Kathleen wanted to dress up for Daddy, so she got her and Kit ready for the evening.
Then we of course we had to let the neighborhood know he was turning 40 so they each made a sign to hang on the mailbox. :-}
On the way back up our driveway we found a beautiful butterfly on one of our wildflowers we have growing by the house.
For his special birthday dinner I made chicken, steak, shrimp, potatoes, beans, asparagus, and crescent rolls.
We were joking with Hayley, she loves steak so much she picked it up to eat it and had it all over her face LOL. Of course I just had to get a picture. ;-}
Happy birthday Jerry! Many More!!
( L to R Oliver, Harry, Spence and Jerry)
Today we did two crafts for their American girl dolls. The first is a basket. They chose to put the doll's pets in it and use it as a carrier.
This is the materials we started with:
I suggest using plain white paper plates, but these were all I had on hand. First you need to cut the edge off the plate and just be left with a plain circle.
Have them color both sides of the plate (different solid colors on each side)
This is an example, but it would be colored before adding the holes, and cutting.
Then you fold up the edges, tuck sides inward and tie ribbon around the outside. Once this is done, punch holes on either side, twist two colors of pipe cleaners together and put through side holes to form the handle.
Then they decorated with stickers. :-)
For our next project, we made photo boards for our dolls to hang up.
You will need to choose fabric of choice, or you could also use wrapping paper to cover the cardboard pieces. Be sure to only glue around the edges or it will leak through fabric.
Then poke holes through at the top, and thread string, wire, yarn etc. through. Whichever you choose. There are many variations and choices for this project.
Then you criss cross the rubber bands and add your favorite photos and get ready to hang it up!
Kathleen loves Hayley so much, she chose her school picture to put in.
Hayley chose a picture of her and her Daddy at the Brownie Father/ Daughter dance.
I had to capture this next picture, as I love my animals so much. Sally was nestled in among the toys watching us craft with intensity and love....I love this dog so much. :-)
Now Hayley is diligently working on creating more jewelry to take down with us this weekend. She's trying to earn as much as possible before we go to American Girl Place!! Kathleen is playing with her dolls and using the carriage to take things back and forth to Hayley as she needs them. LOL Teamwork, gotta love it!
Please don't mind the mess, when her creativity kicks in, it takes over!
Hope you have a great afternoon!