Saturday, April 21, 2012
Hi from the Laguna where it is summer and warm! We are in Corpus Christi, staying right on the laguna that leads into the gulf. I am in paradise. :)
There are beautiful flowers all over the property and we look right out over the Laguna where I can watch the birds all day. There are boats and wind surfers out there, too.
I love the place we are staying, which is called Laguna Shores. It's an RV park and we look kind of funny with our tiny teardrop, but everyone is really nice. I have been welcomed with open arms by my new friend, Jennie, who is the owner.
There are fish in the pond and a waterfall.
I haven't been swimming yet, but we take walks on the beach at least twice a day. I've seen so many birds, you wouldn't believe it! I am going to have a huge life list for someone only nine years old. I get so excited about seeing them and watching their behavior. I know for sure that I want to be an ornithologist now!
I have started collecting seashells. I'll bring some home to all my friends. :)
Sorry it has taken so long to post this. It's hard to go indoors on the laptop when you are having so much fun outside!
Kiki - reporting from the Luguna!
Monday, April 2, 2012
Hi everyone! Yesterday Aleah came over and she told us that she wished she could have an Easter bonnet to go with her new Easter dress that our person made for her. I'm not the crafty one in the family, but I did think it would be nice if we could make her one, and I knew just who to talk to about that: Leenie! After Aleah left I found Leenie and asked if she wanted to help me, and she said, "Of course!"
Leenie said our person had some straw hats we could use and we would need lots of things to decorate with like lace and ribbon...
...and jewels. Lots of shiny jewels!
Here's all the stuff we used: lace, ribbon, beads, jewels, bits of trim, scissors and a glue gun. You could use craft glue if you want to or if an adult doesn't think you should use a glue gun. I didn't take a "before photo" of the hats, but they were just plain straw hats from Hobby Lobby that cost 99 cents a piece.
It was easy to do and lots of fun. I thought Leenie had the best ideas, but she liked what I made, too. I guess I can be creative! I even used the glue gun and didn't burn myself, but it does get hot.
Here are the hats we have made so far. We had to stop because we didn't have any more straw hats, but our person said she can buy us more. I hope you will consider trying this and send me photos if you do. If I can do it, you can, too!
~ Kiki, crafter extraordinarie! hahaaaa