This year Bob’s birthday was a quiet affair. He did get a new fountain pen he wanted. Our big celebration was a chocolate brownie topped with chocolate ice cream. Happy Birthday Bob!
Recently I got to do an activity with the Beehives (ages 12 and 13 years old) in our ward (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints). I decided to have them do a dried flower picture, preserving a beautiful flower to enjoy always. The pictures become a work of art. I gathered together a variety of pressed flowers (some from my garden and some I had from previous projects-purchased on-line). I pre-cut ivory paper, size 3″ x 5″. The ivory paper was trimmed with edging scissors to give edges some interest. The ivory paper was then mounted on mat board pre-cut to the size to fit in a 4 x 6 frame. The girls glued the flowers onto the ivory paper (which was glued on the mat board) in the design of their choice. Sometimes the flowers were so tiny, tweezers had to be used to place the flower in the right place. Each work of art was as unique as the young woman that created it and definitely an object of beauty. The young women seemed to enjoy the activity and as you can see they did a beautiful job.
I posted a picture of Becca and Henry riding the ponies at Heritage Park in Salt Lake City, but I wanted to add this movie. Nothing is as endearing as a child’s first pony ride and Henry’s absolute delight is contagious and absolutely warmed my heart!
One more activity we did in Salt Lake City over the 24th of July weekend not previously mentioned in this blog was going to the gym with Becca and Henry. This gym is set up for kids, with mats and cushioning everywhere. Fortunately, for Becca all the protection worked. I was busy filming Henry and Becca was busy on her own. Watch the movie, but pay attention to Becca in the background. It scared me but when I rushed over to her she was scared and not hurt, thankfully.Henry and Becca at the gym.
The next movie shows how Henry figured he better roll around too, since Becca got so much attention. He did not want to be outdone!
It is worth it to check out Becca’s website for her company, Max and Bunny. Last year was her first year at the New York Card and Stationery Show, where she received the recognition of “best new” of the show. This year her booth was twice the size of last year and her stationery lines are growing. She received a lot of interest from around the world; Australia, Korea, Mexico (fortunately Carl was in the booth and speaks Spanish-it really helped.) The company, “Snapfish” wants her to do some design work for their website. Numerous stationery, gift, wedding and magazine blogs received permission to feature her lines on their blogs. The New York Museum of Modern Art’s gift shop carries her line. Check out her web sight at http://www.MaxandBunny.com .