Monday, March 23, 2015

Monday, February 23-Lily's Art Show

After a nice breakfast at Judy's home on Sunday morning, I drove the 11 hours to Dover, Delaware so I could attend Lily's art show tonight. After crossing through 6 states, I pulled into Trish's driveway at 9:45 pm. And after seeing the show tonight, the drive was more than worth it!!  Lily's class theme was "Welcome to Hollywood". It was so cute to see all the little 4 year olds walking the red carpet and all the movie themed art projects. This grandma was as relentless as any paparazzi so enjoy the photographs.

"I would like to thank the Academy...."

Lily Foulk, nominated for her starring role in "Lilylocks and The 3 Bears"

Lily next to her Mama Mia playbill.

Lily and her leading man

Interviews and photos

What do you do after Academy Awards? You do flips on the playground, of course!!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Saturday, March 21-Atlanta

Apologies to readers of my blog for not posting sooner. Upon my return from Alabama we had to make the difficult decision to put our faithful canine companion, Molly, in a better pain-free place. The decision to have her euthanized was one we knew was coming as her brain tumor seemed to be growing more rapidly and her high doses of Phenobarbital we reeking havoc on her body. Although we are saddened by her absence, we know in our hearts that it was the best for her.
My mother has also been moved to a new facility and we are trying to help her to get acclimated to her new environment. Not an easy task for someone who is 91 and suffers from dementia. She appears to like her new room and seems to be trying to make the best of this recent change in address.

I am on the road again and find myself in Atlanta, Georgia for the weekend and my niece's baby shower. Yesterday my sister and I visited The Swan House, a part of the Atlanta History Center. It was of interest to me because parts of the Hunger Games- Catching Fire and Mockingjay parts 1 and 2 were filmed here.  We were pleasantly surprised to find that there was also a working farm from the early 1800s and several trails running throughout the park where the Swan House was located. We spent 2 hours before our Capitol Tour walking and taking pictures of the grounds.

The Swan House, built in 1924 by the Inmans who amassed their wealth in the cotton industry.

props left from the Hunger Games movies

The script from the scene on the balcony, the speech by President Snow played by Donald Sutherland.

President Snow's desk

The picture of a mockingjay that hung on the wall behind president Snow's desk in the movie

The dining room where President Snow watched the tribute interviews when Katniss wore her wedding dress that transformed into the mockingjay

Today was Amy's baby shower. She is due April 26 and is having a little girl. It was so good to see all of Judy's family again.

Courtney and her little boy Andrew