Thursday, August 5, 2010

Summer vacations

We started our vacations with Steb's surgery. It went well but it stressed me out a lot ... He was able to go home that same night. He recovered quickly and after four days, nobody could tell he was recovering from surgery.





He threw up in the recovering room so they kept his IV until he ate a snack.



We went to visit a small island on wednesday. It's about an hour drive from our house. Here is the view from the boat:


On the island:
Pierre resting on the shade:

How fun it is to play on the beach !!!
There was an exhibit where we could learn how to make knots:

My kids being silly:
Chuy found this cactus and asked me to take a picture ( it was huge !!! ) :

The excitement of the day was to take a boat to go to the island ( even though it was a short trip : only 5 minutes) . Steb really loved it !!!

Back on the main land, we stopped for a snack:


Then it was time to go back home and Steb didn't resist too long to a good nap in the car !!!
You may wonder if I still stitch? I do! Look: this is my Sweet dreams by Lanarte ( but I'm taking a small break : too many 1/2 and whites ... )
07.06.2010
I decided to start a small one and I chose this Lanarte: pink poopy flower. It's a small project and it doesn't have too many color changes. I may not stitch the greens as I'd like it can look like a full flower and not like a square.

And here is my yesterday progress:
08.04.2010
Thanks for stopping by. I'll try to update more often !!!

30 comments:

Jenn said...

What a pretty piece. You've gotten a lot done on it already.

I'm glad to hear your son is doing good after his surgery.

Meari said...

Why did Steb have surgery? Looks like he's recovered well. Fun time at the island... Your kiddos are going to be tall, aren't they?

Annette said...

Glad Steb is doing oke...
What a lovely photo's of your trip...
Your Wip looks great and your new start is beautifull...
Good luck with it

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely new start. GladSteb is doing okay. Great pictures of your trip.

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely new start. GladSteb is doing okay. Great pictures of your trip.

Pumpkin said...

Steb had surgery? Glad to hear it went well.

What a lovely place you went! I wish I could have gone with you ;o) Love the pictures of all the kids.

Ah, stitchy pictures! At least we know you haven't forgotten how to stitch ;o) LOL!

Terri said...

Glad Steb's surgery went well. Looks like you had a great outing and a wonderful time. Your stitching as always is beautiful :)

Lizy said...

Hola Chiloe,
Me da gusto que ya estes de regreso!!! Y quien bien que Steb salio de su cirugia. Las vaciones que tuvieron se ven entrenidas y no dejes bordar que ya pronto terminaras saludos

Doris said...

i am glad that he recovery so fast,:D hugs.

the lanarte flower look so pretty.

Andie said...

Glad Steb is recovering so well! :D Looks like a lovely trip to the island and as always your stitching is gorgeous :D

Carolyn NC said...

So glad Steb's surgery went well and he's getting back to normal. Love the pictures and your stitching progress is wonderful!

Sally said...

So good to see your posting Chiloe. I have missed you. Glad to hear that Steb's surgery went well. Love the photos from your visit to the island.

Your Poppy is so pretty and Sweet Dreams is so cute!

Akila said...

Again, I seem to have missed quite a bit of what's been happening. Am glad Steb has recovered well.
The kids look so cute, especially the huggy one :)
Lovely pics you are working on. Simply superb :)

Mel said...

So glad that Steb did well through surgery and recovery!
Love all the pics of your family.

And Sweet Dreams is looking good, even if it gets a break.

nima said...

glad that steb is fine after the surgery... lovely stitching progress

Sandra said...

Big hug to Steb. Hope is all well by now.

Blu said...

Glad to hear that Steb is better.
Your WIPs look great!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

What a fun day! Great pics of the kids and your stitching is really looking great!

Justflo said...

Lovely stitching. Glad that Steb's recovering well . Lovely photos of your trip.

mainely stitching said...

Wow, Chiloe, it's been a jam-packed summer for you. I'm so glad Steb's operation went fine. And your trip to the island looks so fun! :D Wonderful stitching, as always!

Brigitte said...

What a great day trip your must have had. I enjoyed looking at the pictures.
Your WIPs are so so lovely.

Suzanne said...

It's good to hear that Steb is doing well. Great photos!

I love your new stitching project and great progress on the bears.

Sonda in OR said...

The poppy looks fabulous. Love the pinks. Glad Steb came out of surgery well.

Lori-Ann said...

Glad to know you and your family are well. Bet you guys are glad his surgery is done. Waking up from anesthetic is no fun... poor Steb.

Your large lanart is gorgeous! keep at it!
Pretty poppy as well.
Looking forward to more pics and reports :o)

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tkdquintmom said...

Love the cheek eating crab....LOL! and i love the start on the poppy...it's gonna be sooo pretty!

leechbabe said...

Steb looks so little in that big hospital bed. I'm glad it is all over with for you now.

Heidi said...

I'm so glad Steb's surgery went so well and he recovered so quickly. Looks like a cute little island. Your stitching looks great! Love the pink flower too. :-)

barbibouille said...

j'espère que la rentrée s'est bien passée.

Wendy said...

I´m happy to hear everything went well !
for the past month I haven´t blogged at all, but it seems like I haven´t been the only one...........
everything ok over there ?