This past weekend we got to spend time with my family at Grandma Grace's farm. Things have not changed much since I was a little girl. I love being there! My dad said he was going to take Evan, Evalyn, and Genaveve down to the bridge to see what they could find. Jessica and I went along too. Papa pulled the three bigger ones in a wagon, I pushed Natalie in a stroller, and Jessica packed Vera on her hip. And we were off! I remember the road being a little wider and not so long. They redid the bridge a few years ago. They took away the old iron side rails and the wood plank floor and put in a fancy (ugly) concrete bridge.
Papa Dennis, Evan, and Genaveve looking for snakes.
Papa Dennis with his girls
Tossing little rocks and trying to hit a bigger rock.
I am so glad that my kids are able to make the same
Memorial Day is almost here or as my Grandma Grace
calls it Decoration Day. A day to remember the men and women who died while
serving in the United States Armed Forces. We love holidays around here. Any reason to have a party... I'm in! I want my kids to understand what each holiday
stands for. So on this Decoration Day we made our own eagle shirts.
So go grab your fabric paints, a piece of
cardboard, and a plain shirt, whatever color you want. Place the piece of
cardboard in the shirt so that the paint does not bleed thru to the back of the
shirt. (Read your paint bottles. All paint is different!) Then...
Paint only four fingers and not the thumb with brown paint. Do this to both hands.
This will make your eagle's wings.
We let ours dry before moving on. Then...
To make the head of the eagle, make a fist (we used the right hand) splash on some white paint.
For the tail we painted the three middle fingers.
Here you go!
Thank You to all
the people that have fought to defend our freedom.