Sunday, May 24, 2009

rain rain go away! but come again another day! K

The rain has gone! We are enjoying our memorial day weekend!  Just downloaded the new issue of lmnop and it's really good and goes along great with my new Puppet project.  I love the rain, but I'm so glad the sun is shining, makes BBQ's and day's off from work and school so much more fun!


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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Paper bag puppet project

Still rainy and wet here in the sunshine state! Going on 4 days and I think Lyla is getting cabin fever. But I was determined this morning that we were going to have a fun morning and my daughter would come to enjoy rainy days like I do. So I started a project I have wanted to do for a while. Paper bag alphabet puppets! Yeay! Lyla has been
progressing pretty well in the ABC song and she knows what letters are so now we just have to connect the dots, and what better way to do it then color your own puppet! I am going to be picking things that are important to Lyla and posting them on here as we progress. Today we did an Alligator because
1 - we live in florida (Go Gators)
2 - Lyla loves seeing them at the zoo
3- everytime we go on our walk she insists on stopping and staring at our neighbors gator lawn ornaments, yes our neighbors have gator lawn ornaments, and then she points and says gator, gator, gator about a billion times.
oh and I almost forgot!
4- Because she loves the Disney show "will you teach my Alligator manners?" that's an important one.
so there you go. Feel free to print, color and paste this alligator to your own lunch sack!
We really enjoyed it, especially the part where the alligator munched on the little girl fingers!
*If you want other kid crafty fun things to do check out this girls blog she always has something fun/messy to do with the kiddos!
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On a totally random side note. I watched this show last night and oh my gosh loved it so much! If you have 45 minutes to kill watch the pilot episode on!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


It has been so rainy and wet here for the last 2 days and is expected to continue for the rest of the week.  Perfect stay inside and get creative weather.  I even made hot coco the other night and picked up my leg warmer knitting project I started in the winter.  I love stormy weather!  Here are some video's myself and the hubby have been working on.  We will eventually be turning all our home movies into fun little films.  Big Love - stay dry! 

California winter 2008 from Vanessa Herrema on Vimeo.

Baseball from Vanessa Herrema on Vimeo.

Saturday, May 2, 2009


I went to see Wicked the musical this last week and it was WONDERFUL! It's something I've been wanting to do for a while and when I heard it was coming to town it was too good to pass up. I think "popular" was my favorite part, but the whole thing was pretty great.
I will be posting some of my creative ventures from the last few months very soon! Missed You! Buh Bye for now!