Games with Grandma
Rousing thoughts of Spring
Snow is falling as I type. We have had some warm days of rain rain
rain here. We began participating in a Bible Study with another
couple from our church. It is on Biblical Male/Female roles and I am
looking forward to how the Lord will use it in my personal life as
well as my marriage.
My computer time is up and I am determined to stick to the schedule today!
I got the idea for this weeks art project from That Artist Woman. She has spectacular projects and ideas on her blog. She also has a list of other blogs in her side bar that look like they would be worth checking out should one have the time to do so. O.kay we really don't do an art project a week, I just put that at the beginning because I would like to, and well it sounded so good :-). I was really pleased with how these turned out.
Abi's art work. She chose to skip the polar bear
Mary's - She tried the polar bear and it didn't like the results so changed it.
Cob's - included the polar bear
Mine, before I added the nose, eyes and feet details on my polar bear
I have long loved Richard Scarry's books. This project reminds me of Mr. Fixit! It started off so small, so manageable and has morphed into the monster you see pictured here :-) I have the utmost confidence Drew can put it all back together again because unlike Mr. Fixit Fox all of his project turn out AWESOME. In the mean time we are getting creative about showering. I am so thankful for the utility sink in the laundry room as many of the kids can bathe there.
We enjoyed Ice Fest again this year at the River Museum. There was an arctic presentation that the little ones didn't last for so Drew took them out. Mary, Cob and I enjoyed it to the end. Then we all headed outside to play. They had ice bowling, a sled slide, a tunnel, a stick slide game and there were sculptors working with snow sculpting. Very nice.
Waiting for Cob, Mary and I to finish watching the arctic presentation
Oh, they had an ice harvesting presentation which was really informative. They harvested a big block from the river. Guess that's why it's called the Ice Harbor :-). Ice would be packed in the ice barn with saw dust and would stay frozen until July some years!