Sunday, February 24, 2008

“Hey Corrie… Can you c’mere?”

This is what I heard while working in the living room earlier this week. It came from the kitchen after a loud thud, so I knew I was in for something interesting :) Little did I know…

Ian had managed to spill our entire tub of sugar all over the kitchen floor. It was very full and apparently heavy enough that grabbing it by the lid was a bad idea. So, we salvaged what we could and proceeded to find sugar in really random places in the kitchen for the next few days. It gave me a good laugh, so we thought we’d treat you :)

I think I mentioned in a previous post that I am doing art lessons with some homeschooled kids in St Andrews. Well, I have been having so much more fun than I expected doing it with them, and I thought I would share some pics I took this last time. The first week we did fruit color wheels, which they had a great time painting (we are doing painting all four weeks). Last Thursday we painted while listening to music and talked about Kandinsky. They LOVED it. I was so surprised at how much they loved it. We listened to Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries, so it was pretty exciting music, which I think worked well for the boys and the girls. Here are the pictures of the outcome.

They are an excellent bunch of kids with very different personalities so we got some really different results. Next week is geometric collages and Braque. A lot of them have no idea what a collage even is, so it should be fun :)

I spent another large part of my week working on plans for Kelly’s baby shower. It was the first baby shower that I have thrown and it went really well. Unfortunately, I forgot to take pictures of the actual event. I did take pictures of the table of treats though. The invitations I sent out had a little bird on them, so I made cupcakes that looked like bird’s nests and put pictures of the little bird around. My friend Jo, who I’ve mentioned in previous posts helped me with some planning and came over early on Saturday to help get things ready. We made chocolate bowls together – so fun! They are much easier to do than you might think and look really nice. Jo made a delicious carrot cake, and Holly contributed some lemon pound cake – also delicious :)

I used a tea light holder for the flowers, books for the different levels, and a sheet for the 'table cloth' :) who needs the fancy stuff!

I know it's a bad pic of the bowls, but it was the best lighting to see them despite the shadow.. Filled with strawberries and blueberries - yummy!

Aside from spilling sugar everywhere, Ian is still working away. It seems like he comes up with new paper topics every other day and has done a really good job keeping things going on his website lately. Still no news from any schools yet! Hopefully soon :)

This week I am leading ladies’ Bible study on Tuesday night, so if you think of it, pray for me. And, my parents are coming on Thursday!!! :) I can’t believe it. We’re working on plans for places we’re going to go, so we’ll give you the full update (I’m secretly hoping it will look so fun, everyone will want to come visit!). Much love...


  1. cor - the shower looks awesome, im sure kelly was very appreciative of all your efforts. and the art great! so glad things are going relatively smoothly for you (despite having a husband who throws sugar all over the kitchen when youre not in there). love you guys - a

  2. Oh man, I laughed so hard at that picture of Ian.