Friday, February 24, 2012

Boys and Cars

We have new next door neighbors. We already love them so much! Among the long list of reasons why (yummy banana bread, fun dinners out and just general niceness) is that Jesse let William take the boys for a ride in this awesome car. Here they are hopping in. It is blurry because it was raining and I didn't want to run out there and get wet.

I think Matt thought it was the coolest part of his Sunday last week. Of course they had to take it over to Grandpa's house to show him. I guess the rain was a good thing, it washed the drool off. Thank heaven for lovely neighbors!

Kids on the Loose!

Apparently Brittany has a little too much time on her hands. I came home the other day to giggling kids on the couch. No one would fess up to what was so funny. Finally I discovered our family picture wall had been hit by an epidemic of moustaches. Oh, and word bubbles expressing our thoughts.

Funny, but I actually think that family picture in the middle there is vastly improved.

Yesterday she called to ask if she could do something she saw in Family Fun magazine. I said sure. You can't quite tell but the kids used a bar of soap like chalk.

Creative minds can change the world right? Hope so, cause man these kids have their creative moments!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Our Funny Little Man

The kids are growing up so fast it takes my breath away some days. Josh is so funny right now, I know someday soon he will be more interested in being "cool" like his brother so I need to pay attention before this funny age is over. Josh being a sheep. We have a sheepskin we sometimes lay on the floor in the family room in the Winter. Josh loves the thing and here he decided to see what he would look like if he was on the inside of the skin.

Two guys and their computers. One night Dad had a lot of work still to do so he pulled out his laptop to get some done. Before you know it Josh had his Lightning McQueen computer out so he could work too!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Bringing Back the Fun Mom

A week or so ago I realized that I used to do a lot more crafts with Matthew and Brittany when they were Josh's age and next year he will be in school all day. I figured I should try and do more crafts with him while I still can. So I looked at my pinterest boards and found this one. Marbleizing paper with shaving cream. Spray the shaving cream into cookie sheet. Then drop food coloring and stir it around with a popsicle stick. Then I let him take it over by the sink and "shave" it with a small spatula.

Look how cool they turned out! As he was shaving it I had him put the colored shaving cream in a bowl and then he took it into the bathtub.

And painted the walls. What a blast! I do admit I had a moment of panic when I thought "what if that doesn't come off the marble?" But it did. It was so much fun we had to do the whole thing over again the next day with Brittany an Matthew!