Friday, February 10, 2012

Valentine's Day Fun

One of my goals with this blog is to keep me accountable to do intentional things with my kids.

"Life isn't a matter of milestones but of moments."  
Rose Kennedy

With 4 of them so little I feel like the days just go by.  We read a few stories, watch Sesame Street, Yo Gabba Gabba or the Fresh Beat Band and dance around some and then that’s pretty much it.  The rest of the time is diaper changes, laundry and trying to manage the clutter that threatens to take over.

I remember doing potato art at some time as a kid and thought it would be fun for Ian to PAINT!  I’m writing it the way he says PAINT! …all caps with an exclamation point!

I planned this as a morning activity to make Valentine’s Day cards for grandparents….well………… ended up being an after nap around 4 pm activity.  Ya know every time I tried to make the paint...found a recipe here: (I made the flour finger paint)...

Cooking the Paint ( have to cook it!)

Stamps & Paint
or cut the potatoes into heart stamps…well someone fell down, threw a tantrum, needed to eat, be changed….well you know………….

"Uh-Oh!!!  MESS!!!!" (His EXACT words!)
The important thing is Ian was SO EXCITED to PAINT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  He had a GREAT time even if he was worried because in his opinion it made a MESS!  

I think we need to paint more often!


  1. I'm so happy he had a great time! Glad you were able to get some fun in with Ian in the middle of all the chaos! :) Have a good weekend girl. :)

  2. Thanks Jovan!!! Painting is his new favorite thing! Haha!

  3. Thanks so much for stopping by the Momma Mar's Activity Corner Link Up! I love painting with the kids (even if it is messy!) I hope you’ll come visit me at too!

  4. I never thought bout making my own finger paint! I will definitely have to try it out, and soon!

    Thanks for linking up with me!! I cannot wait to see what fun things you have to share next week.


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