I've been a creative mess lately. I think Pinterest is seeping into my blood.
Our latest project.....crayon molds.
I honestly can't believe that I've been a mother for 10+ years and have never done this.
*Take old crayons.
*Peel the paper off. (This will keep kids busy for more time than you'd think.)
*Place crayons in a greased muffin tin.
*Heat in the oven at 225 degrees for approximately 20 minutes, or until the wax melts. (Bigger crayons take more time.)
*Pop them out.
Recycled crayons! Our kids went nuts over these.
Aren't they pretty? They make me happy.
Now, I will proceed to obsess over finding interesting muffin tins or baking molds to create different shapes. I love a new project.
Coco recently sent Jack 2 New Yorker cartoon shirts.
Isn't this one fitting?
"I feel there's a lot of pressure to be good."
And, don't worry. I wasn't at all offended that Coco immediately thought of one of my kids when she saw this.
She also bought one for John Robert, Sara's newby. It has a drawing of bebes in the hospital nursery with a bubble over one's head saying, "OMG. I just got born."
I braved Legoland on Saturday (of all days) with 5 kids and 2 double strollers. Surprisingly, we did not get kicked out of the park.
Punkin Cailyn. Carter and I argue over who gets to hold her. She is so cuddly and sweet and perfect.
(Her parents laugh when I say that. I have no idea why.)
The crew. Thank God for Carter. He is such an amazing help.
Upon arriving home, Blake took over and I snuck off to a movie.
He hosted his own movie showing in the back yard. Hung a sheet from the patio and used the projector for Gnomeo and Juliet.
How cool is that?!
The kids had their own little outdoor theater.
We did this in Colorado years ago, but inside. Still fun.
There were snacks.
There were snacks.
So much fun.
Busy week ahead.
Our friends are packing this week for a move across town, so I'm watching Rylee and Cailyn just about every day. It should be crazy, but entertaining for sure.
Planning a Disney getaway for next week with an overnight stay and 2 days of fun. Been missing our favorite parks! Anxious to see what California Adventure has added since we were there in June. Our passes have been blocked out for the summer.
I can't wait to go again.
Loving all the back-to-school posts. Best of luck to all the kids and teachers, too!