My friend taught me how to knit, but I'm not too good at it. I can only knit squares and rectangles - thus I only knit dishtowels and scarves. I have a lot of scarves!!
Joanne's was having a sale on yarn, the kind that I like to use for dishtowels. So I bought five balls of fun colors. I'll start with the orange, yellow and white one. It looks happy.
P.S. I forgot to mention yesterday, between Danny and I, we took about 75 shots of his chess set to get that pretty good one!!
I was very nervous about teaching him during his 3rd grade year. At the beginning of the year, he was not very social and did not respond to me. Time goes on and he starts to open up to me and to his classmates.
Fast forward to this week. My class was leading the school Mass. As I am assigning parts, he insists that he wants to be an altar server. My aide said that she had seen him serve as an altar server at a different parish and that he did a great job. So, I got an okay from the priest. When I told him, he smiled from ear to ear!! Well, he did a fantastic job! He was very reverent and took each task very seriously. I think that he made quite an impact on the entire student body. I was so proud of him, so much that I had to hold back the tears. I have come to see him as a gift and blessing to me. I have learned so much from him.
For me, Project 365 is to celebrate the ordinary in my life. I must say, however, he is not ordinary but extraordinary.
1. Yes, the cake says "Happy Earthday". This morning Danny was wishing his dad a happy birthday, but Danny wasn't quite awake yet. So it came out Happy Earthday. Hehehe.
2. This is his gift from Danny and me. A Radice (pronounced ra-dee-chee) pipe.
3. Blowing out his cake. I wanted to put all candles necessary for his age, but they wouldn't fit on the cake!!
4. The birthday boy enjoying his gift!
Happy Earthday to my beloved! Te amo troppo!
Now, you need to know that this (and all their other planes) are sail planes. They do not have motors on them. They do have controls on them to adjust the spoilers (that makes them go up - or is it down??). To launch the plane, they attach it to a huge device, kind of like a sling shot, that has loooooonnnnngggg surgical tubing on it. They stretch it far, then throw it into the sky! It is truely amazing what they do!!!
Thank goodness Danny does not read my blog, because he would be rolling his eyes, big time!, with the way I have described his hobby. If you are reading this Danny, I'm sorry about the lack of technical words... I'm very proud of what you do!
We didn't do much today... Danny did play outside with Clifford. Here they are playing tug-o-war with an old torn up rope toy. Clifford gets smart and lays down to gain the advantage. Smart dog!
I also played around with photoshop to create a dry brush look to the picture. Looks kinda like it was painted. If you double click on the picture, you can get a larger image and then you can see the effect. Thought I'd give it a try...
I did get up early enough. Clifford wanted out, so I was the one to let him out and feed him. I was greeted outside by the beautiful sunrise lighting up the liquid amber trees in our backyard. A new day, a new year.
I spent a frustrating couple of hours trying and retrying, backing and refreshing, to purchase the Project 365 from Creative Keepsakes website. I think all scrapbookers throughout the world had the same idea. Fortunately for me, I was able to get one. I feel bad for the ones who tried and tried but were unable to get it. According to the website, they sold out in a few hours! So I continue to take pictures and journal until my kit arrives.
Anyway, it is now 2009!! My wish is for all of you to have a wonderful new year, that everyone loses the magical amount of pounds, the house miraculously stays clean every day, the savings account always has enough money, and the credit card debt disappears.
May 2009 be filled with many blessings.