Thursday, August 1, 2013

Fun with the Family

 My 3 daughters were all here for a couple of weeks so we decided we needed some fun projects to keep the kids busy.  Here some of them are making designs with beads in pie plates.  After many mess ups and repositionings, each grandchild was happy with their creation.  We baked them in the oven until they were slightly melted and stuck together.  The house smelled like burning plastic but we got some great little ornaments to hang outside. final pictures.  I'll have to get busy and add them later.
 Then, on Pinterest, we read about making sugar crystal candy.  We mixed and heated the sugar water and then added different colors to each jar, slipped in a skewer, and let them sit for several days.  They actually made fun little sugar candy.....eventually. pictures!
 Then we spent one evening making tie dyed shirts for everyone to wear on the 4th of July.  It was lots of fun and the kids really were surprised at how great they turned out.
 Then, what would the 4th of July be without homemade root beer.  We made a 5 gallon container of it.  We ended up sharing it with some neighbors.   5 gallons is a lot of root beer!
 Gavin has discovered Oreo cookies.  Can you tell he really enjoyed it?
Our garden is starting to produce.  Ellie loves going out every day and picking raspberries.  DD#3 and SIL have worked really hard on our little garden keeping the weeds out and harvesting produce.  We've also had lots of onions trying to thin them out so most of them get nice and big.  Our pumpkin is really growing too.  Ellie is looking forward to seeing the pumpkins appear from the big flowers.

More in the next couple of days ...... we went to a Quilt Show and a quick mini vacation.

Happy Quilting!                    Lynda


Oops-Lah said...

It sounds a bit like you are having a summer camp at your house with with all the different activities you have organised for the grand kids. I'm sure a wonderful time was had by all. Looking forward to seeing those quilt show pictures.

Brenda said...

Looks like lots of fun! You are so amazingly energetic! Love all the quilts!