Thursday, September 30, 2010

Well Hello There!


So, the truth is, I watched Julie and Julia...and it made me want to start a blog. I considered being a copycat and making a cooking blog...but honestly I really don't enjoy cooking all that much...and I especially don't like cooking things that could easily end in I started thinking about things that I enjoy doing that might be interesting to other people...and I came up with crafts. I LOVE doing crafts with son is now 17 months old and I have been doing arts and crafts with him since he was about 10 months old.

Honestly...I am a firm believer that you should just sit a kid down with a whole whack of fun stuff and let them go to town and get their creative juices flowing...however...D is only 17 his crafts are a little more structured...but I still let him go to town for the most part. I just have to do the cutting and gluing for him LOL. One of my biggest peeves, though, is people who make displays and have the kids make a carbon copy of a craft. Kids need to be encouraged to be creative and use their helps to build their self-esteem.

D's art is displayed all over the house. Sometimes we walk around to each picture and I tell him what an awesome piece of artwork it is...and should see his little face light up! He may be young...but he's as proud of his art as I am :)
**Picture of D's first painting when he was 10 months old :)**


  1. I agree kids need to do their own things. I used to make my own paint and playdoh and glue, kids had a blast. You always made neat little crafts!
    Good job keeping dylan interested in crafts.
    Keep up the good work

  2. i actually made dylan some edible playdoh. maybe that will be my next post. i'll post the recipe too :) ( was delicious)

  3. glad you liked it...
    you are very lucky to be a stay at home mommy, I know I loved my years at home with you kiddies.
    Embrace the time you have at home with your darling.