Monday, August 3, 2009

Where did July go?

Last I remember posting was about the 4th of July weekend. I am so bad. So I'll post what I've have been doing. Visiting the Library and enrolling the Kids in the Reading Program.
Here I'm reading to my youngest and my grandson.
Ayla and Leo'nel enjoyed some books I read, especially,
Once Upon a Cool Motorcycle dude by Kevin O'Malley.
We end up checking out the book and Leo'nel just kept wanting his Tio's to read it as well as Ayla. I recommend this book.
It is about a boy and a girl telling their side of the princess fairy tale.
Even my boys ages 10 and 11 enjoyed it.
Ayla wanted her time reading to herself at the library.

I've also visited The Antique Plaza Mall with 2 floors and about 20,000 feet of treasures. It used to be the Woolworth's store, or was it the New Berry. I remember going and looking for fabric and asking my mom for a Astro Pop. Here's an Astro Pop. I could not find the original Astro Pop. The "Original" pop had the stick the oposite end as the one shown. Therefore, I would make the point really, really, pointy, like you do the end of candy canes, and POKE my brother:) Ahhh, good memories. I love you George- hehe.

This is what I bought...
I couldn't resist this vintage apron and Holly Hobby doll, too.
I still have the Holly Hobby Bake oven, or shall I say my
mama has saved it and has it on her shelf.

Ohh, I love tablecloths as well.
I found this vintage tablecloth and cookie cutters.
My family are San Francisco 49er Fans and Oakland Raider.
I found this fabric that I will turn into
a tablecloth for Football season
which is around the corner.

And making...

Can you guess?

How 'bout now?
Now?


A Hello Kitty Piñata
for my cousin Dania's
little granddaughter, Quinnie.
Along with an apron and pot holder as a gift.
I didn't think of displaying a picture of her apron
and pot holder so this picture isn't that great.

What is great, is this video of Ayla hitting the piñata and got candy out.

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This scary video is Dorian almost hits his sisters head.
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Here are more photos at the party.
Sorry Monica you were chopped off.
Here is my 14 year old with My grandson.
Monica is her stepsister, she's very sweet and quite.

Did you see how my nephew Evan sucked up a big breath to hit the pinata? Devan and Dorian waiting for the candy to be busted.
This is Olivia my niece, Evan's baby sister.

Here is Ayla, Evan, and my cousin Diego's girl Melia.
And here is Evan Sharing.

In case your wondering, yes it was a swimming party.

We also went to the AZ Museum of Natural History.
Where Ayla was mesmerized by the 'Knight'.
Which she later learned it was a conquistador, a Spanish 'Knight'.
She loves watching medieval movies with me.
She wants to learn to fight with swords, which she has like her mama.
Here is my husband with my son, Dorian.
We learned of the films made here in Arizona.
Dorian helps his sister with this map.
We learned of Mars and saw "The Rover".

To the ancient land of the Mayan People.

Devan learned to remember WW JD.
This is definitely not the path he wants.
(which reminds me something I learned in seminary,
If you stay on the narrow path ""
and do not stray off the path "S"
then it will not end up costly "$"
in the end:))

We learned of the gold mines and
panned for gold.

The walls out in the gold mine patio
were painted with a beautiful mural.


As we left the gold mine,
mission era, and the hohokum Indians,
we came accross...
Manny the Wooly Mammoth.
The kids and this father and son built this 3D Mammoth puzzle.

We learned about the prehistoric times.
This prehistoric shark looks cute with those big eyes.



Ayla was not sure about the T-Rex.
Then she tried to prove to me it was alive.
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We then went to another museum, The AZ Museum for Youth.
I love this quote by Walt Disney.
This board had little visitors creations posted as they finnished.
Here Ayla played house and organized the kitchen.

I loved the "VanGo" Van.

Watch it, The spider is coming at you Babe.
Yes, my husband has arachnophobia.

My husband was like, what are you doing laying on the floor?
Never mind, he said and walked away.
I was taking a picture of this flower on the ceiling.
I heart weird art creations and Dr. Seuss.
My husband, not. He doesn't get it.

So we left the museums and
went to this lil'park in Gilbert
so the kids can cool off.
I was 113 degrees that day.
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Ciao for now,
Arnnette

1 comment:

Kerby Family said...

I must say that is one sweet pinata. Very nice craftsmanship! Looks like fun.