A ballerina

Painting and dance…the two best forms of expression. Let’s paint a dancer! I drew a ballerina for Nadia and she decided to paint an energy filled background.DSCF4466

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Orange, yellow hues…DSCF4469

And a blue frame…DSCF4471

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Have a great week!

Cheers,

Aruna

Batman Cuffs

I want a batman bracelet…not sure where that came from. Anyways we made batman cuffs! Our of recycled cardboard tubes.
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Downloaded a batman design from google and Nadia cut it out.DSCF4486

Covered the tube with black paper and then stuck on the batman design…voila!DSCF4488

Pretty satisfied customer 🙂DSCF4489

Have a great week!

Cheers,

Aruna

Holiday celebrations

We are in Texas for the holidays. It’s been perfect around family for the holidays. This will be the first Christmas we have celebrated together since 1999. Nadia and I made this Christmas village last week.

Nadia painted a cardboard piece green for grass and a circular area brown.DSCF4133

We used milk cartons to make little houses. They are like ready made little cottages with a chimney 🙂DSCF4132We used our little peg dolls here.
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We added some lights in the blue sky.DSCF4153

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Playtime just became magical…DSCF4166

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Have a great week.

Cheers,

Aruna

Christmas cards

Nadia made Christmas for two of her teachers this Holiday season. I drew the snowmen but she did everything else…coloring, sticking, writing a message etc.DSCF4444

She was pretty excited with how this turned out.DSCF4446

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DSCF4450Hope you are having fun making your Christmas cards too.

Have a great week.

Cheers,

Aruna

Christmas carols

I have my station tuned to 95.7 Milwaukee’s Christmas station all day. Just listening to the carols gets me in a festive mood. So here we have our Christmas carolers.DSCF4441

Nadia painted their outfits 🙂DSCF4439

We added Nadia’s old socks and some hats…Here they are, singing away using their music books.DSCF4543Totally immersed in the holidays! DSCF4547

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Have a great week.

Cheers,

Aruna

The Wise men

You’ve heard the song “We three kings of orient are”…That’s the motivation for this post. Nadia colored paper, cut them out and stuck them on cardboard tubes to make the three kings.DSCF4476

DSCF4482Nadia painted crowns, stuck on beards and stuck googly eyes on. Here are our three wise men.DSCF4483Have a great week.

Cheers,

Aruna

Rudolph the red nose reindeer

10 days to Christmas so all our posts are going to be Christmas related till the 25th 🙂 This is my favorite holiday…attending mass at school, playing Joseph every year for our nativity play as I was tall for my age. Wrapping presents for our teachers, Christmas parties…so many memories! The tree is up and Nadia helped decorate.

post3We kicked off this holiday season by watching our favorite play “The Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens. Twinkling lights, decorated trees, hot cocoa and cookies…yum

post2post1post4We made reindeer using cardboard tubes. Nadia cut the reindeer, drew their eyes and nose.FullSizeRender (4)FullSizeRender (5)Nadia added red stickers for their noses. Aren’t they cute?

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Hope you are having a great holiday season.

Cheers,

Aruna