April 15, 2014

WTF (WAY TOO FUN): RESURRECTION EGGS

Posted by Lori~

Mur-man came home with a set of Resurrection Eggs from school.  He attends a private catholic preschool.  It was such a nice surprise in his backpack.  Honestly, I have never seen these, but am excited to go on an Easter Egg Hunt Easter Sunday and read the included Easter story.




April 14, 2014

MAGNETIC ALPHABET SWITCH-UP

Posted by Lori~

Do you have sets of the magnetic leapfrog farm animals or alphabet?  Well, we do.  I love the toy, but I just hate how gross it gets in the kitchen.  YUCK!

First, we tried the fridge. Then, we moved it to the dishwasher. 



Finally, I decided it was time for an all together new solution outside of kitchen.

First up, I pulled the farm animal set, cleaned it, and discovered we were missing 1/2 of the duck.  Why is it there is always one piece missing?  Honestly, Mur-Man is 4 and a little advanced for this kit, so this will go into storage.


Then it was time to wash the alphabet.  Mur-Man is still working on his letters, so keeping the alphabet kit was a MUST.  


I decided to move them to Mur-Man's red metal (and magnetic) bed.  We practiced his letters as we went and of course are missing just one letter in this set too.

 
Much more organized and much cleaner!


April 13, 2014

GOLD PINE CONES!

Posted by Lori~

Over the weekend, I was busy raking and cleaning the yard.  That's when Mur-man started picking up pine cones, and I thought, let's do a craft!

I took out school glue and gold glitter.


I squeezed the glue into a disposable bowl, and Mur-man dipped the pine cones.



Then we shook the gold glitter over the glue (and also rolled the pine cones in the loose glitter).
 


I thought they turned out beautiful!  Mur-man loved this little project too.