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i am a stay-at-home mom living, learning and loving by the bay!I love to take pictures. I love to crochet cozy things for my family and friends.

January 27, 2011

Happy Birthday Grandma!!


Daddy's mom celebrated her birthday at our house last night.
I made a chocolate pave cake for dessert!
It was sooooo yummy!



All the grandkids helped blow out the candles.

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And each one took a turn performing!
This is Binky doing his thing, even with a big cast on his arm!
Happy Birthday Grandma!
We Love You!

January 25, 2011

her first outfit


Goose made this top and skirt with Grandma last weekend.
She did most of he sewing herself.
Isn't it cute?
She spent quite a bit of time picking out each fabric.
Grandma made a lot of our clothes when we were kids.
She is quite talented with a sewing machine.
I have to say this talent seems to have skipped a generation!
The next project is an elizabethan dress for an American Girl doll.
Goose chose this as her project for her Shakespeare class.
I can't wait to see how it turns out!


January 20, 2011

back in action


This was a christmas gift to Binky.  And what an amazing set it is!
He's already finished the first book of experiments like lighting a bulb, creating an alarm, learning how different circuits cause different reactions.  The really cool thing was making an AM radio!




He even tried aluminum foil to see if the connection still worked.
It did!  This set is truly hours of fun!!



Speed Racer legos have taken over the dining room!









I love the little scenes he creates!



Goose is studying cells at the moment so she made some sculpey models.



They look great!  I think it is time for a microscope.
We had one that broke the first day we opened it. 
I think we need a better one!  Any suggestions?

I am finally feeling human again after weeks of feeling like hell!
I am on my second round of antibiotics for swollen and very sore lymph nodes in my neck.
And not just one, but several lymph nodes.
My doctor did some blood work and it came back normal.
I am crossing my fingers that this round works!
We are back into learning and playing.
Goose is in her first real play this year.  She is a sailor in the first scene of "Telfth Night" by Shakespeare!
She is also in a few other scenes, but without lines.
She is very excited and nervous!  I know she will do well.
For her project that must be turned in before the play she is sewing an elizabethan outfit for her doll. 
It will be displayed in the lobby of the theatre for all to see.
I found this great pattern here.
Goose also received her green belt 2 weeks ago!  So exciting!
Binky couldn't test with his arm in a cast above the elbow.
He was VERY disappointed!
The weather is gorgeous here by the bay.
Sun and clear skies every day... in the low 60s.
And now that I am back to myself we can get outside and enjoy it!!!!!

January 7, 2011

new year, new cast


Well, we are starting off the new year with a cast.
Not exactly what I was hoping for with this new year.
But, what do you do?
Binky fell while rough-housing with friends in the dojo.
Not during class, but before class even began.
And both kids are about to test for their green belts.
Now only Goose will be testing.  And Binky is not happy about that!
It's been a strange new year all around.
I won't go into details, but let's just say, I hope the worst is over.
I am focusing on healing and happiness in the little things.
What are you focusing on in the new year?