Well, we had our paperclip in time in June as we celebrated James finishing First Grade and Joel finishing Kindergarten. That week both of James' front teeth fell out. (Finally! I've been waiting for that gray tooth to be gone for 3 years! No offense Kaitlyn... we love you. =))
Back to the days of toofless grins! =)
Our school mascot is Hoppy the Frog.So we all wore green as our 'school color' and had a green party with Hoppy's favorite cupcakes!
(note the locally purchased cute china! with God all things are possible!)
Then the kids got little certificates and baby froggies. Kent, I mean The Principal, picked some quick flowers in the garden for the Teacher and her lovely Assistant. =)
Pink cosmos from our yard...
My primary goal for this summer was to completely finish our living/dining room. Our experience so far with local artisans has been less than splendid, and I'm probably being picky, but it's just better for me to do it myself. So in the above picture you can see the wall I just painted. Not teaching left me so much free time! I also chopped Anna's hair:
My lovely assistant painter:
Think she has drama in her future?
The paint brushes before and after:
The rough cement walls sort of rub them down to a nub.
They cost $1 and you get what you pay for.
Anyway, I have 1 more cushion to make, 1 more to sew a slipcover for, and 3 zippered pillowcases and a whole lot of buttonholes before our couches are officially finished. I already bought all the fabric, cording, zippers, etc. and have a lovely Janome sewing machine.
I really have no good excuses.
Given that I only have 5 weeks left of summer (ack!) I have made myself a little deal to inspire and motivate. I will not blog another word until I get them done! I'm hoping that will only mean 1-2 weeks away from the blog. You are probably all off on fabulous vacations anyway! I may post a picture or two and I let Kent know he could take over if he wanted...
I will still get your comments if you want to cheer me on.
See you soon! I'm off to build my house! (proverbs 14:1)