Really. I don’t know where the last two weeks (or more) have gone. I promise that we really have been doing stuff around here. I just haven’t done a very good job of documenting it. 🙂
This week, we decided to make fireworks pictures to mail to Uncle Ted & Aunt Beulah, who live in Maryland. After making some seriously cute fireworks paintings (found here), it occurred to me that the glitter would probably be mostly in the envelope when it got there. So, we went on to a different type of firework painting (found here).
Admittedly, Treat Tuesday did not go as planned. We never did get to the firecracker popsicles I was planning to make. Nor did we really do anything, other than eat an already made treat, on Tuesday. On Wednesday, though, we made this patriotic drink.
For our “water play”, we made patriotic goop (found here) and then hosed off afterward.
After doing two creative projects on Monday and the fun, crazy day we had celebrating the Fourth, I was planning to skip being crafty this day. We went to one of the nearby library branches for storytime and it turned out to be a concert by Didgeridoo Down Under instead. The kids had a lot of fun listening and learning about Australia, it’s music, art, and animals. On our way home, we decided to see if we could do some “x-ray art”. We ended up making our out didgeridoos, too.
Family Fun Friday
Our fun on Friday was helping a friend who, sadly, had more peaches on his tree than he could eat by himself. Of course, being his friends, we picked as many as we could–just to help him out, though. 🙂
Then we went and checked out the new Fresh Market in town. There’s lots of neat stuff there. I can’t wait until my mom comes to visit from Missouri, so I can take her there.
It was the first Saturday of the month, so of course that means Home Depot Kids’ Workshop. This month’s project was a moving truck. I guess Home Depot and Penske are somehow related.
It was pretty labor intensive, so the morning slipped away from us. Then, the Roadie decided that we would go on “an adventure” for lunch and head to a taqueria not too far from our old house. The drive was worth it–the food was delicioso!! But another errand, then naptime, then band set-up took up the rest of our day.
So, this week, Science Saturday became Science Sunday. We crammed it in before afternoon rest time and we’ll still watch a movie for Cinema Sunday after they get up. I just couldn’t skip making fireworks in a jar (found here).
Wishing you a blessed and cool week!!!