Monday, February 13, 2012

all you need is ……

Love…and well, this year, lots of activities that are inside, not too rambunctious and things that are entertaining.


My kiddos have been hit hard by a bug, and it’s not a lovebug.  Some nasty virus that turned into a bacterial infection for 2 of the 3 of us.  So we’ve been crafting, loving, watching movies, cuddling and creating for a week.  Yes, a week.  Anna’s fever has been here for 8 days.  It’s on the way out – she goes to bed with a slight fever and wakes up everyday with a normal temp…phew!  Hudson’s body seems to have fought differently and he seems to be on the mend as well…in a shorter amount of time.


Want to keep a record of some of the fun things we managed to do this year, despite the yuckies.  The LOVE banner above is a take on all of those fancy-shmancy cloth buntings people make.  Ours is out of cardstock, tissue paper, glue and contact paper.  Yup, that easy.  You can do it!IMG_3942

I cut the letters out of cardstock with an x-acto knife and then gave the kids free reign with colored tissue paper, glue paint and paint brushes….


(and yes, that is our tree in the background – our VALENTINE’S TREE!)

When those dried, I laid them in the contact paper, strung them on ribbon and voila!


Another fun project is paint printing.  Cover a piece of construction paper with foamy stickers and then paint over it.   While it is still wet, lay a white sheet of paper over the foam paint paper and press down.


See her excitement?  Seriously – this is a fun project to watch     their faces when they see the print.IMG_3952IMG_3953

Anna and I played a fun roll-em, draw-em lovebug game.  It works on number recognition and she got to draw a lovebug!






Hudson worked hard on making a multi-level home for some of our Duplo Lego family – it was sooo cool!


May you and yours be filled with lovebugs, not yucky bugs!  Happy Valentine’s Day!!!!!

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