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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Shin Guards and Silly Kids

Presenting..... Elle's Homemade Shin Guards!

"Mama look! Take a picture of my shin guards!" I don't know about you, but I'm not sure I'd want to "hit the field" with these babies on my shins! =)

It was pretty much downhill craziness from here....

She off course had to bring her brother in to it...

I love these kids!

Elle's Quilt

As spring is in full swing now, I am missing home more than ever. I miss having a yard and garden to work in and animals to take care of. I wanted to do something "homey" so I started sewing Elle a new quilt. The flannel fabric was 40% off at JoAnn fabric.

She is pretty excited about it!

Now I just need to put the batting (also was 40% off) and back (an old flannel sheet) on. The whole thing (size for a double bed) cost $43. All 100% cotton flannel with 100% cotton batting.

Glowing Chalk

I found this glow in the dark chalk kit at Michael's (craft store). I really wish I knew how to take good pictures in the dark, because these photo's totally don't do the experiance justice. It was SO fun for Elle! Super easy, just mix a couple things together, pour into plastic mold and it hardens in about 30 minutes.

I will say that it didn't hold together very well, but maybe I put in too much water... but Elle didn't care, she enjoyed how it all fell appart and she could basically finger paint with it.

We had to play with it under Elle's "tent" (a whole other story I will have to post) on the porch for the effect since there are so many lights here that it never gets dark outside.
The stuff glows for about 4 hours (according to the box, we didn't stay up to 2am to find out...) It was pretty funny though how we all glowed. You really learn how much you touch when whatever you touch then glows. Great lesson on germs for kids! =)

Coffee and Flour

Elle wanted to bake something. She asked from some flour, so I gave her some. She wanted another ingrediant and there was some ground coffee that was here when we got here and hasn't been used, so I gave that to her to "bake her cake".

This is Christian having tasted some of her "delicious cake". Probably a little gritty....

The price for 45 minutes of the kids being entertained....

Kid's Baking

Christian is quite the helper now. He not only loves to vaccum, push the elevator buttons, and load the dishsoap and start the dishwasher, but now he likes to help us bake as well. I need to get this boy back to the farm so he can start scooping poop, splitting wood and hauling hay... he's gonna be a worker!