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Hi! My name is Pookie says Happy Holidays Every Birdie !!

I am a Green-Cheeked Conure from Pearl City, HI.

Pookie Pot Pie, Pookums, Pook, Pooooooooookie, Hey You! Rice bird !

5 years old   M

Green-Cheeked Conure

Fresh Papaya, Mango, grapes, Raw Peanuts, pumpkin and papaya chews, and all SUNFLOWER SEEDS!!!! Or sticky rice and whatever mom is eating I want to try too. :)

Nowadays since its cold, i've been hanging out in mom's shirt cause its nice and warm and cozy in there. :) or on top of my tree screeching when I see an intruder like a cat or dog that goes by.

I think i'm a teenager now. I don't like loud noises or stink and strange people and my vet said that I can't have seeds everyday cause its not good for me. :( And when i'm on mom and don't want to come down till i'm ready to go down! :( Cause i'm a spoiled birdy!

she gives me love and lots of fruits and treats and stuff to play with and spoils me rotten :)

I also took a DNA test on Friday to see if i'm a boy birdy or a girl birdy. We'll know in 10 days. :) I think we'll get the results by February 14th, 2010 Valentine's Day.
GUESS WHAT EVERYONE, I'M A BOYEEEE!!!!! MY DNA TEST CAME BACK TODAY FEBRUARY 17, 2010!!! HEHEHEHHEHE :) HAPPY HAPPY, JOY JOY!!!!

Also, my mom reminds me to say my birdy prayers every night before I go to sleep. And it goes something like this: Dear God, I thank you for my mommy and daddy and all of my birdy friends here on the BCC and every where else. Please bless all my birdy friends and especially to those who just came out of surgery and are recooperating. Please bless those young and old birdies who are ill or are not feeling well, as you are the great physician in the sky and can heal all. I pray that you cover all us birdies with your shield of armor to protect us from any disease or illness or harm that may come our way. I thank you from the bottom of my little birdy heart, Amen. :)


I think i'm in puberty my hormonies are running a muck! I don't like daddy when i'm on mommy and I try to bite him and I lunge!! I dunno why? PUBERTY !!!!.

Pook Pook Pookie! Ma! Ma! Ma! What U doing??? Pookie go botcha! What U doing?? Pookpook Pookie Pookie Pookie, where's Daddy? Where did you go?.

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  Hi Pookie
Well, I am happy to report that I have been a good boy so far today, and no biting since yesterday's disaster. Now I am in my room for another reason altogether. I took a bath in my water bowl, and Mom wants me in the warmest room in the house till I dry off. I keep calling her, but I want her to come in here not for me to leave. Not working out too well so far.

Mom went to the gym this morning, and since she was verrry sweaty when she got home after training and zumba she needed a shower. However she came in to sit with me first, since I was calling her. She had to wear her summer bathrobe too, since her warm winter one is bright red and I would freak out immediately. I wonder why so many of us hate the color red? It must be something dangerous in the wild that is bred into our feathers. Anyway I got Mom time, then she got her shower and then I got more Mom time. Now I just need to dry off!

Kiddo

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12/19/2014 02:34.16 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pookie
Thanks for your votes every day! I love hearing from you.
Today we are in Market Square, in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh. Every Christmas season it turns into a Holiday Marketplace, with booths set up for buying locally made crafts and artworks, food booths and tables for the people brave enough to sit outside and eat, a house for Santa to stay in and see the children, and even a stage where locals can perform music, theater, and dance. It's a fun place to visit during the holidays, and it sure brightens up the downtown area for everyone. It has become a destination for some, along with decorated store windows, and the replica of the Vatican nativity scene on Steel Plaza.
I hope you are having a great day and getting lots of love. Hugs, Peppino

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12/19/2014 12:07.22 PM Report This Comment  
  The beach sounds great!! Count me in!

Dropping off a vote for you.
Have a good weekend!!!

Your friend,
Chipper

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12/19/2014 08:18.50 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pookie
it was wonderful enough just to be able to come to Hawaii and play with everybirdy in your fabulous weather with sunshine filled days. the brownies are wonderful and thaNKYOU FOR BEING SO THOUGHTFUL with such a tasty treat.

well we got a light dusting of snow last night. it has melted everywhere else but our yard.

When the forest suddenly gets quiet and birds take flight, it might be time to worry about a brewing storm.

scientists stumbled on the finding when they were studying golden-winged warblers—small birds that weigh less than a third of an ounce. the team was testing if the birds could carry tiny backpack transmitters.The warblers are the smallest species ever tracked, and when the researchers retrieved the transmitters from five birds, they discovered something strange: The birds had all moved away from their breeding grounds a day before the storm, flying nearly 1,000 miles—even though the tornado was still hundreds of miles away.

The researchers think that the birds were sensing infrasound—acoustic waves that occur at frequencies below 20 hertz. While humans can’t hear such a low level of sound, it’s known that birds and other animals can.

is it time to fire the meteorologists and start looking to the sky for storm predictions? Not quite yet.“Birds are really good at predicting storms, but they’re not a good replacement for satellites and radar, There is one situation that birds could beat humans: “If you were all alone in the forest and all the birds left, you should be worried about it.”

When storms force birds to flee, it can put pressure on their ability to breed. As storms become more powerful and frequent with climate change, those disruptions will grow.“They wouldn’t do this with a normal thunderstorm, but if it comes to big storms arriving every year and birds losing four to five days of breeding season, it would be a big problem for their conservation,”
Golden-winged warblers have suffered one of the steepest population drops of any songbird species in the past 45 years, according to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Conservationists are working on a plan to stop the decline and grow the population 50 percent by 2050.
love Cori

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12/18/2014 10:42.16 PM Report This Comment  
  HEY POOKIE,
ONE MORE WEEK TILL SANTA COMES SO HOPE YOU ARE BEING A VERY GOOD BIRDIE.

KACEY

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12/18/2014 09:35.01 PM Report This Comment  
  Gus thanks
Pookie, Laka, Mama Ruthie and Papa Peter for the treat bag and the wonderful time he has had with them all. Gus leaves a treat bag on his way out behind the door for them all too.
Mom thought she was going to get some things done here today but just when she got her cleaning done and started the next project skin sis called. She had went out to start her car to go to the store and it wouldn’t start so mom and dad went over with the battery charger. It started pretty quick and she left it run a while and went to the store and it seems ok. Think the problem was not running it for a while cause they were using BIL car. Mom did come home and did a few more things but the rest are on the list for tomorrow now.
“One small crack doesn’t mean you are broken, it means you were put through the test and you didn’t fall apart.” Leaving a vote for you my friend~~ Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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12/18/2014 07:05.40 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Pookie!
Thank you so much Pookie, Laka and momma Ruthie and poppa Peter for a wonderful time! I had so much fun!
Much love,
Raffikki

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12/18/2014 05:12.21 PM Report This Comment  
  Hulk Gets Into
His goodies bag right away he cant wait until he gets home to eat his stuff.

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12/18/2014 04:07.26 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pookie
Dixie can't wait to get to Laka's and get one of the brownie gift bags that awesome Mama Ruthie made for all the players!
Dixie and Pookie are way too full to even open their eyes and observe the warm Hawaiian sun setting on the horizon of the picturesque ocean!Snuggling so close to each other and looking as if they are one big green cheek conure,they both slowly close their eyes and get lulled back to sleep by the rhythemic sounds of the waves softly crashing up against the shore line!
Wishing you a greyt day and I'm sending you all my love along with warm Green Cheek hugs and soft Green Cheek kisses!And I'm sending you a vote too,my sweet buddy!Love always and forever,Dixie

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12/18/2014 12:28.21 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pookie
Wow, this sure is an exciting game!
Today mom had 2 tours at the museum, one on climate change and biomes with 7th grade, and one with 6th grade called 3 Cultures. The one with the 7th graders was fun, it was interesting to mom to have 2 guys in the new docent class trailing her to see how to do them, too. (She hasn't had men chasing her for the longest time, hahaha.) The second tour had about 100 kids, which meant 10 docents and groups! The halls they visit for 3 cultures are close together, but small. They compare 3 desert cultures, ancient Egypt, Inuits (tundra) from about 100 years ago, and modern Hopi Indians. It's hard not to bump into other docents with their tour groups when the halls are so small and close together, but it's manageable if everyone is going in the same direction.
Anyway, mom is home now and will go out to dinner tonight with her sister. At least the tree and stockings are up and in place! Mom did that yesterday while she was waiting for the furnace people to call about Aunt Gin's house. They called her finally and set up another day, next Tuesday! GAAAAHHH!
I hope you are having a good day and getting some scritches and cuddles today. Hugs, Falco

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12/18/2014 11:44.58 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pookie
Short blog today, because I am afraid Mom is pretty upset with me. I bit her again today, and needless to say I am in time out now. It bled which is never good, and since I nailed her hand (and no warning again!) she doesn't like typing much. Hopefully by this afternoon I will be forgiven.

Kiddo

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12/18/2014 11:42.48 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pookie & Laka from your pals Jenny & flock
Before our visiting nurse got here yesterday, dad addressed and prepped 30 Christmas Cards, something we have always loved to do, but we have forgotten how time consuming this labor of love can be! Not to worry, we will send all 50 cards sooner or later, bear with us! We are having a very normal Winter day in the December MidWest, a little overcast, slightly below freezing, but pretty nice overall! LaLo is slowing daddy down a little, that little heifer can't speak a word, but she is so sweet, she don't have to, she can make a certain noise and dad comes a running, she really is the sweetest bird that has ever lived here, much like Angel Christy! Have a greyt day, and give my love to all in your happy Christmas home, see ya all tomorrow...

Forever love on throwback Thursday, from Jenny & our Dallas family

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12/18/2014 09:00.55 AM Report This Comment  
  Good Morning !!
Stopping by early with a vote for you! Have a good day!!

*I will be blogging a new activity each day at the KB.
Hope you will join us!!

Your friend,
Chipper

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12/18/2014 06:12.00 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pookie
wow what a game. i wonder if we put a jingle bell inside the ball maybe Boo Boo would pay more attention although she did try to make up for it in the end.

tonight mom had her hair in a pony tail while she cooked dinner and then left her hair like that when she got me out for play time. i really like that short stubby pony tail and got a hold of it and was yanking it back and forth. that also prevented mom from falling asleep

HAPPY HUMPDAY

love Cori

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12/17/2014 10:42.42 PM Report This Comment  
  HEY POOKIE,
I LOVE PLAYING KICKBALL. ITS SO MUCH FUN. THE JUICE BOXES ARE SO REFRESHING AFTERWARDS AS IS THE LUNCH YOUR MOM ALWAYS FIXES FOR US.

KACEY

Come visit me, Digger Sept 29, 1998 - June 11, 2005, KACEY & MIKEY'S WEDDING PAGE MARCH 3, 2012, MAY 9,2009 THE WEDDING OF SWEETPEPPER & KIDDO, MAXIMILLIAN AUG 25,1992-MARCH 14,2010 R.I.P., SWEETPEPPER LUVS KIDDO, TIEL TERRORS BASEBALL TEAM PRACTICE FIELD & KACEY LUVS HER MIKEY.

12/17/2014 09:29.58 PM Report This Comment  
  Dixie
is having the time of his life kicking the ball and running like the wind in the hot sand!He is so surprised that he can play as well as he's been doing!As he plops himself next to Pookie and sucking down the cool refreshing juice box from the ice cold cooler he closes his eyes and listens to the sound of the surf and feels the warm Hawaiian breezes sweet across his face cooling the sweat from his brow,and slowly closing his eyes and feeling the warm sun caress his twisted toes and legs and feet a happy smile envelopes his beak and all too soon he is fast asleep on the warm white sands,with the sound of the sea lulling him to sleep.......

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12/17/2014 06:19.33 PM Report This Comment  
  Wow Pookie
This some kickball game and having so much fun!

Mom kept telling dad the commode upstairs was running sometimes but he didn’t listen to mom but today he heard it and was in a hurry then to fix it. Yep the water and sewage bill has been higher so that would be a sign alright but its hard for mom to convince dad of these things. Of course I was in lock down while mom had to clean the overhead commode vanity out and then put everything back once dad was done. She said it needed a good cleaning any way so guess that is one way to look at it LOL.
“One small crack doesn’t mean you are broken, it means you were put through the test and you didn’t fall apart.” Leaving a vote for you my friend~~ Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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12/17/2014 05:59.37 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Pookie!
What an awesome kickball game! WooooHoooo!
Love,
Raffikki

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12/17/2014 04:56.24 PM Report This Comment  
  Hulk Grabs A
Juice box and finds some shade under a nice tree.All this fresh air and playing really has him tired.Its not long before his eyes start getting heavy and hes drifting off to sleep.

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12/17/2014 04:09.02 PM Report This Comment  
  Sugar is so proud of herself~
and is finally learning how to play kick ball! Laka was a great teacher and Sugar feels confident that she knows the basics!

Pookie gives her a pat on the back and tells her she did great! With a blush in her cheek, Sugar waddles over to get a juice box!

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12/17/2014 01:42.55 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pookie
Mom says our kick ball game sounds like a lot more fun that hers were when she was a kid. That's because birdies really know how to play!

We had a little rain (.43") again last night! At this rate we might actually have a lawn soon. Mom can't remember what that looked like. We are ahead of the normal annual rainfall at the moment, but since we had three years of drought to make up for it is still a long way till we fill the reservoirs and lakes.

Mom is once again fighting to settle a bill between the insurance company and the hospital; this time it is for the surgery she had done in August and the bill is $100,000!!! She never has a problem with any other hospital than this one, and she will definitely never go there again. All the problems are them. Their billing dept. is in Las Vegas, so Mom thinks they are all off gambling instead of doing their job. Mom is on hold with Blue Cross right now trying to straighten it out since her conversation with the hospital billing person was basically useless.

Other than that I am waiting for my mom time. Since I cannot be around the phone without attacking it, I am in my room till she is done. As you probably guessed she is on long term hold right now. Ah, he came back and it looks like things might be moving along! Hallelujah. Now it is wait and see time.....again!

So now I am on Mom's knee dictating my blog, so it should be much more interesting. Hmmm, I can't think of anything to tell you. Well, it is basketball practice today, so that will be fun on the BC Laker's page. If you aren't on the team, come watch us!

Kiddo

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12/17/2014 11:42.31 AM Report This Comment  
  Flying by with a vote. Hope you're having a good week!! We are having a nice one. It is warm for this time of year. Have a good day!

*It's baking day at the KB! Hope you will join us!

Your friend,
Chipper

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12/17/2014 07:58.55 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pookie
The KB number is 163138, tell mom to try it. We think it's still there!
This morning mom had a docent meeting at the museum, and after the meeting was their holiday luncheon. Mom's fudge went over well, but there was a lot of food there, so there was leftover fudge to bring home. Mom gave some away to the guard at the gate and the guy collecting parking fees, but there was still more. Maybe Jeff, our neighbor with the Irish setters, will want some. Mom hopes so!
Tonight is dog class, and they will have a class next week, but be off the following week. Mom hasn't had a lot of time to work with Daisy this week, so she's not up to where mom would like.
I hope you are having a great day and getting lots of cuddles. Hugs, Falco

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12/16/2014 12:26.54 PM Report This Comment  
  Sugar waddles down to the beach~
with a juice box and some pineapple cake in her wings! She has never played kick ball before so she needs to learn how to play. It looks like fun!

Laka shows Sugar how to play and Sugar tries to kick the ball. It doesn't go very far but Laka tells her she will get better with practice!!

Lets play!

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12/15/2014 08:00.33 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pookie
Thanks for the votes every day! I really love hearing from you, too.
Before we leave the Strip, we have to visit St. Stanislaus Church, it's right in the center of things, there on Smallman Street! The first 2 pics in my gallery show one of the oldest churches in Pittsburgh, St. Stanislaus in the Strip. I thought while we were seeing churches, we could go back to Oakland and see St. Paul's Cathedral, the next 2 pics in my gallery. This is the biggest Catholic church in the area. The last 2 new pics are of East Liberty Presbyterian Church, built by the Mellons in the 1800s. The people in Pittsburgh at the time called it Mellon's Fire Escape! Maybe it was, who knows? Today at that church, there are organ recitals every week, and Taize music some evenings. If you don't know the Taize stuff, you should google it and listen to a piece or 2, it's beautiful singing.
So, tomorrow we will go back to Oakland to see other things, including Heinz Chapel.
You may have noted Heinz field, Heinz History museum, and now Heinz chapel; what's that all about? We'll talk more tomorrow! Hope you have a spectacular day. Hugs, Peppino

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12/15/2014 10:36.46 AM Report This Comment  
  after Cori finishes her juicy
and eats her pineapple cake she decides to practice kicking the ball. she gives it a big kick and the ball slams right into a palm tree knocking a coconut loose which clunks cori on the head while the ball ricochets off the palm tree and hits Cori in the tummy. Cori is very pleased with her kicking ability but not so much with her aim of the ball. she holds an ice cube on her head to make it feel better and drinks some more juicy.

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12/14/2014 10:50.01 PM Report This Comment  
  HEY POOKIE,
WE STILL HAVE TO FINISH OUR GAME. WE ONLY HAVE 2 OUTS AND I AM ON SECOND BASE YET. DO NOYT COUNT US OUT YET.

KACEY

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12/14/2014 09:27.08 PM Report This Comment  
  Wow Gus says
that was some kick ball game and sure am hungry now and look at all this food your mom made for us!! UMMMMMM
Today mom left early to go visit with skin brother and his family. The youngest grand will turn eleven next week so mom wanted to make sure he had his birthday card she made him and his birthday money. Of course this is the time of year mom drags the birthday jug down too so they can all pick out a handful of change. The jug is a gallon jug you get pretzels in so have to bring the hand up out of the jug a certain way but the middle child always does the best with the most change. Guess she knows how to do it LOL. Then mom gave them their Christmas presents also. They want to play the Right Family game so mom wrapped up 5 gifts and will take them down next time to play that with them. Roses are red, Violets are blue, I just left a vote for you! Hugs~~ Gus (RIP Chi chi)

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12/14/2014 06:02.30 PM Report This Comment  
  Dixie
keeps chug a lugging on the cool refreshing juice and at the same time starts working on the pineapple cake,which is his very favorite and both are the perfect match after getting done from a very hot game on the hot sand!But do his feet ever feel so good from burning in the sand!He sits and discusses their strategy for the next round with all the guys trying to figure out how they will whomp the girls big time!!!!!

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12/14/2014 04:47.33 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi again Pookie!
Just flying by wif a votie for ya:)

Wingies,

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12/14/2014 03:50.25 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pookie
Mom says she was a really good kick ball player when she was in elementary school. I think I am better though!

Well, it is chilly here again today with temps in the 60s, so no sunbath for me. I suspect it will be at least another week or two before I get outside again. The next ten days are all showing in the 60s with occasional rain showers. Knock on wood, but maybe the drought is finally over???? We have been known to have temps in the 80s for Christmas though, so who knows what will come? The furnace actually came on in the middle of the night last night for the first time this winter, so that means it got below 65 in the house. Of course, my room is always warmer, because I have my own heater, but the rest of the house got cold last night too!

Mom and I shared the other half of her burrito for lunch today, and I sure enjoyed it. I pulled out a pinto bean and left nothing but the skin (neatly deposited on Mom's chest). The rice is very tasty as well, and I nibbled a bit of tortilla. I must say burritos are fine birdy fare.

Dad can't mow the lawn, because it is still a little too soft from the rain on Friday. I don't think he really minds though, and I certainly am glad he is not in my front yard. I really scream when he is out there, and I can't get through the window to bite him.

Kiddo

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12/14/2014 02:41.26 PM Report This Comment  
  Hulk Runs
For all the food and gets a big plate with some of everything on it.He wants to load up and have plenty of energy for the second half of the kickball game so the boys can kick the girls tail feathers.

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12/14/2014 02:27.38 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Pookie!
Kickball! Yay! We boys rule! This is fun...and I love momma Ruthie's snacks!
Love,
Raffikki

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12/14/2014 12:40.50 PM Report This Comment  
  Good Morning !!
Stopping by with a vote!
Have a blessed Sunday.

Your friend,
Chipper

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12/14/2014 08:04.40 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pookie
Thanks for your ongoing support!
Today I posted one more pic of PennMac, the cheese counter! It is as popular as the meat counter, and always crowded.
Next, while we are in the Strip District, we have to visit the Heinz History Center. It's in the heart of the Strip District, and houses Pittsburgh history, including a trolley. They have traveling exhibits there, too. They are doing a Heinz exhibit right now though, featuring Heinz ketchup and pickles, haha. The first pic is one of an evaluation of antiques they do at the history center each August. From what the people bring in to be assessed, they film 10 to 12 episodes of Hidden Treasures, a TV show kind of like Antiques Roadshow, but with all Pittsburghers and their stuff. Some of it is quite valuable.
We probably should leave the Strip soon, so mom doesn't end up buying a lot of stuff. Some of the stores, like Wholey's fish market, are unique and wonderful to visit!
See you tomorrow with another installment of Pittsburgh stuff. Hope you are having a great day! Hugs, Peppino

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12/14/2014 07:54.57 AM Report This Comment  
  It's kickball time! Hulk brought a bouncy red ball so lets play says Pookie.

Okay Cori is up and kicks the ball and it goes between Gus and Raffi they rush for it and collide together. Cori makes it to first base and she does the happy dance and shouts come on Chyna, you can do it !!
Chipper pitches the ball and Chyna kicks it over Chippers head and bounces into the waters edge. She runs to first base and Cori runs to second and they both are safe and do the happy dance.
Then Pookie runs and gets the ball and throws it to Chipper but the girls are already on base safe.
Kacey is up and the girls cheer go Kacey go Kacey!!!
Chipper pitches the ball and its a pop fly over Chipper and a home run!
Cori gets to home plate then Chyna and Kacey makes it to second base as Kiddo throws the ball to Dixie and he throws it to Chipper but Kacey is safe on second.
Laka is up now and she kicks the ball and its a pop fly but Mario catches it and the boys shout yay Mario!!! One out!!
She stomps her feat and says shucks!!
Next is Little Angel, Chipper pitches and she kicks the ball right into Raffi's wings. Out!! They all shout yay!!

Then they hear moms whistle break time!!

Everyone hits the food tent for some cool drinks as it was a hot day in the sun.

Dixie grabs a fruit punch juice box and Pookie digs his wings in the cooler for a guava juice can and tosses Raffi and Gus a pineapple juice and Chipper says toss me one too

The girls digs in the other cooler and grab some juice box too then Laka says we got pineapple cake here too!

Dixie makes a beeline for the pineapple cake, his favorite.
Hmmm juice and pineapple cake the perfect match after a hot game.

The boys talk and says our team is next up and were gonna beat you guys Laka!

Come visit me, Angel Sallykins says Happy Holidays !!! :), Pookie says Happy Holidays Every Birdie !! & Laka says Happy Holidays !!! :).

12/14/2014 01:53.48 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pookie
Kickball is just like baseball but instead of hitting a ball with a bat we are going to kick it with our feet.

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12/13/2014 03:00.55 PM Report This Comment  
  Sugar relaxes on the beach~
watching the others play in the water! It's another perfect day in paradise~~~~

Sugar ♥

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12/13/2014 11:48.23 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pookie
Thank you for your daily visits and votes!
Today we are visiting another area of Pittsburgh which used to be little known, but now is pretty much known to any tourist who comes here. It's the Strip District. No, people don't strip to go there, it's a strip along the Allegheny River very close to town. It used to be a large warehouse district where greengrocers, butchers, and other merchants went early in the day (think 3AM) to get fresh supplies for their stores. The public could also go there and shop. In mom's family, they went in the fall to get whole pigs for sausages and crates of grapes for wine. Over time, as more of the public went there to shop for goods, it became specialized into ethnic shopping areas. There were stores like the Pennsylvania Macaroni company, catering to Italians, Stamboolis, catering to near eastern groups, Greek and Asian markets, etc. Today, the strip has become more genteel, so to speak. There are no longer hucksters in the streets, and lots of the big warehouses are now art galleries, bars, dance clubs, or broken into groups of smaller shops, like the Pittsburgh Public Market.
The oldest stores, like PennMac (Mom's favorite), Wholey's Fish market, and a few others are still up and thriving, but smaller markets, like the biscotti company are doing well too. They have even started sidewalk cafes in the strip for the summer trade. It retains some of its old flavor, though, which makes it still a great place to walk and shop.
Have a wonderful day, don't forget to give out kissies for those scritches. Hugs, Peppino

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12/13/2014 08:05.47 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Pookie
this meal was fit for kings and queens it was so good Cori tells Pookie as she rubs her very full tummy. after Cori drinks her juicy she decides she has a little more room in her tummy for some of mama Ruthies fabulous pineapple cake

love Cori

ps HAPPY TGIF DAY

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12/12/2014 11:36.26 PM Report This Comment  
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