Yesterday and today, Cindy and I worked on the hearts for this canvas. We are taking an on-line class from Jennifer McGuire. She taught this class last summer, but we didn't register for it then. There are 23 hearts with different techniques to complete. Can't wait to get the rest of them done!
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
I had Peyton this afternoon. It was raining when I picked him up, but after we ate lunch the sun was shining, so we went to the zoo. I love to watch the giraffes. We watched these two trying to eat the leaves from the trees on the outter edge of their pen. The little guy couldn't reach the leaves. He just isn't tall enough yet! It was an awesome day at the zoo!
If you look really close in the center of the tree, you can see a guy in a red shirt. He cut the tree down, limb by limb. At the end of the day, ALL of the limbs in this picture were gone. The crew did an excellent job. Our power was off for 10 hours today.
Tomorrow the tree company is coming to remove this tree from our backyard. This tree has been growing at least 3 feet a year. The limbs are pushing the power lines up and everytime the wind blows, we wait for the power to go out. Our lawn will not be in the shade anymore! Makes me sad to lose a good tree, however there is nothing we can do about the power, telephone and cable lines!
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Happy Father's Day! We invited my parents to go out for supper tonight. We went to Kouri's to eat. I gave my dad some $$$'s for his gift. I can't wait to see what he spends it on. He folded up the cash and stuck in right in his wallet!
We met John, Stacie, Tom and Cathy at Five Guys for lunch today. The kids took us out for lunch for Father's Day. I saved my weekly points to be able to splurge on a Five Guys hamburger and a few fries. You know a resturant isn't Weight Watcher friendly when you can't find the pointsplus! Hopefully, I over estimated! Anyway, it was great to spend some time with our family today!
Coco had his first haircut this morning. He was really good for the groomer. He got a bath, nails trimmed and some hair cut around his face. He looks like a different puppy. I made an appointment for him to get a bath in two weeks. We will see how fast his hair grows and make a regular grooming appointment.
Who is the mystery guest at lunch? Oh, that's right, I picked up Peyton at noon today. We went to Subway with Coco and ate lunch in the park. We walked around the lagoon for a little while. We went home and Coco took a nap. Peyton and I worked on a few experiments! It was a very fun afternoon!
Coco had to go to the vet again to get another puppy shot. I will only allow them to give him one at a time. He is so little and not that I don't trust the vet, I do, however, if he had a reaction to one of the immunizations and he had gotten more than one we wouldn't know which one upset his system. I don't mind taking him back several times. They don't charge me any extra for doing the immunizations one at a time. He didn't like this one any better than the first one! Poor little guy!
We stopped at Applebee's in Springfield to eat lunch. We each had a gift card from the end of the school year. (thanks Cooper family) We had planned to stop at the Shopko, but were surprised to see the store was closed and another business had taken over the building! We did find a new Jo-Ann's Fabrics and spent a little time in there. We stayed up late last night and worked on our kits from the classes that we took on saturday. It was a great trip!
Cindy and I left early this morning to drive to Collinsville for the Creating Keepsakes Scrapbook Convention. We have been going to this event for many years. We spent the day shopping and taking one class from the Button Farm. It was a great project and we can't wait to finish the mini album. We ate at Lotawata Creek for supper. The food was amazing and we talked about bringing the guys to this restaurant soon!
Sunday, June 10, 2012
We went downtown to the river front to get our pictures taken today. There are lots of places in this area to pose for photos. Megan Shane, who is a friend of Stacie's, took our photos. I can't wait to see what the pictures look like. I had her snap this one with my iphone for my POTD!
Here is my best little buddy right now! I am so lucky to have him and take him with me to work for a few days. I have been taking lots of pictures of him as he changes so much right now. You can see his little teeth if you look really close. Those weren't through the gum when I got him. Love this little, Coco!
Today is Memorial Day. Jim took his Mom to get some flowers to put on Dad's grave. The stone was set at the end of last week, just in time for Memorial Day. We miss you Dad every day. It was hard for me to see Mom's name on the stone, already.