Friday, 29 April 2011

Spring activities

Carving and then painting replica guns (a traditional Spring activity if you are a 12-year-old boy) :

A mid-week trip to the lake:

Making the most of the glorious weather:


Pond dipping with friends:

Crayfish in tupperware:

Bulbs from our last planting session, now in flower:

Planting cornflowers in the front garden:

More seeds in pots:

Candle-making in the kitchen:

toothbrush-shaped candles (dd's idea!):


Sam said...

Love the candles - what a brilliant idea. Didn't the plastic melt though?

The lake looked fun, but chilly :-)

Big mamma frog said...

The plastic warped a little after several uses, but didn't actually melt. I don't think the candles would - it wasn't easy getting a wick down the middle - but they were just a bit of quirky fun.

sarah in the woods said...

so much fun!

Stephanie said...

My children love playing with wax!
So funny that she came up with a toothbrush mold! Hooray for ingenuity. :)

Helena said...

Candle making—that takes me back! My dad used to make them; I remember sitting and watching him, feeling content and connected. So now I want to do it TOO :) Thank you for the inspiration!

And I love the pics of your trip to the lake. I so love to be near water. We just went camping by the lake and I recharged my batteries—it's so easy to do outdoors, isn't it?

Thank you for all these images, and I love the header of your blog—what a glorious fire!

Phyllis said...

Such a variety of creative ideas.

kelly said...

DId you lie down after this day?!

Love the replica guns, I have an eight year old who is currently crafting his own bow out of willow...including some rather deadly arrows.