Sunday, July 10, 2011

4th of July

I had one of the best Fourths ever. It was all about family and it was just.....well.....nice. I woke up and went for a run and this beautiful sight was in the sky.

We went to Snooze for breakfast and I ordered some yummy red velvet pancakes with cream cheese icing. I wish I had taken a picture but I was much too anxious to eat them! MiniB sure liked them though!

After breakfast we walked around Old Town Fort Collins. I love the piano project going on in Old Town. There are random pianos placed all over town and there is a note on them asking that you just cover them if it starts to rain (there is a tarp nearby). What a great idea!

The kids were so excited to get their faces painted. Aren't they cute?

We ended the day with more family fun. I made a delicious apple pie and failed again to take a picture. What can I say? I'm all about eating the food and not stoping to capture it! Ha ha. I wish I could say we watched some fireworks but the kids were zonked and were asleep by 8:00pm. We could hear them though! It's the first 4th of July I didn't actually see one firework but it was one of my favorite ones nonetheless.

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Tin Can Robots

MiniB LOVES robots. I saw some tin can robots on Pinterest and thought it would be a really fun craft for the kids. I think the robots were featured in Family Fun magazine too but I didn't see them there. I love that magazine!

We used a lot of misc. stuff from our junk drawer (i.e., spools, magnets, paper clips, google eyes, sponge) and got creative. I love this robot with earrings:

The kids are using the cans to hold their pencils. They totally loved this activity. It was fun and easy--two things that I completely need right now.

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Friday, July 1, 2011

Sock Love

I received a gift certificate to KnitPicks for my birthday. I've been wanting Cookie A's book, knit. sock. love. for some time now. As soon as I received my certificate, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it! It arrived this week along with this yummy sock yarn and some new sock needles. I can't wait to get started. But I'm still working on this project so my socks will have to wait....

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