Monday, July 23, 2007

Pippi Longstocking

I'm a month or two late in posting this, but here is a picture of Andrea with her cute Pippi Longstocking project. The fourth graders were assigned to advertise their book as if it were a box of cereal. I like the idea of taking a picture of bulky projects, because then--if the child isn't too attached, we can throw the project out and still have the memories.

The way Andrea had her hair up that day she looks just like Pippi- who is also 9. Pippi was one of my favorite books and characters when I was young, and I dressed as Pippi for two Halloweens, so I was happy to have Andrea read and enjoy it. I also have the Pippi books in Swedish-- which I can read almost nothing of--from the time my family lived in Sweden and I studied at Stockholm University. Serendipity that the blanket behind her is one I made from Swedish IKEA fabric.


Erika was asked to be a bridesmaid for her friend's wedding. She was involved all day, and David and I attended the reception Saturday. Erika and I were proud of the pink satin dress we worked on together. The pattern needed some adjusting, but we were able to pull it off without burning a hole in it or cutting the parts inside out or something fatal. We did have to restitch some darts--(by the way, there were 20 darts in the sleeves alone), but we finished with hours to spare before the pictures at the temple. Here is Erika at the reception--one of six bridesmaids.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

The Rocktagon

Daniel has been in a band with some of his friends from school for about a year. The group is called The Rocktagon. His friend Colin wrote this song "Dr. Pepper" for their first video which Daniel just showed us on 'youtube'. I thought it was a lot of fun. Daniel is the trombone player.
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