Friday, August 29, 2008

Fridge-Worthy Friday Flop

Well, today was the first fridge-worthy friday. My brilliant plan was to bubble paint. I found a recipe online and had been looking forward to this all week. Well, first the paint didn't make bubbles. I finally got that fixed and told Sarala to blow into the straw. She did, then sucked a bunch into her mouth. Yuck!


We did get bubbles blown, but the paint was watery so it looked neat at first, but as it began to dry it lost most of the bubble look. Oh well, we finished up by dipping some string into the paint to drag on the paper. Sarala actually did this.


After getting Sarala up I let Kaelyn have a turn with paint. Her first I think. She also put some into her mouth. Once she realized it didn't taste good and was messy, she didn't want anything to do with it.

Maybe next week will be better. No paint for a while.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Munchy Monday (on a Tuesday)



I was so excited to get started that I went ahead and did Munchy Monday today on Tuesday. That is the problem with coming up with a structure as a spontaneous person. I will try to stick with the program next week.











Sarala helped me make spaghetti for lunch. Yes, we used Ragu. Sarala loved helping and they both gobbled down lunch. By the end both were covered with sauce. Unfortunately, I didn't get a picture of the mess. I just wanted to get it cleaned up and get the girls down for naps.

Coming Soon . . .

Munchy Mondays and Fridge-worthy Fridays

That's right, I'm getting myself ready for a new, more structured schedule this fall. On Mondays I will attempt to involve the girls in making some food item in the kitchen. Nothing elaborate, just a chance to participate in making a snack , lunch or dinner. Fridays will be our art project day. I am very excited about this. This Friday we will be doing a bubble paint activity. Watch for pictures coming soon!

We have also begun our journey through the alphabet. Sarala knows all of her letters and almost all of the sounds, but I figure that it won't hurt to continue to review these with some typical preschool/kindergarten type activities. Today we cut out objects that began with the short a sound and put them on a big letter A. I plan on making an alligator out of the letter A later this week. I found as we did this activity this morning that there were some things that Sarala didn't know the name of that started with A- like Asparagus and Almonds. Maybe we can have those as a snack this week, although I doubt that she will eat them.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Craftiness

I have tried to use my craftiness a little this summer, which has led to the following dresses being made for my little ones. Both were ideas from other dresses that I have seen, but made without a pattern or great direction. They were experimental, but the finished products were really cute. There is such a sense of accomplishment when a project is successful.
Here are two of the 5 quilts that I have made. I don't seem to have a picture of either of the ones I designed or made for my girls. The top one is a ladybug I spy quilt, made for my cousins baby girl, Cassandra.
This one, which I would have loved to have kept, was made for another cousins baby boy, Levi. I had so much fin picking fabrics, designing and making both of these quilts. And, I really do love giving them away! My hubby helped design this one.

The Girls

Introducing to you . . .
Playground Princess Sarala, an energetic three year old who genuinely thinks she is royalty. Oh how she loves to s-p-e-l-l with Princess P and the other Super Readers.
Climber Kaelyn, who since 6 months has had me chasing her up and down the stairs, and pulling her off of tables (full size). This is my cuddly one year old!

Welcome

I have never really wanted to blog. So, why am I here? I guess I see this as a place where I can share. Maybe family will be the only ones to ever see this. Maybe it will motivate me to be more creative. Maybe it will just waste time that could be spent doing something else. Whatever this becomes, it should be interesting.