Monday, May 31, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
Here's what we used:
100% Polyester Ribbon
Wooden dowels( I bought the 12 inch long ones in the cake section- they were prefect)
Fray check or Stop Fray
Thread and Needle
Preheat the oven to 250 degrees.
Use a clothespin to hold one end of your ribbon on the dowel and begin to wrap the ribbon. Once you reach the end of the dowel, cut the ribbon and use another clothespin to hold it in place.
Place the wrapped dowel on a baking sheet covered with aluminum foil to make sure the ribbon stays clean.
"Bake" your ribbon for about 30 minutes. Check it at about 20 minutes to make sure your ribbon is not browning.
Apply E-6000 to the flip flop strap and the bow. Wait a second or two until the glue becomes a little tacky. Attach bow to flip flop. I attached a bow to each side of the toe divider piece.
Use a clothespin to hold the bow in place. Allow 12- 24 hours to dry. There ya go!
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
May is National Foster Care Month. To those that know us personally, know how we have been touched by the foster care system. Someday I hope to share that story, that road we have been traveling. Until that day I ask of this of you.... Do you have room in your heart?
Please take a few moments and watch this video. Thanks!
"If not you, who?
If not now, when?"
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Our season of cheer leading is finally over. But, of course we couldn't go out with out a bang! Sarah and I ventured out to Virginia Beach the end of April for Final Destination ( The BIG competition for the rec cheerleaders). All three of the teams from Parkville received a bid to compete at the finals.
Friday night Sarah and some of her friend had a blast dancing the night away at the convention center. One of the things that I have cherished the most about cheer leading is the friendships Sarah and I have both made. Sarah loves cheer leading so much that we have decided to leave rec cheer leading and to join all star cheer leading. The all star squad will provide her with more challenges and will help her develop her skills. I know she will love and learn a lot from the new team, but, above all I hope she develops friendships like those she has made over the last couple seasons.
But, that's a whole different blog post for a different day. I have to say the weather was absolutely gorgeous! I am not typically a mom that will buy a two piece for her baby girl. But, Sarah saw this one and we decided to go for it. Everyone can breathe- she will have a one piece for summer camp and all her other activities. This was a special trip and it needed a special suit!
Sarah's team was simply amazing! Her team placed 4th! Now, we look forward to the next chapter in our cheer leading story. Tryouts are in a couple of weeks and I am sure Sarah will do great. Until then...