Today we painted pottery at Bisque-It with the “Mommies and Me” group. I was so excited to bring you here, but yet worried because there are so many breakables in this pottery shop. Trish, the owner had the store set up for lots of little munchicans with paintbrushes and paint already laid out on the tables. We didn’t waste any time and within minutes we had your hand painted blue and a handprint on a little tile. You also hand painted your own 3 x 3 tile, and you helped mommy by putting your handprints on a Christmas ornament, which I had Grandma Alida paint Merry Christmas on since her painting skills are better than mine! Thank you for being so well behaved and allowing me to finish all three pieces. You were so patient for the 2 ½ hours we were there. Not only did I notice how good you had been, but a couple of other ladies mentioned to me that you are the best behaved kid they’ve ever met. We can also thank Richard for entertaining you by reading books, making paper airplanes, and drawing with you. Being that we were the last ones to leave you had Richard’s undivided attention and were enjoying every minute of it! He drew the cutest picture of you which depicts everything you had done that day. Well, I cannot wait to pick up our pieces after they are fired in the kiln. The colors will look much different than they appear in the before pictures. I will have to post some after pictures once we pick them up.
Monday, August 11, 2008
"Georgie" the Desert Tortoise. Yes...he is registered (for those wondering)! The desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) is endangered in the wild and is protected under Federal and State laws. It is illegal to buy or sell desert tortoises, or to take them from the desert. Georgie is 30 years old and can live to be 70-90 years old. He is listed in his owners will. For those of you who want an animal who will out live you...there you go!
One of our many walks! We enjoyed every minute of the cooler weather. We left our 110+ degree weahter...drove 1hr 15mins....and arrived to 70+ degrees!
Our little Tent!
At 6700' high the Thunderstorm right above our heads. It was soooo loud...you can hear it in the video clip.