Wednesday, March 23, 2011

My Little Artist

So, we were hanging out at the library
and there happen to be a drawing in the reading
zone corner, a drawing that is borderline "unwholesome".
Well, soon I look over to see what my Lydia was doing...
Can you tell which one is the 4 1/2 year olds?!?!...

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Something was Hilarious

Hanging Out...
I am not even sure what was so funny!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Saint Patricks Day

Everyone dressed in green

so we could celebrate the festivities

We took these to church

to share

for the big St. Patrick's Day Hooley

Where this guy

drove out the snakes!

I just liked this picture of Aliza before we headed out!


That hair is growing!
(Still fuzzy!) 

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Salt Dough Crown of Thorns ~ Ash Wednesday

We made a Crown of Thorns out of a Salt Dough Recipe

It was pretty easy, except we rolled out ropes
 to braid a wee bit long initially,
the kids laughed about how Jesus
 would have to have been a giant to have worn it!
But with a bit of water added, we I redid our ropes for a more appropriate size!

Turned out pretty cool!


4 c. flour
1 c. salt

Mix flour and salt. Mix enough water to make a stiff clay. (A little warmth helps dissolve the salt.) Knead until smooth to remove any air bubbles. Roll three long ropes and loosely braid them. Form braid into a circle and stick toothpicks loosely throughout the entire crown.  Bake at 350° F for an hour or until it is dry and light brown.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Fat Tuesday

In an effort to have my kiddos begin to learn
and live out the liturgical year
we made these

I do not think they really understood
the Mardi Gras mask idea.

However, this girl had fun making them!

~Miss Queen of Crafts~

Always fun trying to capture the gang
 in the same picture....

We also made King Cake from this recipe.
(that is Baby Jesus that Evan painted
 incase you did not recognize Him)
Since He is wooden we did not bake Him inside!

Again, trying to get a "good one" of everyone
 in the same picture is easier said than done!

This is about as good as it gets!

Monday, March 7, 2011


A Special Treat

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Same backdrop - diffent day

I have been getting tired of taking pictures inside our house,
with the same old backdrop.

Like here practicing letters

Taking turns practicing letters

or making gak or gunk or whatever this stuff was

but they were quite entertained.

She mostly called it chubby -
 a lot
"Oh mom, its so chubby"

and made jewelry

and he played like this

and this

But anyway back to my thought of same old back drop -
it is not that I think places like this

are great backdrops ~ but they are diffent.

So this particular evening
 I was ready to click away!

Be camera happy!

And what do you know?

my battery died!

This was all I got - no girl pics, just the boys.