How to make Valentine's Day Fortune Cookies:
The boys have been asking to "do a craft!" for a few days now. I got this idea from Courtney's blog, and we modified it a bit because I wanted to use what we had on hand. Also, she made 14 for each child, so they can open one a day until Valentine's Day - which is a great idea! I think we'll try to do it next year. But today, we just made a few. On with the show!
First, we cut circles out of felt. We didn't have any Valentine's Day colors, or fortune cookie colors, but hey, they're boys; they don't mind. In fact, Cory picked brown and Iain picked green,
Then hot glue a piece of wire down the middle. We used pipe cleaners, and actually, the yellow-on-yellow was nice - it hid the wire. But I let the boys pick their colors for the brown and green, so they were a bit more... colorful.
Then you add a note and fold it up. So cute!
Alas, when I started to fold up they boys' cookies, they started yelling, "No! We want pancakes!" So their cookies remained pancakes (with wire glued down the middle), and they ran off happily to play in their pretend kitchen. I suppose I could have saved myself a few steps and just cut out felt circles for them. Ah well. That's why I think we'll wait until next year to do them every day.
I love it when Iain falls asleep during his break time. He's adorable nestled in his bed among his books and buddies.
We played with the bubble machine that Iain (I think?) got for his birthday a year ago. They boys loved it. They were covered in soap and freezing when they finally came inside. The bubbles blew all through the yard, and Jeremy, whose office is in the front of the house, saw they drifting past his window, so he came around back to see the frivolity.
(It's really hard to take a picture of boys and bubbles!)