Friday, July 18, 2014

Karalyn's Baby Shower

My cousin Paul's wife Karalyn is the coolest. That's why I wanted to help her have a really great baby shower!
The Groesbeck girls put on a Book-themed shower, and I helped by doing the activity, which was to watercolor pages of an ABC book that I created--I wrote out a little rhyme for each letter and found the images on Google Images. If you are interested in seeing the whole book, you can view the PDF Here. We pinned up the blank pages here. They are sort of a Victorian English-type thing, which I though Karalyn would appreciate :)
And then I had a table set up with supplies and the girls went to work.
I was very impressed with everyone's work ethic. And watercoloring skillz.

They all signed a page that said "Made with Love"
 While some people were at the table painting, others grilled pizzas on the grill, which was so fun and tasty.
 And then Karalyn opened her presents. We had put on the invitation: "One small request, and we hope it's not hard, please bring a book instead of a card". So she got lots of great baby books!

  I had them hang up their finished product to dry. I really am super impressed with how they turned out. Hopefully now Baby Groesbeck will be a reading genius.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Monty Python Silly Walks Clock

I made this for my dad for his birthday. If you don't get why it's so awesome/hilarious, look up the Monty Python sketch "The Ministry of Silly Walks"
I got the idea and source files from here: 

Monday, June 23, 2014

Cancun! The Beach

Ah the beach. We had so much fun on the beach. We did kayaks, paddleboats, snorkeling, sailing, soccer, volleyball, and sandcastles. And Jack even took some naps.
Do you see Rolo?
Lots of empty chairs!

Jack seriously loves the beach so much. Waves are endless entertainment for him, and so is sand. And so is Anna.

Is it time to go back yet?

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Cancun! Chichén Itzá and Tulum with Helaman

Chichén Itzá
We went off the resort for a day and visited some ancient Mayan ruins, with our guide Helaman! Helaman is a Mormon and put an LDS spin on the whole shebang.

 Sometimes we love our families here.

We saw the stadium where the Mayans played sports. Circled is the carving of a sports player with a knife.
 And here is that sports player holding the head of the loser, whose head is spurting blood.
 I was chasing Jack around the ruins most of the time, so if you really want to know all the history behind these things, you should ask Garrett. Helaman was impressed by the amount of questions he had.

 Mom loved this wall so much she did a little tap dance.

 The temple was huge...the pictures don't capture it.

 We found an iguana to match Jack's shirt!
 This building is a face
 Things got a little too cosy here.
 Our authentic Mexican meal. MMM, Very Tasty!
 Tulum and "Hottie Scottie"

 It was on a cliff overlooking a really pretty beach.

 "And what about these two ladies? On sale for a good deal!"
 Helaman was a good tour guide! We read lots of scriptures on the van ride to the ruins.