Sunday, August 28, 2011
Summer is really feeling "over" now. I go back to work officially in the morning and the boys on Tuesday. I love having a routine, so I'm not too sad. Next year I do want to feel and be more productive and at the same time more relaxed. This summer had some very fun elements, but I never really felt it clicked for me. Too busy up front and then too lacking in my beloved structure and routine. I'm going to make some notes on what I *hope* to do differently next year.
One thing I want to get started right now is a regular Sunday project with the boys. Today we made these little origami balloons or water bombs, inspired by our copy of Action Pack magazine (issue 1). The instructions in the actual magazine were really confusing so we ended up using a You Tube video to see how to do it (SO much clearer). I did the actual folding, but I bet Dieter could do these pretty well himself now that I get it and can teach him. The boys enjoyed coloring them and throwing them.
Back to school will be tiring, so I expect I'll be posting a bit less frequently, maybe once a week for a month or so. In the meantime, I'd love to know--what is your favorite, go-to, easy kid and mama art or craft activity?? Next Sunday we're going to branch out and make origami boats.