This past week Chewie has been home from school for Spring Break, and THANKFULLY the weather actually cooperated, for the most part. There were a few days of snow at the beginning of the week, but by the end of the week we had highs of +20C (68F) which we thoroughly enjoyed.
I finally loaded some pictures off my phone this week, so be forewarned - a lot of photos are coming....
So, okay - the week after WeLove2Tangle was pretty crazy, and i haven't really had a chance to tell you all about it.
|Artoo at the airport|
|On our way to see our boyfriend Adam Levine|
She flew back to Calgary on Thursday evening and on Saturday morning we packed up the boys and headed to Calgary ourselves for Artoo's eye appointment check up - which you may remember ended with us spending an entire day at the Alberta Children's Hospital emergency room until past midnight.
BUT - before that happened, we drove through Drumheller, AB on our way to Calgary. Drumheller has one of the worlds best dinosaur deposits. And Artoo loves him some dinosaurs. So we stopped to climb up the World's Largest Dinosaur - and 86ft high fiberglass TRex.
|Quite Possibly the most adorable Dinosaur on the planet... the Artoo-asaurus|
|Smelly dino feet|
|hope he doesn't choke!|
And then Artoo got sick.It was exhausting. But we made it to his eye appointment where the doc told us the great news that the first surgery was great, and the botox injections were successful, which means he will not have to undergo another eye surgery! HOORAY!!! But, he needs glasses.
|Gol'darned if i don't make adorable children.|
|the cutest helpers ever|
|A favourite activiy|
|Artoo got really good at climbing this ladder all by himself... i am so proud|
I had a turn flying the kite, and it was pulling me all over the place! B-rad actually snapped the strings. twice. and they are 130lb test!! So, it was a crazy windy day. fun though.
We spent so much time outside this week, it was awesome - and hopefully a sign of more beautiful days to come. The boys were so used to playing inside, it took some convincing to get them out there, but once they were out they were golden.
Weekly Challenge #213: "Traced Object Strings"
okay, so back at WeLove2Tangle, one of the cool things at the end of the day was when Margaret Bremner shared with us a quick trick to making interesting strings.
She uses the leftover cardboard from board game pieces as stencils to create interesting strings and she brought a whole bunch with her for us to try out... So, i grabbed a stack of tiles and i just traced strings like crazy, knowing that i would come back to them and do them up! (You can see what kind of cardboard stencils i mean in her blog post here - and the challenge that she refers to in that post is here)
So, these are the Strings i made (you can't really see the black one, sorry)
I'm sure all of these will be super fun to try out.
So, this week's challenge is to trace an object to create a new and interesting string. I chose this string:
Then i traced around this spiderman eraser - also courtesy of the easter bunny.
The result of this string is here:
|not too shabby!!|
Have a great week!
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