Last year in Maine we were spoiled with very little snow, a thaw in February, and flowers popping up in March. This year we broke crazy snow records, had an obscene amount of snow days, and spent lots of time putting on our various layers of clothing every morning. According to the calendar Spring is suppose to be here. Yet we had a snow day just four days ago. We're hanging out in those frigid 30s. The boys and I are ready for Spring!
We welcomed Spring a couple of weeks ago by making a stained-glass window on our door. I told the boys they were only allowed to use Spring colors because I'm tired of the drab winter landscape out the door.
|Would love to take credit for this idea. |
Unfortunately, it is not so.
I have to thank The Artful Parent for that.
|Trying to get the boys to pose.|
All Brian cared about was that I let him
watch Monsters Vs. Aliens.
Then yesterday we decided to make caterpillars. Egg-carton caterpillars: they never get old no matter how many times you make them. Ours started to morph into some sort of other insect as long pipecleaner legs and antennas were attached.
|Brian REALLY got into this craft. I never knew before, but he has a special affinity towards glitter.|
|Corbin and his "realistic" caterpillar. He's so over my whimsical stuff, he wanted to have "realistic" colors.|
"Realistic" was his word of the day.
|Brian never looks pleased when I make him pose- but he really did have fun. I promise!|
|Corbin's insect. A friend of mine pointed out his resemblance to Plankton.|
|Our three creations basking in the warm sun |
(warm on this side of the window- not sure it ever reached 32 yesterday with the wind chill).
So there we go, we're working our hardest on making Spring feel welcome here. We'll just have to keep waiting so (im)patiently.