Thursday, July 25, 2013

give that guy a haircut!

I apologize for the lack of posts lately!  We've got a lot of summertime fun goin' on around our house and no time for working!

We're busy gardening (always) and finally harvesting, we've got some construction underway in the office, and of course, we're working on a few smaller projects here and there.

Here's a cute, quick and easy little craft project that provides for a bit of daily entertainment. 

All you need to create this cute little fella is:
an empty yogurt container (I used Yo Baby)
a few small pieces of felt (two colors is ideal)
googly eyes
some sort of seeds
First, we cleaned our yogurt container, removed the paper,
 and cut off the top ledge.
I measured one piece of felt to cover the whole yogurt container.  Then I sketched a few more pieces for ears and a trunk.  I did this super quickly.  Elephants with two different sized ears have more character, right?
 We stuck the pieces together with a little craft glue and added our dirt and grass seed. 
 Then we waited...and waited...and waited...
5 whole days, 
until we saw teeny tiny pieces of "hair"!  Carson LOVED checking elephant's hair every morning.  The grass grows so fast that it's a great change from day to day.  Now he loves telling me when it's time for a haircut!
Looks like it's time for a trim!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

a healthy summer treat

It's been HOT at our house!  That means lots of time in the sprinklers and plenty of frozen treats.  This is one of our favorite treats on a summer day (and it just happens to be healthy)!
If you're a banana fan you must give this a try.  It's perfect for kids.  Carson just loves it!

All you need is ripe bananas and a Cuisinart (or blender).
 First, freeze the bananas in slices.  We usually leave them over night but a couple of hours would probably do the trick.
 Throw the frozen slices in the Cuisinart and blend.
You can always get creative and throw in an extra treat.  We like a little nutella.

It makes perfect soft serve ice cream (or keep it in the freezer for a harder ice cream).

It couldn't be simpler...or tastier!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

let freedom ring!

Happy 4th of July!
We just love this holiday and we are thoroughly enjoying ourselves today.
Riding around in town in style
Racing in the "Independence Day Diaper Derby"
Daddy is so proud...
of his 2nd place finisher!
I hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful day.
Here's to the land of the free!