Just a few catch ups for you. Isn't that usually the case? Yesterday, we completed a neat art project together called foil art. I got a video at the library to help out with ideas and this was a great one. The mushroom pictures were from the same video. Anyway the kids were really excited about the 3 day process and couldn't wait to get started. First, draw a picture with black crayon on stiff cardboard. Then go over your picture with a thick line of glue. Let this dry over night so it's nice and dry.
Cover your cardboard with foil and fold over the sides. You can tape or glue if you need to. Press all over with your fingers to get the outlines and then use a clean eraser to get in closely to the lines of glue.
The next day use steel wool and polish your picture. The raised areas will get shiny and the others areas will end up looking like tarnished silver. Pretty cool. The kids were pleased.
Yesterday was also milestone day for Caleb. He did big stuff on the potty. Every day is a new day for his schedule, so I just did our usual sit on the potty and pretend thing. Well he sat there and started grunting and before you know it, there were presents in the potty! He also was putting the shapes in his shape sorter correctly! I'm sure the 2 have nothing to do with each other, nor did they happen at the same time, but it was pretty cool.
I've been looking online the past few nights for double strollers, feeling the need to get more in order for Hannah's arrival. The debate about tandem vs. side by side. I've heard great from both sides, but I don't want something really heavy or hard to maneuver or really costly. I'm sure it's out there for me and I will find it. Any input, though is appreciated.
Since Buddy hasn't been home much this week, the kids were showing it. School was a little challenging even though I was trying to do fun things, take breaks, go do more places together. Since I'd already gotten a babysitter for our special date night to the Third Day concert that we missed, I decided to take the kids out. At first S&C did not have great attitudes and I told them it would be ok to go home or we could try to have fun and enjoy this time together. Thankfully, they changed their tunes. We went to a restaurant Buddy didn't want to go to, got take out, went to a park to have a picnic and play. We stopped and picked up ice cream on the way home and after Caleb was in bed, we had Chocolate Caramel chai ice cream cones with sprinkles and read Junie B. Jones Loves Handsome Warren. Fun was had by all.
Fish update: Catherine's snail died before it hit the water and she's been begging everyday to get another one. While we were on our date, the 1st stop was the pet store. this morning we didn't see anything showing out of its shell. Moments of concern turned to excitement when we saw it poke its head out and open and close its mouth. Thank you Lord!
Looking forward to a nice weekend together starting with a soccer game and Buddy being home all weekend. Yeah!