Summer Vacation: Day 15
Oooh the look on her face! She's sweet as can be but this look makes me beg for school to start--it's the 5 year old attitude coming out. However, on Day 15 she and I enjoyed a walk in the woods in town. We've been doing a lot of hiking lately. Our kick started when my husband and I went on our anniversary trip noted earlier in this blog. Since then we've been up for hiking anywhere. Our daughter loves it and even did a 4 mile hike with my husband and I a few days before this picture.
Summer Vacation: Day 16
We wish we were here right now. I took this picture when we went in October. On Day 16 we made a decision to go back next year. We have two different dates in mind and just have to decide- spring or fall. So, on Day 16 our daughter wanted to look through our Disney book and photo album and we watched a Pooh movie and a documentary about Disney World that was on the travel channel.
Summer Vacation: Day 17
We went to our local craft store and my daughter picked out a natural wooden mirror to paint. She selected the colors and created this. We finished it off with a clear coat. She was so excited to put it in her bedroom. Any local craft store often has birdhouses, jewelry boxes, stools, etc. to paint. Easy and cheap craft for any kid. Since my daughter did a couple layers we had to let the first layer dry before doing the next so it actually took longer than just a few minutes.
Summer Vacation: Day 18
As you have probably guessed, crafts are my daughter's favorite thing. While we were at the craft store the previous day for the mirror we also picked up this fuse bead activity kit. It kept my daughter busy for a while and she was able to use her imagination. If you have never seen one, you put the beads on a peg board that comes with the package. After you are done with the design you put a special paper over it and iron it. You then take off the sheet and take the design off the peg board and flip it over. Put the paper back on it and iron the other side. Let it cool for a minute and it's done. What surprised me was how she did this on her own without me lifting a finger to help (except the ironing part of course!). The little holes also made it easy to put a string through it so my daughter could hang it in her room. She has now done 5 of them in just a few days. I think we'll be going to the store to get more!