Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Pumpkin Decorating

No respectable Craft OR mommy blog would be complete without a Pumpkin Decorating post. Ours is in the toddler realm...
 Pumpkins + Sharpies = wonderful pumpkins the kids can do and that will last

 River's completed pumpkin - not enough marker, I think.

 My pumpkin - not quite done yet - sparkles are COMING

 Danger has a much smaller project - but he enjoyed it :)

Stars were more his speed :)

We are still waiting on Dad's pumpkin - but I'm sure it will be fabulous :)

Finding creative ways to celebrate the holidays - one of the things mamas do.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


This is just a mini post today. My kids have been BORED - car is in the shop and they all had sniffles so not a lot of playdate action. What's a mama to do?!

Welllll, we got creative. And this day it was paper towel bowling!

All you need is: Paper Towels Rolls (or empty soda containers, or even stacks of toilet tissue), and a large ball
 River was into it! I tried to get her to back up, but she noticed that greatly decreased her score. And she didn't like that. Imagine ;)

The boy tried a different approach, but he was soooo happy when he knocked the pins down! Absolutely worth dirty napkins :)

All in all, a great game to fill an empty afternoon - good for counting, good for eye hand coordination. Lots of fun :)

Rescuing our kids from the cries of "I'm bored!" - one of the things mamas do.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Things Dads do :)

So, this blog is all about the things mama's do, but daddies are pretty wonderful too.

Case in point: my Dangerboy loves himself some trains.


So, we got him a train table and some track, but lately we've been playing with it in the living room. Well, the wonderful daddy my kids have has been making a new track every evening for our little man. 

sweet daddy :)

And every morning it's a "WOW WOW WOW" fest as Danger discovers the new path and subsequently plays with it until breakfast.

Finding the little things that make our kids glow inside and doing them - one of the things daddies do :)