Sunday, January 24, 2010

week in review

What a crazy week! So much going on and yet we are in a time of waiting.
Little Mister has rediscovered his love for science. He got a mad science kit for Christmas from Aunt Rae and Uncle Tim and he would use it all day everyday if he could. This week we made crystals. After mixing the different things together and waiting two hours we got these wiggly gel like crystals. Then you have to wait another 24 to 48 hours for them to shrink up and become "real" crystals. the kids have loved it so much we did it twice this week. I think this week we may try making rock candy.
We also put our house for sale last Saturday. We have had someone come look at the house almost everyday. It has helped me keep our house so clean and I have loved keeping up with the house work just a little each day. Oddly I find myself with more time on my hands. I think I need a fun project to start on. Well I have been busy looking for fun ideas for the kids rooms in our next house, which we still need to find :)
The kids have been busy playing with the puppet theater I made them for Christmas. They tell the funniest stories. I was so excited to make this for them. I took an old curtain panel from Goodwill for $3 and extra buttons , fabric and buttons from home. The hardest part was framing the stage. The kids also got some of felt figures I found in the dollar bin at the fabric store and I added craft sticks to the end for puppets. I had also saved any of the foam figures they made in crafts this year and added craft sticks to those as well. Little Mister loves to tell mini lessons on How God wants us to act and little miss likes to make her puppets sing and dance.

Yesterday we spent the day relaxing and enjoying family time. While Little Miss was supposed to be taking a nap I came in the front room to find her wearing her dress, hair taken out of braids, eating dorritos and sitting with daddy watching a movie! Got to love family time.


Anonymous said...

Wow-crystals, megan made those in chemistry class last semster. have her tell you the funny story. little mr. would love to spend time with megan at omsi, she usually goes for 8 hours a visit!!she did some fun labs with abe last summer, i will ask her what they were. love the puppet curtain - you are so creative. mr and miss have the best mom!! praying for your house to sale - Miss Melney

Becky said...

That sounds like so much fun!! Your kids are so blessed to have such a creative Mom! Your pictures are absolutely incredible! You are so good and you have such beautiful subjects to photograph!