Monday, June 27, 2011

Photo of the Day - Bumble


Life Anew

 Last summer I transplanted some flowers from my Gram's garden to mine. This summer they have flourished from the rains and are now starting to bloom.
It's such a sunny way to hear from her again.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Backblog - Ruffled Play

A while back I commissioned my very talented seamstress of a cousin to make a pettiskirt for my "smallest voice". I found this adorable tutorial HERE.
Adorable as it is, I hear it was a real pain to sew which probably dashes all hope of one for mommy. Funnily enough, she doesn't really know what to do with it yet.
She's getting the hang of it.
Christian thanks a million for sticking with this. The result is gorgeous!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Photo of the Day - Almost Summer


Backblog: Pinewood Derby

Prior to becoming a Bear Scout, Bud carved his first Pinewood Derby car and mostly on his own with a little help from me and Dad.
Unfortunately, this is currently the only pic I have of his finished vehicle...not sure how that happened. In lane 4 you will see a white vehicle that resembles very accurately a Wii Remote. Lots of other scouts were cheering his car on because it was so recognizable.
 Anxiously awaiting the race to begin.
On his best run he came in third. He has already started hatching plans for another racer next year. We are proud his car did so well and Bud completed most of the work himself. Great job!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Backblog - Elliott's Tummy Time Blanket

Ya know, I debated whether or not to even post this stuff or just move on, but the pics are already edited and some of it I really want to share no matter how 'old' it is. Hence, another tummy time blanket...this time for my newest pal Elliott. I figured he would need something soft and cushy, yet durable while he strengthens those neck and core muscles.
A goober Boober making sure it works
No real pattern for this, but the idea and joining method comes from HERE. I think for Cooper's I did 30 stitches across by 20 rows and Little E's I did 35 across by 20 rows. And boy did I fret about colors and placement every time I picked it up because I wanted it to look random, but it's not and that's ok too. It turned out well.
Note to self for next time...I think if I use a double crochet stitch instead of single on the border next time it may not curl up like that. It flattened a bit after I stretched it though. I am anxious to do some of these for my little voices, only bigger. And maybe one for me someday...

Photo of the Day - Lily of the Valley


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Photo of the Day - Spanish Pavilion


Crossing Over

In addition to the Sassy Lady turning 4 last weekend, we also had a Wolf Scout cross over to a Bear Cub! RAAHRRRRRRR!

Amongst other awards he earned 7 belt loops last year - one of them for photography. He took all the pictures and constructed this collage all on his own and learned the parts of the camera to help him earn the loop.

After crossing the bridge with his mom/den leader he upgraded his dad upgraded his neckerchief and slide.

We have already perused the Bear Scout handbook and are looking forward to trying some new things and revisiting some past topics with our growing scout.