Sunday, June 29, 2008

Craft Time - Painted Horses

Today was a lot of fun. After church we went to McD's to get food, took our "camp" chairs to a portion of our busy road in the middle of town, and set up to watch a parade! We have a Friendship Festival every year and usually I take the kids with a friend on Saturday when they have family time. Every ride during this time is one ticket, usually they are 1-4 tickets. If you buy early, you can get a sheet of 16 tickets for $12. This year we opted out of that since we're doing so much already. But, there is a parade on Sunday and we've never gone before, so I thought that would be a lot of fun, for free. :) I have never seen so much candy outside Halloween before!!! I couldn't believe it! Luckily I did think to grab a bag, it was packed to overflowing! They also got frisbees, small footballs, water bottles, cups, popsicles (I had to start telling people no thank you, 3 popsicles are plenty) :), etc. The parade began with 18 firetrucks/ambulances lined up with sirens going. Liam was a little scared and stayed close to my neck, but waved and smiled, and had fun just the same. :) Of course, the horses were the big hit!

After the parade, we came home and put the littles to bed. Then the bigs and I cleaned out the car and started our craft time since today, it was just for them!

In FL my mom and dad had bought a couple other crafts that we hadn't gotten to ( I couldn't tell you why :) ) so we did one of them today - paint your own horse!

First we gathered our supplies: a box with the kit in it having two horses, paint brushes, and paints, a cup of water and a rag. We painted on our plastic kids' table, but if I were doing it again I would put down newspaper. They had so much fun!!!


Runergirl said...

I want to live at your house!!!! You guys have so much fun:)

Brandi said...

Seriously! Your house is a blast. . remind me not to let my kids read your blog!

What fun!

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