Friday, March 05, 2010

600 posts, sickness and more crafts

Well, in that order, this is my 600th post! Whew I talk a lot... something every teacher from kindergarten to high school could agree on. Luckily I have an outlet for it now.... well most of it... I still talk Adam's ear off nightly.

Unfortunately I've been sick the past few days... I caught cold on Tuesday and am just now starting to shake it. Needless to say Chase and I spent Wednesday in... and what better to pass the time than crafts!

Chase was insistent that we paint... something, anything... he didn't care. I was all out of wooden crafts so I spent sometime looking around and came up with this...

I knew I saved that oat container for a reason! We cut a brown paper bag and glued it on...


instant craft! Plus Chase loves 1. things with tops and 2. things he can put things in... a virtual gold mine for him.

This time I did work on encouraging him to let one color dry before we add another (with the help of the blow dryer) as well as one brush for one color. He took to it pretty well.


I may have helped him out with the top...

Another idea I had was to capture his handprints... I mean it's always fun to paint your hand and we all know how quickly those hands grow! It would be cool to have those size handprints to compare to in the coming years!


Chase was a BIG fan of mommy painting green paint on his hands!


And he loved smooshing them down... giggled the entire time...


My little goober. And as you can see, we stole one of Daddy's shirts and claimed it as our own smock. Chase was in heaven and wore it for the rest of the day.... long after the crafts!


Chase adding his own flourish as well as yelling "SMILE" which he hears me say about 100 times a day.

And finally... proudly displaying the finished product...

10 comments:

asuthrngrl said...

Am I MISSING something?? WHY is Chase wearing a shirt that says he's the big brother?? Is there something you want to tell me???

Anonymous said...

So Cute!!! I love it! Congrats!!! Love,
Jaime

In-Sung said...

Congratulations!! Thought my heart stopped beating for a second. What a great news!

lmcarmitage said...

Aww, congrats! :)

chocolate hug said...

Wow! Really? Another baby coming...whew! That's AWESOME news! :) Congrats! Praying for all of you as the baby continues to grow and get strong!

The Townleys said...

Nice way of telling peeps. Creative :-) And Congrats! How ya feeling???

SissyKristin said...

oh my gosh this is AWESOME!!! congrats lady!! (and adam and big brother chase!! xoxo love you and your creativity!!!!! woohooo i'm so excited for you!!!

Vintage Ruby said...

That was just plain sneaky! I thought i missed the post with the big news but no...you just snuk it in there with your craftyness! Congratulations!!! and yes i know it should be sneaked, but it just doesn't sound right!

Michelle said...

Congrats!!

yellowsnapper said...

Congratulation!