Saturday, November 8, 2014

A Little Sunday Sewing

After 8 days with Daddy away in the US, I needed a little time for an "alone project"!

Just a few hours of me, my sewing machine,
and some fun fabric.
I have been wanting to make a bag to hold everything I may need during substitute teaching. It's been awhile since I used this pattern, but I knew it would be the perfect size. 
I love these colors together, so there may be a Chesnut Sister set of dresses in the near future. 
This is only my second sewing project since last Spring. I may have gotten bit by the sewing bug again today. 

Monday, October 27, 2014

FALL Break

Last week during Fall Break, we went to Redang Island.  
It is off the east coast of Malaysia and it is beautiful!

On the way there, we went right from KL to the island on Berjaya air.

Baggage Claim:
The yellow cart was full of bags and you collected yours about 50 yards from the plane.

It was a little overcast when we arrived, but that didn't keep the kids from playing.  We went with 3 other families, so we had 11 kids and 8 adults in our group.

Now that she is over her dislike of sand, Whitney is a total Beach Baby!

Shell Collecting

Day 2 was more beach and pool fun!

A full day on the beach will put this 3 year old to sleep during snack time.

Day 3....more sand and surf
What a life for 9 year olds......walking on the beach with your buddy!

Whitney loved to "swim in the sea."  
The water was so clear you could see the sand at the bottom, 
and the waves were much gentler than we have seen other places.  
It was perfect for Whitney.

The sand was great too....I bottled some of it to bring home with us!!!

Day 4:  Taking local transportation for snorkeling

Macy's "fish face" showed up a lot on this excursion!

Kaylee had a little sunscreen in the eye issue:

Even the fish enjoyed a few Pringles!

Day 5
To get back to KL we needed to take a boat back to the mainland and then fly from a different airport.  The smaller airport shut down for monsoon season while we were there...Luckily, the weather was great the whole time we were on the island.

It was a great few days with sun, sand, scenery and friends.

Life is Good with island vacations.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Hannah aka The Energizer Bunny

The last 2 Saturdays have been spent cheering on Hannah at sporting events.

Two weeks ago, her school hosted their Trick-or-Treat Meet.
 Her first event was a relay, and she swam the breast stroke leg.

 The rest of my pictures all mostly look like this:
 You can't really get great action shots of swimming from across the pool!

 I did get one during her freestyle when she took a breath on my side.
 With more shots like this one, I didn't even take any during the rest of her races!

Hannah had her first cross country race last Saturday.

Life is Good when you enjoy a variety of activities.