Miss Samantha and I went out to a paint and glaze shop for an afternoon of painting. I kind of think it was suppose to be a couple hours of painting but turned into the afternoon. I chose a fairy house and she chose a mug to do for her Dad. After Samantha finished her cup, I was still working on the house, so she picked out a bowl to paint. The bowl was finished and I was still painting so Samantha picked out a pineapple to work on while I finished up. Did I say finished up? Not so fast . . . . she painted the pineapple and started on a ring holder for Mom. After 5 hours, a smoothie and a very patient granddaughter, the fairy house was finally finished. Miss Samantha has said I am no longer allowed to paint another fairy house! I don’t have …
We took Samantha to the Renaissance Festival and she just had to have a Henna tattoo. Henna is a plant, when made into a paste by drying the leaves, mashing and mixing with water, lemon juice, or strong tea. It is then applied to the skin where it will stain the skin within minutes. The longer the henna is on the skin the deeper the stain becomes. The henna flakes off and an orange stain remains. Over the next two to three days the tattoo darkens and then fades in two to three works. The artist that did Samantha’s was very nice and while talking to him was told he had designed the tattoo Samantha was getting. Save
Steve gave some of the kids a ride on his scooter. I don’t know if there are any other pictures but these are the only two that were shared. Samantha really enjoyed her ride and kept wanting to go further and further. Not so sure Mom and Dad were happy that she enjoyed it. The other rider is Lily. I know Parker, Lily’s brother, also took a ride. Since I wasn’t out there not sure how many kids he took out. There doesn’t seem to be any pictures of the kids on the trampoline so lost out on that activity also.
This video was made on November 26, 2008. We had just finished dinner and were recording Samantha doing some of her sign language she was learning at day care. By pointing down she was wanting to get down from the table and patting her stomach she was saying please. She then was encouraged to interact with her Great Grand Father, also known as Pop. This was the last time Samantha and Pop got to spend time together.
Steve and Kristie took Samantha to Disneyland in February. When she saw the castle she said â€œdreams do come trueâ€. She always said she wanted to go to the Disney castle someday. Holan and I finished up her birthday book over the weekend and this was one of the photos I download to go in the book.
This is a picture of Kristie with her new tea set she got for Christmas in 1978. This is Samantha at midnight on June 29, 2013 making lemonade. 38 years apart but so much the same.