Sunday, December 7, 2008

Crafty playdate

Now that we are settled into our new house, I decided to invite two of Landon's friends from school over to the house. Harper, was the oldest and the only girl. Her mom, Mandy, and I have been friends since college. The other boy that came was Hayden. His mom, Shannon, works with Lance at the bank. We have all become close friends lately and love getting together when we can (which is never enough!!).

Mandy had a great idea of getting Craft paper and let the kids put paint on their hands and feet and paint their 'prints' on the paper. And then we could use the paper for wrapping paper this Christmas. Sounds like a great idea, right?!? Well, I think we were one year ahead of ourselves. Harper did really well using her hands, Hayden loved 'marching' on the paper, while Landon wouldn't go NEAR the paint!! I had a feeling he was going to be a little weird about it since he hates to get his hands dirty or sticky (EXACTLY like his daddy). We had all hands on deck while doing this project so you can imagine why we didn't have any pictures taken!! We had a blast doing it but I think we could have gotten better results if the kiddos were a little older.

While we waited for the paint to dry, we let the kids run around some while we sipped on some hot coco. Then we had one more activity before everyone left. When I was younger, my mom helped us make 'apple snowmen'. It is a very simple project and the kiddos loved it!! I highly recommend it for all ages! Let me know if anyone wants instructions!


The Gilbert Family's Great Adventures said...

I am so sad we missed it! Looks like ya'll had a blast!

Hannah Lee said...

SO CUTE! The Lee Family definately missed out! Thanks for the invite and we will get together again soon! I didn't want to put my sick baby around all of those precious others. Time for a pedi! Yall are too creative!

The Tylers said...

Too cute!! When you get a chance, send me your mailing address! Thanks!