Thursday, July 22, 2010

Thursday, July 22

Since I had so many pictures to share from Europa park, I had neglected to share a few of our trip to the zoo. So, here there are. I have to wonder what the giraffe who picked up the feather from the ground was thinking after he discovered it was just a feather (and he looked pretty funny bending all the way to the ground for the feather too).

the penguins were out in full force - we were all amused that so many were in their little dens (but Brenna made a dash for the next animals - sorry no picture of that, lol!).

Brenna loved the statues again. We bought her a new stuffed red panda (I have such a bad stuffed animal addiction - must stop buying stuffed animals, lol...)

the baby leopard at the zoo - I don't think he was too interested in all the people standing around with their cameras (including me...)

My latest sewing projects - 3 aprons for Brenna's kindergarten teachers. I think they turned out pretty cute... (sorry, I cropped my head out of a lot of the pictures - I just thought it showed off the apron better :-)

The tie was designed to sit low on this pattern. After the first one that I made (the one in the Amy Butler fabric with the cupcake tie), I decided a little higher on the tie would be nice. I think it was better (sorry to give you a butt shot, lol!). (I was running very low on matching fabric to make the ties on these - guess I really have used a lot of fabric this year :-)
I really liked the polka dot one (o.k., I liked them all - I am thinking about making this pattern for myself when we get back :-)

hmm, my favorite fabric below - I think I almost cried when I cut into it. Hope I can justify to Dustin that I need more of it :-)
this was the first apron I made using the pattern - I think the ties a little higher was better (but I wasn't willing to rip out the thread on this one to change it).
not sure about how Brenna will do this morning at school - she was in a mood (can you tell??). She took the pictures with the tripod and self-timer. Not sure why she decided to join me for this one, lol...

Hello All!!!

Hope all is well out there! Things are getting crazy here as our move approaches - the movers come next week to pack our stuff for the air and sea shipments (sob :-(, the computer (no posts and no skype...) and DVD go with the shipments as well as the majority of Brenna's toys - hope we have nice weather for playing outside for the last week at home). Our weather was hot yesterday, so after Brenna's grillfest at school (where she got some wonderful gifts for the end of the school year since she won't be returning), we went to the pool (and found most of Brenna's kindergarten class there, lol). The weather is cooler today and should stay cool for the next few days :-)
We got off to a very late start for school today - I did a fashion show for Brenna with the apron gifts (and then I ironed them again after). Brenna was the photographer. Then we went to the paper store in town to buy wrapping paper and make the gifts (although my wrapping never looks as nice as the gifts I have received here in Germany...). We arrived at school very late (so late, I think the only thing I will accomplish this morning is my blog post!). (Guess I should have used my time more wisely this morning when I woke up at 3 am and couldn't sleep - urg...)
Tomorrow I think I will start working on the packing (suitcases) - I am not looking forward to packing up the last 2 years of our life here (but I am looking forward to that fenced in yard - especially on hot or rainy days, lol!)
Take Care!


mikaysmom said...

Don't forget the air conditioning! I know how much you will miss this new place you have called home. Loved the aprons and Brenna's face in the final one, just had me in stitches. She's definitely your daughter! Hope you will be able to survive without computer and dvd's. Love ya!