Thursday, August 29, 2013

New Quilts

I just finished four baby quilts.  I'm finding it hard to get material for girl prints but easier to find things for boys.  That has certainly changed from when my kids were tiny. 

Cupcakes Galore!

The Cub Scouts visited the fire station.

  In preparing for it I decided that it would be nice to cook some cupcakes to give the firemen at the station.  I got my cupcake recipes out to decide on what I'd bake.  Bad mistake!  I ended up with six recipes that I had to make.  I have to say several were new recipes that I wanted to try out and every one of them turned out really good.  Anyway by the time I was done I had so many cupcakes I made some for Scott's work and Andy's work as well.  YUM for everyone! 

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Back to School

The last few years Scott has allowed me to decorate his area for school.  Last year I did a monkey theme and this year it was elephants.  One of the things I have missed since I retired was fixing up the office and teachers workroom for the beginning of the year.  I appreciate him letting me get some of that need out of my system by decorating for him.  He has moved to a new area which was much smaller but I liked how cozy everything looked when we finished.


While Ava was playing soccer Caleb was entertaining grandpa and me with his cute antics! 

Soccer Girl!

Ava is on a soccer team and Grandpa and I were able to enjoy her first game.  She was actually very good and it was fun seeing her take off after that ball each time she was near it.  She started out as a goalie and then went onto the field for some feet only playing!!! 

Language & Culture Belt Loop

The boys are working on earning the belt loop for language and culture this month.  We had a great time talking about other countries and then we sampled some Japanese food to finish out our meeting.  The boys were awesome and had no trouble using the chopsticks and eating some of the food from Japan.  They weren't really excited about the seaweed chips (which smelled very much like fish!) but ate everything else.  These are some of the sweetest boys you will ever get to meet.  I feel honored to be able to work with them.
Seaweed Chips--Dylan tried but wasn't impressed!

Decorated area for the food

We tried origami but they mostly ended up as airplanes!

Chopsticks!!  Brave boys

Back to School Celebration

Ava starts first grade tomorrow.  Last week she and I went to the American Girl store for lunch, shopping, and a visit to the beauty shop for her doll, Carolines new do!  Unfortunately the pictures I took didn't take and I only have one to share.  We had a wonderful time together and I felt honored to spend time with one of my granddaughters.  I wish they all lived close by!

Bedroom Makeover

When I finished fixing our back patio area I started working on redoing the master bedroom and bathroom area.  I am happy with how it turned out.  I never remember to take a picture before I begin but I mostly changed the bedspread and paint color.  The big change was the bathroom vanity.  With my friend Malarie's encouragement I sanded down and repainted the cabinets and then Andy put a new counter-top in for me and replaced the faucets.  I was happy with how everything turned out.  My next big project is redoing the family room carpet and repainting that area and then I am going to tackle my kitchen cabinets!