We certainly overscheduled ourselves for this past, hot, humid (read: oppressive) weekend. Luckily, we were overscheduled with all things FUN! Two kid birthday parties, one adult birthday luncheon, a kid’s concert and dinner with friends were all on the agenda. The girls were good as gold at each event, but their worn-outedness began to reveal itself late Sunday afternoon. Still, we pushed through and all emerged well-rested this morning.
Despite our busy schedule, I still managed to get a few crafty things accomplished this weekend, my favorite of which is this felt wall:
I so enjoy working with felt and am so happy that the fibers on the panels we had installed in our basement during our 2010 renovation grab onto felt and have allowed us to turn them into this big felt wall. I made a felt alphabet and some other felt pieces (not shown, but inspired by this) and purchased a felt phonics kit from Lakeshore Learning Center to help Teeny with early reading skills. This felt wall provides limitless opportunity for play and I love the bright, bold, playful colors!
Another fun project was this very, very low-budget DIY dollhouse I built for the girls:
Now, we have two other dollhouses – one for Fisher Price Little People and the other for My Little Pony, but the girls seem to derive more pleasure from this simply designed dollhouse I put together on a whim than they do from those other pre-fab plastic dollhouses.
Tiny really enjoyed putting her dolls and figurines to sleep in each of their rooms and we even built a porch on the side on which Grover and Jasmine (from Aladdin) had a birthday party. I LOVE when my girls use their imaginations – it’s the best!
The three of us girls also tried out a new heat-beating summer hairdo that I saw here. It’s called the twist and pin and I think it is too cute! Below are pics of our respective twist and pins:
I kept my hair like this all weekend because it just felt so good having my hair off my neck in the excessive heat. My girls, although they looked awesome, were not as fanatic about their twist and pins and took them out after just a few minutes, but I totally get that putting one’s hair up in pins or clips can take some getting used to and might pull hair in ways that can sometimes feel uncomfortable, so maybe they’ll change their minds as they grow or if it just gets too darn hot they can’t take their hair sticking to their faces and necks anymore!
It was a hot, fast, and fun weekend that I’ll share more about later on this week. I hope an equally fun – but perhaps cooler – weekend was enjoyed by all!