Sunday, October 13, 2013

Art In The Park And Other Things

Saturday Jack had a Boy Scout clinic in Canton and I was on call so I stayed put here in Ashland.  However, I knew there was the annual "Art In The Park" event  at Brookside West and I've never been to it...so off I went!  I checked out the parking situation in case I had to leave in a hurry for an emergency.  That was no problem, so I trouped over to the many tents.
There were food vendors and all kinds of artisans.  I didn't take any pics of the booths. It seems to upset some who think you're trying to steal their ideas. So from afar this is how it looked!
Some of the items were pretty pricey but all were good quality. I found this item and thought it was different and I really liked it. Plus the price was very right...$5!
I could use it for different things...like this:
I need something surrounding the candle, but haven't decided what. I asked Jack what he thought of it. He said it reminded him of something our kids would have made in grade school...smart aleck...then I remembered this little number that Jordan made in grade school:
Maybe he as a point. Well, the weekend moved by quickly...as always.  I was excited however when I received a text message from my daughter-in-law's cousin..Leisy. She and her hubby and kiddos were going to be passing by on their way to see her twin sis in Buffalo and wanted to know if they could stop in.  Heck yes!  They have been living in Ohio while her husband was in Med school and now in his residency down in Dayton.  They've  joined us for Halloween parties, and a few Thanksgiving dinners in the past, but since moving to Dayton we haven't seen them. It was fun to catch up and see their youngest child that wasn't born yet last time we were together.
They're a cool family!  Kent is in the Air Force and will now have to serve 4yrs as a full fledged pediatrician come June.  They're hoping for an overseas experience. They are adventuresome! Thanks for stopping by guys!  

13 comments:

Kay G. said...

Oh, I see from your photo that your leaves are turning! That festival sound like fun and your hubby made me laugh making fun of your "leaf"!
That's a sweet visit from a good-looking family, those kids are so cute!

acorn hollow said...

I like your 5.00 find! I don't think it needs anything else. I would be good for wrapped candy too
Cathy

Kim said...

That is a cool leaf. It is funny how some vendors feel about pictures. I would think it was a compliment, not a thief!

Willow said...

That Jack is such a funny card lol I like your $5 leaf candle holder !
I always love that you are such a caring social group of peeps. Such a nice service family, and to be a pediatrician for the service families what a worthy job !

Shady Del Knight said...

Hello, dear YaYa! It looks like Saturday was a mostly sunny day, and from the way people were dressed I'd guess that the temps were in the 60s to low 70s - perfect for outdoor activities like Arts in the Park. The only downer is the climate of suspicion over piracy that has become pervasive in modern times. My father was a shutterbug and often attended events such as this. When I was a kid most people were honored and delighted to have you take pictures of their arts and crafts. It is but one example of all we've lost as a society since then.

There's no doubt about it. Your whole extended family is cool. Leisy and her hubby and kiddos look like wonderful people and I'm glad they had a chance to swing by for a visit. I can just picture Eddy sniffing all those sets of legs and combing his mental files to determine if he's met them before.

Have a great week ahead, dear friend YaYa!

Nonnie said...

That's a fun way to spend your day and I like the candle and the leaf. Cute little pumpkin face, too.
I can see by the pic of Leisy and her family that they are a happy one. Tell him thank you for his service. Hope they get to go someplace exciting.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

I love Jack's sense of humor but I like what you bought. You will find the perfect use of it.
Love going to things like this and your right vendors frown on picture taking so I don't do it. I have a friend who doesn't respect their feelings so when I see her grabbing the camera I run. haha
Glad you enjoyed your visit. This couple sounds like a great family and I appreciate his service to our country.
Hope you have a gorgeous week.
Love
Maggie

Stacy Crawford said...

I wish I knew that was going on. Kyle told me about it Sunday....

gin said...

I love how your house is an open door for friends and family. I know you must be an awesome host.

Rick Watson said...

Wow, that looks like fun. We're playing an arts festival Saturday in Northport, Alabama. It's a really big event.

BTW, that's so much for ordering one of our CD's. It's in the mail so hopefully you'll get it soon.
R

Christina said...

Oh how fun! She is Amy's cousin, right?

Christina said...

By the way, the boys look so much alike!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

We were in the Corp for 20 years and I never had the desire to go overseas. Across the U.S. was as far as the children and I went.

Joyce at October farms took tons of pictures of booths and no one said anything to her I guess. It's kind of silly to try and stop people from "stealing" their idea's. Someone always comes up with your idea..always. :)
NOt a single Ocober Fair here..not one! I am so disgusted!