Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Pinterest Projects

Since I am home this week and we aren't leaving for vacation until tomorrow, I have been trying to keep Emma and Josh entertained. And what better way to do so but to do projects I found on Pinterest!

 1.The first project we did was the Ivory Soap in the microwave.   This was my least favorite because of the mess.  It took me a good 30 minutes to clean up the microwave and table after it was over.  Plus, the kids got bored of it pretty quickly.

Watching the soap in the microwave

"Oh look. Its, um, snow like?"

Emma playing

Josh sprinkling the soap
2. The second project we did was make sun catchers out of beads.  The kids loved this and the end product is super cute.  I bought beads from the dollar store along with muffin tins, so I didn't have to use my good ones, and we all enjoyed watching the beads melt into pretty designs.
Putting in the beads

The tins with beads

Of course we had to turn the beads into a game while we waited for the beads to melt

The finished product

Here they are! I need to get suction cups to hang them on the windows
3. The final thing we did was make volcanoes using vinegar, food coloring and baking soda.  Notice we aren't wearing clothes anymore? (Well I was, they weren't...) Why wear clothes while you are doing projects?  They enjoyed this one and I was able to add vinegar and more baking soda a few more times to keep the fun going.

Before the baking soda...

After they added baking soda

Watching them erupt!

Then playing with the volcano

Emma playing with the volcano, too

Has anyone else done any fun Pinterest projects lately?

Kristin's Birthday

We celebrated my sister's birthday over the weekend.  The weather was nice enough for the kids to go in the pool, even Olivia joined in!  My parents made food on the grill and we spent time together as a family, it was a nice day.

Olivia's first time in the pool

Not happy to be in the pool with me!


With grandma

My sister, our grandma and Olivia

My Sister and Olivia

Look at those teeth!

Josh on the firetruck

Seriously? So cute

Emma and Josh checking out the cake

And waiting for their cake!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Phone Dump

Climbing rock wall at the playground

Even Dan likes to climb

Emma loves to climb up the slide

Me and Emma at the fireworks


This is the first time they ever saw fireworks (and they don't look impressed in this picture!)

On the way to church

Leaving church

At Panera after church

Saturday, July 13, 2013


We have several "Splash pads" near us which is basically water that shoots out of the concrete and the kids run through it. I took Emma and Josh and they had a great time!