Sunday, August 30, 2015

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and summer break is gone...

i didn't manage to post even once ... it's a little late, but i'm gonna tell you how i spent my summer vacation...

we painted... 
for two stinking weeks... 
the living room and the dining room and the hallway upstairs are done... 
no more green walls... 
there's more to that story, but it can wait...

i did lottsa yard work...

it was hot...

stinking hot...

we DID manage to have some fun...
 where have you taken me?!?
he followed me home ... can i keep him?!?

 crosscut dinosaur track - what big feet you have!!!
 dinosaur tracks across the seabed
up close and personal - with a little help from Auntia
discovering dinosaur tracks on a nearby mountainside that used to be an ocean floor - which is a little hard to wrap my head around cuz now the seabed is a high desert...

and then going to see Jurassic World a couple of times...
meet Rexie - my half-birthday present from Auntia - and her hamster ball/gyrosphere ... chompity chomp chomp
sans the littles because it is waaaay too intense for little kids...

and seeing more dinosaurs at the Colorado Railroad Museum... 
finding fossils
someone needs his toenails clipped
LuLu  cracking geodes
i hafta wear these?!? seriously?!?
Hulk smash!!!
riding the rails
all aboard the dinosaur train!!!

it would be so cool to have a miniature garden railway in my backyard!!!

we went to the Mythic Creatures exhibit at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science...
 
no flash photography ... sigh
and escaped without spending any extra money, even thought the exit from the exhibit was a gift shop filled with all kinds of dragons and mermaids and unicorns that were very, very tempting...

we did some Row By Row shop hopping...
 
when she was a little girl i had Auntia convinced that the M on the mountain is for MELISSA ... but i don't think she believes me anymore 

what am i gonna do with all those license plates?!?
and some Rocky Mountain Quilt Fever shop hopping... 
we went on Row By Row quilt shop excursions a couple of times each week, spread out over the summer...
but the 10 RMQFSH shops - over 400 miles on the car's odometer - in one weekend just because there is a "exclusive free" pin at the end was about 200 miles too many for me...

we went to the Lafayette Peach Festival and ate peach cobbler and peach pie and peach pizza... 
it was just peachy... 

and we celebrated my baby boys' birthdays...
 
Samanardo and Leonardo
 
Michael Myson and Samuel Mygrandboy ... 33 and 3, respectively

the only piecing i was able to accomplish was...
 2 times 32
plus one
sixty-four pink roses and one rosebud ... they were sewn into a BIG flimsy that is on its way to Michigan so Liz can work her long arm majick ... and when they come back i'll tell their story...

anywho, summer break is over...

pooped out
which is okay cuz all that fun wore me out, too...


 today it is hot...

stinking hot...

but i know that Winter Is Coming...

7 comments:

Jennifer said...

But autumn will come first, and Halloween.......looks like you are having a fun summer!

Mama Spark said...

Wow! You packed a lot into one summer there woman! When I come to visit can we go to the dinosaur museum? Because, yes I am that big of a dork!

Amy said...

WOW, what a Summer! I'd hate to have it end too. Can't wait to see and hear the roses' story. Glad you had another quilt to do with that pattern besides the creepy one. And tell Auntia her taste in tshirts is superb!

Annemiek said...

What a fun theme park!!! Dinosaurs rule! ( although I did NOT like the new Jurassic World movie al all!) looks like everyone had a great time. And you sewed a lot! 32 roses plus one bud...impressive girl! What will you do with them I wonder....
Can t wait to take MY grandkids on an adventure LOL. ( btw: I've been told it''ll be a baby girl! )

Gretchen said...

I love this post in all its dinosaur and row-by-row quilty goodness. Not to mention those perfectly pieced posies. The perfect way to spend a summer. We loved Jurassic World and saw it at our local George R.R. Martin-owned art-house theater where you can have adult beverages and organic popcorn (one of my favorite places in all of Santa Fe). Yes winter is coming soon but I love autumn in the Southwest so winter can take its sweet time getting here.

Pam (Isabelle) said...

Oooh, you're back! Love the roses (and the littles, and everything).

Thimbleanna said...

Wow -- looks like the perfect summer to me! Fun family time AND quilt shops! AND some piecing -- such beautiful blocks!!!