Thursday, July 7, 2011

Fourth of July Fun

I'm not going to ramble on and on because I've posted alot of pictures from our Fourth of July weekend. Most years I'm doing good if the kids are wearing anything "Fourth of Julyish" on the fourth but since I've had more time to be crafty, the kids were all decked out in red, white and blue. To make Anders' shirt, I bought the shirt from Target and used the freezer paper technique to create the stars. Madelin and Anders were more than willing to help me paint them on...needless to say, I had to be VERY patient with both of them without losing it!!
Madelin's shirt was made using fabric scraps, Pellon Wonder Under, I sewed around each piece and finished the star off with white floss. I found this tutorial and HAD to make a skirt for Madelin. It's called the Simple Skirt but it took me 2 hours to make it, but it was well worth the time because I was really happy with the way it turned out. After all that hardwork and time, Mad didn't want to wear it on the fourth...oh well! I made these flip-flop pom-poms with yarn; I made them by refering to a Martha Stewart clip-out from a few years ago. Again, Madelin didn't want to wear them. 1 out of 3 not bad, right? ;) Now onto the lake (the weekend before the fourth)...Anders chowing down on "who knows what!" Looking for fish in the stream. A fish in the lake! Needless to say, after 6 hours of playing in the lake, Madelin took a long nap (which doesn't happen much anymore)! My favorite boys enjoying (?) the lake. Yes, Chris does eat!! ;)
On the fourth...the "Hansen Duo" in their shirts. Notice how Madelin is skirtless? And notice how Anders really doesn't like to have his picture taken? Can we say stubborn? I wonder who they get that from! :)Fun with sparklers...
Good times! :)