The last couple of years daddy has planted a garden at Grandma's. This year because of his back injury all the work was delegated to Uncle Terry and of coarse the kids. They had a blast planting and picking up trash in the yard. Why isn't picking up toys up home that cool?? Little Anthony just wanted to step on the plants and was not pleased when we pulled him off! Looking forward to a great harvest we planted red potatoes,sweet potatoes,tomatoes,squash and cucumbers .
As I patiently await the arrival of my new cricut cartridge :) I thought I would share a few of the things I made this weekend. I've been stressed lately and decided to carve out some Mommy Time" The recipe I made a few months ago in a class and decided to finally finish it up. It started as chipboard and paper - I even bound it(with the help of my bind it all!) I am quite proud of it and am thinking of collecting some family recipes and passing it on to Will one day. Cartridges used From my Kitchen and A Child's Year.
Next I made a quick cart for our friend Gabe's 2nd Birthday. I used Doddlecharms and Sweet Treats. It came out cute!
For this project we used plastic from a milk jug, juice boxes, straws and stickers- you know the ones that come in the mail that little ones like to stick EVERYWHERE!! Also note if making these place some hot glue around the straw for stability and crayons work a lot better than markers. Then again Will was more excited about the stickers than coloring! Cant' wait to saill them tommorrow.
Here are some more earthfriendly projects. The first are some paddles that we made with paint sticks we found in the garage and left over paper plates. Looking forward to using these today since the yard is finally dry. Second we made a ring toss game from a butter tub,an old wooden spoon and canning rings. Will had more fun with the balloon paddles and I think I will too -once we start using them OUTSIDE!! LOL!
This week we are going to share some earth friendly projects in honor of Earth Day. This weekend we attended our first kid's workshop at our local Lowe's. The kids were able to build a great flower box. Lowe's had a varety of seeds to pick from -we selected morning glorys. I can't wait for them to bloom! Will had a blast! The first thing he said to me first thing this morning if we could " go build some'em"(something). When we told him where we were going he insisted on bringing his own hammer from his tool bench! So cute!