Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Flip Flop Summer Wreath.

Grace and I went on our almost weekly trip to the dollar store this morning in the hopes of finding some supplies to make a Mother's day craft. Instead we came back with four pairs of flip flops, a straw hat and some decorative sea shells, ready to make an original summer wreath.

I glued the flip flops around the hat with some E6000, since the wreath will be hanging outside I wanted to use a strong glue.

Then it was the sea shells turn to find their way onto the hat.

Let the glue dry and seal it with a generous coat of outdoor modpodge.
And there you have it:

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Reverse Psychology.

A couple of days ago, I took the kids to ride their bikes around the lake. Matthew started whining that he didn't want to ride his bike. He was afraid to have forgotten how to do it since last year. As I was starting to lose patience I thought better of it. I told him it was fine with me. I said I wouldn't force him to do something he was scared of and that it was his choice to be the only kid in his class not being able to ride a bicycle.
And as you can guess:

Not only he got over his fear, but he wouldn't stop. I was really proud of him.
He got a little carried away:

He picked himself up and got back on the "horse".

Yesterday, as I was halfway through my run feeling lazy and ready to call it a day, I couldn't help but thinking about my little guy and how he kept on going until he made it. So I kept on going and made it to the end of my workout.
Thanks fo the inspiration Matthew.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter Peep Show.

Check out these awesome Easter cupcakes made by MommyO.
How is that for a peep show.