Thursday, July 2, 2015

Fireworks Craft for the Girls

With the Fourth of July coming up this weekend, the girls and I pulled out some craft supplies and decided to do a festive little painting activity. They had a time with it too. So much creativity in those little blonde heads of theirs I'm not sure what to do with it all.

After watching the fireworks show at the festival this past weekend, they were wanting to make something similar to that. I got out some straws and figured we could use them to make the fireworks explosions.

I cut a few slits (if that's even a word) half way up the straw and let them at it. This is a very simple and easy craft to do. They even started mixing the colors which left some really pretty impressions on the paper. 

When their Daddy saw the end results, he knew exactly what they were....something that doesn't always happen. 

Savannah even used some yellow for the stars in the sky. 

This was such a fun little activity. It allowed them to get messy, create something in an 
out-of-the-box type method. Give it a try, your kids will love it!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Freedom Fest with the Fam

We took the girls on a fun adventure this weekend. Freedom Fest at the Naval base didn't disappoint us at all. A little early Independence Day celebration.

 It was definitely a little warm, but we enjoyed the festivities and the company of a few friends. The girls really got into the 80's cover band that played the entire time and the hula hoops that were out for everyone to enjoy.

They played and danced, devoured their snow cones, and were thrilled about the fireworks show at the end. Such a beautiful show and a great time with the family.

Surprisingly, we don't do things like this often. Crowds are not my favorite. So, this was a fun experience and I'm glad I stepped out of my comfort zone because the girls had a BLAST!!!!

Hope you had an amazing weekend!!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The Lake and my GIrls

We are in full summer mode over here.

Pools days, slushy trips, cold sandwiches for lunches, watermelon for breakfast, snack, and supper, swimsuits lined up on the porch to dry, sun-kissed cheeks, tan lines, popsicles, sprinkler jumping, the scent of sunscreen, and easy grilled suppers. Keeping cool and having fun. That's all that's on our agenda til fall arrives. 

Today was one of those fulfilling summer days. The kind that when it ends and you wake up in the morning, you have no doubt that you had an amazing kind of day.  The girls and I took off this morning and headed for the lake. We spent the entire afternoon floating, splashing around, building sand castles, and watching the duck and babies float by. I love days like today. Where everything just flows and I'm able to fully enjoy being with my girls. Just me and my girls. 

I know it's always the four of us, but there are times when I feel it's completely necessary to scratch through all of the plans made and simply wing it. They asked if we could go back tomorrow. I answered back with a promise of a weekly trip and they seemed to like that answer. 

But as for me, I will always have hope; I will praise you more and more Psalm 71:14