for me and Violet (and Henry) to doooo!! Ok, the back story is that those are the lyrics to a song. Last summer when Brad was in California for work he brought back a kid's CD of music that had Violet's name in every song. It is cheesy Broadway-like music, but is a thrill for Violet! One of the songs (that is actually pretty fun) is about all of the rainy day things there are to do. Every time it's raining we find ourselves singing it. So, here are some of rainy day things that we did this morning...
Watched a bee get caught in a spider web and then wrapped up
Filled birdhouses and got rained on in the process
Built a very cool house with blocks
Violet had her first egg salad sandwich and liked it! (Henry had a grilled cheese, not his first, but thought I would share this little grilled cheese inside tip, maybe you already know it...but my mom just taught me this last week: mayo on the outside of the bread instead of butter and lightly butter the pan, nice crisp grilled cheese!)
Had a very silly lunchtime because we still had some energy to burn
Took a quick walk after lunch but before nap because the sun was starting to peak out. On the walk Violet was apparently a chicken laying eggs...and we decided that after weeks of passing this cool piece of bark
it was time to bring it home with us and count it as one of our "treasures".
While we did have fun on this rainy morning, we were definitely excited to have the sun come out and the humidity move on after nap and outside we went...
And, one more thing, Violet and I needed to show off these new summer shoes!! Love them, I am very jealous!
She can't stop running, hopping, skipping, climbing, scootering, swinging, or biking when she has them on.
Remember all those cute little chicks? Well, here's to the cute ones and the not so cute ones. The chicks that didn't turn out quite like I had hoped they would did not get tossed in the scrap pile, but instead, they got loaded up with some fragrant catnip!! An Easter treat for the kitties too!
Now, let's just hope that no kitty or kiddo gets confused whose is whose!!
And now, I am thinking about maybe putting some catnip in our garden...
So, what did we do during our spring break?...Off to Grammy Grey and Pop Pop's house we went...and off for a farm visit too!
Violet loves animals (Henry does too!) and she has been talking about going to visit "Missy's farm" (a high school friend of mine) for a long time, in fact, until we were actually on our way to visit she continually reminded me that we needed to go (no backing out of this one mama)! Our visit to the farm couldn't have come at a better time, although it could have been warmer, brrr!! They have lots of babies there, baby goats and baby puppies so cute!!
Thanks to Missy and Calli for showing us around and letting Violet hold a little baby goat
This is after a little goat kiss!! Oh, and I seriously wanted to take the little one with the brown ears way back in the background home with me!!
Henry even got in on the action!!
After the goats it was off to hold a little tiny puppy, only a week old!!
We really did have so much fun inside (Violet loved all of the little girl toys they have at their house!) and outside! Next time we hope to maybe have a bit more time to see more of the farm and play with Missy's kiddos. I am as interested in the farm as Violet is. Missy's husband, Matt, caught me taking a picture of his hay rake and was making fun of me, had I remembered my real camera (doh! had to take pictures using the IPod) I would have had some cool pictures to share of that as well, it really was a beautiful piece of machinery!
It was a fun trip, although, a times a bit chaotic...mostly the packing up by myself in both directions, but oh so fun! And...I didn't have to make breakfast, lunch, or dinner for two days, YIPPEE, thanks mom!
Now, back to sewing...lots to do in May including some warmer weather shirts, skirts, pants...hand puppets, birthday and bridal shower decor...!
In honor of the Obamas holding the White House Easter egg roll today, a day after Easter, I will share our Easter egg dyeing, a day after Easter...
I was inspired this year to try something different, to dye our eggs naturally thanks to SouleMama. I used this tutorial so that I knew just how much "stuff" to mix with just how much water and vinegar. It was actually really fun, and it made the house smell much better then the usual PAAS Easter egg dye, somewhere between blueberry pie and chili!! (We used turmeric for yellow, blueberries for blue and beets for red.)
While our dyes were boiling away we wrapped our eggs in rubber bands, Brad was sceptical, he didn't think the rubber bands would do anything...
and then we dunked them in...
Then we waited...
We weren't quite as patient as perhaps we should have been, but it was time to start making dinner...and since we were not being patient the red was not going to get anywhere near close to anything resembling red and the blue was so beautiful so I added some of the blue dye to the red dye and we got a beautiful gray!
I love love love the way these eggs turned out and it really was easy!! I am looking forward to getting a bit more advanced next year with our natural decorating, but this year, I love the stripes!
Also, thanks to SouleMama, I was inspired to dye some of my muslin with my natural dyes...
I'm thinking a fun outdoors birthday banner of some sort for Henry!
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