Tag Archive | craft

Summer Requires Overflow

And here is August overflow… What a memorable summer we had in 2015!

Zander doing his best in run club YMCA

Zander doing his best in run club YMCA

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I sewed a few times in a few places… are we surprised?DSCN0868

Kwik Trip pop

Kwik Trip pop

Jeffrey on the beach

Jeffrey on the beach

More Wild Kratts. We just LOVE it

More Wild Kratts. We just LOVE it

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In the jeep!

In the jeep!

Such a lucky birthday girl

Such a lucky birthday girl

Lakeshore craft!

Lakeshore craft!

Journal completion!

Journal completion!

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SCISSORS!

SCISSORS!

Ken felted the letters!

Ken felted the letters!

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Proud crafters

Proud crafters

At the library

At the library

My girls

My girls

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January, a Month on Reflection

Well I have to say it didn’t take reflection to realize that THIS January was a much easier month for the adults and disappointing for the kids. Of course, I am talking about the weather, no Arctic chill, but also not much in the way of truly useful (for play) substantial snow! At least getting to “Jesus School” on Sundays was much easier on the family. Frigid rides in the van in the early morning is never a blast.IMAG1127

But I get ahead of myself – We ran in the new year (well partied until the evening) with Renee’s family and friends at her folks’ hobby farm. There was kids to play with, amazing snacks to munch on and entertaining adult company. Absolutely no complaints here! Though we did not make midnight. It may be another year or two before Miss Echo can handle being out and about and HAPPY at midnight.IMAG0999

Jeffrey!

Jeffrey!

IMAG0994Our first weekend AFTER New Years was of course Home Depot… Echo starts up after August if you believe it! If you have NOT checked into this free activity (on both sides of the border no less) please do! Ages for this one are suggested 5-12. Such cute little sleds!

Sleds!

Sleds!

We had visitors in our new year… notably Cousin Robbie who is always willing for a quick game with the kids before settling down to playing adults only.102_0235

Enjoyed our gingerbread houses as decoration well past season…102_0236

Crafted and drew for fun and all…102_0238

102_0251And found the time to learn something about the world through Little Passports!

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And a Wild Kratts!

Under the Frozen Pond!

Under the Frozen Pond!

I think 2015 was well begun with creativity on all sides!

by Emanuel

by Emanuel

Cross stitch by Gavin for his God Mommy back home!

Cross stitch by Gavin for his God Mommy back home!

With January also came our revisit of all things China and Chinese New Year. You can see our China resource page for this year’s studies HERE. I am going to have to think this through to really find a way to make a whole new unit for next year!!!102_0258

We had origami…102_0264

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And a book completion for our littlest learner!102_0271AndĀ FIVE perfect sets of teeth!IMAG1194

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IMAG1246Definitely a different winter from last year when we had mountains of snow followed by biting cold!!IMAG1182

Yup fast forward through January… onto February… but first… check out the picture over flow HERE for this month with more silly goodness.IMAG0988

November’s Overflow Of Images

It doesn’t matter if it is days or months… there are always those extra pictures I can’t help but share!!! I hope that they entertain!

She does have the most interesting fashion sense

She does have the most interesting fashion sense

Can you believe she can actually walk in this?

Can you believe she can actually walk in this?

My main card making helper

My main card making helper

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Jeffrey is just too cute for one blog post's worth of images!

Jeffrey is just too cute for one blog post’s worth of images!

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The girls just LOVE him

The girls just LOVE him

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Echo does love to act along with her shows

Echo does love to act along with her shows

Thank you Aunty Esther! We love our Canadian mittens!!

Thank you Aunty Esther! We love our Canadian mittens!!

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Fairies DO exist in our house!

Fairies DO exist in our house!

Gammie sent us more books for Christmas. This is our second read aloud and mail books. There is nothing more lovely than having someone read you a story. The kids listened to that one over and over again!

Gammie sent us more books for Christmas. This is our second read aloud and mail books. There is nothing more lovely than having someone read you a story. The kids listened to that one over and over again!

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Crafting babies warms mother's heart... I love when they do something creative

Crafting babies warms mother’s heart… I love when they do something creative

Raccoons thanks to Wild Kratts

Raccoons thanks to Wild Kratts

TURKEY!

TURKEY!

November Home Depot

November Home Depot

Another month of successful reading

Another month of successful reading

We found this in the basement!!

We found this in the basement!!

Baby Faced Ken

Baby Faced Ken

Culvers!

Culvers!

Lest We Forget! The Red Poppy! Sadly this one went missing. I need to get some imported!

Lest We Forget! The Red Poppy! Sadly this one went missing. I need to get some imported!

Future chefs

Future chefs

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HUGE accomplishment of Ken's - two car garage HOLDS TWO CARS!

HUGE accomplishment of Ken’s – two car garage HOLDS TWO CARS!

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Echo's first sessions

Echo’s first sessions

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Thanksgiving dress thanks to Gammie

Thanksgiving dress thanks to Gammie

Thanksgiving dress thanks to Gammie

Thanksgiving dress thanks to Gammie

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