Thursday was my scheduled "stay at home and relax" day, BUT Baby was sick and I scheduled a doctor appointment for him. We were fortunate that his cough improved dramatically overnight before the appointment and we ended up cancelling. I had all kinds of plans for things I could do during the day (since I had the van and hadn't planned on it).
I decided that I wanted to have a project day with the boys instead of going on a dumb bell hunt at the thrift stores. So we made pine cones with seeds on them for the birds, then we filled our newest bird feeder (don't miss that review - fantastic bird feeder.
Next I started some bath water...
Had the boys strip down to their skivvies...
and pulled out a canvas and some paint.
I started this project a few weeks ago and hadn't finished it. I decided the best idea was to have them help me out so I would be less critical of my work. I think I like the results...
|Crackers liked painting - for a few minutes.|
|Monkey worked hard on this project. He wanted to make sure there were no white spots left on the canvas!|
The boys worked well together.
Blue looks good on him.
"I drink" Ugh - I left the bottle on the table - he didn't actually drink it, but he did get plenty on his mouth.
I kind of like it as is, but there's more work to be done.
The final touch was adding stars. Monkey had all kinds of ideas about placement - this is basically where they ended up.
Each star has a word on it that represents something about our direction for the year as individuals and as a family. The small stars are our individual compass points and the large star is one I believe is a promise to the family that we will achieve as we move toward the smaller stars.