I thank God that the still like to hang with an old lady like me.


A new BABY in our household!

This is our new baby, Knight, on the right with our 15 month old Bunny on the left. Knight is a 6 month old Black Lab mixed puppy who my son-in-law found as a stray at his work last month. Of course, since they already had 3 dogs, he asked my hubby if he wanted him. (hubby hid it from me until the dog arrived) He is very shy, but playful with Bunny. In the last few weeks we got him his first puppy shots and last week had him neutered. (although Bunny was already fixed when we got her from the shelter., but just in case.) Knight is just learning his name now and has only had a couple accidents in the house so far, but we put him in a dog crate during the night for safe keeping, till we are sure we can trust him. Poor Bunny continually catches him playing with all her toys and eventually takes them away from him, and once in a while they get into a fight when Knight gets a little rambunctious with his play biting. Amber caught a few shots of both dogs licking and rolling on the floor together. Let me tell you, they both keep us busy watching out for them, and seperating them when they get too ramuctious with their running around.
We're a two dog family now !

<---This is Knight , I had to chase him down to get this pic. LOL! He's got floppy flippy ears!

Sometimes I think Bunny wonders what do to with this little kid we brought her to play with. ----->

This is the two kids licking and rolling on the floor for our entertainment. Bunny has the pink collar, Knight is in blue. i hope that eventually they will be good friends as they grow up. Time will tell.


Construction is FINALLY Finished!

Finally this summer we had our contractor who beautified our house come and finish our final work on our garage and he built us a nice big shed to add to our storage.

This shed is 12'x14' and we plan to paint it light blue like our house siding with white trim.

We had the contractor cut down the garage to a 1-3/4 size to allow us to get the mower through between the house and the garage, (there used to be only a 2 ft. path between the garage and house),leaving a little carport to drive the riding mower through the carport. He had to use metal poles to support the roof.

The contractor built a nice white gate to keep our dog(s) in the yard. He even used the same blue siding on the front of our garage. Looks nice- dont it? The carport will add to our patio in the back of the yard.

A new gate was also built on the far side of the yard to contain the dog (s) in the side yard. This used to be the only way we could get the mower into the back yard.

Here is a little peek at some of the flowers blooming in my front yard at this moment.........Love them. Daisies--->

<---Snowball bush

<------ My Easter lillies flower bloomed AGAIN!

Some Sedum flowers----->


Another Concert in the park

Yesterday Caroline, Amber and I went to another concert at Warren City Hall, and saw a band called Michael Quatro and Band. It was okay but they didnt play much songs that we knew well, and he and his band were loosing their voices from other concerts that they did this week. They also had a few electrical problems cause his keyboad amp was burning out the plugs in the stage area and they had to do some switching around of pluggage.

Well, at least it was free, and we heard a lot of good keyboard playing, even though the sound was not that great in the singing end.

Michael is the one on the keyboard, his band playing Detroit City Blues in this one. His Sister, Suzie Quatro went up to also sing in this number.