Summer is Out for School

August 26, 2012

I tried a ponytail on Mara the other day and just about died from cuteness sensory overload. The five minutes of cajoling and chasing and trying to clip her hair just-so was totally worth it. My fun girl also turned 9 mos recently AND took her first steps. For the most part, she is a very happy crawler and is taking her time with walking. GREAT. It’s the climbing that’s nerve-wracking for me.

When I’m not chasing Mara down or recovering from my efforts (baby = exhaustion), I still try to work on projects with the boys. The latest is this very cool bow and arrow DIY. Do you like the quiver DIY by my kids? Step 1: Slide arrow down the back of your shirt.

We took our “archery gear” to the park on Saturday, and I’m not kidding you, kids flocked to us like we were the Pied Piper but without lute music and deaths. As non-threatening as we were, it felt like we were babysitting stranger’s kids while they enjoyed their bbq because where were the parents?! The kids were very sweet and polite, but preschool young…and without parents! And it was a big playground. At one point (the point when I started to smell bbq seafood) I half-jokingly asked one of the kids to grab me a plate of food. No dice, because he told me to get my own food, ha.


  1. Comment by communikate on August 26, 2012 11:35 pm

    That pony is killing me! What a sweet babe!

    p.s. as much as I love your diy/crafts, I always love it when you post personal stuff!

  2. Comment by Jenn on August 27, 2012 8:53 am

    Thanks Kate! I’m actually really happy to hear that. I’m never sure if the personal stuff is boring, or what the main reason is that people stop by my blog. My mom bugs me to post pics of the kids, so I mix it up at the risk of the blog format being weird and all over the place.

  3. Comment by Abby on August 27, 2012 6:00 pm

    I want a Mara! And if I show my kids those bows and arrows, they’ll want em bad. You are too clever. And I’m with Kate, love when we get a peek into your day to day.

  4. Comment by Mom on August 29, 2012 6:44 am

    Wow – finally a Girl in our family w/beautiful lashes :-)

  5. Comment by Becky on September 1, 2012 11:37 am

    cute girl. Love the “hunger games” bow and arrow set that Kai is sporting!

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