Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Paper acorn people dream of shuttle launch!

I found more big, gorgeous acorns (with their caps) over at a new park. I started playing around with some stationery I have, to make bodies for them, and they turned out cutely...Emily likes them.

I think they have a sort of alien look to them, with their strange headgear...are they trying to "phone home" with that garb??? Could they be dreaming of getting back home on the next space shuttle???
Seriously, we might drive an hour to see the space shuttle is the last one to ever go up...tomorrow at 4:50pm from Kennedy Space Center! If we go, I will take these guys with me, and see if I can take their pic in front of the shuttle as it lifts off! You can check out NASA and launch info HERE.

I just found that there is a spacecraft scheduled for launch on Friday also...NASA's Glory spacecraft from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California is currently planned for no earlier than Friday, Feb. 25 at 5:09 a.m. EST. For info on this you can go HERE. The
coverage of the countdown on NASA TV will begin on launch day at 3:30 a.m. EST.


Lisa at Greenbow said...

If we lived that close we would go to see it lift off too. I like your little aliens. They look very spring-like.

Teri C said...

These are so darn cute Julie! I hope you get to see the launch and let us see the pix.

walk2write said...

They're adorable, Julie! You should try to go to the launch. It will be a historic moment to capture.

Bobbie Lynn said...

LOL! Those are too cute.

Thanks for the NASA update. May need to see it on there webpage. One day maybe I will make it there to see a launch.

Lynn said...

I think you should see if the astronauts want to take these creatures back to their home base!
Isn't Gabby Giffords husband piloting this craft? I am sure he'd be interested in your "passengers"...but don't let him take your grand baby. Have fun watching the blast off.

Judi said... sweet!
You have so much imagination and you put together your ideas so cutely...*s*.. Emily must have just loved them.
Now I see you are planning to see the shuttle...take lots of pictures and take my mom...*s*...
have a great evening Julie.

Mandy said...

Too cute! I hope you get to watch the shuttle launch, what fun!

Pokeberry Mary said...

So cute! If you aren't a fun Granny I sure don't know who is!

KaHolly said...

Love, love, love your acorn people! I found some huge acorns by stepping on one and twisting my ankle! I collected a few, but haven't gotten crafty yet. Mine were from the Burr Oak. ~karen

Sherree said...

Those little creatures are so cute. I hope that you guys are able to make the launch and also get the pictures, but not only get the pictures, but get them with the astronauts. What fun that would be.