It’s a Robot Parade!


My kids are always pretending and they have been on a robot kick lately.  We talk like robots in the car, going to bed and even on a kayaking trip!  🙂

Also, it was recently BamaBoy’s birthday.  He got an AWESOME red enameled 6.5 quart dutch oven for his birthday which has worked out very well for me.  He gets a new toy to play with in the kitchen and I got to enjoy all the spoils! HA! Win-Win! Hopefully, I’ll have something yummy to post from it soon! After 5 more days of juice!!

Anyway, the box that the dutch oven came in was a source of fun for Jonah and Lilly – putting toys into it, trying to sit in it and finally wearing it on their heads.  Then the thought struck me – *clouds parting and angels singing* Robot Costume!!

We busted out the foil, a permanent marker and some stickers and got to work with an Exacto knife and some scissors.

Welcome to the Robot Parade!!  Total I think this took me about 15 minutes and the kids had a blast!!

Look at my abs of steel!

Lilly wasn’t sure about this at first, but it grew on her!

Take me to your leader!!



We’re Getting SEW Crafty!


The spoils!

The kids have been itching to get the sewing machine out and make something.  It’s funny, I remember being a kid and watching my mom get out the sewing machine.  I remember getting excited when my mom or my grandma made something new.  It’s so much fun to see their excitement in picking something to make, finding the fabric and helping create something just for them.  We finally pulled out the box of sewing supplies and the sewing machine and looked through the Pinterest ideas we’d saved. If you want to check my Pinterest page out, click HERE!

We picked two ideas, picked fabrics and got started!

First, we used a simple skirt tutorial from MADE.  Check it out HERE!

What I LOVE about this tutorial:

1) The tutorial is SUPER is easy to follow with pictures at every step.  Anyone with a little sewing machine know-how can use this!

2) It was EASY to customize for my daughter to make it any size!

3) It is easy to make the skirt(s) as simple or detailed as you like.  She has a plan for a single-layered as well as a double-layered skirt.

4) Each step is clearly explained and very laid-back.  You really can’t go wrong!!

Here are the finished products!  I DEFINITELY plan to make many more of these!

Jonah picked a Monster Tooth Pillow from Just Another Hang Up.  Check it out HERE!

We downloaded the pattern, Jonah picked out his fabrics for the face and we got started!

What I LOVE about this pattern:

1) Like the skirts, it was SUPER easy to customize with our own fabrics and additions to the face.

2) The downloadable pattern has all the necessary pieces to make putting the basics together quick and easy.

3) Jonah was able to help layout how he wanted his monster face to look with all the pieces cut out.

4) Now that we have the basic pieces, Jonah and I have been planning other faces to make as gifts for his friends who are also getting to tooth-losing age!

Here is the finished pillow!  Jonah was so proud, he has shown it to all our friends.  He can’t wait to lose his first tooth now! Next time, I’d use a fabric that doesn’t have white in it for the face, but Jonah picked them himself, so I wasn’t about to argue!! 🙂