Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Building His Own Cake

For the Cub Scout Blue & Gold Banquet this year the boys had to make and decorate a cake.  I didn't think Monkey Boy would be too enthused with this particular activity, but he surprised me with a wonderful idea and a well thought out plan for his special cake.  I also thought I'd be abandoned to work on the project myself ten minutes in (as is usually the case) but the only thing I had to do was supervise the oven.  He wasn't too happy about me taking pictures of him (as you can see), but he did all the work and I couldn't be more proud of his creativity and determination.  He even got first place!  

I did find a tutorial for the camouflage-type cake marbling style we used on the crafty mama blog found HERE.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Last Week's Goings On

I had plenty of extra hands to help me with some projects I wanted to take care of while Military Man was in Honduras.  We prepared some indoor plants for our natural air purification project, hung his hammock with the help of a neighbor, painted Joey's birdhouse and filled with bird seed, weeded the yard, trimmed the bushes, and priced out ceiling fans for my office.

And when he returned, we celebrated his 35th birthday with lunch at Joe's Crab Shack and a delectable cheese cake and two pounds of fresh strawberries.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Strange Weather We're Having...

That blizzard warning sent out on alert earlier was not by mistake like I told the kids.

Snow. For. Real. 

These pictures are of the first few minutes of it snowing at our southern Arizona valley home for the second time in just eight days.  Strange for sure.  The dogs could not wait to get outside and play in it.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Good Saturday Morning, Friends!

Hey all, I've been busy updating all the posts (since I deleted them all - oops!) on the Spanish Sky Photography blog... still have a big number of sessions and travel images to post, but check it out HERE.  Here's just a few of my favorites.  Hope you all have a great weekend folks XOXO

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

District Symphony Orchestra

"Return of the Monarchs" - Victor Lopez
"Guantanamera" - Victor Lopez

"Resurgences" - Robert Sheldon

"Prelude to Carmen" - Gorges Bizet

Ashley Bug performed with the combined high school and middle school students at the District Symphony Orchestra last night.  The pieces they performed were outstanding!  We are so proud of her and all the time in practicing she's devoted to playing the violin in advanced orchestra this year.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Every Girl Needs A Pair

Diamond stud earrings, an early Valentine's Day gift from Military Man.  (impossibly difficult to photograph them while wearing :)

Monday, February 11, 2013

Spanish Sky Photography (OpLove) Post

Here's a snippet of the "While You're Away" photography post on the Spanish Sky Photography blog.  See more from this OpLove session HERE.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Making Valentines

Tonight I caught the girls crafting away at the kitchen table, collaborating ideas - creating Valentines for their friends and teachers.  I can't tell you how many projects those particular scissors, stamps, stencils and markers have been a part of... I am pleased that they continue to find use of them.

Monkey Boy on the other hand prefers simultaneous video games and Friday night movies.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Watching Football With Friends

Some quick snaps of the kids and their friends watching the Superbowl...  and the dogs soaking up all the extra attention.

I love this last one that shows everyone's dramatic reaction to the events throughout the game.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Winter Skies

You just can't beat winter in Arizona!