Thursday, June 30, 2011

Chalk Love

It's Summer!

Summer is in full swing around here & although the little man maintains his weekly morning schedule of school and book club, afternoons continue to fill themselves with all the joys that summer offers.

Swimming, painting, farmers markets & beach trips are weekly musts. Now for all that time in between...

Awhile ago we did a re-purpose crayon project here, where we used plastic molds to create unique crayon shapes. Today little hands finding themselves inside & longing to stay busy began searching through the arts & crafts cabinet where they came upon said molds. Shortly thereafter they found a box marked "Chalk" hiding behind the clay. 

And so, we started with this...

and ended with this...

I know that you can make chalk from scratch, but one day while perusing a little online shop here I found the ease of 1-click, free priority mail, instant rainy day activity quite appealing.

This afternoon was the perfect time to brush up on our color-mixing abilities, following instructions & mean counting skills.  We'll get to the from scratch version someday.

How are you enjoying your summer?

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Poetry Love

and a little award.

It's that time again. As the school year comes to a close, the calendar becomes peppered with year-end events that highlight some of the strengths our children possess. I personally love making a big deal out of such occasions as they are a bright spot celebrating the accomplishments of each individual child.

This year the newly emerging teen decided to try on a few different hats and step out of her all inclusive self to share with the world (well, our little world), a little bit of her soul.

There is just something magical and romantic about....



the Stars.

and an award to recognize the budding artist and her work.

<3 Stephanie


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