The 52 Project/Week 9

In an attempt to beat the July heat we decided to popsicle paint.  I decided to call it popsicle paint, because you two couldn’t decide if your paint was a popsicle, or part of an art project.  : )  I basically froze some of your paint, inserted a “handle”, gave you a canvas and let you go to town!IMG_2760IMG_2763IMG_2775IMG_2771IMG_2768IMG_2767IMG_2776 IMG_2778IMG_2782 IMG_2783As with any project involving paint, you were ready to paint handprints Cody!IMG_2805IMG_2806 IMG_2802 Uh oh Cody…you have that wild look in your eyes!IMG_2800 IMG_2799 IMG_2796 Avett, everything became part of your canvas….your face…the table…the house.  : )IMG_2793 IMG_2791  The finished product.  Perfection!IMG_2809

 

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The 52 Project/Week 8

Tonight we decided to try a new craft activity from our favorite art blog The Artful Parent. We have gotten so many great ideas of crafty things to do around the house from this blog and couldn’t wait to try the shaving cream marbling activity!  It started out a very neat and tidy affair…and quickly we were all covered in colored shaving cream.  : )

IMG_2320 IMG_2321First we gave our aluminum pans a good layer of shaving cream…IMG_2322IMG_2323Then we squirted paint into the shaving cream and used craft sticks to swirl it around to make cool marbling patterns!IMG_2393IMG_2324 IMG_2325IMG_2333Once we had a cool pattern then we would press paper or paper plates into the colored  shaving cream mixture and scrape off the excess with a craft stick.  Then we played in the water bowl to wash off our hands!  The water bowl was as much fun as the painting activity for you two!IMG_2334Both of you had fun feeling the shaving cream and playing with it!IMG_2355IMG_2356 Soon everyone was covered in shaving cream!  Even Dada!IMG_2366 IMG_2384 IMG_2369 IMG_2380 IMG_2381 IMG_2378

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Next we just painted onto plates for a while…Cody you LOVE to paint.  You will often wake up from a nap and just start asking to paint.  I think we need to get you into some art classes soon! One of your favorite things to do right now is paint your hand and make handprints…

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Our plan is to use the paper plates to make butterflies, so hopefully we can get to that in a few days.  Love you guys!

 

The 52 Project/Week 7

This was a big week!  Nana & Papa’s gift for your birthday arrived!!!  A new fabulous playground!!!  We had it installed on a Friday and because it was cemented into the ground we had to keep you off of it until Saturday morning…this was QUITE the challenge! You guys were so cute on Saturday morning…we tried to get you to eat breakfast to no avail.  You wanted to see the playground!

Pardon the foggy pictures.  It was so humid outside my camera kept fogging up!

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The 52 Project/Week 6

For the July 4th holiday we often head up to Cashiers, NC and visit my parents mountain house. You guys LOVED every minute of exploring the wilderness up there!  We took golf cart rides all over Bridge Creek and would get out and explore each new area.  We saw bunnies (which you guys both call “hop hops”) nibbling on clover, baby toads down by the big pond (“ribbits”), and wild turkeys running for cover when they saw us coming in the golf cart.  We even got to see dump trucks and diggers working at the top of the mountain! I think my favorite part was driving around with you guys in the golf cart in our laps calling, “Here hop hops….here hop hops…”

I wasn’t sure how you guys would feel about seeing and hearing your first fireworks, but you loved them and kept asking for more!  We went to the Village Green in Cashiers, danced and listened to music and watched your first set of fireworks.  You guys were troopers and hung in there even though it was past your bedtime.  The next day we played outside all day!  The covered bridge leading into Bridge Creek was a big hit!IMG_1645IMG_1651IMG_1652IMG_1653Uh oh!  Cody “fall down”!IMG_1655

Both of you ran back and forth over the bridge!  We also found rocks and threw them over the side to watch the go “kerplunk” into the creek below!

IMG_1677 Cody, you loved to walk on the balance beam down the bridge…IMG_1691Next we went down to the big pond and ran around like crazy!IMG_1700IMG_1701IMG_1702Avett had fun sliding down the Adirondack chair foot rest.IMG_1720IMG_1721Cody, you found sweet little tiny toads and wanted to “hold it”…IMG_1723 IMG_1724Then, you found some Black Eyed Susan wildflowers and had some fun!Cody and flowersAvett, you worked up an appetite and came back to the porch to eat a snack with your buddy Frei…IMG_1735 IMG_1737Cody, you are very focused on potty training right now.  Washing your hands afterwards is very important…IMG_1740Our friend Tammy came to see us and brought you guys the sweetest little onesies!  Here you are modeling them for her before bedtime!IMG_1770Lastly, we took our annual picture of both of you with the Tyre twins.  They are 1 day older than you and live in Atlanta and have a vacation home in Cashiers, NC just around the corner from Nana & Papa’s house.  Here is a side by side pic of all of you for the last 2 years!3 years togetherIt is unbelievable how much you have grown in the last two years.  We love all of you!