These are some of my first attempts at "altered art" or I think that is what you would call them. Am I right? They will be the centerpeices/prizes for my daughter's baby shower on Saturday along with a plant on each table. They are to coordinate with the favors that I had such amazing help with.
Hopefully I can get the other seven done before then...and what a mess this all makes, my painting table has NEVER looked so bad, thankfully no one goes to that part of the house except for John and I .
As I was sitting in the gynecologist's office at 1:30 yesterday I thought...what is my age? I had Gracelyn in the morning to get ready and out the door and although it did not seem that long ago that my kids were little, I really have to think to get her and I ready and everything packed and out the door by 8 in the morning. At that point I feel OLD! I took her to watch the boys while my daughter and step-daughter go to a kickboxing class. When Logan woke up, we all went up to get him and all three of them climb onto Grammie giggling to be carried down the stairs together, one on each hip and one piggyback. I should be a 25 year old weightlifter for that...combined they weigh over 100 pounds, and the doctor says no heavy lifting, but has he ever heard them giggle like that? After that, I went to work for a little while and then on the bike for the 80 mile roundtrip to the doctor's office, that makes me feel young...riding the bike, I love gassing it and feeling like I am flying, leaning into the curves, I feel 20 again! Then I sit down in the doctor's office and pull out my knitting and I think...am I 80? sitting here knitting?
Tyler looked at all of us yesterday morning and said, "I think I have an idea" It is one of his favorite sayings and when I hear it I jump to attention. Some of his ideas can involve HUGE messes and you have to stop him BEFORE he puts them into action. This one was not. He counted 1,2,3,4....Gracelyn, Logan, him and I and said "I think we have enough to play Duck, Duck, Goose" Needless to say while we tried, Gracelyn and Logan did not grasp the concept so it basically turned into Chase...my chasing Tyler around the house and him, of course giggling. Running in the house? Did I forget that rule somewhere?