Wednesday, June 25, 2008
This LO is also from a challenge at AMR. Heather did a progressice challenge giving us different clues every day. After two weeks, we were to adhere it all and post to a specific thread. This is what I did. I used the photos from my brother's wedding. The challenge turned out harder than I thought, but I enjoyed it.
Monday, June 23, 2008
One of the ladies on the AMR board posted a challenge where we had to create a LO that used at least 4 photos, some of which had to be in color and some in black and white or sepia. We also had to use a journaling tag and at least 4 different types of embellishments. I used 21 pictures! Didn't think it was possible, but I did. I finally scrapped some of the pictures from my trip to Ireland in 2001 with the Arthritis Foundation. This will get me moving and scrapping the rest of the album.
I also created this LO of my grandmom. Wow, was she gorgeous! Anyway, she is now in her 80s, and it is hard to believe she has 6 children, 15 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren!
Finally, I was able to do another LO of my sister, Jacqui, and her daughter (my niece), Courtney. This picture was taken at Chuckie's wedding. Hard to believe it has been 11 years! I've always loved this picture, but didn't know what to do with it.
Monday, June 16, 2008
The Pin the flower on the Cactus game turned out great. For the kids' flowers, I put their outlaw names on them. They were: "Jake the Kid", Annie Oakley, Jeffrey James", etc.
We had the panning for gold. I bought rocks from the dollar store and spray painted them gold and then a glitter gol. We burried them in the sand and gave the kids sand sifters to pan with.
We also did a shootout game. They used a watergun to shoot at the bottles. I bought waterguns for this, but they didn't put out enough power, so they had to used the super soaker.
The kids won various prizes for the games. I also put their outlaw names in my pink cowboy hat and had the youngest child pick a name for a door prize.
Jake got a lot of great cards and gifts. One of the kids ran to Jake's room and quickly made him a card. It said, "Your party was awsome!"
Friday, June 13, 2008
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
This first one was for Tracy's sketch challenge. We were supposed to make a ayout using her sketch as inspiration. I actually won this challenge! OK, so it is totally random, but I still feel honored and excited, LOL.
Thursday, June 5, 2008
They just loved playing under the lifeguard stand. Isn't it great how the lifeguards still watched the beach and water even though all those kids were just under them squeeling and laughing?
They started out having a water balloon toss. The other class wore green shirts, our class wore yellow shirts. I thought it was so funny how most of the other class kept on their shirts while our class ran around in their swimsuits.
It quickly turned into a water balloon fight with parents, teachers, and the children.
I took this picture before the kids arrived. It looked a little overcast and had a great breeze. It later turned very hot with no breeze. The kids had fun anyway and we made sure to put sunscreen on them.
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Sunday, June 1, 2008
To make the dough: in medium bowl, add the roll of cookie dough with a little bit of flour. I don't measure it but add just enough so that I can roll it out. Add red food coloring. Kneed together.
Flour your cutting board so it the dough doesn't stick. Roll it out with a rolling pin or just have the children flatten it with their hands. Sometimes they like this better. Use your circle cookie cutter and cut out several circles. Cut each in half.
Place on your baking sheet. Add mini chocolate chips. We probably use more than a watermelon has, but we love these chips. LOL
Bake according the the directions on package. (usually it is in a preheated 35o degree oven for 12 or so minutes)
While they are baking you can start the icing. I use a pretty shallow bowl like an oval vegetable bowl. Add confectioners sugar with a few teaspoons of water. Add your green food coloring. Stir. It should not be runny, but not thick like you would spread it either. You should play with the measurements, the kids will like to stir it anyway.
Let the cookies cool completely on cooling racks. After they cool, while holding the straight side of the cookie, roll the other end in the icing (see picture). This should end up looking like the rind of a watermelon. Place on wax paper to dry. After they dry, store in air-tight container lined with wax paper.