Friday, March 30, 2012

resurrection garden

i saw this idea in a magazine a few years back and it has been stuck in my memory and this year we finally got around to making it.

a shallow pot about 12" in diameter
one small pot potting soil
wheat grass seeds (soak the seeks for 24 hours before adding them to the dirt)
a rock large enough to cover the opening of the smaller pot. 

we first read one of the kid's Easter books. we talked about where they took Jesus after he died on the cross.
we went outside and filled the larger pot with dirt. the smaller pot, was used to make the cave. we used water during the process to mold the dirt into the right shape.
then we added the seeds.
our garden is growing!   easter week, we will add 3 crosses to the garden.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

dying eggs

this is one of my favorite things to do during the easter season.

we actually dye egg more than once a year, just because it is so much fun!

i just love the bright colors!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

paper plate bunny craft

i saw this craft on pinterest and when my little lady saw it, she told me we had to make it!

all you need is some paper plates, cotton balls, eyes, crayons and glue.

and a few outtakes of my children being silly!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

bunny pancakes

i found this adorable idea here.

my kids loved them and i had a blast making them.   there is nothing better than combining art with eating!

Monday, March 26, 2012

a bird's nest craft

since it is officially spring, we decide a little springtime craft was in order. a cute little bird's nest!

last year, we has a real bird's nest right outside our door, we are hoping for it to happen again!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

our little lady's 6th birthday

yesterday, was our little lady's birthday. 6 years old...i can't believe it! where has the time gone???

she woke up to her bedroom being decorated. she has come to expect it now, since it has been a tradition, but still gets so excited!
she took play dough cookies to school to share with all her friends.
she had fun opening her gifts and spent most of the afternoon and evening playing with her new things.
she wanted barbecue chicken pizza for dinner and ice cream for dessert.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


a couple weekends ago, we took the kids to the zoo. it was a beautiful day and the animals were out and some a bit playful!
the bears were very playful and the kids had fun watching them!

Monday, March 19, 2012

st. patrick's day

we love to eat in this house, so i'm warning you if you are remotely hungry you probably shouldn't look at this right now.

the morning began with rainbow waffles.
lunch was kabobs and i made 2 different kinds.

one was veggies, chicken and sausage. the other was fruit kabobs.
since our lunch was a ton of food, i made a snack for dinner.

something that has become a tradition on st. patty's day...homemade pretzels. i've made them for about 4 years now and they are so good! we dip them in mustard or spicy cheese sauce.
lastly, we ended the day with shamrock shakes! i found the recipe here.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

rainbow wind sock

we made a wind sock for st. patty's day.

empty oatmeal container
blue paint
paint brush
card stock paper (purple, blue, green, yellow, orange, and red)
streamers (purple, blue, green, yellow, orange, and red)
small circle punch
glue gun

first, we painted the oatmeal container blue and allowed it to dry. then i used my circle punch to punch out different colored circles. my little lady helped me glue them on.  no, she naturally doesn't have crossed eyes! she's just a silly girl!
then we added the streamers and ribbon to hang it from.
all done and we hung it outside! however, i think we will have to bring it inside due to the chance of rain or snow in the near future.

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