31 October 2011

Halloween, at last

Sunnyboy has really been looking forward to Halloween and we've been counting down since last Halloween, first the seasons, then more recently the weeks and the days. This afternoon we hurried home from our home education group so Sunnyboy could change into the costume he bought a couple of months ago and then we counted down the minutes to the Halloween party.













29 October 2011

Sharing Hope - Hope Grows

Sharing Hope is a weekly link collection for anyone who has some hope to share or is needing hope. Everyone is invited to share images and words of hope. For now I'll be using the same linky each week so we can gather lots of hope together but even if you've added a link in previous weeks you are more than welcome to add more each time. Please add a button or a link to Sharing Hope in your posts so others can visit and join in. Find out more about Sharing Hope and how to get a button here.

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Angels For Hope

28 October 2011

{this moment}



{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember...
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22 October 2011

1001 posts



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To my babies 21st December 2010
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Making a mini pond in our garden 27th August 2011
Inspirational Monday: to new friendships... 18th May 2009
Snow - 8 21st December 2009
{this moment} 12th Aug 2011
Bringing our little embryos home 23rd April 2011
Walking through the city centre 28th January 2011

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Sharing Hope - I hope 2

Sharing Hope is a weekly link collection for anyone who has some hope to share or is needing hope. Everyone is invited to share images and words of hope. For now I'll be using the same linky each week so we can gather lots of hope together but even if you've added a link in previous weeks you are more than welcome to add more each time. Please add a button or a link to Sharing Hope in your posts so others can visit and join in. Find out more about Sharing Hope and how to get a button here.

sunnydaytodaymama


Self portrait 32

Sharing Hope
I have a strong faith in my God at motherhood adoption IVF and everything in between
Occupy at Alternicity

21 October 2011

{this moment}



{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember...
SouleMama

17 October 2011

Spot the difference





One day as we were walking into town we saw a spy and I asked him if I could take his picture. Another day we were walking into town again and Sunnyboy stopped at the same place and asked me to take a picture.


See more skies at Skywatch Friday
See more scenery at Scenic Sunday

14 October 2011

Sharing Hope - I hope

Sharing Hope is a weekly link collection for anyone who has some hope to share or is needing hope. Everyone is invited to share images and words of hope. For now I'll be using the same linky each week so we can gather lots of hope together but even if you've added a link in previous weeks you are more than welcome to add more each time. Please add a button or a link to Sharing Hope in your posts so others can visit and join in. Find out more about Sharing Hope and how to get a button here.

sunnydaytodaymama


Self portrait 31

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mine at built in birth control
Words of HOPE at not a Fertile Myrtle
Usually I love roller coasters at Dead Cow Girl

{this moment}



{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember...
SouleMama

8 October 2011

Crafts inspired by a museum trip





We are lucky to have lots of great museums in our city and recently we went with our home education group to the Museum of Classical Archaeology, which houses a collection of plaster casts of Greek & Roman sculpture. We took sketchbooks with us.


Cast of the Farnese Herakles

Then last weekend we made our own plaster cast using a vinyl glove and plaster of Paris. We poured the plaster of Paris into the glove, tied it with an elastic band and used two more elastic bands to hang it up outside while it set.



When the plaster had set we cut off the vinyl glove,





and Sunnyboy painted the hand.



By this time the hand was missing a couple of fingers and, as many of the casts in the museum were also missing fingers, limbs and other body parts, we thought it looked quite authentic.

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CRAFTS on Sunny Days Pinterest.

sunnydaytodaymama

Crafts with packing peanuts





We were given several bags of packing peanuts and used some of them as bricks to make a play area for Sunnyboy's toys. We dipped the packing peanuts in water and put them on a piece of card one by one. After doing this with each layer of packing peanuts we left it overnight so the wet packing peanuts would dry and stick to the card and each other, before adding another layer the next day. Last weekend we decided we'd done enough layers of bricks and it was ready to play with,





and to paint.







Our next project is a packing peanut robot. This picture shows the outline of a robot on the card and the first layer of packing peanuts,



and this picture was taken the next day when we were halfway through the second layer. The packing peanuts from the day before are now dry and have shrunk a little.



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Crafts inspired by a museum trip


Playing with packing peanuts


Homemade wooden Angry Birds game


Pirate boat (and a treasure map)


Jackson Pollock for children


How to mummify Action Man


Click here to see the play, crafts and learning ideas blog link-ups we share at.

CRAFTS on Sunny Days Pinterest.

sunnydaytodaymama