Monday, July 26, 2010

All you need is... sponge.





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.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Movie Night






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.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Summer...






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.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Before and After... mirror



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)

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Working our way through it...






(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?

Thursday, July 8, 2010

The Transformation Begins...


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 ;)