Friday, December 30, 2011

Keeping the Kids Busy

School has been out since last Thursday and I've been trying to think of ways to keep the kids busy.  The weather also turned colder and so that means more inside activities.

My cousin and her daughters came over last week and the kids played tea party, decorated cupcakes, watched movies, ate soup and sandwiches, and painted their fingernails (sans Boo-Boo).

The kids dressed up in our clothes:


They also did some crayon crafts this week and learned "pointillism" art (definitely need parental supervision for this craft, thankfully there were no burned fingers in the making of this art).

My cousin and her kids went with us on a "field trip" to the Asian market.   I just wish I knew what the characters meant on the packaging at H-Mart.


 (aren't these ladies pretty?!?!)

(anyone know what you can do with palm sugar?)

Then we headed over to the Dekalb Farmer's Market.  The kids love oohing and aahing over the fish counter and meat counter...


  (right after this picture, Boo-Boo had a complete conniption fit and 
thought the crabs were scary and gonna get him!)

 (yes these are chicken feet...one of the highlights of the trip)



I have a last minute wedding cake and grooms cake due Saturday at 11 a.m.  I hope they turn out.  I really do.  I'll share the end result on our Blue Eyed Daisy Facebook page.  Have you "liked" us yet?

What do you do during the colder days of winter to keep the kids busy?

3 comments:

The O'Barrs said...

We make an obstacle course out of anything and everything in our house. The kids then run, jump and climb their way through. Lots of laughs and burns energy!

Speckled Kat said...

They look so cute dressed up in your clothes! We have an Asian Market here and I can't bring myself to go...perhaps one day :) I like the melted crayons art, I'll have to try that too!

Carrie said...

Asian markets are so fun! And you can do anything with palm sugar that you can with regular sugar. It's supposed to be healthier because it's less refined. Try it!

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