Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Memory game

I am so happy that I thought of this idea. As you already know, I have my 2 and 3 year old grandsons with me right now. They are a handful!! Though their lives are just beginning their start has been rough. So I am trying after 4 1/2 weeks to figure out ways to get them "caught up." The biggest problem at this point is lack of discipline, which makes for total chaos at my house. I have been so busy trying to get things a little settled and get things in my life totally rearranged that we are just now getting to a routine. (and of course we are leaving for the beach for a few days there goes the routine). So hoping that the understanding discipline will follow (soon I hope!!) The other really big problem is that the boys have not learned at all how to sit still and read or play games. Therefore they are behind in a lot of areas. So my answer was to make this memory game for Skyler. He loves Dora and Diego so thought I would start there. I only made 8 pairs so that he would be able to handle it. I am thrilled with how it came out! I packed both of the boys backpacks for the beach trip (4 hour car trip ugh) and this is in Skyler's.

I used cereal boxes for the base.
The white paper was surplus DH brought home from work
I found images on google and imported and sized in Word.
Paper from scrap box
Used MTC basic shapes for all the rest.
The most expensive part was the ink used.

Thank you for taking the time to look at my blog and thank you all for the kind thoughts and prayers for my family.
hugs, Brenda

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Making lemonade!

Life has certainly thrown me a couple of curve balls lately. 4 weeks ago I had to drive 600 mile to "rescue" my daughter and her 2 boys (ages 2 and 3) and load my car with what we could and bring them back home. My precious daughter is a wreck physically, emotionally, financially and most importantly spiritually. She has not been able to really help out with the care of the boys much at all. So to say that my house and life have been turned upside down is an understatement. We have been trying to cheaply gather what we need to take proper care of the boys and childproof my home, as at this point I have no idea how long they will be here???? I am truly hoping that she will stay a long time but I am not in control. On top of this I had volunteered to work a ton of hours to have vacation money (ha ha what vacation?) so life is a bit crazy at this point. My DH is helping me get a space set up in the office for crafting (the 2 year olds crib is in my craft room)so hope that I will be able to play some very soon. I know that this is going to be what holds me together so anxious to get back to it.
I am currently working on a very simple memory game with Dora and geometrics for Skyler to play with. We have very few toys anD it is suppose to rain the next 3 days hope I get it done soon!! Hopefully I will add pics today!

Thanks for all your prayers and hoping to get my creative mojo rocking SOON
hugs, Brenda