Thursday, May 23, 2013

Mud Pie Table

With the sun finally coming out in Canada, we have been spending our days outdoors!

Our backyard is super TINY but there is a corner of the flowerbed that is designated as Carter's Corner.  It's not elaborate, in fact, until last weekend it was bare.  Empty.  Full of dirt = perfection.

He'd sit back there for hours with a few trucks or "diggers" plowing away.

Or with this massive one! :)

Well we decided to take the dirt a step further this summer.

I bought this lovely IKEA table set at a garage sale last year for $35.  

I knew when I bought it that it would be painted ASAP.  I just didn't know that ASAP would be like a year and a half later.

It had run its course in the house and was sitting in the garage waiting for me to use it.

Low and behold...

The Mud Pie Table

I painted the top black with chalkboard paint.  (Because we had it.)
Then I sprayed the legs with copper spray paint. (Because I like it.)

Found two mixing bowls at the grocery store.

Pie Break!  Then....

Had Daddy cut out two holes.

Now the bowls are fit level with the table!  A perfect work space.

The two bowls can be used for any materials really!
Right now, we're using water and dirt.
I have visions of using wood scraps, wood glue and paint.

Now if the rain could go away today we'd have a happy boy.  Because we all know that a dirty boy is a happy boy!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Alphabet Pancakes

Pancakes are a staple in our house.

I love them.  My children love them.  Canadians love them.  (It's true).

We make them bland with flax but vary it up with blueberries, raisins, chocolate chips, honey and now as letters and shapes.

I poured the batter into a Pour Bottle, like an old syrup bottle!  See, we eat lots of pancakes.

Now it's easy to make those letter and shapes!

"C" is for panCAKE!?

He asked for a 'B'.

Thought of a 'C' word.  Cot.

And one more...Car!

It was a simple way to bring letters and word building into our day!

Finally, the extra batter can be refrigerated and used the next day!

         Bon App├ętit!


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