Friday, July 31, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Here is the Dolly that started it all. She is my prototype for a gift that I wanted to make for my brother Doug's little girl, Emmaliegh, on her first birthday. Her name is Lucy and she has been LOVED!
As my gift to you, my faithful followers, I have dug deep into the dusty files of my computer to find this oldie-but-goodie video clip of her Royal Highness in her first modeling job in the hospital hit entitled "How to Put a T-shirt on a Baby." I know how invaluable this skill is and I hope it helps you successfully reach your ultimate goals in life!
Thursday, July 16, 2009
and nice! (this one even smells nice!)
I don't like things
(or dead things! ew, shivers!)
Or itchy things!
(leaves of three... I will conquer thee...)
So you can imagine the horror I experienced when I decided to fold the clothes in the President's drawer and found a Cicada molting next to his good work sticker!
Think about this one... Cicada's don't live indoors and they also don't molt (or shed their outer parts) indoors! The president found the molting and decided to SAVE it (for what? I don't know!!!) in his shirt drawer!
You might also imagine my disgust when the attorney picked this up and shoved it in my face saying, "Hey Mom! Check it out! Its a Cicada! He's sleeping!"
EWWW!! And how does he know if it is awake or asleep?
Friday, July 10, 2009
"That was the best ride of my life! Uh, speaking of which...
they might need some help back there!"
"Sweet Ride! Power steering, 4 wheel drive on the fly! LUCKY!"
"Have you taken it off any sweet jumps, lately?"
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Note: For any of you who are totally clueless like me, Starburst candies are very excitedly roasted over the camp fire and then eaten. The campers wasted no time teaching me the methodology and techniques for roasting Starburst. They were OK. I still like the good ol' Stay Puff Mallow on my wire hanger!
Tuesday morning I helped my Amish neighbor Ely get his cucumbers to the produce auction (72 boxes of beautiful cukes!) and he told me that it looked like rain. Since the apple farmer had checked the weather forcast and it was nothing but sun for the rest of the week, I found his statement very interesting. He gave me the reasoning above and you will never guess what happened. It rained that very afternoon!
My dear friend Christine and her three kids came to visit from Kansas. It was so much fun! We promised no projects but we couldn't help ourselves!! Pictures to follow later ;)
I'm so excited that Christine decided to spend her favorite holiday of the year with us! It was great fun! I'm just trying to figure out how the weekend ended without getting a picture of her and I together!
Here are some snippets from the fireworks we shot off with our friends the Blackburns and Frehners.
I dare you to try shooting a few of these off in your back yard in California!
(you know I'm just kidding, right?)
Of course the evening started off with BBQ and homemade rootbeer, slushed apple cider (our very own special blend), garden fresh tomatoes and homemade pies and ice cream. We followed the meal with a friendly game of croquet before settling in with the matches and fireworks.
This is what the apple farmer looks like in fast motion!
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Go Apple Farmer!
Apple Farmer left the rest of the project to his wife. Here is where my little helper and I stopped! Just needing to finish up some of those edges!
Me: What are you doing?
Her: Weaw-ing a coat. (Translation: Duuuh! What do you think I'm doing)?!?
Me: Hmmmm. Wearing a coat. Very interesting. It looks like you are not a happy little girl.
Her: Dats Hanky Gay-see (translation: I'm the cranky Queen! Not a little girl. I warned you not to forget it. Now you've really asked for it)!