Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Too Soon? Nah.

I was talking to my mom the other day about popsicle stick puzzles. She gave me some unused Christmas cards and I got out my trusty paper cutter and the decoupage.  Let's just say that there will be about 20 more of these puzzles coming.

Here are all the sticks in a jumble.

 Two puzzles done.

One puzzle flipped over and reassembled.

The last puzzle flipped and reassembled.

So much fun and so easy to do.

Flaming Gorge

Every year some of Derek's family go on a big fishing trip to Flaming Gorge, which sits on the Utah/Wyoming border. Andy and Emmy have each gotten to go before, but this year was the first year that Derek and I got to go. I pretty much just handed the camera to the kids and here are some pictures that they took.
Of course not everyone who was there was captured on film.

I can't believe it's been over a year since I posted last. So many things have gone on.  This past April there was a Daddy/Daughter dance here in town. Derek took Emmy to it. She had so much fun. Derek's mom made Emmy's dress. She wore a big puffy petticoat underneath so that it would go out.

 The kids got to show off their artwork at the end of the school year.
 Andy's class did a piece of horticultural artwork.

 Emmy's class did these watercolor stream pictures.

We got to go see a musical play this year. The children's theater put on Disney's Alice in Wonderland. Emmy dressed up in her Alice dress from last summer.  Here she is next to Normal-Sized Alice, Shrunken-down Alice, and another little girl we know who also dressed up as Alice to watch the show.

 The kids were in school choir last year. Here they are singing in the city park on Memorial Day. Look at the left side of the stage.

This kids both got awards at the end of school, but I don't remember for what and the pictures are hard to read.

Well, that was all this past Spring. I guess I'd better post my pictures from our vacation soon.