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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Stay At Home Hubby

Chloe was going to San Diego for three days with the whole fifth grade class on their Oceanography field trip. This is an annual trip and she has been waiting for this since 1st grade. It is also the last year our district is going to do this trip so she was very lucky.

Phil decided since she would be gone he would surprise me and take the whole three days off. SURPRISE!!!! NOT!!!!! So I decided I need to set him up with projects so he would not be in my face 2 4 7 ! Chloe gets home at 8 pm tonight and Phil is so ready to go back to work!

Susan if you want to create a mini book out of this I will definitely be in your class....LOL....so here is what Phil has been up to the past three days!
He built me another garden box. Then I decided we needed sun shade over the new garden beds when it hit 102 yesterday, so he got up bright and early at 6 am to work on that.....He installed new ceiling fans in three rooms and then moved fans around in two more. He fixed some of our outdoor lighting, and as you can see from his list....He still has a very busy day today! LOL..... I did give him a break yesterday and took him to the movies to see Gran Torino.
I think he will rethink surprising me with time off in the future! LOL.

MY GARDEN







Okay I am very proud of this garden. I have lived in Arizona 9 years and have never attempted this even though I had beautiful gardens when we lived in Seattle. The pictures go through from the building of the box March 7, to the planting and finally the most current pcitures I took on April 20 Here you go! This is my Garden Layout.Building the box.








Planting and building the tomatoe cages out of bamboo that I have been growing for two years.












All planted! March 7 2008Now here is is one and a half months later on April 20th. Notice I had to build a bamboo fence to keep my dog out...she loved eating the tops off the Marigolds! Also a 180 pound Mastiff is not condusive to having a beautiful garden.






Friday, April 3, 2009

Sping 2009 Soccer Banner



Okay I just finished the banner from hell tonight...I have major hours in this thing. It is all piecing like paper piecing only in felt and all cut on my MAXX! Each hair bow is a hand tied ribbon.Tomorrow is the first game for the Spring Season so I am good to go. I think the girls will all flip over this one! (they acutally flip over all of them...LOL...but this one is especially cute!IMHO)

I even had to redo two heads from two girls because I had their hair color wrong. Thank GOD for the ginzu knife.....can you tell which two had their heads chopped off and re attached? Those would be Courtney and Haley! I love this software! I would have been hours re cutting all the little pieces that had already been glued on and re gluing, oh felt glue actually fuses .....so .....undo does not work! ...OH VEY!!!


I think this is my best banner yet. I deserve 1st prize..oh yeah...there is no first prize...I am the only BANNER MOM !!!! Okay...I guess I will just reward myself with a new pair of Ed Hardy sunglasses!