There's a new challenge up at Child's Play and this week it was to use Shrinky-Dinks as inspiration. Prior to this challenge, I had no idea what they were. So even though the challenges are supposed to be things we remember about childhood, this one wasn't for me. After figuring out what they were, I thought I better give them a try. Turns out, you can make some great embellishments with them. They're pretty fun! I used them to make the eggs on this page from Easter 2011.
During that Easter, Annaliese was just old enough to walk. She found one egg, and then noticed her cozy coupe and didn't want to go after eggs any more, just play in the car. Ian loved the egg hunt, and was happy Grandpa was there to help him reach the ones in the tree and the gutter of the roof.
Patterned Paper, letter stickers, ink pen: American Crafts
Border Punch: Martha Stewart
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Thursday, September 5, 2013
We enjoyed lots of family time last weekend. We spent Sunday at the Children's Museum, grabbed some ice cream, and then joined Walter and his family for a movie night.
On Monday, the temps were beautiful, upper 70s and little humidity. We headed out to explore a state park. We choose Platte River because it's one we haven't visited yet.
I think we'll for sure be going back again. Ian wants to try some of the other things they have at the outdoor education center as well (I think we'll pass on the tomahawk throw). They also have paddle boating, catch and release fishing for kids under 15, arts and crafts, and a pool. Plus, teepees and cabins you can stay in (no camping, though). The fun weekend made it very hard to go to work on Tuesday.
|Annaliese rode in her new car seat for the first time. She's getting so big!|
|She loves to shop!|
|Checking out the beetles fighting at A Bug's World|
|We saw a science demonstration, and they ended it by making it snow indoors.|
|Yum, yum. From the left: Ian's strawberry kiwi frozen yogurt, Darrin's quit your job and eat chocolate, plus regular chocolate, my triple berry pie and red velvet, and Annaliese's cotton candy.|
|Watching Peter Pan. It was nice and dark by the end. Lots of fun listening to the kids giggle together.|
|After a picnic lunch, we headed up the 85 foot tower to see the view.|
|The falls- what we were actually intending to find while walking. Just took the long way to get there.|
|My little explorer. He would have played in the water if we'd have let him.|
|Couldn't convince the kids to stand by him. Love him for posing for me, though.|
|Ian wasn't sad she didn't want any more turns. He had so much fun!|
|And I had lots of fun playing with different photo angles and composition.|