Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The Happiest Season

No snow in LA but lots of color and spirit
Christmas tree pinata

We spent Christmas Eve with Grandma Mary and Grandpa Richard. Legos were had. Then we drove to Santa Maria to see Grandpa Flip and Grandma Rita. More Legos. Oh my. I actually can't even say how many more Lego sets. Theron hit the jackpot for sure.
Next, up to Morro Bay to see Joan and her family. We ate a Thai buffet extravaganza made by Joan's step-mother, Rose. Theron played Wii.
The next day we took Oli for his first trip to the beach, both at Morro Bay and Montana de Oro. Oli says, Thumbs Way Up!!!
Their feet barely touch the ground. When I think "Happy" now, I will probably picture this. We hit Morro Bay first, then Montana de Oro.

Where all the puddles were jumped into
All the seaweed was tasted

All the waves were chased

And all the waves were dodged

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Happy Holidays!

Plastic bag holders/dispensers for the school Hollydaze boutique.
Interesting ladies from the Southwest

The year winds down and we feel pretty lucky. Theron's doing much better at school and we have a sweetie pup. Theron was concerned he might be on the naughty list because he's had kind of a hard year. So Santa wrote him a letter telling him he knew he was trying, so that wouldn't be the case. He was really touched and asked how Santa could know he was worried about that. Theron had been trying to compose a letter explaining how he is different, and that he has problems, but he was trying. So that Santa understood this without even being told meant a lot to him.
Theron asked me if I'd ever had a letter from Santa. I told him that sometimes Santa would leave a letter thanking us for the cookies we left out. Theron thought about this. Then he said, "Compared to my letter, your letter is poop".

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

The Last Two Weeks

Oops, it's been awhile. We've been buuuuussssyyyyy. Look and we've been cold, too, that's ice in the birdbath. Wasn't it 90 degrees last week? Thanksgiving we went to Santa Maria with Oli in tow to meet family. He and Theron napped on the way.
Oli also met Mia. Mia, who is 19 now, had spent 2 days in front of the oven waiting for turkey and she wasn't going to let any whippersnapper dog elbow in on her meat. Oli got his face smacked quite a few times.

Here's Oli saying that's okay, it was worth it! He had a good time being spoiled. The only part of the visit he didn't like was riding the elevator at the hotel.

This is the Phoebe of the Porch Light. The phoebe has come for the second year in a row to hang out on the light.
Then it was back to work. Here are a couple things I came across:
taxidermy quail head
And a silk sample
Unfortunately it was folded up and the dyes bled.

But it's still pretty amazing.

Look at the gossamer threads making feathers and veins in the lily pads.

I also worked on crafts for Theron's school's holiday bazaar. I made a bunch of animal iron-ons

I think they're all cute, myself, but I'm kinda partial to the chickens

I also repeated last years contribution by making more pocket tissue holders

And that's not all... Ashley wished the sewing machine had a muffler.