Today we are wearing GREEN and WALKING to school, and packing our lunches with RECYCLABLE containers and we are DONATING our small and gently worn clothes to those in need...and my favorite part...we'll dine together tonight under the stars outside by CANDLELIGHT
What will you do to help save the Earth today?
We have a guest blogger today, my daughter, Summer Rose.
She wrote the thoughtful Earth Day Ideas mentioned above...
And, she created two pieces of artwork, and wanted me to post them
Imagine the symptons of autism, cerebral palsy, Parkinson's, epilepsy and anxiety disorders all in one little girl...This is Rett Syndrome. This is my dear friends' daughter, little Ysabel. Ysabel, was diagnosed with Rett Syndrome at the early age of 2. Despite the fact that she cannot walk, talk, or use her hands, she is full of life and pesonality. She has taught family and friends about courage, bravery, compassion, strength and love more in her four short years of life, than most do in a lifetime.
Tonight, I will be at a fundraiser organized by family and friends to raise money for the International Rett Syndrome Foundation. All the money raised will be donated to IRSF to fight for a cure for this genetic neuroligical disorder that occurs almost exclusively in females. A girl is born every five hours with Rett syndrome. To learn more about it visit rsrt.org and irsf.com.
My husband took me away to Stonington, Connecticut for a quick get -a -way....
All I had in my purse to draw with was a pen, and a few colored pencils...so, this is a ROUGH sketch of the view from our room!
Yes, It's right on the water, home to Connecticut's last working fishing fleet.
We stayed at the lovely Inn at Stonington, which you can visit here.
We had wonderful views, of Stonington Harbor and Fischers Island Sound from our deck....and we were directly across from Skippers Dock, AWESOME chowder right on the water with views of the Long Island Sound and the Atlantic...and mooring facilities for boat tie up!
Stonington is a quaint little walking town with some
GREAT restaurants and shops, a tiny little beach and lots of history...
We did a walking tour of the town and found...
The Old Lighthouse Museum which sits right on the water and was built in 1823.
Then we strolled down the street and...we sat here at the Dog Watch Cafe ....and had cocktails....
another place....that's right on the water
and we had some of the BEST Mexican food at Milagro, which you can visit here
and out of sight oysters at the Water Street Cafe.
Mystic Village is just a short stop away and we spent one day there, walking around town, visiting all of the little shops and art galleries...just the two of us!
Ok, I'm totally stuffed from all of the Reese's Eggs, yummy ham, Au gratin potatoes and chocolate eggs from today's Easter feast, but it's Sunday Sketch time....and this is my first entry for Sunday Sketches...
Did you know Q and U were getting married? Yes, at my daughter's school! I was so flattered, when her teachers asked me to illustrate an invitation for this grand event...Here's the sketch of my idea....Wait until you see the finished product!