Thursday, February 5, 2009

Sometimes I Forget the Magic of a Little Construction Paper and a Piece of Yarn...

Sirri brought home an "M" Monster today. She wanted it transformed into a mask.

Easy enough.

A few hole punches, a bit of yarn and voila...a monster mask!

Connor of course wanted in on the action. So, a piece of blue construction paper and his own bit of yarn and we had mask number two.

Connor salvaged the scraps from his mask, immediately wrapped it around his waist and declared it as his Power Ranger belt!

Sirri was quickly donning her own pink Power Ranger belt and the wrestling, karate chopping, bed jumping mania began!

One very fun hour later, they were Power Rangered out.

And their mom was still basking in the joy of observing the simple life and remembering that this is how life should be done.

I think I might go make myself a construction paper crown!

13 comments:

Cindy Bigelow said...

i have the cutest niece and nephew ever.

oh, the joys and simplicity of childhood. will you please make me a construction paper crown too??????

Lauren in GA said...

Yes!! YOU deserve a crown!!! With lots of gems on it!

sometimes I forget, too...my kids love the simplest things...sometimes I stress myself out trying to provide things...Thanks for this wonderful post.

andrea said...

excellent. this is sort of a recession testimony. i like.

Christie said...

I know. Why we spend all our money on all these toys is beyond me. Give my kids an empty paper towel roll and they are occupied for hours.

robin said...

ah, i love this. i'm totally doing it. our toys go completely unplayed with day after day . . . it's these things they love!

Grandma W. said...

Aren't kids wonderful??!! If we could all be like that --- what a wonderful world we would have!!
But ---- all kids don't have a Lisa Marie for a Mom either! They cannot do it all alone and you, my Dear, are an EXTRA SPECIAL Mom!!!!
We love you!

Hazen5 said...

You are so handy!

Stacey Jensen said...

Love these kiddos!!! They really keep me laughing. I love that they are so close and that Sirri is my bestest buddy. I love you and appreciate what you have done for me. You really have been there when I needed you. I love you.

Laurel said...

Love it! It's amazing how little it really costs to give kids a happy childhood. Your time is priceless. Thanks for a great reminder!

Ilene said...

My poor kids. They are lucky if I remember to bust out the crayons. Thanks for the inspiration.

queenieweenie said...

what a good mama you are!

Shauna said...

I am new here! What a great blog :)

Bridget said...

Very cute. Kids really are easily entertained with basic crafts.