Thank you! We are honored to be the parents of this amazing little girl!
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
-Plastic pots (We used 6 inch pots because that's all they had left, but smaller would be ideal)
-Foam (with adhesive)
-Water (in squirt bottle)
1. Have the kids sketch out a rough design of the face onto the pot with a piece of chalk.
2. Use a pencil to draw out the designs onto the pieces of foam.
3. Cut and stick the foam to the pot.
4. Glue on Googly Eyes. (*For those of you new to my blog, you will soon learn that I'm not so great at taking the pictures of each step of a project. I usually have the end result though, so you just have to fill in the missing steps.)
5. Fill the pots with soil.
6. Add Grass Seed.
7. Water with a squirt bottle so the seeds don't wash to one area of the pot.
8. Watch the pot heads (OOOPS- you might not want to call them that in front of the little ones) grow a nice, thick head of green hair.
I'll post some pictures weekly to show the progress
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Thursday, March 24, 2011
Victor taught E a lot during this entire process, but most of all, he taught him patience.
Waiting between each step was painful for a 7 year old, but worth it in the end.
Monday, March 21, 2011
I'm finally getting around to hanging things up. I've had this Raggedy Ann and Andy (from my room as a little girl) waiting for some space on Little Miss' wall. They've made their home above a shelf in the corner of her room. The red shoes are a gift from her birthfamily when she was a baby and the photo is of her with her birth parents when she was a few months old.
We also spent some time Geocaching this weekend. It's so fun discovering the things that you didn't even know existed so close to your own home.
Like this, Mackinac Disaster. What a sad story.
I typically end with a quote, but today's is from www.websters.com
3. delightful; highly pleasing
4. of a great moral or spiritual beauty
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Friday, March 18, 2011
Makes for a priceless photo!
The weather is getting warmer and we've noticed less scratching...thank goodness!
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Wednesday, March 16, 2011
It's been almost a week since my last post? I'm slacking over here...
more outdoor photo ops,
and Avozinha's 98th birthday.
"Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children's future. And we are all mortal."
Thursday, March 10, 2011
There is still some snow on the ground, but most of it has melted. Now we go and play outside in the mud with our rainboots on.
This weekend we're moving the clocks ahead. I'm not excited about the time change, but excited that Spring is on the way...yay!
"It's spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you've got it, you want - oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!"
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Nothing too exciting today...more organization pictures.
"There is no doubt that creativity is the most important human resource of all. Without creativity, there would be no progress, and we would be forever repeating the same patterns.”
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Here are some frosting containers and another container (from I don't know what) that I covered with scrapbook paper and use to store paint brushes and scissors.
...and jars, in all shapes and sizes, that store all sorts of supplies.
"We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once."
Saturday, March 5, 2011
The other day Victor asked me for something to cut circles. "Yes, I have something. Now I just have to find it." Although I found it within 10 minutes, it caused me to purge and organize my space.
This week I'll be showing you some of the results...before a week goes by and it's a mess again.
"The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak."
~Hans Hofmann, Introduction to the Bootstrap, 1993
Friday, March 4, 2011
Here is her invite...with some pertinent information left out; I'm still not completely comfortable with putting it all out there.
P.S. I got my camera back today. It's working better than ever; I'm looking forward to using it a lot this weekend.