Tuesday, April 23, 2013

When Fred comes to town, we are more photogenic

Goodbye Grandma Goodwin

Lois Alice Nicholson Goodwin, October 3, 1922 –April 18, 2013. Resident of Lakewood Park passed away after a short illness. She was born in East Orange, NJ. Graduated from Union HS, Madison College-BS in Education, Florida Atlantic University--Masters in Education. She taught in Baltimore, Maryland and Ft Pierce, FL (Math at John Carroll HS and St Lucie Junior HS, and Orchestra at Lincoln Park HS) She is one of two girls born to the late John T and Alice Norton Nicholson and married to the late Thomas R Goodwin, Jr. for over 58 years. She is survived by six children: Bonnie Putman, David Goodwin, Eileen Brooks, Michael Goodwin, Timothy Goodwin and Gwen Campbell, twelve grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren. Lois touched many lives in St Lucie County through music and math. A well rounded musician Lois played flute, all brass instruments, cello, bass, and piano as well as lap dulcimer, hammer dulcimer and harp. Two of her favorite instruments were French Horn and Cello (she participated in New Jersey All-State with both instruments) She was one of the founding members of the Treasure Coast Symphony, Dulcimer Clubs, BRAVO symphony outreach music programs in the St. Lucie County Schools, and Sandy Shoe Steppers Square Dance Club. She also enjoyed gardening. Lois was a member of St. Anastasia Catholic Church since 1947. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 4:00pm Friday, April 26, 2013 at St. Anastasia Catholic Church in Fort Pierce, FL. Inurnment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Fort Pierce, FL. Donations in memory of Lois can be sent to St. Jude's Children's Tribute Program P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142 Memphis, TN 38148-0142 or www.stjude.org/tribute.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Photos Bomb

Too, too many to explain, but enjoy some cute faces....

Magnolia Gets a Camera

Magnolia has a camera. She LOVES taking photos. Most are blurry. Mostly because she is prone to spinning and snapping random photos. She loves close, close ups. She lets Marlon use it so there end up being a few of her as well. Enjoy a sample...

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Marlon sings for about 2 seconds. He loves to sing jingle bells, but he does not want me to get it recorded! As soon as he sees me recording it, he wants to see what I am recording and will demand "see it!" Transcript: "jingle bell, jingle bells....see it?...see it!?"

Friday, January 4, 2013

Ho Ho Ho! Merry Christmas Folks. Time for pictures from our Christmas Holidays! Before we left for the homeland, we went to Christmas party in NC before we left that was also attend by Mr. Claus. Both kiddos were not interested in sitting on Santa's lap, but they were very excited to see him. Noli asked where Santa was going when he left and I said he probably had other parties to go to. Noli was thrilled and said "is that what Santa gets to do? Go to party after party?!"
Now that is a Christmas sweater people--thanks sis for letting me borrow your homemade creation!
Off to Missouri, first task? Hop on Nana!
Why not have a 2 year old on the top bunk?
Noli loved her new seahorse, it went everywhere on our trip.
Super hero's looking off into the distance....
Getting ready to go to the nutcracker
All dressed up and ready to see some ballet! Myles managed to head bang to several of the songs.
Getting a cousin photo is not as easy as it would seem
Marlon is The Situation
Team Fox!
Oh so Hungry Hippos!
About fiiiive minutes after leaving the cousins house
Story time!
The kids making Justin's favorite treat--sugar cookies!
Noli is 100% on "smile for the camera!"
Uh, Merry Christmas, dude!
We also played Barber Shop. Noli got a cut and style.
Showing off her new hair do during a very exciting part of Cinderella.
Marlon's turn, two years of growing out his hair has come to an end!
First the commitment cut!
Mama gives you wings!
Magnolia playing with Mali
No southern Missouri trip is complete with out a Sancho Enchilada Style--yum
Going to see Pap, Gram-B and Big Poppa!
Gram-B & Big Poppa gave Noli a Toto and The Wizard of Oz book (and not a cuppa coffee). It was a veeeery long book for her, but she loved it. Gram-B spent just short of an eternity reading it all to her!
Marlon loved his new penguin :)
I cannot believe this is not the advertised purpose of these things! After 10 hours of airports it seemed very clear to me!
Magnolia got a camera of her own...these are some of her first photos of a very willing subject