The kids and I are home, mostly, through the summer. The kids had a wonderful vacation down in San Diego with their grandparents for the majority of July, but now we have another 3 weeks before school starts.

We’ve been doing plenty of crafts to keep us busy. Here’s what our dining room table looks like at the moment:

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Everybody has got something going. V who is heading into the 2nd grade has a blank notebook she painted entirely with watercolors and now is embellishing it.

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T is now 4.5 years old and heading to pre-kindergarten. He also has a notebook with blank pages that have been painted, glittered, covered with stickers or simply drawn in with markers.

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I like that they have books where they do art, and then put them away at the end of the day. This way we can store it away easily and I can hand them over to their care as they get older.

I have a few projects out as well. I’m working on a few “journals for no reason”, inspired by Shannon Green, and of course, one of my collage journals out. I had a few pieces picked up from San Diego. IMG_8258

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Koby stole the markers a time or two but we always managed to get them back. He likes to do what we are doing, even if it’s done passively.

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