Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Mentos Fountain Experiment #2

At grandson Noel's house for Thanksgiving, we tried again, this time with the aid of Steve Spangler's Geyser Tube from Hobby Lobby. It turned out to be all that was promised -- 25 feet or more!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Noel at soccer practice, announces his nickname

Saturday, September 22, 2012

OBX Mentos experiment #1

We'll do better next year!

Monday, April 02, 2012

Charlie and Lola Birthday Party

Friday, March 16, 2012

Noel visits the Zoo

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Joyeaux Noel Episode Deux

Santa came down the chimney at Grandma's in Arizona too!
For more pics of the vacation with Gma Gale, check out Gale's Photos

A belated Christmas greeting from TLNO

More pics are available (for TLNO members only) at Tuesday LNO

Monday, June 28, 2010

Deja View

I came across this pic of Noel posted on Suzy's blog. It reminded me of something I'd seen a long time ago.

So I dug through some scans I'd made of Jimmy's art work he did for Grandma Jack back in 1990 or so. Not exactly the same, but similar leap, shadow, and happy face!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Sierra Vista Snow

A "snowstorm" came to Sierra Vista. Not much. Lots of wind, though. This palm outside my window shows all that was left by mid-morning.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Beach Vacation 2009

This is Jimmy's video from our OBX vacation. My kids and grandkids had a great time in the water. We had mostly good weather, and not too much drama. This was my first trip to the beach with the family in many years. I really enjoyed it. See more pictures at

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Lola's Room: Butterflies and Fairies

The theme of Lola's room is Butterflies and Fairies.
The main color is purple, but I'd call it lavender.
Two-month-old Lola shows off her quilt
made by Great Aunt Susan.
Following is a video of Lola laughing for Grandma.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Happy Grand-Mother's Day

Mother's Day in Maryland with two grandbabies Charlie and Lola

Mother's Day greeting from my grandson Noel in North Carolina

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Lola smiles and hiccups

At 3 days old, she is an alert little rock star!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Lola is here!

Lola James arrived March 30, 2009 at 8:06 AM. 6 lb 14 oz, 20.25 inches. Isn't she lovely!

Friday, January 30, 2009


Vikki and Kris are now proud parents of a new baby son,
Thomas Dean, born January 29, 2009

I was so excited about the baby that I didn't even notice what Vikki said! See more pictures of the happy family at

Baby Loves Beads

Noel ended up pulling down the Christmas tree on himself trying to get to these beads!

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Charlie in October

Charlie is getting SOOO BIG! He's two-and-a-half in October. And here he is with one of his TV favorites, Moose A Moose. See a few more pics of him at

Friday, June 27, 2008

Joe Cool

What do you mean -- "the vacation's over"?
See more of Charlie at

Monday, June 23, 2008

Cape Lookout Vacation 08

The crew heads out on the ferry to Cape Lookout. See all the vacation pictures at

Monday, June 09, 2008

Headin' for the Beach!

Noel is ready for his first beach vacation. He's all decked out for a visit to nearby Wrightsville Beach, and next week he and the family are going to Cape Lookout for some serious Outer Banks fun. See more of Noel at

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Noel Roger joins the family

Noel Roger, son of Suzy and Todd, and my grandson is the newest member of our family.
Born November 5, 2007 at 9:13 AM in Wilmington, NC, he weighs 9 pounds 3 ounces, and is 20 inches long. He and his mom are doing well. Happy Birthday, Noel!
See a few more pictures of Noel at

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Suzy and Todd's Wedding Reception

Todd and Suzy were given a terrific Wedding Reception by Todd's parents in New Jersey on August 4th. I had a great time. I think everybody else did too. Thanks so much for everything, Kathie and Roger! Check out some more pictures at

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Papa Roger turns 90!

July 3 was Papa Roger's 90th birthday. We hope we are inheriting his genes!

Tea Flower

Suzy sent me this neat birthday present. Just add hot water, and voila......

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Bring on those 3-D pictures

OK, Jimmy, we're ready for more 3-D pictures. Corrine took this picture the first time you and Linda came out to AZ in the Mini. You were showing Papa Roger and me your 3-D pics on your laptop.

Safari Room

I re-organized my room to let in more light and air. I pulled out this animal print stuff I'd had packed away for years, and voila! Safari Room.

Friday, June 01, 2007

Bibim Bap Week

I hereby declare this week Bibim Bap Week. This is my favorite Korean food from my month-long visit to Korea two years ago. The idea of a special week of this was inspired by an article in the Phoenix Republic about a couple of Korean restaurants in the area. Got me thinking about that popular dish... had to go in search of the best in the area.
Three days and three lunches of Bibim Bap later, the winner is Chodang Tofu & B.B.Q. in Chandler, AZ.
OK, I may have this out of my system before the week is out!

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Happy First Birthday, Charlie

Let the Wild Rumpus Begin!

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Bumble Bee Hat

Today is the coldest day of the year, but Charlie has his Bumble Bee hat to keep him warm. This took a lot less time to make than that crazy afghan. Charlie likes it as a toy. I'm not sure he's that keen on wearing it as a hat!

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Charlie's Afghan

Finally done! Started in Oct 2005... 16 months later, I finally finished Charlie's crocheted afgan. It was supposed to be for when he was born, March 29, 2006. Now we'll make it his first birthday present. Love you, Charlie!

Monday, November 06, 2006

Charlie and... his Great Grandma Jack

Charlie "Brown" on Halloween at Grandma's office....

Compared to his Great Grandma Jack.

Think there's a resemblance?

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Grandson Charlie and me

This is my grandson, Charles Joseph Haines -- Charlie or Oggie or Chuck for short!
His mom, Shaun took this picture on the last day of my visit with them on August 20, 2006. Charlie is 5 months old.

Here's Charlie's grandfather, Bill, when he was about 1 year old.... think there's a resemblance?

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Getting Started

OK, just one more blog so I can post to yours.