Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Normal, yes. Typical, no.

Julianne turned 14 last week.

She has a lot of interests and hobbies, so she is very easy to buy for. She was delighted with all her presents, most of which were purchased because they were on her wish list. Yes, my teen-aged daughter requested PVC pipe for her birthday. Told you she isn't typical.

We often ask the girls to make a wish list and are frequently surprised by what ends up on it. It's usually an eclectic mix but this one may have been the most unique.

She has a book checked out from the library called Kids Weaving by Sarah Swett. In it, there are directions for making a PVC pipe loom. She wanted one badly-and just how often can you send Dad to the Evil Orange to shop for his daughter's gift?

She and her dad cut the pipe pieces to length and she has been labeling each part as she assembles it. She still needs a couple incidental items and then she can try weaving.

I know she can't wait.


  1. I am so glad to hear that Julianne got many things from her list. She sounds very creative and not afraid of a challenge.

    What a neat project. I can't wait to see the results.

    Becky K.

  2. I LOVE it! I am so impressed when kids think outside the box or even reinvent the box! She sounds like a joy! Do post her first weaving! Happy Bday! God Bless!

  3. You are right about the interesting things that show up on lists! My Rachel's list for Christmas asked for help putting music on her shuffle! Sweet!

    I like how enterprising your girls are - busy with real things - so good!

    Happy Birthday again Julianne!

  4. I love how non-typical Julianne is! She clearly takes after her favorite Aunt;>) I can't wait to see you both this Saturday!

  5. A loom sounds fantastic...how wonderful that she wants to make one herself! Happy Birthday! I wanted to let you know I made your zucchini recipe...with the garlic, honey and feta cheese. It is amazing...love it! Thank you so much!

  6. Um, I pretty much adore your children keeka :). I can't wait to see you tomorrow at their party!!!! XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO

  7. I look forward to seeing what she is going to weave.


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