At the Home Depot

I feel a little like a Home Depot advertisement, but I wanted to blog about the Kid Workshops we have now gone to a couple of times.  Davey loves them.

Home Depot has the Kid Workshops the first Saturday of each month.  We went for the first time in November.  Davey got an apron which he thought was just the coolest.

Each month he gets another project pin to put on the front of his apron.  Another awesome thing for Davey.  He was checking out the other kids, some of whom had like 20 pins on the fronts of their aprons.

The best thing about this is that Davey does this with Daddy.  I suppose I might be allowed to participate one of these times, but it’s a real fun daddy/davey thing.

Right now, David guides Davey through much of the project.  This particular project was a snowman napkin holder.  I think it involved a screwdriver, paint and some stickers.

Guess who else was here?

Home Depot Santa.  Davey has talked to about 4 Santas so far now, but he was feeling a little bashful on this day.  He didn’t want to engage with Home Depot Santa.

I think this is going to be our new monthly Saturday morning event.  It’s really a cool thing.  It’s free, and the Home Depot people who run the workshops are so friendly and helpful with the kids.

Oh and finally – notice what David is wearing?  He really likes The Sweater! 🙂

Goofy family photo below:



Crafty with Leaves

Davey and I tried out a new craft project the other day.  I’d learned about it on pinterest.  I can get on pinterest and spend about a year there.  So much cool stuff.

So we made a leaf garland.

Davey and I went outside and gathered leaves.  A big bowl.  I had big plans for a big garland.

We arranged our necessary supplies:  yarn, scissors, straws, tape and leaves.

My little helper was at the ready – lollipop hanging out of his mouth.

We cut up the straws.  When you cut straws, they go popping and flying all over the place if you are not careful.

Davey helped me for awhile.  We had to cut the straws and tape them to the back of the leaves.  Then you ran the long length of yarn through.  After awhile, I realized that it would be easier to run the yarn through the cut straws first and then tape in place so that I could tape more securely.  It requires having an idea of how much garland you want to make.  While this was kind of fun, I quickly realized that I didn’t want to make that much garland.

Davey quickly grew weary of the process.  His little hands were not quite ready to tape bits of straws to backs of leaves (with small bits of tape.)  He handed me leaves and straw pieces for awhile though.

The garland turned out pretty.

The leaves are drying out pretty quickly.  I guess we will need to remove it before it crumbles everywhere.  Although it would add a little color to our general state of Davey-messiness that fills the house.