Saturday, September 5, 2015

Walter's Vacation to the White Mountains

Walter decided that he needed some rest and relaxation. So, why not take a vacation. He decided to tag along with the Bock family on their White Mountain vacation.

The Bock family was even nice enough to give him a free ride.

First up was a day at Storyland, where he got taken on a hair raising ride on the antique cars.

When he got back to the condo he was so wiped.

He decided to take in a view from the upstairs loft. 

He was not paying attention and fell off the balcony.

Luckly, he is a muppet so, no worse for wear.

The next day brought a trip to Santa's Village. Walter wanted to see if Santa's reindeer could fly and also shopped around for a rental igloo. (A little to cold for his taste.)

That afternoon he decided to relax on the deck overlooking the White Mountains.

Up to the top of Loon Mountain on the gondola, during the last day of his vacation.

They went on a hike and Walter got so exhausted he had to rest on a rock half way through.

Walter had a great time on his vacation to the White Mountains, now he is wondering where the Bock family will take him next.

(Thank you all for reading this, I've been wanting to do this with Walter ever since my brother bought him for my daughter a few Christmases ago.)

Monday, August 10, 2015

National Grid Gas Line

Another step forward toward our construction process, last week National Grid came and connected the gas line from the street to our house. During the planning process of the renovation we decided that we would change over from oil heat to gas, but first we needed a gas line.

We put in our application for the line in June and paid the $500 to National Grid. Last week they came and installed the line. Anyone who is thinking of doing this I recommend that you put in your application in the spring that way you have plenty of time before they stop digging in the mid fall, at least in Massachusetts.

I have to say that the workers that did the digging were excellent. They dug a hole in the street and another one near our house. Next they drilled under ground and connected the line. When they were finished you almost didn't know that they had done anything, it was so neat. Later that night, someone else came by and paved over the hole in the street, very efficient.

Other than having to wait from June to August the whole process was relatively easy.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Large T-Shirt into Kids Smock

It's been a long time since I posted any craft projects. My Mother-in-Law was up helping me with the kids and she wanted to share her quick and easy project of how to turn a large t-shirt into a kids smock. This project took no longer than 5 minutes and all you need is a large t-shirt (old or new) and a pair of scissors.

1. Start with a large Mens T-Shirt, old or new.

2. Cut a slit up the sleeve.

3. Try on to make sure the slit is long enough.

4. Tie the two pieces of the sleeve into a knot to shorten.

5. Cut a slit to open the bottom hem.

6. Rip the bottom hem off the shirt.

7. Use the bottom hem as a belt for the smock. 

TaDa! You have a cute and simple kids smock.