Summer Art part 2

well we finished up our art play dates for the summer. It was a lot of fun and we tried a lot of new things! Here is a peak into our tuesdays….

Attempting to do an art playdate. These milk paint cubes were awesome!

Pudding, veggies, coffee filters, water/food coloring

Messy art @devonhills82 @dixonwifey

Another fun morning with paint! This time with balls & cars instead of brushes!

Our last official art playdate for the summer. We did finger & hand prints, foot prints, & painted our initials!

we break up the 6 weeks each week into a general theme or unit…

Week 1- Colors, We painted with milk paint which i froze into ice cubes, we experimented with mixing colors in water color, and we painted rainbows with water color, and cutting collage practice

Week 2- Food week, we painted with cooked spaghetti noodles, pudding vinger paint, we used veggis as stamps, and we used water colors and coffe filters.

Week 3- Nature week, we painted leaves, leaf rubbings and tracings, water droppers

Week 4- Sensory week, we exploded soap in the microwave and attempted to color it, painted with shaving creme and food coloring, made objects out of clay, we also painted using different household objects as brushes (fly swatters, bath puffs, things like that)

Week 5- we roll and throw containers filled with paper and paint, we use marbles and pink pong balls to roll through paint and as brushes, we drive cars around our paint try, (last year this week was a hit this year not as much but i still love the effect of the paint in the containers)

Week 6- Me week we do hand prints turned into butterfly’s, foot prints, finger print trees, and we painted their initial. (last year we did full body sketches and colored them)

Having done this now two summers in a row i have learned a few things…. first have no expectations of what will be liked or not liked every kid/week is different and sometimes what i thing is fun they find boring. a little food coloring goes a long way, and the $1 store is a great resource. Kids love to get their fingers messy and cover paper, rarely will they paint what you had hopped. Paint outside and again relinquish your control!!! Its art let them show you their creativity!!!!

Looking for fun art to do with your preschooler or tot? Feel free to check out my pinterest boards Homeschool-Art and Homeschool-Completed


Party time!

Well i told you we’ve been busy hence the 2 month hiatus so i want to share some of the partying we’ve been doing….

First Levi had turned 2! Its his off party year but we still wanted to celebrate him a bit so we had a picnic with friends in the park…

There wasn’t a lot to do but i did make some little buntings for the pies. 🙂

Then the next we celebrated a friend who just had her second baby. It was a combined effort with another friend from church and i think it turned out pretty cute! I did some embroidery hoops and bunting for decoration and se did some printables. Most of it was pinterest inspired and with a petter rabbit theme it all came together nice!

We had a second shower for our pastor’s wife. i didn’t do much in the planning but it turned out so sweet i had to share it anyway!

The summer is just beginning and i think there are some parties to come!

Sketchbook Project

I mentioned last week my hubby and I went to san fran for the weekend because he had some work in a gallery and I wanted to share it with you. He participated in the 2011 Sketchbook Project and if that is something that interests you, you can still join the 2012 Project. Each participant is sent a moleskin and gets to do what they wish with it within their selected theme. Ultimately the books are on display at the Brooklyn Art Library, but before making their home there they go on tour around the country. We were really surprised @ the wide range of age, locations, & styles. We looked through some amazing books from artists locally as well as china and australia. With his permission of course here are a few photos of my hubby and his work….

Sunday Crafting

Early this month, i got to spend a sunday afternoon with 2 dear friends and 13 other wonderfull ladies. This very talented lady & co-hosted a very fabulous 2hour crafting party. It was so much fun!!!! I loved getting to meet new friends, spend time with dear friends who live far, and Just have a good old time being crafty.

For $10 we all got to enjoy some yummies, and take home 5 completed projects…

When all was said & done here is a peak @ what i created…

What a great break away, I can’t wait to do it again!

Our little garden

We started a new garden in our new house, Its not very big, so far we have 3 pots, one with basil, one with tomatoes, and one with carrots. & then we have a window planter with flowers in it. We are very excited about the garden, but we are also really excited for Harvey and the learning opportunity this will be for him. He really enjoyed getting dirty and planting his seeds. & then when we saw their greens peak out of the dirt he was was really excited!!! He loves watering and watching them from out the window during the day, It is so cute!!! Here are some photos of my happy planters…

Daddy replacing the dirt in the window box

Harvey picking a dandylion

Levi supervising

Harvey’s tomatoes

And his carrots.

I can’t wait to see our garden grow and to plant the rest of the veggies in a few weeks when daddy has a chance to build my planter boxes.

Daddy’s Special day

This past Wednesday our daddy celebrated his 30th birthday! He had to work all day but we still wanted to make his day super special. So Harvey and I cleaned up all the house and then worked out the details.

We made a fun Happy Day banner…

We drew pictures for daddy…

We baked a cake while our friend Alysia made chicken Pot Pie and bisucts. And then we settled down for dinner and dessert with our friends.

I think it was a pretty special day for daddy!

turning 30

My hubby is turning 30 this year and I have been dreaming up his party for a couple months now. My inspiration comes from two amazing ladies!!!

The first my dear friend Leslie. Who designed up a little man party for her little guys 1st b-day! I love the mustache pops!!!!

The second my friend Jesi, Well really the idea is her husband ryan’s, but its her blog about their friends old man party that got me thinking. I’m loving the outfits and the golfing and the morning paper and donut.

I plan to condense the two ideas into one awesome party all my boys will enjoy! I figure Daddy and Harvey can have a morning donut and coffee together, then maybe off to a family day of mini golf (in fun outfits of course!) and then off to the real party with all our friends.

complete with felt beards, Mustache lollipops, some Croquet, and chocolate cigars all around! 

i am also hoping that beardhead can make me a kids one, how cute would that be!

Well off to continue planning and to start creating! stay tuned for pictures from the big July event!