Camping. (You already knew that.) Not too much crafting going on, just enjoying the days with my family. I did happen to have my camera.
Making some modifications to the camper.
The table fit too close to the window to open and close the blinds. Fixed!!
Today it’s hair cut day for Nick and Luke. Nick just wants a trim. Luke decides to do something special for Pediatric Stroke Awareness Month. He gets a purple Mohawk! I’ll admit I wasn’t sure about it, but it is just hair. It grows back.
And he does look pretty cute!
I didn’t go as drastic as a purple Mohawk, but I did get purple and blue feather extensions. Fun!
Lucas is such a soft-hearted little guy. While Nancy (our stylist) was doing his hair, he had a few people ask why the Mohawk and why purple. I told him to explain. He would speak so softly and put his head down. He told them it was for his brother because he couldn’t use his right hand and had a stroke as a baby.
After the hair appointment, we were on our way back to the lake (still camping). We were going to a graduation party that evening, and I wanted him to be comfortable with answering questions. I tried to get him to practice with me. We talked a little about Zack. He started crying – told me he couldn’t do it, and wanted to cut off the Mohawk. He was feeling very sad for Zack. We talked him into keeping it, but he was bothered for days. It’s like he’s just discovering why his brother is “different”. I’m very proud of Lucas. He carried a card at school the following Monday and let people read about Streak for Pediatric Stroke.
Look at this beautiful flower! I love it. Makes me happy to know I made it.
We also headed to the lake for the weekend. It’s May 12, Mac’s birthday (he’s old, btw), and he wanted to camp. We got the Cyclone out and set up fairly early in the day. I only had the camera on my phone, but I wanted to record the lush green trees. So pretty. Felt like I was in a magical forest.
I wanted a photo of the two of us. He’s always on his phone!
Just streaking (aka: crafting) away…
This isn’t finished. I decoupaged green tissue paper onto a canvas. I think these sheet music roses look pretty with it. I found these little wooden letter tiles – thinking of using them.
My guys gave me this beautiful patio set. I LOVE this color. They know me. They love me.
I also love where we put it. This is the deck off our master bedroom. It’s one of my favorite places. I mean, look at that view! It’s also where I go to let go of some stress.
Right here. Ahhhhh…
Found a craft I was sure Nick would love. Bingo!! We made a loom from cardboard for friendship bracelets! These bracelets work up rather quickly – great for an impatient boy!
Uh Oh. I’m behind on posting, and I’m now having difficulty remembering what day I worked on which project. Nothing too spectacular yet, but I’m really excited to actually be crafting again! And I love that my boys are excited to see my latest creation. It makes me feel good.
I think this little denim flower was made on Day 9. I’ll probably be making some hair accessories for my sweet nieces and great nieces. Hope they’ll wear them – since I doubt I can convince my boys!