noodle and lou

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spinning along

...like I'm on one of those parking lot carnival rides. The one where you sit in the little bucket and there's a wobbly bar that is supposedly going to stop you from flying across said parking lot. Yep. that one. There are only a few short weeks of school left. So, we are trying to swing through these last busy days of the 2008/09 school year. Trying not to swing too fast though. Trying to slow down and enjoy these last days of Henry being a Pre-K'er. I will miss his sweet class of teachers and friends! Also enjoying my time at the baseball field watching Jake. The schedule is busy (3 games and 2 practices this week!), but I really love to see him out there having fun and learning and growing. Trying to savor the end of 3rd grade for my growing boy! This means we've almost been in Illinois for a year too. Time just flies on by...

So, what did all of you do this past weekend?
Our weather was just gorgeous...hope you had a little piece of that too! I managed to get a bit of work done. It's slow going (see 1st paragraph)...but I'm hoping for a lulette update at the end of the week. Here are some peeks at some other things I've been up to the past week...

a commissioned princess went off to live in her new home:)

working on transforming some Goodwill and thrifting finds...

ACEO cards in the works...

oh, and did I mention someone had a laser tag birthday party this weekend? Jake had the MOST fun time at his birthday party! He and his friends had me cracking up the whole time. Seriously, my face hurt from laughing! SUPER good time as you can see from this smile...

and of course this smiling gunman had to get in on the action too:) I think the equipment weighed as much as him...but it didn't slow him down!



oh my gosh, I just laugh and laugh when I look at that picture!

okay...off to my day!

But before I go, I want to wish my dear, sweet, hilarious and supportive friend (and mighty fine farm town farmer) Catherine a

HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

hope you get EVERYTHING you wish for and MORE today:):)

xoxoxoxo

Happy Monday everyone! xox...jenn

15 comments:

Chrissie Grace said...

I love the princess and I can't wait to see the final result of the goodwill transformation!
Hugs,
Chrissie

FishStikks said...

What fun pictures!! I do love me some laser tag too!

Love the princess, she's adorable!

Interested in seeing how the Goodwill transformation comes out!

Heidi said...

We had a busy weekend too. My cousin graduated from the U of I (Iowa) and we went to the party and met his new girlfriend. On the way home I started telling my boys how much I wanted them to bring home a girl like Suzanne. She is going on to Physical Therapy school, comes from a nice family and was personable & fun! Sunday we went to a birthday party for my niece who is turning 20. Yikes where did the time go? I remember when she was a bun in the oven. Your princess is adorable btw! Love the cupcake picture, too! Have you seen the cupcake pops on Bakerella at http://bakerella.blogspot.com/ ? I am going to try these next time I need to send a treat to school.

julie Haymaker thompson said...

Oh Jenn ,What a great blog post ,so much to read . You really muti tasked. Your little boy is my great nephew Ausitn's age Ausitn plays T ball too. They are such a thrill to watch learn. Last year at this time I bought him his first bike and taught him how to ride . It was one of the best memories in my life. I love him and his little sister Kaylee so much I want to gobble them up ...I how you know what I mean by that . Oh the little lady is tooo cute!!

RED SHOES said...

thankyou you sweet girl!
see you in the fields! ;)
XOXO

Lisa Nelson's Art, Bucks County Designs said...

Happy Monday, Jenn! The boys are just tooooooo cute! The princess is lovely (still think she's my alter ego). Can't wait to see what you're doing with the thrift shop find. Love that kind of stuff! Enjoy your week.

Kim Hambric said...

I just came across your blog for the first time. I love how you work black and white into so many of your pieces. Many artists seem to shy away from black, but I think it adds so much energy to a piece.

Great work!!

aliceinparis said...

You've got me spinning! So many projects:) That's what good little tamborine players are supposed to do:)
I played laser tag once and LOVED it. So many laughs, so much fun. I bet the wee ones were thrilled:)

twolefthands said...

Jenn, the princess is delightful! She is perfect!

sUz said...

hi jeNn! Whew! You are CRAZY busy!!! Can't wait to see everything - especially those sweet little ACEO's you make :)
The boys are TOO cool in their laser tag gitups :)
Here's to finding some balance!
iN jOy,
sUz

Krissysart said...

Ahhhhhh!!! That princess is to die for! What a wonderful artist you are, my friend. I just can't get enough!

Elma said...

Love Love the princess. I will treasure her forever!!! Can't wait to see the afters of your goodwill finds:) Have a great day!!

michelle sylvia said...

Hi Jenn!!! I love your princess girl!!! She is super sweet!!

Happy Birthday to Catherine!

Hope you are well. Can you believe that school is really out??? We have to get together this summer. :0)

Talk to you soon.
Michelle

Linda Crispell said...

Your princess is so lovely, it must have been hard to send her away.
Linda

julie king said...

such an apt description of how life can get us spinning around: "I'm on one of those parking lot carnival rides". good for you that you are savoring this special time with your boys.

i am in total green mode over the custom princess!!