Well, this weekend was one of those where you have a ton of things that you have to do, get none of them done, but get a ton of things NOT on your list done!
It was a nice weekend though, probably our last calm one until school gets out (and honestly, it wasn't all that calm). But we had some great family time, helped Jeremy and Carla and fam move into their beautiful NEW house, and spent some time crafting.
|Well, this was a new thing for us, as our advent train is our usual tradition. But knowing our oldest, and really, not wanting to buy the giddgy-gappers that get broken or thrown away, this was a great buy! Brant is totally into it!|
As it always seems, the things we HAVE to get done always push the things we WANT to get done out of the way. So I decided that we were just going to do some of the projects I've been stashing on Pinterest for the boys. First up, snowflakes!!
|Henry wanted to be right by him.|
|Brant even got Henry's cars out for him. But no dice, he wanted Brant's.|
|He loved watching them zoom out of the racing thingy. Brant was such a good brother, simply saying, "No Henny" (his nickname for H) and gently moving the object away.|
|These were the ones in the bucket. Can you see the crystals forming?|
|Finally, The finished snowflake! They glisten and glitter and look like rock candy. We love them, and are going to make more!|
The last thing we squeezed in was a surprise. I hadn't really planned on doing it, but when I found myself briefly running into Michaels, I grabbed the supplies. This was really cool, and sciency. Still don't know exactly what does it, but way fun! Two bottles of Elmer's glue, water, food coloring and a teaspoon of Borax. Voila! GAK or slime. Whatever. Really really cool. Ours looked a lot like eggs, so it was a little gross/weird. But definitely a success and a repeat was requested!