Friday, April 10, 2009

Our Week In Review

I have to tell y'all, I put our family on a schedule that started Monday. It has drastically cut into my computer time, but my family is thriving on it! One day next week perhaps I'll share the schedule with you. The best thing about it is I am more intentional about spending more time with the girls. The most fun thing is that every afternoon, we have an activity together after our quiet time. Some days we do a craft, some times we may go for a walk or bike ride, and other days we may play a game or go to the park.

Here are some hilights from this week:

On Monday, we made paper plate bunnies like this.

On Tuesday, we made paper bag clown puppets. I found the template here.

On Wednesday, we melted down old crayons to make new, fun crayons. We used beach themed candy molds, and plan to give some to each of the girls' cousins when we have our big family beach trip in May. Here are some pictures from that day.






Then, yesterday, I spent the day shopping in the big city with my grandma, and left a small activity with the babysitter. I had them decorate plain white bags that were going to be used for a special surprise later. Joel has started planting season, so he has some late nights for a while. I read this idea at Homespun Heart and knew my girls would love it. . .

I put them in the guest room to get their pajamas on and play with a puzzle while I got everything ready, then I took them outside to this:




That's our car with all our blankets! We had a drive in movie night. Mary Helen was beside herself with excitement! We curled up together and watch the Barbie Swan Lake movie on our portable dvd player. Their bags that they decorated were filled with popcorn and I found some adorable cow cups on clearance at Target. We had a blast!


Today we are going to try to make sidewalk chalk eggs like I found at Skip to My Lou, and tomorrow we are going to dye Easter Eggs.

Go check out Kid Friendly Friday at I Blame Mom for even more fun ideas, and link up with your own!

17 comments:

Anne said...

Thanks for sharing all these great ideas! The pictures of the melted down crayons is really going to motivate me to do this. I have always wanted to but never have!

Katie, Kevin and kids said...

You've been busy, busy, busy!
Looks like fun. I have been wanting to "make our own crayons" with the kids, but haven't yet. You've inspired me to get on it!
Have a great Easter weekend.

*Noelle* said...

hi! this is my first time visiting and i must say... what a cute blog!! loved your idea of making those new crayon shapes and the drive-in movie idea too; my boys would love that!!

your name is super cute and unique too:) i'll be back again!!

noelle ☻

Angie said...

Love the crayon idea. We have so many crayons that this project will be great! Thanks for sharing.

Sarah said...

You have so many great ideas! I just adore the crayons and have been seeing similar items many places. I never thought to use the candy mold I have to get great designs. I love the look of all of the broken crayons in the cups. Great lesson in sorting similar colors! Thanks for linking! Enjoy your weekend~

Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings said...

I've also been adjusting my schedule to be more purposeful about spending time with the kids and doing more activities with them. This post reminds me of mine from last week...a craft a day! It just makes me so excited to see all of these fun things that you are doing with your girls. I'm definitely going to be doing the crayon molds...love how yours turned out. And, my favorite is the drive in movie!!! I LOVE this idea and I got so excited in already starting to plan it out. So creative.

Thanks for popping by my blog for Kid Friendly Friday! Hope to see you again.

Denise said...

Just discovered your blog and I love it! I'm looking forward to reading more!

Katie said...

I love seeing all that you've been up to. It's important to find a balance between computer time and the much more important family time.

SkylarKD said...

I love your drive-in movie night idea! That's a fabulous idea, and it looks like your girls had a blast! :)

Sharinskishe said...

What fun your kids have had this week! You are a great leader to your kids.

Keep inspired. Thanks for sharing.

Sharinskishe
(Get to know me here)

Sharon said...

How FUN! And I LOVE the crayon creations! I'll have to do that---the boys would love it. Thanks for linking in!

Liz A said...

Such wonderful ideas!

Angie said...

Wow! Sounds like you guys had a fabulous week! Best of luck as you continue with your schedule -- I seriously need a schedule too!

Mama King said...

Wow! We are going to have to make some crayons too! I love it!

Elise said...

Hadley,
That looks like so much fun!!
Elise

Ginger said...

Oh what fun!!! That looks SO cozy.

And I am so glad to know you can use regular old candy molds and not the silicone molds for the crayons. I bought some heart shapes at a yard sale recently. Hmmm...already thinking about Valentine's next year.

Jenny said...

I love your drive-in movie night. How fun! I need to get a bigger car just so we can do that! LOL!