Sunday, May 22, 2016

It's an Adam Sandwich!

We spent the afternoon celebrating Adam's birthday...a beautiful bit of weather
 with birds singing and breezes flitting through the leaves of the pergola.
 
 

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Landon is 6!

Instead of a layered or sheet-style birthday cake, Landon's parents ordered cupcakes of various flavors for his Friday-the-Thirteenth party. If you'd been there, you could have chosen from
 Red Velvet, Wedding Cake,Sully (monster), Peanut Butter Cup,
 Chocolate Peanut Butter or Maple Bacon.

One big woof didn't take out the birthday candles as they were distributed among 12 big cupcakes.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Toward a Silver Cord

By the end of May, Hunter will complete enough hours of community service
 to qualify for the Silver Cord Award. Today he asked me to shop for the fabrics needed to make a tied blanket that will serve up warmth and comfort in a children's cancer ward.
 

He selected a fleece printed with the Monopoly game (he plans a career in finance) and a pastel blue for the fleece backing. Per instructions written for Pre-approved Silver Cord Activities, we proceeded through the simple process of cutting away selvages and slicing 1-inch-wide strips around the four sides of the soon-to-be tied blanket.
 
Tomorrow he'll bring it to the blanket mistress in the school office
and mark down two more hours of service. (We spent more time than that on the project but that's the credit allowed for this project.)
 
A few fun hours with my gorgeous, gentlemanly grandson,