My daughter wanted to make her own shirt while the fabric paints were still out, so she helped me find a few images she wanted to use. I printed them out and traced them onto a white shirt. The rest is all her 🙂
I just couldn’t figure out what to give a friend of ours for his birthday so I wound up letting it slip by without a present. I made gifts for each of his siblings on their birthdays and was determined to come up with something for him!
I finally settled on painting a shirt for him with an underwater theme as he loves sharks.
My son helped me paint on all the colors for the water after the black silhouettes were complete.
My daughter helped me wrap it up with tissue paper and shark stickers.
Living in a hotel gets old after a while and everyone sharing a single computer is not exactly the norm for us. To keep my brain occupied, I decided to learn how to knit. Again. For the third time.
I have always crocheted and in the past, knitting just seemed so… not relaxing for me. I made tiny tight stitches that left my back and shoulders sore. This time I decided on bamboo needles and I think they made all the difference.
The kids made a quick trip out to the Hobby Lobby with me for the supplies and I was off. I made 3 washcloths while at the hotel (and met a fellow crafter by the pool while doing so).
Hopefully I can stick with it as I would like to move from making stuffed animals to more useful items like hats, scarves, socks, etc.
We walked to the local Target and made a trip out to a dollar store to pick up a few things to keep us occupied while in the hotel.
Legos, Play-doh, art stuff, a puzzle, and some cheap play sets did the trick.
My daughter’s picks, LOL (she had the guy in the dollar store smiling):
Also- hotels rock for our kids simply because they have a swimming pool and hot tub.
We went to the Garden of the Gods together as a family today. It was a bit chilly and windy, but we got in a quick walk. Things have definitely changed since I was there a few decades ago. Most of the rock faces are fenced off and you are not allowed to touch or climb them. We found a few small spots we were allowed to explore and saw some trained climbers going up and down in a few high spots.
We had a blast today at the zoo with another homeschooling family. They have a 9 yo daughter and everyone got along well. We got to see animals that aren’t in the zoos back home. I even got to feed the giraffes! The kids were taken by the wandering peacocks and even got to touch one.
It was in the 70’s and I wound up getting a little sunburned. Colorado definitely has the sunshine in the “plus column”.