Saturday, June 25, 2011

Hay Bales

They have always been a "big deal" to our family.

When Jeff was younger this is what he spent his summer's doing.
He would work all day hauling hay bales and this summer Slade has shown an interest for them. He's been asking questions and wanting to stop and touch them!

There are lots of them around where my mom lives and the other day on our way back to her house, we stopped!:)

Slade was SUPER excited!!!

She was just enjoying running in the field!
I love her "LOVE" for outdoors and adventure!

They were about 12 hay bales in a row and they were running them but these 2 had a big gap so Alex would stop and swing Slade across.
Slade LOVED it!

Crys & her mini me!:)

Taking a rest from all the running!
Sometimes its the unplanned stops that are so fun and memorable.:)

Monday, June 6, 2011

Colored Rice

Well, I have recently become addicted to a website called Pinterest!
It's filled with so many crafty ideas and just plain awesome stuff.
While browsing I came across this awesome idea, colored rice!

One of my summertime goals is to make something fun with Slade every week!
I try to keep our days filled with valuable time together and since little sister likes to sleep in until 10:00 it gives us plenty of time for some one on one mommy/son time!:)

This was so simple and Slade had so much fun!

We started off with lots of rice!

AND food coloring. I wish I had bought 2 of these to make the coloring a little brighter but it still turned out great!:)

He poured 1 full bag into the pot.
He was having so much fun!

He thought this step was so cool.
Watching the rice turn from white to yellow, blue, red, & green!

We then poured each one onto brown paper bags and let them sit for an hour for drying.
This step he didn't like so much!:)

He was super excited about what we had made that he couldn't wait for Honour to see it!:)
...they have a blast playing with it!

Colored Rice!
A GREAT outdoor toy!:)