Saturday, July 25, 2009

For me and Lexi (Hairbows)

. . . and any other daughter(s) I may have. I am just posting some links I found on how to make hairbows. I want to have an easy place to find the links once again.

I also found this nice tutorial on how to make a tutu, which I am definitely going to do! Lexi will love it.

And last, but not least, a site full of free instructions on making several "girly things".

Perhaps I will post pictures of my projects when they are finished.
(If they turn out well, that is.)

:) :) :)

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

More Summer . . . Stuff

To begin, Kenny is all better. No need to hold off the dairy products or nursing. He lost a little weight during the sickness, but was ravenous after the bug left his system. So he made up for lost time and gained it all back. :) Which makes Mommy happy. :)

You will see in the pictures below a rather tremendous and fearsome looking beetle bug. This spindley creature had such power over me as to render me a complete fool. When I thought that he had fallen out of the jar and onto my brother Chase's head, I started jumping up and down, saying, "Oh no, Oh no!" over and over again (with increased agitation and intensity for each "Oh no!"). But I did not try to swipe what I thought was the beetle from my dear brother's head. I was completely useless. After I realized that it hadn't fallen upon him, I experienced a great sense of relief and a small adrenaline rush. Over a bug! Good grief!

Time for more pictures. We all love pictures, do we not?

My cute sister Celeste.

Uncle Cody holding Kenny who is puffing out his belly
in an escape attempt. :)

Kenny "looks so mischievously handsome",
says Celeste. :)

Kenny feeding Maggie. He loves that Beast!
(He says "Ga" for Dog now too!)

Lexi my sweet.

Fearsome beetle you already know about

My brother Cody is so handsome!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Time to Post, I Suppose . . .

Me and 3 of my 5 little brothers.

Kenny being a cutie at Grammie's house.

One of the many windmills we saw in Wyoming.

Well, I guess it is time to post. I have been MIA on this blog for a couple of weeks. But my public needs me!!! Right? :)

We survived the looongest trip we have been on (thus far) and arrived in UT at 1:00 in the morning 2 Saturdays ago. We have been having a lot of fun with family. LOTs of family=LOTs of fun!!! We have been to Cabela's, bowling, the Oquirrh Mountain Temple open house, Schafer family reunion, Fourth of July parade and other festivities, hiked Bridal Veil falls, went to Sliding Rock and have been all over UT visiting family from Salt Lake City to Mount Pleasant! Oh, and this last Friday all us ladies went on a Girls Day Out. Where did we go on our fun day? D.I. !!! He he he! We got some great stuff, and for cheap, so I am very happy with my purchases. :)

Sure, it has been a little crazy and hectic. Sure, we have been out of a routine for 2 weeks. But we are settling in better. And is it just sooo nice to be in UT and among so many people who love us once again.

Unfortunately Kenny has been sick for about 4 days (including today). He has had diarhea and vomiting sooo much that I was worried that he would get dehydrated. But then we figured out that he couldn't hold down my milk or dairy products. We suspect, from what information we could gather, that he may have developed a minor and temporary lactose intolerance. We think his digestive problems started off as a stomach bug. He seems to be doing better. We are limiting his dairy intake and mine as well. Hopefully he is back to himself completely very soon!

Anyway, here are a few pictures. Enjoy!
Celeste, Chase, Puppet-Man, Lexi, Carl and Kenny. Chase made the
puppet for Lexi. What a nice uncle!
Bridal Veil Falls. Carl, my brothers and some Hopkin kids are at the bottom of the
Falls (in the middle of the picture). Look closely and you can see.
Maggie sniffing Kenny's cute little bootie!
The Fourth of July hot air balloons.

Family Pix

Family Pix