Disney/Pixar’s Cars 3 Model Assembly Kit – Cruz Ramirez

 My grandson was more than happy to start working on his new model  assembly kit of Dinoco 51 Cruz Ramirez.

   Instructions easy.  Pictures that explained how too assemble the Disney Pixar Car 3 Cruz Ramirez Junior Kit.

1, 2, 3, all put together.  All by himself.

All ready to race to the new Disney Pixar Cars 3 movie opening in theaters  June 16th.

Each Cars 3 Junior Kit includes 21 large body parts and 24 screws and nuts. All three kits retail for $24.99 (MSRP) and are immediately available at Target, Meijer, Fred Meyer, Hobby Lobby and Amazon.

 Cars 3: Driven to Win.

In Cars 3: Driven to Win,  Cruz Ramirez, a young, female Hispanic racing trainer and technician and races for Dinoco as number 51.

It’s Swimsuit Time And Buying A Swimsuit Is Not Fun!

Buying a swimsuit is never a good shopping experience.  I don’t know many woman who enjoy swimsuit hunting.   So imagine, at my age, how hard it was to sort through the many different styles of swimsuits, and dare to try the swimsuits on in a department store changing room – changing room mirrors are one step away from a Fun House Mirror –  UGH!  However, after more than 2 1/2 hours of trying on swimsuits I finally settled on two to take home.

 This Anne Cole’s Signature, one piece, black and white stripe swimsuit was a last minute find.   One piece swimsuits are the in swimsuits to wear this summer.  Why finding this suit, in my size, was totally amazing.

 A Ralph Lauren’stwo piece swimsuit with the one piece look caught my eye.  The swimsuit’s vibrant colors and style was a fit.

As soon as I knew these were the swimsuits, I would ever consider wearing, I took them home ( paid for them first.)  However, still was not sure they were going to work. Note: Take home doesn’t mean keep home.

It took a few days of getting “acquainted” with the 2 swimsuits before I made the final decision.  Kept them both.  My swimsuit shopping is over.     WHEW!   


Another #Birthday #Celebration In The #Hamptons

A drive up to the Hamptons is what we do every year to celebrate my grandsons’ birthday.  So, of course, when he turned seven, this year, the family gathered their gifts,  and drove  to the Hamptons to sing “Happy birthday to you.” Our birthday boy  gets a big kick when his daddy, and his mommy’s, family join forces to create a birthday memory.  Now it’s Grandpa who gets the biggest smile out of Christian-  🙂

Our day at the Hamptons brings out the best in all of us.

Christian’s birthday celebration is not just about Christian, it’s about family.  The sun wasn’t shining that day but with all of us together no sun was necessary.

For spending the day with family and knowing that this is exactly what Christian wants was sunny enough.  The day always begins early, but never seems too long.

I treasure these moments for I know these moments are never a given, but thank God that they are given.

  Even Grandpa, and Christian’s Great Uncle, get to spend quiet moments together.

Sometimes the family gets a little asinine .

We never go out to the Hamptons without the canines. They, too, get to spend the day with the family.  We have Bailey, who is an old dog at being comfortable in the Hamptons, but  puppy Patrick is  new to it all.  However, Patrick fared well with us all.  He quickly adapted to his new surroundings and the new people.  

 Now as the hours passed, some of the young ones, the old ones, and the dog ones, tend to get tired.      No shame in napping.  I bet my last piece of cake that even Luke Skywalker took a few naps in-between his Darth Vadar battles.  Once again, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CHRISTIAN!!  May you enjoy being seven until you are eight <3

Toothpick Legs by Ashley Warren #Bookworm #Nostalgia

Toothpick Legs is a fun book my granddaughter keep enjoying because it brings her a little closer to knowing what it was like for her parents growing up. This book revisits the 90’s fashion, traditions and the sense of community that her mom and dad enjoyed. It gives Natalie a peek into her parents “glory days” opening up dialogue and conversation. I don’t know who is enjoying this book more – me, my daughter or my grand daughter!

Stay Calm and Sing Happy Birthday at Fishermans’ Catch Restaruant

What’s better than a birthday? Celebrating every birthday with the people who matter, the ones who have stood the test of time. Friends like family. Merci picked the restaurant and it was a  great choice.

Great food, drink and what a view!! Fishermans’ Catch is where we raised a toast and wished Merci a happy 65th birthday. Cheers!

We try to make it a point to each order different dishes, so we can have a taste of everything we can on the menu. We started out with some crispy,  fried calamari because, well, just because we love it.

My sister got the Tuscan Shrimp, I ordered the Newburgh Scallops with noodles, Marlene got the Salmon, which we agreed was the best choice. Merci, the Birthday Girl had the Stuffed Flounder. Delish!!! Oh did I forget to mention the view. Yes, this view.

It was really a beautiful Spring evening.  There is outdoor dining, but we chose to eat inside.  We would never leave without dessert and we always share one dessert. Look at this Berry Tiramisu for a sweet ending.

And when life gives you another birthday, always eat cake. Happy Birthday!!