Showing posts with label Play. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Play. Show all posts

June 14, 2024

Take It for a Spin

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)
 


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February 12, 2024

Jenga Gone Bad

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)


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September 24, 2023

Kid's Play Sukkah

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)


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April 25, 2023

Play Tunnel

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)


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April 16, 2023

Dragon (Ball Z)

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)


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March 29, 2023

Basket of Gemstones

Grab a handful of colorful gemstones. ;-)

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)


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March 24, 2023

Crayon Fun

Crayons colors of the rainbow.  ;-)

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)


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February 21, 2023

Bubala in Baltimore

(Credit Video: Andy Blumenthal)

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November 3, 2021

Bath Time Ducks

I'm not sure what's the novelty of all the ducks. 

Yes, they float in the bath tub! 

That's nice, so what.

They make a squeaky noise. 

Again, so what. 

They are not soft and cuddly.

They look sort of goofy.

Why in the world are we proliferating ducks???  ;-)

(Credit Photo: Rebecca)


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October 27, 2021

Metaverse Arriving Soon

This little guy looks like he's right out of the Metaverse. 

Follow me and let's hang out, play video games, have a meeting, or do a little shopping. 

It's a world within our world and nothing is beyond your imagination!  ;-)

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)


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October 24, 2021

@Watkins Regional Park


 






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June 30, 2021

Pop-Up Toy Fun

Musical pop-up toy for the newest member of the family. 

Some toys are classic; I think every kid over the last 50 years has had one like this. 

Love how colorful and happy they make these kid's toys with the up again, down again animals in a pop box.

Monkey, lion, pig, and elephant. 

Hey, I'm remembering that I'm just a kid at heart too! :-)

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)


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April 25, 2021

Inside The Golden Egg

Inside the golden egg...

Is a carousel or merry-go-round. 

Horses going up and down as the happy music plays. 

Take a whirl of a ride and watch the world go by. 

Wave to the all people. 

There is mom and dad smiling and proud. 

Who knew that's what was in the egg?  ;-)

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)


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March 9, 2021

Purple Octopus


Cutest Bath Toy!

Purple Octopus (that looks a lot like Barney the dinosaur).

Silly face with big eyes and tongue.

Catches toy rings on his legs. 

Floats and shares the tub with you!  ;-)

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)


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August 4, 2020

Lipstick On A Dog

Interesting business card for Dog Walkers. 

Not sure what they mean by:
Not just a lipstick visit

I've heard of lipstick on a pig, but never on a dog! 

Playing dress up with a dog? 

As they say, only in America. ;-)

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)
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July 31, 2020

Helping The Elderly

Thought this was an incredibly beautiful photo.

Someone playing ball with an elderly lady in a wheelchair! 

Too often, I think we forget or neglect the older, disabled, and disadvantaged population.

These were once the people who cared for us! 

As we grow older, life can get so much harder in terms of health, disability, finances, and even loneliness.

It is so important to show compassion, kindness, and care for the people who need us, and not to forget anyone along the journey of life!  ;-)
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July 9, 2020

Man's Best Friend

What a cute little dog. 

Little fur ball. 

Ready to play. 

Love for the family. 

A companion and friend. 

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)
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March 1, 2020

Toys Non-Digital

Interesting set off toys found in a silver pan tray. 

A couple of dogs, some Play-Doh, a crayon, and a fighter plane. 

Off to the side (not pictured) are the Legos. 

Interesting with what competes with video games and phone apps these days. 

(Note: 85% of the world's toys are now made in China!)

Frankly, there is still a lot to be said for the creative play of yesteryear. ;-)

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)
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May 13, 2018

Ship+ In A Bottle

You ever wonder how they build that big ship in that little bottle. 

Someone needs very dexterous hands and a lot of patience to put the pieces through the opening of the bottle and assemble the ship inside. 

But this second grader, Dylan Yasseri, upped the game on this whole concept and imagined a whole beach in the bottle. 

The sand, ocean, sky, birds, crabs, fish, umbrella, and even the shack (snack?) bar!

This is one reason that kids are so awesome--their purity of heart and their endless imaginations make almost anything possible.

The fantasy becomes the reality. 

The colors are magical too here. 

If adults could maintain even half the heart and creativity of our children--oh what a world it could be. ;-)

(Source: Andy Blumenthal Photo of Dylan's beautiful painting).
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March 11, 2018

Three Legs of Quality of Life

So this is something that I am learning. 

Quality of life means perspective and balance. 

When people go to the extreme and focus all their energies on any one area almost to the exclusivity of the others in their life, it usually means they are going wrong. 

Some people are "party animals"--life is all about their fun, enjoyment, experiences (and even excessive partying, sleeping around, getting drunk and high), and their very immediate gratification. 

Others are all about work--climbing that professional ladder and earning more money, material goods, and more power is the holy grail and also the bane of their existence. 

And yet there are some people that are focused on faith, family, and community--they are mothers and fathers, religious students and clergy, community organizers and organizers of charitable events and giving. 

The problems is that people need multiple facets of their lives--yes, they need playfulness, interests, activities, hobbies, and fun and joyous times; at the same time, they need intellectual curiosity, professional contribution and achievement, and the wherewithal to be responsible and pay the bills; and very importantly, they need  social, spiritual, and emotional fulfillment from family, friends, giving, and faith. 

When a person stands on only one of these legs, like many seem to--they are on wobbly ground and are likely to fall hard and fast.  

Even on two legs, something is missing in their lives--they are standing tall, but not strong and stable. 

On all three legs, a person can be grounded and able to not just stand for themselves, but able to bear weight like on a stool, and they are can play music and sing and smile, knowing that they have a genuine quality of life that few ever really achieve. ;-)

(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)
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