Monday, May 26, 2008

What we've been up to...


The girls and I have been doing more crafts in the house lately. Two weeks ago it was because of the heat and not wanting to be outside in 110ยบ weather, then last week it was because of the pouring rain and winter-like weather. I've never seen such an extreme temperature twist in a all of my 12 years in Ojai. It was scorching one day and a few days later we had a torrential downpour, at least at our house. We made life-sized cutouts by tracing the girls' bodies onto butcher paper and decorating them with old clothes and curly ribbon, etc. We made quill pens out of large bird feathers we found outside and used real ink to write notes, like in "the olden days." It's hard to write using the tips of feathers! The girls, of course, took their first dip in the kiddie pool, too. And we rescued a baby bird who was stuck in the rose bushes and returned him to his parents, who were very happy to have him back. We were prepared to "adopt" the bird, but we discovered that it's a wives-tale that once a baby bird is touched by humans, the parents won't accept it back. The bird and his folks had a wonderful reunion. The last two pictures are of Amber--our little rocker--who turned an old keyboard into an electric guitar, and Eric who--after being out on the ocean all day--fell fast asleep in the recliner clutching the pillow that reads, A fisherman lives here with the catch of his life. I thought that was so cute!

What have you been up to? Have a great week!

3 comments:

frisky said...

Busy, busy, busy! Cute pics, Christine!

heidibelle said...

Those are great! I love the cut outs of the girls. :) So fun!

ATSmith said...

The girls are adorable in those pics : 0 ) Way to stay busy even amidst the hot and cool weather.