Thursday, May 2, 2013

Flowers everywhere

I found these flowers a few years ago at the dollar store.  They just resurfaced.  When I took them out of the container I realized that the flowers also included all the things to make necklaces.  YAY!  Little Princess has been taking all my necklaces and wearing them all over the place so I thought this would be a fun thing for her to do.  It turns out the string was really floppy and the holes were really small.  I ended up melting the end of string to make to go through the flowers.  It ended up being a Little Monkey and Mommy project.  Little Monkey really liked it and decided it should be a family necklace. Right now Little Princess is running around putting it on everyone.  I think I am going to do some colour matching with the flowers for Little Princess later.

Tomorrow might be a beach day so I don't think I will post anything.....unless I make a beach scavenger hunt tonight. :)


Little Monkey has been on the hunt for ladybugs for a little while now.  So far no luck.  So I decided why not make our own.  Little Princess was napping so I made up some counting ladybugs for Little Monkey.  My printer decided to slowly run out of ink, so that is why the first few look a bit faded.

Little Monkey really liked using the q-tips to paint with.  They make perfect dots on the ladybugs.  Next time we do a counting activity I am going to cut them all out and mix them up so they aren't all in order....that seems too easy! :)  This one was a lot of fun and went quite quick.  You could also laminate them and use them as playdoh mats.  They could make the spots all sorts of colours.  

P.S. Have I told you how much I love that I finally got around to painting the kids table with chalkboard paint?!  I LOVE IT!
Little Monkey also made me a flower necklace today.  I will try and get that one posted tonight. 

Spring has sprung

I feel like I haven't blogged in forever and I guess it has been a while!  We have been doing lots but most of it has consisted of being out enjoying the sun.  It has been nice enough out lately that we have been to the beach a few times!  I love watching the kids explore and find new exciting things.  It turns out Little Princess has no fear.  She picks up crabs without batting an eye and also has no problem going into the water all the way.  It isn't that nice out yet!  I have learned to take many changes of clothes and let them have fun.  We also managed to make it to a Bug Zoo a few weeks ago.  Little Monkey got to hold a lot of different bugs and thought that was the greatest thing!  Little Princess was also very excited to see all the different bugs.  I thought she might shy away (I don't know why) but she was all over it.  I think I might have been the only one that was ok with not handling any of the bugs!
With that trip being so exciting I decided to try and do some craft and activities based around bugs and spring.  So far the kids are loving it.  I have quite a few ideas going on in my head right now, so hopefully we will get to them all!
Here are a few of the fun things we have planned to do:

Here are some of the bug pictures we got.  

Up next, flower necklaces and ladybugs!