Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Time with My Boys

Willy went hunting this weekend, so it was me and my boys. We had a really good time together. I am really enjoying the moments more than I ever did before. Each one is truly sacred.

Saturday we spent most the day at home. It was a chilly, gloomy day and it was the first day using the magnet board. I have to say the board is working well so far. After naps, we ran to Hobby Lobby and McDonalds.

I've been looking for a double dragonfly pin for a few weeks now. I want something to have that represents Lucas and Caleb in family pictures and on holidays and other special occasions. I decided a pin was a great idea. It's very subtle and really only those who know about the pin know what it signifies. And it helps that feeling that we are leaving them out. Well, the cheaper pins all cost way too much to ship. So I decided I would make one. Hence the trip to Hobby Lobby with two boys.

This is the finished product. I was really surprised how easy it was to make. And now I have lots of pin backs and jewelry wire, so I can make some more pins if I want. I think it might be a good idea to put in the memory boxes we are donating on their birthday. And the box was given to us by a friend who has 5 year old twin boys. I love the box and love the friend.

We bought treasure chests for the spending quarters the boys will earn with their magnet board. They receive two quarters on a "perfect" day. One for saving and one for spending. If they lose a magnet, they lose their spending quarter, and if they lose two or more, they lose both quarters. The boxes were on sale and I thought it would be a fun craft for us to do. And to my friends who know my OCD tendencies, notice that each color of paint has it's own brush.

Their finished boxes. I really love the early creativity of children. Colton is now coloring in the lines more and it kind of makes me sad that with the precision, we are losing some of the fun in mixing and such.

Ethan during nap time yesterday. He is so sweet, especially when he's sleeping. I could sit on his bed and watch him sleep all day and night. In bed with him is: GlowWorm-his first Christmas gift from us and his first love, Rudy-the reindeer Willy, Colton, and I made for him before he was born, Spots-the Valentine dog my mom bought for his first Valentine's Day, Cailey-his first Cabbage Patch Doll, Tuttle-the turtle he won at Six Flags this summer, and Baby Bear-the bear my sister bought him before he was born. Baby Bear now falls second to Blankie. I truly love how he has conversations with Baby Bear and all the adventures they have together.

And here's Colton stringing Froot Loops for the Christmas tree. He didn't take a nap yesterday so we watched Babar and strung Froot Loops for awhile. It's so neat to watch him work so diligently to get each one on the yarn. And he has a thing for patterns, so it was neat to see the different ones he was coming up with.

Well, it's been a great couple of days. I hope the week remains as good. It's a busy one with Ethan's party being this weekend. And I am every so glad when it will be over. But I am really looking forward to celebrating him turning three.

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  1. Their little boxes turned out so cute! And I love your pin! I have been trying to find something to represent Bryston and Colton for when we take our family pictures, just not sure what I want yet. I may just have to make a trip to Hobby Lobby...I love that store!


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