Saturday, February 25, 2012
Friday, February 24, 2012
Some of these photos have peeked in on my weekly photo posts, and a few folks have been interested in what we have been working on.
Sugar Bear's School celebrates the 100th day of school each year. In the first grade, they are assigned the task of creating a 100 day project at home. They need to choose an object, and then take 100 of those objects and make something with them. EXACTLY 100....no more...no less.
When we started thinking of ideas, the hardest thing was trying to come up with something we could easier have 100 of. Quickly we discovered the bucket of beer caps. Yes....BEER CAPS. My husband is a bit of a beer drinker, and he and his friends save the beer caps for a fundraiser that happens a few times a year at a local mini-mart type store. Needless to say....we had well over 100 bottle caps to play with.
WE quickly decided that we did not want them to say "BEER", so Sugar and I set to punching out circles of scrapbook paper to cover them up.
In an effort to make less work, we decided to push the paper circles into the bottle caps, rather than glue the circles to the top. This worked nicely.
It took much thinking to come up with a design for our bottle caps. I googled "bottle cap projects", and found some really amazing art. We were inspired to make a fish of our own. Sugar was very meticulous about how to place the caps. She worked really hard on the design.
Once she settled on the finished design, I hot glued it them all in place. We were so pleased to be done. Unfortunately, when we picked up the cardboard we found one MORE cap. ack.....poor Sugar Bear. She fretted so much trying to figure out where to add the final one. She finally added it to the mouth, but it took her awhile to accept the change to her design. She rather liked the way it looked before that last cap was added. The picture below shows it before it was added.
And here she is holding the final project on the day we turned it in. In this particular photo, Sugar Bear is pretending to hold her breath under water. tee hee....goofy little pumpkin head! ♥
She likes how it all turned out, and was so very excited to take it to school to show to her friends. On the big day, all the kids got a chance to hold up their project, and tell the class about what they made. I so wanted to be there, but I had a work engagement that I couldn't miss. I just know it had to been special though. ♥
Labels: Sugar Bear
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
February 6th was a typical after work/school errand day. On this particular day we were at Bi-mart grabbing who knows what????? I can't even remember what I needed, but I always enjoy having my little shopping buddy with me. I took a different shot of Sugar Bear looking at cards in the card section. She adores doing this. The musical cards are her favorite. When Mama has time to let her look......she is happy. She could spend an hour in the card section.
February 7th was a dark rainy sort of day. Work....school....dance......nothing new or exciting. Sugar Bear has been eager to write notes to me lately, so she set to work on the way home on a note and a picture. Wish I nabbed a shot of the finished product.
February 8th brought more and more and more rain. I grabbed this shot of myself standing in a huge puddle outside one of our favorite Chinese food joints. Sugar and I stopped by there to pick up some take out. We don't do that very often, so it was a real treat.
February 9th...well, I couldn't tell you anything special about the 9th, but I do know that I forgot to take a picture until late that evening. I took a quick shot of a new product we had found that week. These are diced up Prunes. Sugar Bear loves prunes, but really isn't all that found of raisins. These are perfect for sprinkling on yogurt and such. She loves them.
February 10th after work and school, Sugar Bear went and had a date with her Aunt Amy, while I went out with some friends for a friend's birthday. We had a yummy dinner that ended with this delicious cheese cake. Oh my, how I love cheesecake. Sugar had a good time as well. They went to the pottery place, and painted a Valentine surprise for me, then went out to dinner. They had never had a one on one date before, so it was really special.
February 11th was mama/daughter date day. Well....I guess you can call it that. We went to a local grocery outlet, then Walmart.....and finally stopped to try out the new frozen yogurt shop. It was fun. Sugar had never been to a yogurt shop before, so she was over the top excited. She asked if we could go there every week, so I think she liked it. :)
February 12th was a quiet Sunday at home. I took this shot of the bamboo plant Sugar picked out the day before. It was an early Valentine's day present for her. She love love LOVES the color blue, so it was perfect for her.
So there's a pretty boring week explained. One of these days, I'll be interesting again. wink wink....
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Don't forget to link up! Thanks!