Friday, January 31, 2014

Glow in The Dark Fun

Truett got a "Glow in the Dark Lab" kit from a friend, and the kids have been loving it.

These pictures are from when we did the glow in the dark "disappearing ink". The ink looks invisible unless it's under the black light. The kids love this and have been constantly asking to do more.
The kit also makes glow in the dark paint, rubber toys, and lotion. Perhaps I'll share some pictures of that as well.
The kids are really interested into glowing things lately, so they really enjoy learning about it.
to go with the "Glow" theme. They don't even realize they are learning, they are just having fun.
We also read "The Day Glo Brothers" by Chris Barton, which is the story of the brothers that came up with the neon colors we now use on traffic cones, safety vests and so on.
I'm not sure if I could consider this an unit study, but we will learn as much as we can from it, until the kids move on to a new subject. Any more Glow in the dark ideas?

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Winter Photo shoot

A few weeks back I had the honor and privilege to do a baby bump photo shoot for my friends Matt and Stacy. I'm not a photographer by any means. In fact, all I know about photography is what I have learned from other blogs and my camera instruction manual. So I know that there are a lot of things that I could have done different- better. But I'm just getting to know my new camera, and they were ok being my guinea pigs. We had a lot of fun and I can't way to do it again.





I think that the pictures turned out pretty nice (if I may say so myself), but I think the snow and the beautiful camp grounds are what made it work. However, as I said I am no photographer, so please, feel free to leave some commends, with suggestions, ideas and better ways and techniques.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

To Go Lego Boxes DIY

This past year, my so Truett got into Legos. The problem is that he often loses the pieces everywhere we go.  So I made these little to go Lego boxes for him, for Christmas. I saw some other cases out there, all costing a lot more that I was willing to spend, so I got creative.
The Materials:
-Hot clue gun
-Lego base sheet
-plastic pencil case
How to:
This is by for the easiest, most simple DIY ever!
Measure the Lego base sheet to the inside and outside of the pencil case (which I go for $0.88, by the way) and cut accordingly, rounding the edges to avoid future cuts.
Next, simply clue them to the top and inside with the hot glue gun. If you only do the the top or only the bottom, the opposite side will look really bad since the case is see through. So you want to make sure you cover both sides. Though I suppose you could use a different kind of cover for the top- something with the child's name perhaps. I just did the same with both since the sheets were big enough to do so.
Hope you enjoy this quick, easy and cheap DIY.
Thanks for visiting.


Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Our Christmas- Part 2



After decorations went up, we were truly in the Christmas spirit, we saw lots of Santas and had a lot of Christmassy fun.
1. The first Santa of the season, at our officer's Christmas party. Peanut was scare to go see him, so only Truett got his picture take.
2&3. We went to Alum Creek to see Santa and the pretty decorations
4. We got to see the Alum Creek "Fantasy of lights". Is just incredible what they can do with Christmas lights.
5. The kids got to do their part and ring bells for the Salvation Army.
6. The kids got to see yet another Santa at the "Amber's Angels" fundraising breakfast.
7. He knew just how to keep warm (and how to look cute)
8. We had a very, and I mean VERY cold season.
9 & 10. I did some pregnancy picture from some friends of ours (I'll share them with you on a different post), and the kids got in a few of the shots.
11. They finished the season on the nice list, helping pass out toys to underprivileged kids in our community.

How was your Christmas season?
Hope it was as joyful and eventful as ours.