Thursday, July 30, 2009

For Those of You Who Are Still Here!

Yesterday was a crazy day for me. I woke up feeling the need to make my life simpler. Combining my blogs was the way that I thought I could do that. I was wrong. I went to bed last night, feeling uneasy about the decision I had made. Was I giving up? Would people forget about cute moments that I wrote about, or would new readers never know these things? It made me even more stressed. So, this morning I awoke and immediately clicked on my very first blog, The Adams Family! I scrolled through pages of memories that I had shared and I began to feel sad. I didn't really want to give this up! So here I am, back where I started from! I am happy with my decision to keep this blog open and to share all of the crafts that I do with my kids, here, all while continuing to blog about our life as, The Adams Family!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Mady's Friends

Madelyn has got some imagination! Here she is pushing her "friends" at the park! Let me tell you about these "friends", They are not the most well behaved children. They tend to be a bit rude at times and are quite demanding. A few weeks ago, we had to stop the car because we were pulling out without one. Her name is Stacie. The next day, I was informed by Mady that Stacie was "humiliated"! I'm not really sure what I did to upset her!

Although they can be nasty at times, Madelyn truly loves her "friends", so much so that last week she asked me to do her hair like theirs. I have been told by a friend that imaginary friends are a sign of intelligence. I sure hope that's true and not an indication of multiple personalities, because we already have a full house here;0)

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Great News!

Fishful Thinking is now on Facebook! If you're on Facebook, please join the Fishful Thinking Fan page! It's a great place to get all the latest information about Fishful Thinking!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The Foamerator

One of the things my kids love to do in summer is blow bubbles. Such a simple thing, but it provides hours of entertainment. This project is blowing bubbles with a twist. We first made these foamerators last summer and they quickly became a big hit.

You will need:
an empty soda or water bottle
a washcloth
a rubber band

1. Cut the bottom off of the bottle.

2. Fold the washcloth in half and cover the bottom of the bottle with it. Secure with the rubber band.

3. Dip the bottle in some bubble solution or dish soap and blow! The foamerator creates long foam snakes. Lots of fun!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Paper Plate Watermelon

Around here, our favorite summertime fruit is watermelon! So, we decided to pay tribute to our favorite snack by making a paper plate watermelon slice!

1. Paint the center of a paper plate with red paint. We just finger painted it because sometimes we just like to get messy!

2. Using our fingers dipped in green paint we painted the outside edge of the plate.

3. Last we used a Q-Tip dipped in black paint for the seeds.

4. Here you have it! Our watermelon!

* This would be the perfect project for this finger paint recipe!

Monday, July 13, 2009


Onward to letter Oo! An octopus is the perfect addition to our alphabet book!

The Flea Market Find

For as long as I can remember, my Dad has been a frequent flea market shopper. He has come home with some pretty great finds. Antique furniture, jewelry, etc. and some not so great finds, such as the ugly elephant cookie jar that is being passed back and forth amongst family members. But, for the most part, not too bad. My kids have always enjoyed going to the market with their Poppy. He has taught them how to get a good deal on anything and if it's free, you take it! Somebody could use it! Right?

That was how he and Brandon spent Sunday morning. Off to the flea market they went, only to discover that their trip turned up nothing. Until, they passed a tiny hand written sign along the road......FREE PUPPIES! That's right, FREE! That's my dad's favorite word! FREE! So here it is!

This is Buddy! Cute, right?!

He is Brandon's new best friend! (only he has to live at Nana and Poppy's house)

I have to admit, he is cute!

I felt really bad leaving him behind, because he did not stop following Brandon the entire time we were there! He even followed him to the car! Poor Buddy:0( As for Poppy, he is forbidden to pick up free puppies along side the road! But he still will;0)

Monday, July 6, 2009

Muffin Tin Monday-Soup and Sandwich Style

After a weekend of picnics and pigging out on tons of goodies, we are enjoying a nice soup and sandwich lunch today. Here it is:

We have Goldfish crackers, chicken noodle soup, almonds and raisins, grilled cheese sandwiches and tomatoes. Delicious!

To participate in Muffin tin Monday or to check out what everyone else is having, head on over to Her Cup Overfloweth!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Flag Cake

Every year for Independence Day, we make this yummy cake! I know I am a day late posting it, but YOU can make it anytime! It's very simple!

You will need:
1 yellow cake mix
1 large box of Jello
1 cup of boiling water
Cool Whip

Prepare the cake according to the directions on the package. Allow it to cool. When the cake is cool, mix the Jello and boiling water. Poke holes all over the cake and slowly pour the Jello on. Refrigerate the cake for about 10 minutes. When it's chilled, cover the top with Cool Whip and decorate it with the strawberries and blueberries!

How Did You Celebrate the 4th of July?

We made our traditional flag cake!
We cooked lots a yummy stuff on the grill and ate until we were stuffed!

Then, while the sky was still pink and we were waiting for darkness,
we caught a few fireflies!

The darkness finally came and with it the fabulous fireworks display!
It was a great day!
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