Monday, February 9, 2009

The New and Improved Emily



So...I've decided that I need to actually achieve a goal I set months ago-to do crafts with my kids. I am tired of being a slacker mom and sitting around all day. I need to get a life!! Argh! I keep looking on these amazing blogs and thinking, I can be that kind of mom. Instead of thinking about it I'm going to do it!! Yeah! I have organized my life into crafts and education of my kids (literally I have a huge calendar laid out through the end of April). Okay, actually only Cooper will participate since the other two are still too young. But I am SO excited! We started today with making Valentine mailboxes. Simple and basically free. You should have seen the lights and brain processing that I could see going on with Cooper. I'm g0ing to be posting about everything we do so that I stay motivated and maybe I'll motivate some of ya'll to do a few of the things we do. I already feel better about myself! I have taken ALL of my ideas from other blogs and websites so I don't want to take any undue credit. Enjoy!
We started with a fruit snack box and then covered it with paper:
Then we covered it in stickers and cut out hearts and put sayings on them with glitter glue:

Then we put it all together and wrote love notes to each other that we'll continue to do each night until Valentines:

9 comments:

The Allred Family said...

Cute idea! I think I know everything you do....and then I look at your blog! Cute!

Bar M U said...

Hey new mommy, go easy on yourself! You must be superwoman! :)

Thanks for the ideas!

Grant and Shalie said...

What a great idea! I might just steal that from you. And don't every call yourself lazy, I know what your schedule is like and I know how well trained your kids are, there is A LOT to be proud of there!

Amanda J said...

cute idea. looks like fun. I always make hearts for Jordan with sayings for V-day - he teases me about it! But I think it is so cute!

Maylene said...

That looks like so much fun! I'm not much a craft mom...I wish I would be better, because I know my kids would love it. Maybe I'll try to do some :)

Dixie and Drew said...

How cute!!! You are so crafty. Those are some great ideas!

The Child Family said...

That is the cutest idea I have ever seen!!!!! You are such a great mom. I can't believe all the fun things you do with your kids. I think I'll steal that one, and use it for st. Patrick's day, only without the love notes :) maybe we can leave clues for the leprechauns on where the gold is hidden :)

rebabell said...

Cute idea! We're going to a V-Day party tomorrow- maybe I'll make on of these little boxes with Oliver! Is Ella nakey in that first set of pics??

Jene and Megan said...

You go girl!! How fun!