Sunday, April 25, 2010

Issue 100!

Park City

We had originally planned a trip to St. George last weekend, but Steve L. couldn't miss any play practices and Whitney had the "Student Showcase" at school, so we opted for Park City instead. Steve was able to take Janey and Daniel up Thursday night and the rest of us joined them Friday night. We enjoyed the Olympic Park, swimming for hours, rock climbing, nature walks and snowball fights, games, movies, eating out and eating in, and browsing main street. Thanks mom and dad for letting us use the condo for a long overdue vacation!

Ellie was born the wear "gum boots" (as they are called in NZ.) They are the best for splashing and exporing!

Looking at some pins from the olympic pin collection.

Watch out world! Here we come!

Needle Felting Queen

Whitney blew away the judges with her knowledge of alpacas, wool, wet felting and needle felting at the annual student showcase. They were judged on knowledge, creativity, presentation, and communication. Whitney walked away with the grand prize of $100! Her favorite part was seeing the school's Yoga teacher carrying "The Encyclopedia of Felting" through the hall this week having been inspired by Whitney's project. A huge thanks to the Dixons in New Zealand for introducing Whitney to caring for and showing Alpacas and the art of felting!

Old Hollywood

Whitney's high school had an "Old Hollywood" theme dance this weekend. Whitney put together this costume for the dance. I think the fur hat she made is especially clever.

Orange Belt

Daniel passed his orange belt test in Karate on Saturday. He takes his sport very seriously and his forms are very crisp. Way to go Daniel!