Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Fingers crossed

Tomorrow T2 has an appointment with her allergist to have her allergies retested. How wonderful it would be if her peanut and tree nut allergy had miraculously ceased to exist and we would no longer live in fear of her coming into contact with nuts - even contact with someone who ate a peanut product hours before brings on a reaction. I miss nuts but I'd miss her more.....

Monday, March 30, 2009

Finishing the yarn eggs

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Yarn eggs

It's been a long time since I last made yarn eggs - hmmm probably about 10 years so I figured it was about time I made them again with T2's help (we'll see if T1 wants to have a go when he gets home from school in a few minutes!). It's easy but messy and the results are cool.

Here are my supplies. I watered down the glue - probably similar quantities of each. I added glitter but it's not necessary. Balloons (look carefully and you may see a clue as to where we live!!), yarn, scissors, paintbrush and somewhere to hang them to dry.

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I am eager for the glue to dry so we can pop the balloons and remove them.....

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

A sure sign

We have lived in this house for almost 5 years and every Spring two ducks, one male, one female, have come to hang out during the day for several weeks. Each year we have fed them, provided water to drink and splash about in and loyally they return. The male always waits until the female has finished eating before he starts and he's very protective of her - issuing warning quacks should one of us get too close. The best times have been when Mr Duck sits on our porch or patio quacking loudly for food and once even 'knocked' on the door repeatedly with his beak - seriously! Each evening they waddle across the street and through the houses across the road to the creek, returning the following morning. I love it - they are so cute and fun to watch. About 3 weeks ago they came by for the first time this year and have been back a few times on mild days - today being one of those days

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I'll miss them when we move - along with Tippy the squirrel (it has a white tipped tail) and the 'SquipMunk' - I am sure it's half squirrel and half chipmunk. I hope we have some fun wild life at the new house...

Spring tree

Yesterday we gathered pine cones and twigs when we went for a walk before meeting T1 from his school bus stop. It was a glorious sunny day - T2 even found it warm enough to stretch out on the sidewalk and check out the clouds - not typical of this time of year where we live. It's hard to consider we might be done with snow and layers of cold weather clothes when we are often still shoveling the white stuff in March and sometimes April!

I knew exactly what I wanted to do with the things we collected and this afternoon we set to work. I had planned we would work on our activity when K was here but she had to stay home with a fever today but I knew T2 would not be able to wait until we next see her on Thursday. We'll work on it some more when she's next here.

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It's not finished yet - we'll be adding a few more things to our Spring tree over the next little while : )

By the way - anyone know why Blogger will no longer let me centre my photos?

Monday, March 23, 2009

Spring fun

Pine cones, twigs, paint and ribbon are ready and waiting on the table. Tomorrow is going to be fun!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Mud, mud, glorious mud

Yesterday was the perfect day for making mud pies, mud soup and just getting muddy!!

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Thursday, March 12, 2009

This week...

...has been a haze of cleaning and tidying the house, house showings and more cleaning and tidying of the house, plus a few kid appointments, toss in my need to surrender to anemia and sit or nap and fun seems to seriously lacking right now. I do still have a stack of paper plates awaiting transformation - maybe tomorrow......

Friday, March 6, 2009

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Today we decided to make a lion's face

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We'll add some details with markers when the paint is dry.

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Paper plate piggy. T2 wanted to give the pig a body too

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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Paper plates day 2

I very rarely buy paper plates but I did find a few in the back of the cupboard, left over from when we renovated the kitchen a couple of years ago. Today T2, her friend K and I made paper plate fish

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Here's mine : )

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Here's T2's

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Monday, March 2, 2009


Today T2 and I made turtles. For me, it was a welcome break from steam cleaning the carpets. For T2 it was a well deserved reward for her patience while I steam cleaned!

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Here's mine

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Here's T2's

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