Cyndi and Pat came over late Friday night to pick up Grace. They got back home about 1 a.m. It's been so hot they wanted to drive in the cool of the evening and I sure can't say I blame them for that. If you've been watching my weather pixie, you know it's been in the 100s here this past week or so. Gracie's departure was a little sooner than we all had planned, but things changed and we had to rearrange some things. We had such a fun-filled summer there is nothing to complain about though. :)
Scrappy camp was a huge success and, while we didn't get as much scrapping done as we thought we would, we did get a few projects done as well as many non-scrappy projects and had a blast.
We made iron on transfers and sent home a tee shirt and matching tote for Gracie to carry home all her scrappy goodies. :)
We had a fun bbq for the Fourth of July and made red/white/and blue foods and cute place cards. Grace had lots of poppers and snap-its and we were treated to a fun fireworks display by the neighbors across the street. We painted the mudroom and the rest of the kitchen, and repainted her little table and chairs. The table used to be navy and the chairs were bright red.
and built a house of cards
and painted our faces
Grace cooled off in the sprinkler almost every day.
We went to the park.
and she still had time to read 28 books in between all our activities!!!!!!!!!
We had girls' spa night while grampa was gone one evening.
Grace learned to sew. Her first project was a pillow for grampa. It turned out great and he loves it! She also made a blanket for her doll and can't wait to sew more projects with her mom. She did really well and I'm so glad she enjoys it!
We made baguettes (which will now and forever be known in my kitchen as "bernadettes" - LOL ;)
Grace practiced her karate
and made Christmas gifts for her mom, dad and brother. She also made place cards for a tea party she is planning for after school starts.
It was a busy summer and we can't wait for next year already!! We had such a fun time I'm already counting the days still she comes back for a weekend in the fall when the guys go hunting. :)