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July Block Party

Although I wished I could have stayed longer, the brief hour that I was there at the Block Party last night was so much fun. A cooling and most welcome breeze arrived just as the party began and everyone was there to have a fabulous time. Many thanks to the “Block Heads” who bring us this wonderful event–times 3! Don’t miss the next two upcoming Block Parties, August 17th and September 21st.

Kirk Family Gloucester block party ©Kim Smith 2013Kirk Family and Friends at Jalepenos

Gloucester block party  ©Kim Smith 2013Alex Becket of Dr. Bones’ Circus of Marvels

Alicia ©Kim Smith 2013 copyAlicia at her studio open house yesterday; also open Sunday from noon to 6:00

Ryan Family Gloucester block party ©Kim Smith 2013Ryan Family

Madeline and Eloise Gloucester block party ©Kim Smith 2013Eloise and Madeline

Skyler Corbett and Mom ©Kim Smith 2013Skyler Corbett and her Mom, intent on choosing a design at Toodeloos

Skyler Corbett ©Kim Smith 2013Face painting with Susan at Toodeloos

Phoenix Gloucester block party Phoenix ©Kim Smith 2013Phoenix

Melissa Cox Gloucester block party ©Kim Smith 2013Melissa Cox, with her usual sense of humor

Aim High Snoop Maddie Mad

Parent Night At School Madeline shows us her Kindergarten painting depicting what she wants to be when she grows up.  A fashion designer in Paris.  Nice aspiration right there Madeline.  Much better than what she told us she wanted to be last year- a taxi driver or a hole puncher.  Imagine a career as a hole puncher. 

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2013 Rocky Neck Plunge

Felicia Amanda and FriendsThree Amigos and Sista Felicia

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The first day of the new year started with pre-plunge preparations and a spectacular brunch at Sista Felicia and Barry’s Always Warm and Welcoming Beautiful Home.

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Wonder Woman, also know as Donna Ardizonni

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More Three Amigos

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Van Ness Family

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GMG Chief and The Zip Line Kid

Happy New Year!

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2012 Good Morning Gloucester FOB Christmas Meal Post

Send In Your Christmas Meal Pics And I’ll Post ‘Em

send them to goodmorninggloucester@yahoo.com


Gloucester native Geordie Keefe had brussels sprout for Christmas.!

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Toby Pett

No dreidel, no Festivus Pole, and most of all NO RUBBER DUCKS…just leg of lamb, fine wine and Shirley’s blueberry pie…good wishes to all..

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Ann Kennedy-

"PJs and Paper Plates", our very laid-back Christmas brunch; lots of music, twice-baked potatoes, eggs, bacon and cookies.  Also do home-made dog treats for pet friends. 

Madeline Wraps and Addresses The Bean’s Christmas Present

Truth be told Snoop Maddie Mad was more excited about driving downtown and picking out presents for her sister at Toodeloos than she has been about picking out stuff for herself. All ride down to Gloucester she was fretting and nervous because she wanted to be sure that she got something that her sister would like. Then when we got home it was straight up to her room so she could wrap the presents herself.
She’s a good one that Snoop Maddie Mad.

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Snoop Maddie Mad and The Bean Decorate Their Trees 2012

Continuing a tradition in the house since Eloise was born and captured last year by Desi Smith for Cape Ann Magazine-

Crazy? Yeah We Got That. Snoop Maddie Mad On the Cover of Cape Ann Magazine

Posted on December 16, 2011 by Joey C

I’ve been getting emails from all over the country ( I didn’t realize how many people get Cape Ann Magazine delivered to addresses out of state) in regards to Snoop Mad being on the cover.  They all say how cute she is and all but what they don’t know is the level of crazy I’m dealing with.  Check out this video of this conversation we had yesterday.MadelineCapeannmagazine

Desi Smith came by the house and did a fantastic job shooting for the article. Desi also does some portraiture work you can check out his site here

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Beannie Loses Another Tooth At The Cape Ann Farmer’s Market

The Bean and Snoop Maddie Mad Eat flowers from the Pickle Guy, Ma’s Marmalade Represents, and The Bean Loses another tooth.  Random I know but that’s what you get when you have two monkeys hanging off your shoulder at the Farmer’s Market.

Madeline and the Monarch

The Ciaramitaro Family stopped by Willowdale today for a tour of the butterfly gardens. We were lucky to see several Monarchs and dozens of Painted Ladies.

Click the photo to view larger and you will see the Monarch climbed onto Madeline’s finger–it takes great patience to hold still long enough to allow a butterfly to climb aboard!

Madeline was determined that a butterfly would climb onto her finger–first trying the Painted Ladies and then very, very patiently, and holding very, very still, encouraging the Monarchs. She was thrilled when one did–and did so several times–very sweet to see her joy. Madeline and Eloise were expertly identifying the male and female Monarchs and explaining to all in how to tell the difference.

Beauty in Gloucester

I loved this Macy Gray song from the moment I first heard it. The lyrics are full of hope. I found the song  to be perfect for creating a montage of my favorite clips, filmed in and around Gloucester over the course of the past month. The footage is from works-in-progress butterfly films, 2012 Greasy Pole shorts, and random footage from a family picnic. Is it too kooky–butterflies and Greasy Pole Walkers–you tell me because I see beauty in everyone and everything.

Filmed at Niles Beach, Pavilion Beach, Good Harbor Beach, Eastern Point, Brace Cove, Gloucester Harbor Walk, and Plum Street. Created for Good Morning Gloucester. Dedicated to Joey and his beautiful family and to our beloved Gloucester community.

Thank you Ciaramitaros for your help with my Monarch film!

Thank you to my darling daughter Liv; as Craig said, “a trifecta–beautiful, smart, and funny!”

Beauty in the World Sung by Macy Gray

Featuring:
Liv
Eloise Ciaramitaro
Madeline Ciaramitaro
Joe Ciaramitaro
Stew McGillivray
Ross Carlson
2012 Sunday Greasy Pole Walkers

“Beauty in the World” is by American singer Macy Gray from her album The Sellout, which is Gray’s fifth album and first since her under-performing 2007 album Big. The Selllout is her return to musical form after almost conforming when her last album didn’t take off. “I thought after Big flopped maybe I should do what everyone else was doing,” she said. “Go out and hire the hottest producers, the best writers, get real skinny. But none of those people called me back.”

The song was inspired by hearing her daughter’s laughter on a down day. “I didn’t even know what she was laughing at. I thought ‘at least she’s happy.’ And I felt at least I hadn’t failed there, because my daughter’s happy.” -wiki

Butterfly Gardening with Eloise and Madeline

Madeline and Eloise

Last summer the Ciaramitaro girls stopped by our garden to see a newly emerged Monarch butterfly.  After releasing the butterfly, Eloise wanted to learn more about the Monarchs, and butterflies in general. This year she remembered from their visit the previous year that the Monarch caterpillar food plant is milkweed. Eloise, who I am convinced is a budding naturalist and artist, is an avid gardener (just ask her about her vegetable patch!), so I promised her milkweed plants. We scouted out a sunny a corner of the family’s yard and, after mom Jill helped dig up the sod, we planted a petite butterfly garden, with Common Milkweed for the Monarchs, parsley and fennel for the Black Swallowtails, and marigolds to attract the nectaring insects. We’re looking forward to their first butterfly sightings!

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The Schooner Thomas E. Lannon’s 15th Birthday Sail

If you come to Gloucester or if you’ve lived in Gloucester and you haven’t experienced a sail on the most beautiful ship in Gloucester harbor, The Thomas E. Lannon then I really feel sorry for you.

It’s beyond just bouncing along on a pretty boat, it’s the warmth and friendly hospitality of the Ellis family, Kay, Tom and Heath.  It’s experiencing Gloucester harbor without the blaring of a diesel engine or the exhaust fumes.   It’s the peace, it’s the sunset, it is the friendships forged.

I’m telling you right now you just gotta go.  You have friends coming in from out of town?  Take them on the Lannon, you’ll love it,and they will thank you.

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