Saturday, June 30, 2012

Tape and Paint

A Pinterest inspired art project, simple and great for a summer (or rainy) afternoon.  We bought inexpensive canvas from JoAnn's, pulled out the masking and painters tape and got to work.  
First the boys laid strips of tape across their canvas to form different shapes to paint.  
Then painted one color per opening. 

 Let them drive completely...
 Peel the tape....
 Very interesting art!
 Each one is different depending on the thickness of tape and coverage of your paint. 

Day 181

The boys had another great swim meet today.  Cody was super fast on all his events, can't wait to see his final results once they post. 

Friday, June 29, 2012

Day 180

A nice Friday afternoon art project.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Day 179

Root beer floats...
Because it's a Thursday, during the summer, it's hottish outside, and they sounded good. 

Day 178

This weeks free program at the community center was a great magic show.  He was funny and had some great tricks.  Love these library sponsored programs!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Day 177

Banana Bikes....
On our last morning at camp, Grandpa rented the boys banana bikes to try.  They had a blast!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Day 176

Monterrey Bay Aquarium...
Such an awesome place!  Jelly fish, sea horses, sharks, penguins and so much more.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Day 175

Playing at the beach...
Sunset State Beach for some sand castles and playing in the waves. 

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Day 174

Tide Pooling...
Santa Cruz and Natural Bridges State Park meant tide pooling and fun.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Day 173

Paddling a boat....
We headed down to Monterrey today to play at the Dennis the Menace park, then spent some time in the paddle boats. 

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Day 172

Our new home away from home...
We have arrived to the KOA in Watsonville, CA right between Monterrey and Santa Cruz. 
Let the vacation begin!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Day 171

Afternoon practices...
With sports camp in the mornings, we've been going to afternoon swim practice.  So looking forward to next week and getting back to mornings.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

A bag for camera....

With a new camera in tow, the need for a padded bag arose.  It also needs to double as a purse as I'm not one to carry multiple bags around when we are on our adventures.  After doing some searching on Pinterest, this one caught my eye.  I love the fabric she used, but those packs can be very expensive.  Coupons in hand we headed to Joann's instead.  This is what the finished product looks like.

 To add some cute....
 It has a super long strap that is comfortable to wear across the body.
 After some tweaking, the pocket in the back is big enough from my Nook. 
 Inside there are a couple of small pockets and room for my camera. 

Now to find and adventure to test it out!

Day 170

Buddy Gymnastics
This week is bring a buddy to class at the gym. We are going to miss the boys' classes on Friday, so it was easiest to have Cody do class with Ty today.  (Maroon shirt with his hands in the air) 

Ty wasn't having the best of classes.  Starting out with a trip and fall walking over to their spot that had him teary.  After a quick water break, he seamed to be okay.  

Monday, June 18, 2012

Day 169

Sports Camp...
The boys are going to sports camp 4 days this week in the morning.  
Today they played rugby, or rugbyish as it Cody described it, followed by flag tag (using flag football flags).  Fun stuff!

Day 168

Working on a bag....
New camera means I need a new bag that will protect it, double as a purse, and be cute.  Hopefully it ends up fitting all those things!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Day 167

Another swim meet under our belts!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Day 166

We finally printed and used our first set of free bowling passes for the summer today when we met with friends at Strikes in Rocklin.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Day 165

Ran out of steam....
After a busy of day working out, going to swim practice, out shopping with my sister in law,  back to the pool for open swim, cutting fabric and eating dinner I ran out of steam.  
Hopefully tomorrow I'll make some time to work on my project. 

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Day 164

One of our stops for the day.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Day 163

Morning swim...
It was a warm one today, so glad that our morning swim practices started! 

Monday, June 11, 2012

Day 162

Tyler swam 24 laps and Cody swam 36, a well deserved Otter Pop for their hard work!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Day 161

How to watch gymnastics...
We were watching a recording of the Men's Visa Championships today and Tyler kept doing this. 

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Day 160

Swim Meet Saturday...
Tyler and his age group buddies waiting for their events. 

Friday, June 8, 2012

Day 159

Fun visit...
Mom and Dad popped in for a few days for a visit.  Today we went to see Madagascar, then out to pizza and some shopping at the outlet malls. 

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Day 158

Basking in the sun....
We had a swim date with some good friends today, everyone had a great time. 

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Day 157

Pool party...
To celebrate a good school year, we had a pool party with our homeschooling group.  They played games, we made ice cream in three flavors and they shared a friendship fruit salad.  It was a lot of fun, but it's not hard when all these kids are together. 

day 156

I'm slowly finishing my quilt.  Today I was able to sew the binding together and put onto the topside.  To finish I need to hand sew it to the back side. 

Monday, June 4, 2012

Day 155

Cloudy swim...
Today was rainy.  Luckily it stopped before swim practice, but it was still cloudy and the wind picked up.  Hmm, late spring weather it is!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Day 154

We headed over to the pool so the boys could get in some free swimming time.  As in free to jump in, anyway, as many times as they like.  Free to ride the slide over and over.  Free to do whatever.  
This picture doesn't show it, but it was pretty busy at the pool today. 

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Day 153

Time Trials....
Our first taste of swim meets today, the boys did great!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Day 152

Back from the quilter....
The quilter finished quilting my quilt!  Phew.  It's the same pattern all over with small bulb like flowers and dragon flies, I love it.
To finish it I need to cut down the excess, making it square and put a binding on to finish the edges.  
So close!