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Sunday, August 19, 2007

A New Weekend

This was the weekend of new. It all started when the sink clogged last weekend. We thought that it was fixed, but this weekend it clogged again. SO that means we got a new garbage disposal!

Friday afternoon instead of going to the beach we all went to Barnes and Noble. While we were there we decided to go into the mall. While Israel and I walked around XXI, Sean and Judah got me a new shirt! Thanks guys! They said it was a Danie shirt. They were right!

Yesterday when I was vacuuming the vacuum began to smell like something had crawled inside and died. Also the thing underneath it stopped spinning, so we got a new belt for the vacuum - and a new bag!

Judah and I had a sewing lesson. She made a Cutesy Clutch and I made this:

My mother-in-love came by this morning and informed me that the new bag she had made for herself was entirely too big. Darn, I have to keep her darling handmade bag.

Zeb has grown quite a bit since you've last seen him, so he got a new green collar and a bath this weekend. He thinks he's pretty hot stuff. Last night we went to the park near our house. Judah rode her bike and Zeb got to chase her around the park. Israel was on the equipment, so of course Zeb had to go play with her in the sand. Sand would be one of his very favorite things - next to little kids (that's my dog!). I'll post pics of the dog later. My camera battery is taking a short rest.

Pin Cushion Crazy!

Recently, I've been on a bit of a pin cushion kick. If I have an extra scrap of fabric the thought that always comes to mind is, "I bet I could make a great pin cushion out of this!"

I saw this on a craft blog a few weeks ago and couldn't get it out of my head. Isn't it the cutest fried egg pin cushion you've ever seen?

This is my current favorite. I can put all of the extra pins inside the jar and keep the ones that I need out. The jar is from a jelly making family member. Thanks for the tripple berry jelly Jeannie! It was great!

Friday, August 17, 2007

More Crafts

I found a great website that gives you simple how to's for really fun projects. Cut Out and Keep - I really liked the roll-up pencil holder.
I followed the directions on my first try, but the pencil slots turned out to be bumpy and uneven. I decided to make another and just eyeball it instead of measuring and pinning. It turned out much better that way. I didn't have any velcro dots, so I used cute buttons and elastic instead to secure it.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

It's Official - The Henry Girls are Artists

Thanks to Nanette we can now call ourselves artists. Two weeks ago this may have not been the case. After two days full of boring work (smashing plates, wearing goofy safety glasses, making big messes with putty and grout - none of those things are fun for little girls) we have finished our mosaic flower pots. We are now prepared to mosaic just about everything in the house. The extra kidlet is Dakota. She's been our super fun roomy recently.

Last Sunday we kept the Henry tradition and went to the Orange County Fair. We ate all the things we shouldn't have, walked until we needed a footsie wootsie break and saw the most delicious piece of chocolate cake in all of Orange County.

I was very surprised to see these guys there. They belong on a dry lake bed in the middle of nowhere.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Happy Birthday!

Yesterday was Israel Weaver's Birthday! I can't believe he's already three years old. Happy Birthday little Izzy. I wish I could squish you myself, but since I can't I'll send Sean to do it for me.