Over the weekend I made a “Fairy House” with Ginger so that she could use it to play with toys outside. This inspired by the fact that, as kids, we played outside with GI Joe toys and made them mud huts quite often.
With Drue and Neil visiting…they had to join in. They have great imagination (of course) and helped make this outdoor play even more fun. Drue helped Ginger make a hammock for Tink and a fire pit. Neil helped them make a river. This brought out our gigantic earthworms.
Genevieve likes holding worms and I am always afraid she will squeeze them too hard. Ginger was so worried that she was going to wipe all the slime off of it and then it would die.
Drue and Neil also helped Liam make a hut for Yoda and it needed a river to make it swampy.
Notice that Yoda has a hammock, too. The river flows underneath him. Wouldn’t it be nice to shrink down to that size and lie in a hammock with a stream underneath you?
Imaginations sparked and ready for summer!
Genevieve recently saw Liam getting a haircut and wanted one really bad. Since she hadn’t had her first haircut yet, I decided it was time. Ginger also needed a haircut, so off we went during Spring Break to have girl haircuts. Ginger went first and when her stylist asked if she wanted some pink hair (chalk), she was so excited! Genevieve wanted some also. It was really fun and the chalk just washed or brushed out! I should also mention that Liam had to come along, and that he behaved very nicely while waiting such a long time for the girls to be finished.
This doesn’t look like Palm Sunday/spring break weather…but we will take it! It was fantastic because Travis and Lauren came over in the afternoon and played in the snow with the kids! Fun times! This snowstorm was slightly less than the others so we had to add a bit more snow to make our toboggan run. It has been a great sledding winter for sure!
This morning we were very excited to head to church for an Easter Egg Hunt. In addition to 12,000 eggs…we enjoyed face painting, inflatables, and more. It was fantastic! It was really nice to get out this morning since it is supposed to snow AGAIN on the last day of spring break. Don’t the kids look so cute with their Easter themed face paint?
We got a little crafty on Sunday afternoon. We painted crosses and then tried making these eggs from yarn, glue, water, and balloons. The funny thing was that Genevieve did not want to put any yarn on her egg, just glue. Then she just could not stop rubbing the glue covered balloon, sensory overload! She loved it.
Last week we played this little game, it is fun for Ginger and Liam, a bit tricky for Genevieve…she wants to peek so bad ( can you tell in that picture?).
I am so excited! I made homemade pizza crust for the first time and turned half of the recipe into 16 of these cute little pizza crusts. Thanks to Money Saving Mom for the idea and recipe! Liam and Genevieve are enjoying little pizzas for lunch right now (heated up) and I can’t wait for Ginger to try them in her lunch!
Tip: prick the dough with a fork…I did it halfway through since some of them were puffing up.