Just a few random things that I’m thinking about today (and a random picture of C2’s Dino watching him eat breakfast this morning). A couple of years ago, Stacey came up with the great idea of the Crackerjack pattern! I started one that year, but failed to complete it…truth be told, I didn’t make … Continue reading
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Everyday art with the kiddos
Last night, the boys and I spent about 30 minutes drawing and painting…music on, supplies out and just making. C1 worked on a poster for a story he wrote and C2 played with the watercolors. I looked through some books on hand lettering and worked on that a bit. It only lasted about 20 minutes, … Continue reading
Five on Friday
Just five random things to end the week. I have been working on an embroidery project and it almost got put in time out last night due to the fact that I couldn’t thread the needle. Mary Heather to the rescue! She suggested I check out this method and it worked like a charm. I’ve … Continue reading
Last year, when shopping for my sketch book for Lisa Congdon’s Creativebug class, I bought Cameron one, too. He was with me and I thought it would be fun for him to have a place to draw. Little did I know that he would want to take the class with me after seeing me doing … Continue reading
Fun with Pool Noodles
Last summer, I saw a bunch of ideas of things to do with pool noodles, including this great list, so I bought a bunch at the dollar store while they were in season. They mostly sat in the kid’s closet until this weekend (minus that one time that we made a marble run out of … Continue reading
I volunteered to make Playdough for C2’s school this week. They have parents take turns making it, and they provide the recipe. All I had to do was make it. So, I started to make it last night. I began mixing the dry ingredients and discovered I didn’t have any cream of tartar. I know … Continue reading
Go Pick Some Fruit!
We go strawberry picking every year at Froberg’s Farm. If you are in the Houston area, I highly recommend it, and if you aren’t, you should find a place to go pick strawberries (or other fruits). I’ve had good luck in the past finding pick your own places through pickyourown.org. There are lots of reasons you should … Continue reading
A Monstrous Valentine’s Day!
It all started when I was looking at Pinterest with the five year old looking over my shoulder. He saw these monsters and thought they were so great. I had been trying to decide what to suggest that he do for his classmates for Valentine’s Day. He has a small class this year, so I … Continue reading
We’ve done advent calendars with activities or treats before, but this year we are doing one with activities and treats each day for C1. We are using the advent calendar that I made years ago – and you can tell my sewing skills have improved since I made it – but I just finished adding … Continue reading