I have been meaning to share these for a while...enjoy!
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Happy Birthday to my sweet eight year old...oh how the time goes by. I love this girl with my all my heart. I was so glad she let me take a few shots of her for her birthday because I never want to forget her beautiful face at every age. Truth be told she does not like to get in front of my camera anymore so I was very happy she agreed to "one" shot. Lucky I was fast and grabbed a few more. This first one is my favorite it captures her perfectly! In fact the three individual pictures tell her story by the expressions on her face.
June turns eight today and she has been with us for seven and one-half years. I was in love the instant I saw her and she has continued to brighten each day I am lucky enough to have with her. I struggle to find the perfect words to describe her, she is strong, stoic actually, she is her own person, funny, creative, artistic, inquisitive, smart, and, sometimes shy. Her smile will make you melt and she has a laugh that will fill a room. Just yesterday she said she wants to be an artist and a dress designer when she grows up...if you have seen any of her art and crafting she is on her way.
Happy Birthday June...we all love you!
Friday, February 27, 2015
Call me crazy but two posts in one day....just had a little extra time today. This little gal has her own plan all the time...if you couldn't tell from the outfit. What you don't see are the heart sunglasses she was wearing before she started to color. They are actually sitting here next to me as I type. Not much to say except this girlie makes me smile!
A few weeks back on one of my weekends off work we spent the afternoon crafting in the sun room. I had come across this craft on the Fiskars website and thought the girls would love to try it...so after a trip to Micheal's Crafts we were all set!
I purchased a Fiskars paper cutter, a few blank canvases, and lots of tissue paper. We cut out lots of hexagons and we were ready to go. All you have to do is "paint" the canvas with water and place your cut pieces of tissue on the canvas...any pattern you want (you could even tear the paper or cut different shapes). Once the paper is dry peel off the canvas and BRAVO you are done!
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
I love Valentine's day, probably because I love pink and hearts! Every year I make the girls Valentine's for school( with their help of course) and this year we made some "Sweet Treats" for the teachers and neighbors too!
I found these cute little tags on Pinterest you can print them from "she wears many hats" ..(I also had fun touring her blog). The jars are half-pint canning jars from Walmart, they are the Walmart brand and I liked them because they have no markings at all on the glass and they were a steal, six dollars and some change for 12 jars. The best part, Gimbal's jelly heart candy...so good! I put all of it together with some ribbon and twine I had around the house. I did have to fill the candy when the girls were not around however, because they would have tried to eat all the candy hearts:)
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
A few weeks ago when June was home sick we decided to spend a little time making "Borax snowflakes". I had seen them on Pinterest a few times and Kendall's preschool teacher had sent home an instruction sheet so we gave it a try.
Our final "snowflake" looked more like a rock, but the girls had a great time and learned something too! Here is what you need and how to do it.
Gather all of your supplies. I cut the pipe cleaners and let the girls make their own snowflakes. I helped the girls tie the string to the snowflakes and figure out how long the string needed to be to suspend the snowflake in the center of the jar, finally I tied it to the pencil. Once they were ready to go I boiled the water and added it to the glass jars. You mix 3 tablespoons of Borax to one cup of boiling water. Add one tablespoonful at a time. The girls gently stirred until all of the Borax was dissolved, then in went the snowflakes. Do not disturb and watch the crystals form...ours started in a few hours. If I had to do it again I would have removed the snowflakes sooner (we left ours overnight) or I would have used larger jars so the spindles of the snowflakes were not so close together. As you can see we did not get a snowflake, but a big ole' rock!
The girls had a great time and overall it was a great science lesson on saturation and crystallization. I would definitely do it again...I have seen a few with red pipe cleaner hearts for Valentine's day.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Pink is my favorite color, it always has been, even when I was little. I love pink. So on these cold, gray, Winter days I needed a bit of pink to brighten up the house.
We have had lots going on the last week or so. Appointments and Dr's visits, June had walking pneumonia, snow days, and croup. Hopefully we can get back to normal here soon...which is kinda funny as I type it because our normal is kinda crazy even on a good day!