Monday, July 26, 2010

New Kicks

I have always wanted to get a pair of Van's slip-ons for M, like so:
Considering that they run about $30, I could never justify the cost, at least not while M is growing like a weed.  While I was out and about a while ago, I ran across some plain white generic brand slip-ons at Hancock Fabrics.  They were on sale for $7.50, so I took on the project to decorate them for M.  Here's how they started:
 And here's the finished deal! 
I did all the drawing and coloring with my pink and purple Micron pens, and my mom brought her bedazzling kit and set the jewels.  I am really happy with how they turned out!  The shoes are still a little bit too big on M, so she will be able to wear them for a while.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Hobos and Chum

This is Chris.  Audrey is much better at this, and will tell you that if you ask her. Portland left me with two impressions - Hobos and Chum.  I was very excited to see all the hobos living under bridges, sweeping the sidewalks in front of their habitat, and doing other hobo activities.  The Chum part stems from my experience going deep sea fishing.  I along with 12 of the 14 others on the boat decided to personally "chum" the waters.  I think since we were catching fish, the ocean decided to take our lunch and some of our breakfast.  We all did catch some fish, mainly sea bass.  I think by the end though, everyone was ready to go home.  We were also able to go to the; Portland zoo, Rose and Japanese gardens, and Zoom studio.  Anyway, Portland was great and it was good to see Clark and Kjerstin and hang out with Audrey's parents and Grandma.
This is Audrey and M on the Coast by Depoe Bay
This is M at the Japanese Gardens in Portland.  She loved the koi.
We also went to the zoo and saw a ton of cool animals.
Audrey's parents as well as some of M's favorite people.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

4th of July

We had a great 4th this year!  We went to the Hooper parade, set up the pool in the backyard, had pizza, bbq, fireworks, and smores.  M got to stay up for our little fireworks show, which she really enjoyed.