I’m lying in bed watching a full lunar eclipse through my skylight on today’s winter solstice. It occurred to me that this is the type of thing I can’t wait to share with Claire! My viewing platform of pillows and blankets is so much more snug then where I started out in the yard, I can’t tell you how fantastic this is! There is an … Continue reading Happy Solstice!
A favorite meal for the libary bench or big rock in the yard, may I intorduce the “dipping picnic.” Continue reading Dipping Picnic
Good friends of ours are expecting their first baby and I made a diaper cake filled with goodies for their shower. In the past I have wrapped diaper cakes in cellophane or brought them “naked” if they were serving as decoration. This time I enlisted Claire’s help. While this looks like an extremely messy project, I assure you it wasn’t. In fact until we arrived … Continue reading DIY Wrapping Paper
Claire got an early birthday gift from Mommy and Daddy! Check out her new ride – a two wheeled speed machine. Claire loves gliding down hills at the park (both paved and unpaved) and is remarkably fast on her balance bike. I’m getting some great workouts keeping up with her at the park. Continue reading Yee-Haw!
We went to the state fair on Saturday. Claire’s favorite part you ask? The rides? No The animals? Nope The insane amount of fried foods (deep fried pickles?!) No again. This kooky girl loved, *LOVED* this chainsaw sculpture. Yes, the fake wooden raccoons, her favorite thing about the fair. She left the elephant and made a beeline for the wood carvings. Yep, that’s our girl. … Continue reading You would think….
PUFFY PAINT?! They still make this stuff? I have to tell you that my inner (1980’s) child was squealing when I saw these little squeeze bottles. I’ve got a great little craft project in the works, more to come. …and no, I did not purchase the “bedazzler” next to the puffy paint, but I was tempted! Continue reading Things are going to get messy!
Claire LOVES all things art. She’s happy with her watercolors for at least an hour and draws happily with crayons and sculpts with playdough nearly everyday. I’ve written a bit in the past about the evolution of Claire’s artwork, the unusual places we’ve painted (rocks, jeeps and unfortunately walls), and even how we reuse medical supplies in our art projects. I recently came across a … Continue reading Shaving Cream Mirror/Window Art