Thursday, November 19, 2009

Water Aerobics and a Crown

I have been going to water aerobics since I was released from physical therapy. It has been great. I have enjoyed it, more than I thought I would. It has helped with the recovery from back surgery.

Then my instructor asked me if I would like to teach. She said they would need someone local to fill in during bad weather or someone sick. I said yes and went though all the procedures to get hired on by the hospital's physical therapy department.

Last Tuesday and Wednesday, I taught my first two classes. A little scary, but the classes were small. During my Wednesday class, the ladies were all talking about a surprise party they were planning for my instructor. She had reached her goal at Weight Watchers, and nothing was said they just dropped her from the program. So they wanted to do a tah da party. Everyone was suppose to bring something for her, plus they wanted to get her a burger king crown to wear during the party. I told them I would make the crown, even though I had never made one.

Of course, I googled it. I found this wonderful site.

I then proceeded to think on it all week of how I wanted to decorate it. I wanted something sexy, different and fun. I kept imagining the hour glass figure. Weight Watcher ads always have a person with a tape measure around their middle, so I went from there. So here you can see the little figure I created for my focal. I left the crown unfinished til the party. I did mine a little different then the websites. I wanted a band that went around the head instead of ribbon to tie it on. At the party, I put double stick tape on one end of the band and then wrapped it around her head. I then cut off the excess. It was fun. Here are some pictures.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Happy Veteran's Day

My Veteran's Day Present. Today our daughter-in-law gave birth to our twin granddaughters. Payton was 6p 9.9oz. Cheyanne was 4p 12oz. The girls are identical twins. Both babies and mother are doing fine. What a nice present for this Verteran and their US Navy dad. Oh yah, Grandpa too! I played around in the photo program and gave them a patriotic border. Wish we could be there to hold them.