With the kids being home 24/7 now, they can get on each others nerves...so projects are always good to keep them busy and out of each other's hair. :) James insisted I buy more Satay sticks (sticks I use for my Indonesian kabobs) because I ran out and he wanted to make a boat. Yes, I said a boat. Okay so after picking some up along with some glue, pasta, and paper....he was busy working on the kitchen floor for a couple of days working on some of his "boats". Not bad engineering by a 5 year old, I think he was tapping into his Asian heritage as his design much resembles one of those bamboo river rafts. :)
He tested it out in the sink - it floats!
Madeline is holding her boat too, hers is made out of uncooked pasta. Madeline asked me if she could buy one of those foam core poster boards and a water color paint set from the dollar store. She also asked me if I could have photos printed of her at ages 0-8. This is what she made with her $3 project...a timeline poster of her! :) It's hard to see in this photo but she wrote a caption under each picture telling her age and what was going on in the photo.
Our next summer project...a hermit crab habitat. More on that in another post.
Lastly, today is Oma's (my mom's) birthday!!! I posted this "then and now" on my Facebook today to wish her a happy birthday. Pasting the comments I received below so my mom can read them, she's not on Facebook but she does read my blog. :) Happy Birthday mom, love you.
Happy Birthday to my beautiful mama today! My mom & I in Hawaii 1979 and at my wedding 2002. She is one of the most caring, nurturing, wonderful women I know. "As I count my blessings, I can't help but think of her. Thank you for the difference you have made in my life, dear Mom."