I had seen this idea quite some time ago... it has been EXTREMELY hot here lately so I thought I would have some fun with the kids. To make six sponge balls, simply cut 4 large sponges into strips (I used the short width vs. the height to get more for my money). By the way, the sponges cost $2.00 total... a cheap activity! Gather the strips in groups of 4 or 5 and tie them in the middle with string. We used two buckets of water and set up a "battlefield" in the backyard. BOMBS AWAY!!!! We had so many giggles and the sponges were just the right size for the kid's hands. I do not have pictures of the actual battle because there was WAY too much water for the Canon Rebel AND I was laughing WAY too hard to take the time to stop! We rewarded the entire team with some leftover cookies... that part is optional.
Well... the kids were so excited for the movie night and then... lightening and rain. It was very heavy rain. Operation Movie Night was moved indoors with the few sweet neighbors that decided to continue with the movie inside our home.
What does Summer mean to you? Here it has been agonizingly HOT. With heat indexes as high as 110 degrees and humidity that clings to the windows, we have been keeping curtains closed and limiting our usage of electricity. I don't know why but, I still don't want to see it come to an end. I have loved the lazy days, silly days, and even the crazy days. Goosie is growing too fast for my taste and Boomer will start Preschool a couple of days a week. He has a backpack and he is so excited... someone come and pull him from my arms that day and take him into school... I don't think I have the heart to walk him into that world just yet.
Well... the mirror was broken but no worries! It was easily transformed into a message board. To be honest, I think it worked out for the best because Goosie has been making all types of messages and notes and displaying them in her room! All is well... and hopefully, superstition is WRONG! (I forgot to take a picture of the original mirror... it was gold and not so pretty)
(the pictures above are the desk and chair we bought at consignment with the horrible paint job someone had done to them... the white is the primer that was needed to cover it) We are slowly completing Goosie's room redecorating! I'm tired and ready for it to be done but I want things to be done correctly! Her new desk and chair are painted and we are going to paint some stripes in her room today. Pink, black and white... should be easy enough, right?
We are beginning the transformation of Goosie's room... she wants a fancy Paris themed room. I'm not much for themes but she is so excited. We found some items at an antique/furniture consignment shop (along with many new items) that we are beginning to "refurbish" for her room. This weekend will be painting! Here is a frame that we primed with Krylon gray primer and then Krylon black gloss. It was a very ugly gold before we started (I forgot to take a before picture). Now, we have a desk and chair to do next! And... put the mirror back in the frame ;)
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I am a stay-at-home mom of two beautiful children... yes, I am biased... I can be... they are mine! Oh, and a military wife, too, to an amazing husband! I was a teacher of the severely emotionally disturbed for nearly 10 years before I became a mother and made the decision to stay home. No longer having the classroom as a creative outlet, I turned to photography, cake decorating, and now bow creations. I was frustrated with some of the options available as far as the price of photography (my first love) and so I began taking photographs of my children and a few clients as well. You will see more than bows showcased on this blog and I hope you enjoy the creations and become inspired as well. And, yes, Goosie and Boomer are the nicknames of my two favorite creations!