Monday, August 30, 2010

Pearl's First Birthday

Yesterday we celebrated Pearl's first birthday. She didn't know what to do with a cake all her own and all the attention she was being given. This little girl is very shy. (Did she come to the wrong family? No, just give her another year and she'll be as crazy as the rest of us. Poor thing...) It took her well up to 20 minutes to get this messy. That is a new record. It usually only takes a minute or two for the demolition to begin.

My First Attempt at a Cardboard Deer Head Mount

I've been perusing paper mache blogs in anticipation to make some cool Halloween decorations, and I stumbled across this great tutorial to make a dear head mount out of foam core. I thought I'd first make a pattern with cardboard, but it turned out looking so fun that I put it together. I might keep it the way it is or use it as an armature for a paper mache deer head.

What do you think?

Friday, August 27, 2010

Conway's STRANGE Love for Hats.

Ever since he could have motor control of his hands, Conway tries on anything with a convex shape on his head. His favorite toy/hat has been this coolwhip bowl for a year now. (Devan SWEARS that she did not buy the coolwhip, that someone brought over a leftover in it. I happen to love coolwhip, but my girls tell me it is not even in a food group so I should not eat it. What they don't know won't hurt them!) Anyway, while I was in Utah for the umpteenth time, I decided to give Conway a bigger selection of head gear. Like shoes, one can never have enough options. I thought the milk carton was fabulous, but he didn't...
Conway liked the cereal box a little more, but that little man is passionate about his ol' faithful coolwhip carton.
Last week, while I was visiting, you could tell having that bowl on his head made him feel safe and back at home in his apartment. It is a bit snug now. It looks like I need to make a Costco run and buy a "mass quantity" size Coolwhip for that sweet boy!

August Catch up.

This month I camped with my family at South Carlsbad Beach in CA. We made really decadent smores... and the glamkids couldn't get enough campfires.
Devan and Preston came to AZ to visit and Baby Phoebe was surrounded by both sides of her family while she was blessed.

We had our very own "Drive-In" movies. I couldn't get enough of that. (although sitting in my bathing suit for HOURS is not comfortable!
Uncle Craig gave Conway his very first haircut. I think almost all of my glamson's heads were touched first by Craig able hands.
Yesterday, while I babysat Daisy, she said she wanted cupcakes. Who am I to deny her?!
But do I HAVE to eat half of them myself? Ughhhhhh. What I do for my Glamchildren. ha-ha

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Lucky I found the correct way to sit, stand and pivot on "Velma's Fabulous 50's" today. Gotta go practice now!