Thursday, August 26, 2010

Almost Forgot..

I finally finished the mural in Zoeys room! I drew it on in pencil first, then painted the whole thing. After spending a few hours drawing, Eric suggested I make a stencil of each leaf.. Duh! Why didnt I think of that??!! Here it is!Also, we adopted a dog that Eric found on post. She was abused and very under weight. We named her Stella. Shes wonderful with Zoey and Chewy! Shes a Siberian Husky mix. Here she is with Chewy!

"Play With Your Food" Playdate!

I was waiting to write again until after the fun playdate that I planned for Zoey and her friends. We had soooooo much fun on Wednesday! The idea behind the playdate was to have fun but make sure everything was edible and safe for the little ones. When I was in preschool, I got to paint with chocolate pudding - its one of the few things I remember from when I was little. Also, one of my best friends husbands is a chef who does amazing things with food such as carvings and sculptures. His name is David Leathers and one of his signature phrases is "I play with my food" hence the shirt Z sometimes wears! So, between the two, I got the inspiration for this!

Heres Z with part of her mess! I made all of the kids their own "paints" out of vanilla pudding that I colored with food coloring gels. I also found a recipe for edible play dough in a book (Thanks Gramma (Sharon) Bujak!) that I was given for Mothers Day. All 6 of her little friends did so well with their crafts! I even made them a cute snack!

Heres a link to more photos from the playdate! Hopefully it works!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Banana Phone

Zoeys been playing pretend a lot lately. She pretends to cook, eat, feed her toys, dress up..
Shes so cute! I picked her out some play food when we went for groceries yesterday. Heres a couple pics!
Hello? Nana? Yes, it is a nana Z!
On another note, I have added two new albums to the shutterfly site. They include the photos of Zoey and her Granna Falk, our time with Gramma and Grampa Bujak in Florida and also the ones from the Bujak family reunion. Still working on the rest!
password -alaskabujaks

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

We Will Never Forget

Over the past 2 months, we have lost two very important family members - Zoeys Great Grampa VanDenBerghe and her Great Grampa Falk. We are so blessed that she was able to meet them and that we have these photos to remember the times by. We love you both and will miss you dearly..

Z and Grampa Falk August 09

Grampa VanDenBerghe and Zoey August 09

This was Gramma & Grampa VanDenBerghes cookie jar. When I think about them, I think about this & the windmill cookies that were always inside when I was a little girl. Now Z gets to enjoy it & we are happy to give it a good home.
She calls the owl "apple" - I guess they sound the same to her! She loves the windmill cookies too!