Monday, June 22, 2009

Happy Father's Day Crafting!

Curtis and Clark decided to make their father a craft for a father's day gift. I got the idea to make these rocks. I actually wanted to get one big rock and put their hand prints on it for the garden, but they only had these smaller rocks at the Home Depot and I didn't have enough time or energy to look elsewhere. The good news is that the manager at the Home Depot saw an opened bag of rocks and let me take two out of there for free instead of having to buy a whole bag.

As you can see the boys had fun painting and making a big mess. They went straight into the bath after this adventure and I spent a good 20 minutes cleaning up the porch. These photos show up pretty dark because while we were painting them there was a wicked storm ending outside.

And here is the final product. I did the lettering (obviously) but the rest was all their work.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Summer Burn Out

I'm sorry I haven't blogged much lately. It seems that I was so worried about being bored this summer that I actually over scheduled us. We have been headed quickly towards summer burn out and I'm trying to scale back right now so that doesn't happen.

One of the things Curtis has been really enjoying this summer so far is the Leapster we bought him as an end of the school year gift. He did so well in school last year that we decided to get him this hand held game, but I'll be honest and tell you the truth is I wanted him to have it to keep him happy on car rides to the beach and rainy afternoons stuck inside. It really works too as you can see.

Curtis really loves our cat a lot and I'm super thankful he didn't inherit my allergy. Check out how sun bleached his hair is after only 2 weeks of summer!

Here he is showing his new game to his two buddies. Don't they look cute there huddled together? I can't believe how quickly he is growing up!

So I might not be blogging as much as I did during the school year, but I promise to check in every once and a while to show you the fun we're having.

More Girl Babies!

I've been invited to a slew of baby showers recently and they've all been for baby girls! I'll be the first to admit that it is much more fun to craft for baby girls than it is for baby boys. I always have a hard time figuring out what to crochet, knit, sew, etc for boys for some reason.

Here is the baby afghan I made for my friend who is due in August. It was pretty easy but I had fun making a cute pink strip on this.

The mama-to-be seemed really happy with it and I'm sure little baby Elora will be rolling around on it sometime this fall.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

A List

I'm making this list for myself and for my friends and family. Around the house, in my daily life, I come upon things my boys need every once and a while and yet when I'm at the store and/or people ask me what the boys need for a gift I can never think of anything. So here is a list, which I may expand on, so that I can keep it all in one place.

* twin sheet sets in solids colors
* pajamas size 18 months; short sleeve top and long bottoms
* pajamas size 4T or 5T; short sleeve tops and short bottoms
* boys underpants size 5T
* boys t-shirts size 24 months
* boys shorts size 18 months
check * swim float vest size 24 months
* games for the Leapster besides Go Diego Go!(Curtis' graduation present)
* book of easy mazes
* sandals or water shoes size 6
* socks for a size 10 boy shoe