brown eyed fox

paper lanterns

creating, playingcarissa fox10 Comments

we had either rain or slushy freezing rain falling from the sky all weekend...
so... we wanted to make a little homemade sunshine.
bring about a little color!

do you remember making paper lanterns?
i do!
so simple... so easy... and so pretty!

i think we folded... and cut thirteen in all.
then the girls started punching and cutting out fun shapes to attach...
to make them even better.

i hate that i have allowed us to get so far away from crafts
since our house has been on the market.
my clean freak... what if someone calls... have to keep it show ready all the time...
mama mode tends to take over.
hearing lil bit say while cutting out a polka dot star...
"i loooooove crafting"
i have to say... made my heart hurt.
made me smile and laugh of course first but... then it made me feel awful!
ohhhhh.... the finding the balance of "house on the market" life once again!

SO glad we decided to make a paper and glue mess!
 darn house!
their smiles are way more important!

i thought it was awfully sweet that lil bit said they could go in campbell's room!
then they could sleep in there together under the string of lanterns.
great idea!

once we strung then up...
and they were dancing there all in a row...
campbell said "that is sooooo cool" with a big 'ol grin!
gotta love that coming from the mouth of a nine year old.

i'll just add that the paper & glue...
nothing... compared to messes that occurred this weekend!
it was a cooped up wild time!

and just like it flew by... the weekend was a blink wasn't it?
here's to monday!
and here's to the start of something good!
ReAlly good!
the week ahead... i'm convinced... is loaded with it!