Saturday, July 16, 2011

Another Summer update

We've been having fun this are our pictures!
First up:  ice treasure hunting.  I put several small toys in a bowl and froze them.  Bear and Daddy had fun excavating them.
 Next:  We (meaning Daddy) sliced up a pool noodle and made some nice marble tracks.  They raced marbles for quite a while.  There was some experimenting and we even got a loop-de-loop out of it!  They loved that.  Bear also learned to play marbles so we've been having fun with that too.
 Third:  Scratch and sniff paint!  Kool aid + a little water is all you need.  It does stain though so be careful!
 And last, self-portrait dolls.  I got this idea here:
Bear wanted to do her whole family.  Bug just colored on one that I made of her.  The pics aren't very clear and I forgot to take a picture of the back, but they do like them - despite Bear's somber look!

Hope you enjoy these shots and maybe get some good ideas! 

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Another week of summer fun

Not a lot of pics this week.  What all did we do?

Well, we painted on our windows, played freeze tag, and the girls camped inside their tent.  Unfortunately, I forgot to take a picture of the cuteness in the tent.  Today we made twirling paper ladybugs.  I think there were a couple of other things in there.  So much stuff I can't remember it all.  We've had lots of fun and the house is now a mess. I may need to have a clean and purge night after the girls go to bed just to get some semblance of order in here.  My urge to purge cannot be suppressed forever!  Crafting is messy...but we have fun and it's worth it.

Here are a few pics from the week.  The window paint recipe I got from www.
and the twirling paper ladybugs were found at

Have a wonderful Independence Day weekend!  We have great plans made with family and food and ice cream and pool fun and fireworks. 

Doesn't get much better than that!