Our happy family on the beach in San Jose del Cabo- the Baja, Mexico. Lovely vacation. Love the sun!
We’ve been back from Mexico for a week now and have gotten back into a routine. M has been busy working two jobs- his really one and a fun one. The fun one has involved him in sound design and music for a friends’ web-based video game called Zombie Minesweeper- check it out!
V Day doesn’t get celebrated much around here- although A has discovered hearts and is loving decorating them. M has promised me some Kahlua chocolate mousse tonight as well!
We’ve been pretty busy creating up a storm. A has been painting like crazy and blowing through all our easel paper. It’s great watching her process though and she’s been extremely creative in telling us what each painting is (ie: apple tree, worms, clouds, sad babies, sick cats).
I got all domestic yesterday and baked some ginger snaps with A and we cut them into heart shapes.
We also did some in regular old circles and used the cookie cutter as a template and pressed down some sprinkles inside. When lifted, the sprinkles look like a heart!
I swapped A’s art easel and art table around and I like this layout better. I think she does too!
A Ferris wheel made out of potato print hearts. I love this! I had no idea A even knew what a Ferris wheel actually was.
Water colour hearts made out of cut up coffee filters. Glued to the window using a glue stick. Neither of these ideas where mine- check out the Artful Parent for awesome art ideas. The coffee filters also work really well for making snowflakes. Watercolours get really diffused with the paper in the filter and when glued to the window, look like stained glass when the sun shines through. (sun, what sun?)
A making zillions of cards. I showed her how to paint one side and then fold the other over to take a print of it. She’s really taken off with this idea and seems to really like making “footprints” with the different colours of paints and lining them up. Perfectionist tendencies? I wonder who she gets that from!
In case you are wondering, the purge is still going strong- have started on the kitchen, which seems a monumental task and will move onto the laundry room and then the crawl space shortly. Running out of energy earlier in the day these days- only 8.5 weeks to go until babe!