Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The letter "i"

I've been participating in a co-op preschool group with a couple of moms in my ward. We just do it one day a week, for an hour and a half. We aren't following any curriculum, but have decided to just focus on one letter each week, and then let them run around and play. Today we had the letter "I". We traced the letter I, cut out pictures that start with the letter and pasted them to paper. Then we decorated the paper with "ink" stamps. And last, but not least, we made igloos with mini-marshmellows. All I did was glue a bowl upside down to a plate, and then you start at the bottom and glue the marshmellows all over. Finally, you take a few marshmellows and make a door. These activities kept 5 little kids occupied for almost an hour. Amazing!!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

More weekend projects part 2

Our office desk was starting to look a little gross from a certain little boys' scribble marks all over it. So we decided to take the rest of the black paint and paint the top board, and we also got an extra piece of plywood that fit nicely behind the desk, and painted it too, so now it hides all those silly cords. I think it looks great!



Monday, January 17, 2011

More weekend projects

Another 3 day weekend, another chance to get some stuff done around the house. I completed Max's quilt (although I still need to clip and wash it to get the fray), hemmed the curtains, refinished some of Max's letters, and we finally re-painted their dresser to match the rest of the black furniture.

I forgot to take a before picture because I though I had one already that would be good enough, but you at least get the idea that it was old, banged-up, and white before, and now it looks nice, shiny, new, and of course, black. Besides hanging pictures on the walls, the boy room is all done! Now to start on this little girls' room.....its gonna be fun!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

6 month bump

I'm 6 months pregnant now, and I just took my first prego picture. Usually I take one each month until the very end to document for my scrapbooks the growing belly. But, 4th kid, and I haven't even given it much thought. Oh well, she'll know she is loved.

Sunday Crafts

With our new church time of 9am, it can seem daunting to entertain small kids all day long after church, without the use of TV. At least it is for me. I saw this idea on a blog, and it came to me when the kids were done with puzzles and reading the Friend magazine and needed something to do. Make Crayons!! You just take all your old, broken up bits of crayons, remove the wrappers, put them into a muffin tin, and heat for 10-15 minutes in the oven at 250 degrees. Voila! New crayons that your kids can actually hold. The sorting, unwrapping, and baking took us a good hour and a half, and the kids loved it. Now I'll need to find something just as fun for next Sunday to keep them busy.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Weekend Painting

With baby girl on her way, we decided to finally get to work on all the home projects lining up. All the boys will bunk in one room soon, so we got to that room first. We painted the boys room a nice tan color called Warm Caramel. It looks great, especially with the red accents. A bookshelf is coming this week for their room, and we still need to re-paint their dresser black to match the bunkbeds, but it is starting to come together nicely. And yes, I know that the curtains are short, but they are supposed to be. I will be hemming them to the length of the window eventually. Just one more project on my to-do list.

I thoroughly enjoyed my first painting projects in our new home. And I think Scott enjoyed it even more that I did the bathroom all by myself on Saturday so that he could watch some bowl games. P.S. I have no idea what I did when editing this post to make these words appear as a link. Just ignore it.