Saturday, October 10, 2009

2009 Timpanogos Storytelling Festival

This years Storytelling Festival was a lot of fun. It was the festival's 20th year! I can't believe that much time has gone by. A lot of the favorite tellers were invited this year. You would think that was a good thing, but it ended up causing a bit of a challenge. It was hard to choose which one to go listen to and which one to miss.

Here is Donald Davis telling his Grand Canyon story.
I can hear this one over and over again and still laugh!

I was in the pottery area most of the time. This is the area I am in charge of. I think all the parents drop their kids off her and then go listen to stories. We sure had a lot of kids this year. The potters that come are so great with the kids! They help the kids make a clay pot. The kids get to decide what size and shape the pot is. Every year I say I am going to take a pottery class so that I know more about the process. Here's hoping that I get a class in sometime this year!

We also have the kids get involved with sculpting. Dennis Zupan heads this up and is such a talented artist. They make a dragon every year, and this years was so neat! Dennis takes it back to his studio to fire it and then puts it on display at the next years festival. The kids love coming back to see things they helped create.

The finished Dragon!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Garden Quilt Show

The owner of one of my favorite quilt stores hosts a garden quilt show every year. Basically what she does is allow anyone to submit a quilt they have made that year to be placed on display. And then we get to come over and ooh and aah over all of them! And we get to sit down and have a hot fudge sundae!

I love the colors in this one! I went to the show with my mom and she to thought this one looked like me.

There was a folk band playing in the corner to set the mood.

Everyone enjoying the quilts and picking out their favorites!

This was such a different, funky Christmas quilt - so FUN!

Quilts were hanging everywhere. On the house, on every fence post available, chairs, swings, you name it!

This quilt was so fun. It had so much detail in it. Look at the puffed fabric on the watering can!

It was a lot of fun to see such different styles of quilts.
I am going to enter a few next year - If I can only get them completed!!!
I need more time in the day.

Shriley Temple Hair!

One of Eliza's favorite actresses is Shirley Temple, who she fondly calls Curly Girl. Every couple of weeks she will come up to me and ask me to give her curly girl hair! She loves the curls and swings her head back and fourth. On this day Grace just happened to be over and was easily persuaded by Eliza into getting curls as well.

It's so sad, because they still have that baby fine hair that will not hold curl for too long. About two hours later there is just a little wave left. They sure enjoy it while it lasts!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Summer Time Swimming!

We headed over to the Crabbs twice this year for some fun swimming!
They have a swimming pool and a large inflatable water slide.

Here all the adults are gathered chatting.

Ammon is helping the little ones climb the wall to go down the slides.

Here is Cassia doing a summer-salt down the slide, never dare her to do anything - she will do it!

Here is what happened when I tried to go down the slide!
Just kidding, the air pump "accidentally" got turned off
- like I said never dare Cassia to do something!

This last picture was my favorite! Red loves Watermelon and couldn't get enough. The plate Kirk is holding is actually for Red. There is a ton of Watermelon on that plate!!!
Such a cute little guy!

The Mad Scientist!

Bobby's hair was looking a bit wild! He has these cowlicks by his temples that make his hair stick straight out. We have nick named him the mad scientist!

I gave him his first hair cut! Glad my cosmetology license comes in handy for something!
Hard to believe that this cute adorable little boy is the same baby!

Eliza wanted in on the action, so we "cut" her hair as well. Janel actually wants to grow Eliza's hair out long so we just pretended to cut it - she never has to know!


Someone named Jack is crawling, which means that we can no longer leave anything on the floor. He is so cute when he sees something he wants he starts crawling faster to get to it before it is picked up !
Here he is revving up to go.

Cute little toothed grin!

Apple Pie Filling - mmmmm!

The only canning I have done this year is Deb's yummy Apple Pie Filling.
I just haven't had the energy to do anything more.

I think I only have Five bottles left! Next year I may need to make two batches!