Saturday, November 16, 2019

A Trip for Sanity's Sake

Sometimes you need a trip just for the sake of a trip and to get away from real life. And that's what I did a couple of weeks ago. I packed myself and some craft projects I needed help with and headed to Felicia's. She can work wonders with projects.

I don't have a lot of pictures because the kids were in school. Mostly I have pictures of project progress. We worked on two dollhouses and three stools!

Felicia working her magic.





The inside was really horrible. The whole thing was painted dark brown and black when I first got it. It took a full bottle of paint remover gel. Then I started painting it Christmas colors.



Then Felicia added all the cool paintings and lettering.

And I added a lot of things inside both for looks and in some cases to hide the dark areas in the corners where I couldn't get the old paint off.


And these two plain brown tables became the tables in the photos below.


It was a really short trip. Here are the few photos I have of the kids, three of the girls and Miguel, one of Felicia's grandchildren. We also took a ton of Larissa as my book character Kia in my YA book which will be released through Elk Lake next spring/summer. They were interested in actually using our photos, but they say the resolution is too low. Too bad I don't have time for another trip! I work every Sunday and cannot miss any so it makes for a short trip anywhere I go.








Friday, November 8, 2019

Second Half of Weekly Activities

I just realized that I never posted the second half of the pictures from the week the girls stayed with us.

Jasmine and I took them to the zoo Friday. None of the colleges around here have school on Friday, which means Jasmine and I get to hang out.










River caught her own bird while we were focusing on helping Winter get one!

So grown up getting the bird by herself!
 We did several craft projects
 And we had some pumpkin fun





Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Weekly Activities

The granddaughters are with us this week while their parents are in Alaska for their 5th anniversary. Here are some of our activities.








Frosting cookies--and licking off the frosting.







Wonder Works fun




Playdough fun





Pool time


Paint time

These are only some of the activities, but to avoid photo overload I'll save some photos for next post.