I am not a football kind of gal. I don't even really have a comparable obsession with which to relate to his obsession. The Grey's Anatomy series finale (when the show was good)...for several hours...while wearing Grey's Anatomy T-shirts...and eating special Grey's Anatomy snacks??
I simply CAN. NOT. GET. INTO. IT.
I have tried.
I have asked questions.
I have pretended.
|we got our game faces on...serious business...|
Oh yes I did.
Sometime around half time the children were bouncing on the furniture, I couldn't focus on the book, the snacks were eaten (made by dada, HA. He makes GOOD wings.) so I took the children and decided to sew up a quick entertaining craft.
Window snakes. To be used to block drafts in their bedroom.
Little miss has her bed right below the window (a little mattress on the floor) and it has occurred to me, maybe she would stay in it longer if there wasnt a draft from the window. I had already tacked up a folded up quilt onto the (very cold) wall, hoping that might help. So then I was thinking rolled up blanket or...hmmm... a snake!
I cut out long pieces of fabric (a red one for little man, per his request) then used sand from their INDOOR SANDBOX (I know, I am crazy.) and filled them up. We then sewed the mouth shut, with little tongues sticking out, and sewed on buttons for eyes. VOILA. SNAKES!
(As a side note, please, do double up your fabric when trying this, if you so care to. The snakes unfortunately leak through the fabric the fine dusty sand...greeeeeaaaaaaaat. I thought about doing this but then got frustrated with my bad scissors and settled on a single layer.)
Anyway. Here are some pics. And thank goodness our team won!!
|yes, i used old pajama pants|
|funneling the sand into the snakes - |
the only part of the "craft" the kids
|my snake! my snake!|