Yesterday was a pretty amazing field trip to the Franz Bakery in Portland. It’s such a cool place! Though the bummer is that I couldn’t take pictures while we were in the factory…so you get to see our hair nets :)Though the boys would have nothing to do with me capturing them wearing “pink” (though clearly red) hair nets!
Everyone got to learn of the rich history of the Franz Family, do several different activities, walk the factory and come back to bread and butter with apple juice.
I’d recommend it to anyone who hasn’t done this yet!
The kids got to participate in a self-defense class in Portland last weekend. Wow! What a great experience to see the kids learn some basic safety skills and learn to find that voice that comes from their “tummy” and know when to use it.
Another easy Valentine craft that we did in about 20 minutes with not very much mess….my kind of craft 🙂
Mr. Sun inspired us to…..get the roses trimmed back…
…to weed the garden beds….
….to trim back the raspberries….
…to thin out the strawberries….
…to clean out the herb and flower garden…
Love productive days like that and thankful I have kiddos that love to garden!
Just so you all know…I’m NOT a crafty girl. In fact, I really loathe crafts…but I have 3 out of my 4 kiddos that love crafting. Sooooo, we are going to craft more this year…at least that is my goal.
And the craft of the day is ….drum roll please!!….Melted Crayon Hearts. Yes, I know. So easy. But a gals gotta start somewhere, right? I’m going to find that inner crafter in me…I just know it!
Proverbs 4:23″Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.”
We haven’t participated in Awana for a few years, but we decided that it was the right time to join again. I do love the way it is designed to instill God’s Word in the hearts of young ones. It just so happened that we joined at a very FUN time…Pine Derby Racing time! The boys are the ones who chose to participate and brought their kits home to daddy very excited about the possibilities.
I’m really not quite sure who had more fun…the boys or daddy? Jury is still out on that one. Several times I found myself reminding daddy that this was the boys’ project…ahem.
The sanding begins…
Max’s final product….the silver racer.
Mitch’s final product….the green mean fighting machine.
Ok, sorry, I named them myself because I can’t remember the types of cars (i.e. porche) they designed these after 🙂