Monday, April 12, 2010

Kids Projects

Tyler got my photo program reinstalled and working on the computer again, so here goes with a lot of catching up!  It might take me a few days.....  =)

Levi's photo-frame we covered with leftover strips of fabric.  All you do is "paint" them on with Mod Podge glue, the kids were fascinated!  Then we added some wiggly eyes, foam sticker cutouts, and his name in letter beads.
Breanna made this flower from odds and ends.  I've been collecting all these art supplies forever, and we've enjoyed trying them out.
As I mentioned awhile back, my trusty iron gave up.  Daddy took it apart and tried to fix it, but since you can't get a replacement for the malfunctioning part- it became another project for the kids.
Levi loves screwdrivers, and every toy that requires batteries around here always has the battery cover opened because of it!  Daddy put the iron back together and let them take it apart.
They both enjoyed taking all the little tiny screws out (you'd be amazed how many there are in an iron!!), and I was amazed at how well they worked together.  Levi was quite proud of the end result.
And Andy, of course, is very happy- especially when there's food involved!

Or snuggling mommy.  I love that fat little hand!
He's also enjoys "helping" mommy quilt.  I don't know if I'm warping them or what, but all my kids love to feel fabric, quilts, etc.
When you have lots of snow, it seems right to make lots of snowmen.  However, the kids have learned that it takes the right kind of snow to make a snowman!  So much of our winter is so cold that the snow is too powdery and dry.  But they did finally get one built as the weather got warmer!
And Daddy's project, was to replace the front door.  The original was over 25 years old, and leaked air like a sieve.  It was also very, very ugly.  I can't wait till we get warm enough weather to paint the exterior and finish up the house!  That saggy entry step is also going to be replaced by a small covered porch.
We also had a friendly young moose come to visit.
Spring is coming, most of the snow is gone now!


Evan and Clover and Co. said...

I can't imagine something more exciting for a kid than taking an iron apart! I've been wanting an excuse to buy a new iron, maybe I'll let my kids take mine apart-- I'm sure I'll need a new one after that! :-) Good to see all the happy little kids-- glad you are able to post pictures again!

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

Hi Lisa,

I'm playing catch up with your posts! At least one of your kids is going top be an inventor, or engineer I suspect with an enquiring mind sparked by a childhood experience of taking the iron apart. But my overwhelming thought when looking at your pictures was "Wow what happy kids!"