Wednesday, August 27, 2008

The Alphabet Project - Continued

Uly and I worked on the letter B today.  We went for a walk to the beach with Cora and took lots of pictures of boats, and other B words.  We also picked blackberries yesterday and made jelly.  Yumm!!!  Here is our newest alphabet page.

Monday, August 18, 2008

The Alphabet Project

Uly, Gar & I are undertaking a big project.  We are making an alphabet book using photos that we take.  We have finished page A and have 25 more pages to go, but it is going to be fun.  We had so much fun today going on our photowalk looking for things that begin with the letter A or the letter A itself.  We take pictures of the A's and then compile them onto a page.  When we get the whole alphabet finished, we'll print it out and have a book.

Tomorrow we start on the letter B

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Little Artist

Photo from today's painting session.  Newspaper hat + watercolor paints + easel = happy little 4 year old.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Anyone else on Twitter?

that's what I want to know.  If you have a Twitter account let me know I would love to follow you.  I have two: Winyari and Momshots.  

Obligatory Photo:

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Delphinium Faux Watercolor

Purple Delphinium Watercolor
I was playing with a photo in Photoshop and this is my result.  I took this picture of a delphinium growing in my mom's garden when we were up visiting in July.  I was wishing I could print this out on watercolor paper and hang it up or make greeting cards out of it.  I think that would be fun.  Maybe I will make that a goal - to make a series of greeting cards out of photos.  Anyway, the inspiration came from  Pioneer Woman's photography section.  

 I think I'm going to make a little post about this on Momshots so if you're one of the two readers I have, this will seem familiar.  Sorry, I'm feeling a bit sarcastic right now.  :)

I guess I'm dedicating this photo to my mom.  It makes me think of her and how much I love her.  She is a woman of many talents and growing a beautiful garden is one of them.

Friday, August 08, 2008

Fishing Rod Hands

I just wanted to share a photo I think is cool.  These are Gars grubby little paws holding a homemade fishing rod.  This was taken on the Lummi Island Ferry dock when we were up in Washington this summer.

A Friend's Missing Grandpa

A fellow Momshot Flickr group member is missing her grandpa.  He went missing a few days ago and has not been found.  I encourage each of you to help spread the word about him in hopes that he will be found quickly and brought home safe and sound.

This is not a joke or a hoax.  Please help spread the word.

Help Bring Jack Lee Howe Home

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Quick Doughnuts

My friend Cutzi showed me this site the other day.  It is full of great kid friendly ideas.  One of the ideas was to make doughnuts from those pre-made biscuits.  I happened to have a package in my fridge (very rare for me) and decided to do this with the boys.  We had a really good time making them and they had an awesome time eating them, too.

I had excellent self control.  You would have been so proud of me!!!

Friday, August 01, 2008

Reservations are made...

OK, I actually called and made our reservations for Wednesday through Saturday night, checking out on Sunday.  I am really excited!!!
If you are going to make reservations, do it soon.  Moab is a busy place this time of year.

Just a morning.

So I finally just sat down and added everyone's blog to my Google reader.  I don't know why I waited so long to do that.  It just seemed like this daunting task to me.  Because, you know, going to each individual blog is SOOOOooo much more time efficient (sarcasm here).  I only had problems with the private blogs so, you I will still have to check manually.  
I also decided to make reservations at this campground for the Walker reunion in Moab, which I am really excited for!!!  I will call them in a few minutes and actually make the reservations.  The decision about where to stay was the hard part!  One of the trials of being so indecisive...

This photo above was taken in Levan, on Pioneer Day.  It reminded me of our reunion last year because my mom fed my then two month old baby watermelon.  He LOVED it.  You can see that he still LOVES it!!!

OK, I'm off.  Am going to make reservations right now and then go to the gym.  Ciao!