March Inn

Why"March Inn?" March Inn was the name of that magic place where I spent my summers growing up. I have alluded to this place before, and I probably will again. March Inn is no longer standing. The waters of Katrina rendered it unlivable so my children will never know that "March Inn." That makes me sad. In fact it brings me to tears whenever I think about it. I want my children to have their own "March Inn," and I want to capture our lives as they are growing and changing. I invite you to "march inn" to our lives. My hope is that you will catch glimpses of the real world. You will see our creations. You will see our chaos. You will see our affection. You will also see our frustrations, fears, and disappointments. Enjoy your march!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Valentine Mess

Creativity is among the millions of reasons I love my children. Individually, they have wonderful imaginations. Together their imaginations soar. You just never know where they are going to "go" or what they are going to do.

For the past year Mary Frances and I have planned on emulating {okay really just copying} the Valentine's card she received from her teachers last year. I had picked out these to create for Stephen. I thought they were simple, cute and particularly fitting for the boy who seems to have been born with the bay in his blood. I hadn't gotten to Walker yet. To be honest, I don't think I intended to make Valentines with him because he will not be at school for his class party. But then inspiration struck! Why am I always making more work for myself?

Stephen didn't love the fish idea so I guardedly asked what he thought he might like to make. {I was a bit nervous about what might come out of his mouth.} His response was "ladybugs" so I went to the computer and my own imagination to see what we might create. I also saw a theme emerging from my own little love bugs...

In keeping with the theme, I decided we could make caterpillars for Walker's school friends. This is particularly fitting since he is in the "Caterpillar" class.

So yesterday we worked on their valentine's for their friends....
We made a mess and had some fun!

We cut ~ Well I cut and Stephen snipped {and cleaned up every bit of paper}

We painted ~

Today we will put them together and add a message.

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