Monthly Archives: June 2015

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Monday Minions

It’s been raining every day since last Thursday. (Happy Summer!)

And every day Charlotte tells me that the song we’ve been singing hasn’t worked again. (“Rain, rain, go away. Come again another day. Charlotte and Caroline want to play!”)

Hopefully tomorrow Mother Nature will get the message. 

So, after renting Despicable Me 2 (or, as Charlotte calls it, “Spit-a-cul Me.”) from the library to help pass some of the time indoors, we were inspired to make our own minions!  

We just used some things I already had at home: an egg carton cut apart, some yellow paint, googly eyes, and markers. We painted the egg carton pieces first, and then waited a looooong time for them to mostly dry. All this rain is making the air nice ‘n humid, so we had to wait over 24 hours. Agony! 

Then we simply glued on some googly eyes, drew on some glasses (or some scribbles, whatever), and set them up in their makeshift egg carton minion mobile.

Ready, set, play!

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Besides being yellow and roundish, they really don’t look much like minions….But 4 year-olds are easy to please. And my 4 year-old had fun making and then playing with our simple rainy day craft. Win!

Iowa Arts Fest 2015

The weather was beautiful today – sunny, warm but not hot, and with a perfect breeze. We took the free city bus into town and enjoyed Kids’ Day at the Arts Fest. As a bonus, we met up with the Pudwill family and let Charlotte and Madeline keep each other entertained all afternoon.

I discovered a new-to-me online picture editor, piZap, and made these collages. Somehow a photo collage makes everything look even more fun. 

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(*If you are a close reader, it seems that I’ve forgotten a few letters in Michaelangelo’s name…)

I was originally supposed to come home from my work conference in St. Louis tonight, but I’m so glad we decided to leave yesterday afternoon instead. It was a perfect Saturday!

Even better: Both kids were ASLEEP by 7 pm tonight. BOOM. 

(Thanks to Carla for some of these cute pics!) 

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