My father loved word play. He worked on crossword puzzles, loved riddles, and was always challenging the kids with tongue twisters and puns. This is a tongue twister that I don’t remember hearing as a child, but when I found it on Facebook today it made me think of my father. He would have loved this one.
What is it about the Thomas the Train movies that grabs the attention of kids everywhere? They are nothing more than a man reading a story book out loud, like any parent reads a bedtime story. And they are in British words and phrases, easy enough for an American to understand, but obviously different from what the kids here are used to hearing.
My grandson absolutely loves anything that has to do with Thomas the Train. I can send him any present – a book, a new train, a sticker book – that has Thomas on it and he loves it. I even found a website for him to play Thomas games and watch short Thomas the Train videos on the internet when he comes for a visit.
Since I was a young child, I have always enjoyed playing games on some sort of gaming device, whether it is an Atari, a Nintendo, a Super Nintendo, a Sega Genesis, a Playstation, or even an Xbox. My all time favorite gaming system would have to be the Playstation 3, it is by far the best. It has so many awesome features, and not to mention a wide selection of games to play on or offline. I had no idea I would be using it as much as I do, or I would have bought it as soon as it came out.
I use it to not only play video games, but to watch Blue Ray movies, check my Facebook, have video chats with friends and family, download music, watch Netflix and so much more. I have recently located a great woodwind brasswind retail store that I have written a bit about on Facebook as well. I can’t imagine life without Facebook.
I honestly can not wait to see what Sony has in-store for the upcoming Playstation 4. What can I say other then I love my gaming! And thank the good lord for all the various types music (old and new) that we have access to with just a few short key strokes!
When I was a kid we spent the entire summer “on the water.” My parents had 20 acres of riverfront property, with a cabin and dock. We had a variety of boats and fishing gear at our disposal and we spent the hot summer days water skiing, swimming, hunting for sharks teeth and cooking crabs on the big stone fireplace and BBQ.
I took my kids down to visit the grandparents several times each summer, but they also liked to go to the ocean, so we spent most weekends at either Virginia Beach or Chincoteague Island. But that’s too far for a weekend trip from Nashville, so it will be a while until we can get back to the East Coast beaches. Most of the people here head south to the Gulf of Mexico when they want beach vacations.
We have a great little water park on the lake, with water slides and a sand beach for swimming. I think they have a wave pool, too. They rent jet skis and small ski boats, and several weekends throughout the summer they have Saturday night concerts and fireworks. I hope my grandson can come up for a few weekends to stay with his Nana and I’ll take him to the water park so we can both have fun in the sun.
Orlando has a lot more to offer besides Disney. Now that I’ve made up my mind to stay and spend a day or two in the area, I’ll check out what’s new at Sea World and Universal.
Years ago I took the kids to Disney and we stayed at my mother’s condo in New Rehobeth Beach. She doesn’t have that condo anymore, but it sure brings back memories. We used to go to see the mermaids at Weeki Wachi Springs, and one time I took the kids to a little fishing village on the Gulf Coast that harvests natural sponges.
Wow – was that really over 20 years ago? I wonder if the boys ever think about those trips?Â